Archive for September, 2010
Fisher-Price had a fairly large recall of products that you can find here on the CPSC.gov site. The recall includes: Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Cruise Playground™, Baby Playzone™ Crawl & Slide Arcade™, Baby Gymtastics™ Play Wall, Ocean Wonders™ Kick & Crawl™ Aquarium (C3068 and H8094), 1-2-3 Tetherball™, Bat & Score Goal™ — but make sure to check out the recall for extra information and pics.
UPDATE: Lot numbers can be found here at the Abbott site (pdf) (9/24/2010)
From the Abbot Press Release: Abbott Park, Illinois (NYSE: ABT) — Abbott is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of certain Similac-brand, powder infant formulas in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam and some countries in the Caribbean.
Abbott is recalling these products following an internal quality review, which detected the remote possibility of the presence of a small common beetle in the product produced in one production area in a single manufacturing facility. The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that while the formula containing these beetles poses More >
I want to make sure I am the best dad I can be for my son, but I have come to realize that simply being here goes a long way. While I want to do far more, I realize there are children out there that deal with far less.
Before I was a dad, I had a “suck it up” mentality — I could be empathetic thinking I knew what it meant to suffer, but never sympathetic. Crappy family or none at all — that’s no reason for your current actions. I didn’t have a clue and I still don’t. More >
If you are a dad — or soon to be a dad, then you have most likely heard the horror stories of television for children. Anything Disney produces is like crack. Once they get a taste, they want more and more until you can not only recite full episodes by memory but you can also animate an entire episode yourself with a pencil, crayon and a few sheets of paper.
When I was in college, I written a poem for one of my classes (I forget which — probably a writing 101 class) — but it was read and graded by a senior that was in the major. Since I was reading a lot of books about World War II and the Holocaust, I chose that topic for the poem. I couldn’t (and still can’t) get the images out of my mind so I wanted to get it down on paper.
The senior feedback: It wasn’t my story to tell. At the time, I thought it was ridiculous. Otherwise, stories More >
If you are parents to be — or even if you have kids — and there are families in your neighborhood with kids the same age as yours, or on the way — make friends.
Going it alone works and having family around works too, but neighborhood friends can be lifesavers, and they can make the ups and downs of parenting all the more tolerable and exciting. Going through ear infections and croup with a commiserating cast seems to make it — for lack of anything better — not as bad as it seems. It keeps you from getting wrapped up More >