Kool-aid shoes!

One of Ellie's favorites shirts reads "hand over the chocolate and nobody gets hurt." There is a spot on the front that, when scratched, smells just like chocolate. You don't actually have to scratch the shirt to smell it - give her a hug and you com...

Students suspended for anti-drunk-driving shirts

I guess it's something about the back-to-school season. Maybe students are testing the system for the new year to see what's okay and what isn't. Testing boundaries is, of course, part of growing up and figuring out what's socially acceptable and wha...

Product Recall: Basic Editions-brand Girls' Clothing Sets

Millennium Apparel Group, of New York, N.Y., in cooperation with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, is voluntarily recalling their Basic Editions-brand Girls' Clothing Sets. The shirts in these sets have drawstrings at the waist which can get en...

The real difference between boys and girls

Today, Ellie asked me to explain to her the difference between boys and girls. Clearly, regardless of my own opinions on the matter, it is not about the hair. Realizing that perhaps I do have some of my own ingrained gender-based stereotypes, I wante...

Immodesty abounds in girls' clothing

Last December, I wrote about the Moms for Modesty movement which was concerned with the over-sexualization of girls' clothing. Unfortunately, they don't seem to have had much of an impact. Consider the case of GapKids. According to this article, they...

Very Meri Shirts

There are a lot of online stores where you can buy t-shirts for your kids. Here's one where you can buy t-shirts designed by kids. Very Meri "gives a voice to children of all ages, through whimsical and uplifting clothing, while promoting the arts an...

Multiple Moms Rock

We have a Land Rover which means we have a personal relationship with our mechanic. Heck, I've spent many a night at my old mechanic's house, until he moved to Indiana just to get away from me. My current mechanic, I think, is going to stick around a...


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