There are so many good resources for things to do with your kids – Here are a few I like and really use.
Parents Connect – A well-organized easy to navigate site (from nickelodeon) that shows activities and events (on-going and special) by area – even by neighborhoods. Great listings and ideas.
Daily Candy Kids – I like the regular newsletter (for me!) and the Kids newsletter has cute stuff (usually for kids 8 and under), things to make, eat, wear and do.
KIDOINFO – Parents Guide – Providence and beyond – This is a terrific resource for all things Rhode Island and truly beyond. There is a great camp guide, summer guide and 100 things to do with your kids in Rhode Island (and Connecticut and Massachusetts, too).
Boston.com has a great Things to do section as well and organizes it by neighborhood, too. Here is a sample of this weekend’s line-up:
I must have been having a really good day. Leave it to dryly funny Alex Beam of the Boston Globe to come up with this – it is a site (“The internet sensation of the moment”) called I Write Like and you type in a writing sample (cut and paste in my case) and it compares your prose to a famous writer. At first I was told that I write like David Foster Wallace – yeah, I wish – and I submitted another sample (what, because Foster Wallace wasn’t good enough?) and I also write like Cory Doctorow (evidently a famous sci-fi writer and blogger) and Alex Beam also writes like Doctorow. I am having way to much fun with this – try it out. Read Alex Beam’s column here. Maybe I should analyze everything I’ve written and see if I am just charmingly varied or all over the map. Okay – it says I also write like Dan Brown, Ian Fleming and Stephen King. Man, I need to focus on one style, maybe. Here is an interview with the creator of the site, (only 27 years old) Dmitry Chestnykh, at The Awl.
I really like to read so, in addition to the daily paper (The Boston Globe) that gets delivered to my door (yes, an actual paper – my grandfather worked for a newspaper and I have always loved newsprint. Will this generation grow up not knowing how fun it is to transfer the funnies onto Silly Putty? Note to self – get some silly putty today), I get Slate Morning Edition in my inbox – it gets me the news and I like to start the day with a glance (or more) at their great articles. I also get The New York Times daily and I like Daily Candy for more light-hearted information – I learned how to do my hair in my recent style here. I know, right? I read all of this stuff and my take-away is my hair…grin.
All about the surface today. Are you the type of person who has to rearrange your house periodically? Well, changing themes on a wordpress blog (they are free unless you upgrade) and so I have been playing with new themes. Here is the new favorite.
I have to say, the stores I have been to since the water main broke have been civilised, no pushing or knocking each other over for the last Poland Spring gallon. People are concerned but seem to be taking it in stride and I have had a few (!) conversations about this. Here is the latest from boston.com. Click here for the information for Newton and here for a story about how businesses are coping with the boil water order.
Nice for the water companies that this is their Super Bowl – even I, who posted this The Story of Bottled Water just bought three cases worth.
As for the product recall for Children’s liquid Tylenol – Here is McNeil’s Press Release :
McNeil offers a phone number for consumers to call: 1-888-222-6036 and on Monday through Friday 8 AM to 10 PM EST and Saturday and Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM EST. You can also visit the website www.mcneilproductrecall.com.
Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/abraham/detail?entry_id=62614#ixzz0mscwk4v0
There are two other recalls – Pragmatic Mom has the scoop – one from Baby Gap (infant swimsuits) and Graco (drop side cribs).
Off to clean my counters with…pond water? Just kidding…Disinfectant spray.