Girls sleepwear recalled

The CPSC announced the recall of nearly 19,000 sets of girl's pajamas sold at J.C. Penney because they don't meet federal flammability...

Chuck E. Cheese whistles recalled

About 144,000 plastic "siren" whistles from Chuck E. Cheese have been recalled because small pieces from the whistle can detach and pose a...

Cell phones damage family life, says study

Cell phones are intruding on family life, a new study says. Research published in December issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family finds...

Christmas wish list: Kid-sized yoga mat

When we were visiting my in-laws last month, there was the question of where my son would take his naps during the day. The beds were too high...

Searching for the perfect sippy cup

When I bought my son's first sippy cup last year, I had no idea which one to choose. As I have said before, the wall of feeding implements...

Piggy banks and savings bonds: Gifts that teach how to save

Gifts that teach the art of saving will be popular this holiday season, according to the Center for the New American Dream, an organization that...

Christmas wish list: Rosebud Sled

We don't get a lot of snow here in Portland, Oregon. In fact, last winter I don't think we got any at all. I grew up knowing mostly rainy...

Christmas wish list: Dog chalkboard

Do kids even know what chalkboards are anymore? Well, whether they do or not, they will enjoy these chalkboards from DetailsArt.com. I'm...

Six million children's necklaces and zipper pulls recalled

The CPSC announced the recall of about six million children's metal necklaces and zipper pulls, because they contain high amounts of lead in...

Four-year-old denied Santa visit

When Maria Grigorian took her four-year-old daughter Michele to a mall in Massachusetts to see Santa, she was told that she would have to pay...

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