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Dream Machine Recycle Rally May Bring $100,000 To Your School

I love recycling fundraisers, but schools hesitate participating in recycling fundraisers because they often don't produce a lot of money and they require a lot of work on the schools part. Junk food and cheap holiday gifts make a quicker buck. This year I'm emailing information about The Dream Machine Recycle Rally to my daughters' principal. Maybe the incentives mentioned below will be mind changing.

Giant LEGO Storage Blocks Make Cleanup Fun And Creative

As we all know, LEGO has evolved since its beginnings.  There are now different sizes, colors and shapes to suit every age group and taste, but there have never been life-sized pieces until now.  Lego Storage Bricks are an ingenious idea for de-cluttering kids’ rooms.

Little Kid Halloween Costumes That Are Sure To Appall You

Halloween will soon be upon us and the kids are busy planning out their costumes and dreaming of all of the treats they are about to receive.  Babies and toddlers often turn up on Halloween with some adorable costumes, but they are usually picked out by an adult.  Unfortunately, even for the little guys, there are some bad costume choices out there.

2 Hours Of TV Or Computer Gaming: Find Out What They Do For Your Kids

.... The PEACH Project was to determine if watching TV and/or using computers for non-educational purposes was the cause for psychological difficulty scores or if the scores were caused by being sedentary as a bi-product of watching TV or using the computer.  The study results were surprising and should be of concern to parents.

 


Monster Hands Is 'Handy' Entertainment For Young Kids

I have found that sometimes the simpler things are far more intriguing to challenging little kids than fancy new toys.  With this in mind, I think that Animal Hands and Monster Hands temporary tattoos are a great baby/toddler entertainment idea.

Neiman Marcus Unveils The Gingerbread House Of Your Kids' Dreams

There are so many fun things about the holidays and when you are a kid the excitement is multiplied by about a million.  It is hard to imagine anything kicking that enthusiasm up another notch, but I am pretty sure that the life-sized, edible gingerbread house at Neiman Marcus would do it.

The 2010 Nobel Prize In Physiology or Medicine: In Vitro Fertilization

"You have brought many people into this world who can change it," reads one of the congratulatory notes to Professor Robert G Edwards, the British biologist who today won the 2010 Nobel Prize In Physiology or Medicine for his seminal work on in vitro fertilization (IVF).  IVF is used to treat infertility, a medical condition which affects more than 10 percent of couples worldwide.

 


The Wobbly DEWS Toothbrush Won't Fall Over

Why is it that everything to do with kids and toothbrushes is a challenge?  Getting them to brush their teeth is a struggle, getting them to do it properly is a huge effort and getting them to keep their toothbrush clean is practically an impossibility, especially when you are dealing with really young kids.  The DEWS toothbrush design features a rounded, wobbly doll-like handle base that tapers in towards the brush end.  

Cookie Stamper Lets Them Know It's Homemade

There is something to be said for having a real, homemade cookie.  Nothing can really compare and I am a big believer in making them yourself.  So why not flaunt the fact that you have taken the time to create something from scratch?

Children's Book Turns Harry Potter's Fiction Into Reality

While most children ardently believe the magic conjured up by Harry Potter and his band of wizards is the real deal - they soon learn to file those beliefs away, alongside Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy. Fiction is make-believe and scientific proof is another thing all together. That was, until augmented reality kind of blurred the literary landscape.

Perfect Fit Button Offers No Hassle Waistband Adjustment

With fall here already, the holidays will be upon us before we know it.  Yes, yes, I know it seems far too early to be thinking about that, but you know it’s true.  Anyways, once the festivities roll around you may want to look into some Perfect Fit Buttons.

Tranquil Tummy Crackers Soothe Away Morning Sickness Naturally

There is so little that a pregnant woman can take for her discomforts.  One of the things that has helped a lot of women with morning sickness over the years is snacking on saltine crackers.  To take the relief a step further, Nature’s Options has created a cracker that incorporates ginger root.

The Bubble Scrubber Makes Dishwashing Less Tedious

One thing that I absolutely despise is doing the dishes. It would be nice to have something to make the whole process a bit more entertaining.   The Bubble Scrubber by Fred & Friends is part cleaning tool and part toy, which is a very rare combination. 

Bread Tags Make Tiny Cute Eco-friendly Monsters

Are bread tags recyclable? Well... they're definitely craftable. Just take a look at these adorable bread tag monsters and see what I mean.

Hellophone Saves Your Cell From The Jaws Of Your Toddler

The Hellophone, dubbed “Baby’s First Smartphone”, is made to look cool, but also withstand the beatings that little kids will undoubtedly put it through.  The colors are bright and the patterns are funky.  How can they possible resist that over your regular old phone?