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Watching Football, Watching Ads

I never thought that I would say this, but I believe wholeheartedly that there is going to come a time when the TV is totally dark on Sunday afternoons. And I just am not talking exclusively about from February 10th (the week after the Super Bowl) through early September.I would […]

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Challenging our Kids

For the past couple days, I have been commenting a bunch over at Small Ages. Initially it was just about or in reference to The Wiggles, but really the topics behind my opinions are much bigger than one Australian four piece. I now realize that I have not been putting […]

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Hey Kids, You're a Target!

BusRadio is already in 11 states, including my own. They play commercial radio to a captive young adult audience as they ride the bus to school. There is no FCC control over their service (Payola anyone?). Bus Radio’s service and stance is just another example of corporations using kids as […]

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…you would even say it glows

The Tigers (my daughter’s daycare room, the 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 year old kids, mascot is a Tiger) has been assigned Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Deck the Halls for the annual, center-wide, Holiday extravaganza. I am proud to announce that she has Rudolph down pat and 1/2 […]

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Oh the things they say…

Our girl typically wakes up around 6:00 or 6:30am. She is still in a crib, so she calls out to either myself or the Mrs. to come get her and promptly gives us our first raspberry of the day, on the side of our neck (she is a raspberry machine). […]

Playtex Coolster Tumblers
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Playtex Coolster Tumblers

Ok, I am sort of a dork when it comes to the silly little things that perk my interest and put a smile on my face but the new Playtex “sippy” cup did just that this past weekend. This is a new kind of sippy cup for the older toddler […]

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Fast Food is Yucky!

We, as a family, loath fast food. We hate everything about it: the quality, the concept, the marketing, the convienence, and the “fast”. But because we are a sports-lovin’ bunch and the television is on for much of Saturday and Sunday afternoons in the Fall, some things, like terrible advertising, […]

TV Ads encouraging kids to watch less TV? Hmmm….
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TV Ads encouraging kids to watch less TV? Hmmm….

Odd, strange, suspect…yes, indeed – all of the above!Why, how bizarre to pay for and place a television ad that mocks the excessive television/video game culture. For if less people were in front of the TV less people would, one could extrapolate, be viewing the advertisement. Well, that is the […]

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