Would you like to make the kind of noises that cause the other adult in your household to come in from the other room saying worriedly, "Are those happy noises or sad noises?" Then read Shauna's Me Vs. the Color Printer.
Or/and, read Dogs Don't Understand Basic Concepts Like Moving by Allie, which made my stomach muscles literally hurt. Literally. Hurt.
This is the first of many weeks of gift ideas. Coming up with gift ideas is one of my FAVORITE THINGS OF THE WHOLE ENTIRE YEAR. This week at Milk and Cookies it's Gifts for People Having Financial Problems, which is perhaps not the CHEERIEST of topics but was nevertheless fun to think of solutions for.
Review blog stuff:
Smarty Ants and Phonics Reading Pup, through December 17th. The giveaway is for your own Phonics Reading Pup ($30) plus a year's subscription to the Smarty Pants reading game ($50) plus a Visa gift card ($100), and the entry comment is an easy one: saying which of the two Pups you like better.
In which I have an idea about controlling teenager cell phone use, despite not having any teenagers to test the idea out on. This one doesn't have anything in it for you, but each comment left on this post donates $.50 to DoSomething.org, and that is awesome, so I hope you'll do it.
A second Text Ed post, with the same "comment = 50c donation" deal, except that BlogHer is matching it, for a total donation of $1.00 per comment. This is the first of a 2-parter: in the first part we gather questions to ask an on-the-scene tween, and in the next part I'll get his answers. Last chance for this one: I'll be interviewing Rob today.
Life-improving products, part 4 - (Continued from part 1, part 2, and part 3.) Stearns Youth Life Vest (photo from Amazon.com). I’d been too scared to take the kids to any body of water oth...