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“Save me!”

Hello friends! Long time, no bloggy-blog. Is anyone still there? (Tap, tap, tap) Is this thing on? Is anyone still following this thing?

I’m sorry to have just dropped off the face of the earth. But my little boy is now a teenager (gulp!). As he started to get older, I found myself doing less and less of the things we were doing before—the little-kid-friendly things where I would find out about other little-kid-friendly things and then tell you about them.

But recently I started kind of missing my old pal, WordPress, and felt the itch to blog again. About what? Glad you asked (pretend you asked)!

Lately I’ve been worrying panicking obsessing about the state of our planet and what we’re going to leave our children and grandchildren—or anyone younger than us whom we care about. And since some say the antidote to anxiety is action, I started another blog: Being Greenish.

Once or twice a week, I’ll share little earth-friendly tips, ideas or highlights. Maybe it will be a Meatless Monday recipe. A product or company spotlight. A how-to. Or something interesting or funny I found on the Internet. My hope is to keep everything friendly and approachable (not preachy). Little tiny steps rather than life-altering changes like living off the land and eating bugs (if that’s your jam, go for it!). You know, the types of things that might make you feel like you’re not making a difference, but if you imagine ALL of us doing it—then, holy Hannah, look out!

There are no doubt one billion blogs out there like this. But I feel like for now this is something I need to do. If this is something you might be interested in, check it out, The bigger our team, the bigger impact we can make! (Go Team Earth!)

 

 

 

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Your Monday morning lunch-making inspiration.

Disney Princesses Reimagined as Hot Dogs

You’re welcome.

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Somebody’s been watching lots of Baby Einstein.

It kills me how he tosses his pacifier down and keeps checking for more pillows.

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Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD

In the United States, at least 9 percent of school-aged children have been diagnosed with ADHD, and are taking pharmaceutical medications. In France, the percentage of kids diagnosed and medicated for ADHD is less than .5 percent. How has the epidemic of ADHD—firmly established in the U.S.—almost completely passed over children in France?

Apparently the reason has to do with whether or not you consider ADHD a biological-nurological disorder or a medical condition that has psycho-social and situational causes. AKA: The U.S. vs. French view.

Marilyn Wedge Ph.D. explains in Why French Kids Don’t Have ADHD in Psychology Today.

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Celebrate 10 years of Wee Bop!

Screenshot 2015-09-15 11.39.36Just when I start to get all lazy about posting here, I find out that local kiddo-music darling, Wee Bop is celebrating its 10-year birthday. Dude, that’s as old as a 5th grader!

Come celebrate Wee Bop’s musical milestone at the 10th Birthday Party Saturday, October 10. Gather up the kiddos (and Wee Bop alums—even if they’re moody teenagers now) for live music, crafts, a cupcake walk, and fun with friends. Get first dibs on the new Wee Bop CD featuring local musicians playing favorite songs from class (or order online here by checking the last box under “classes”). And maybe just give founder Chellie Brown a big ol’ hug or high-five for creating such a sweet and song-filled community for parents and kidlets.

No gifts required. Just a song in your heart.

Wee Bop 10th Birthday Party – FREE!
Saturday, October 10, 10 am-12 pm
Northeast United Methodist Church
2510 Cleveland Street NE, Minneapolis

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This baby likes kitties.

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Work on a few of these for your child’s next birthday party, would you?

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Check out these crazy-awesome balloon animals.

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