Archive | May, 2012

Do You Idle?

The Children’s Environmental Health Center released a list of the top ten chemicals found in consumer products that are suspected to contribute to autism and learning disabilities. As I sit at a sidewalk cafe in New Orleans, writing and watching traffic, I’m thinking about #7 on that list: automotive exhaust. Will you join me in […]

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Pesticide Linked to Brain Abnormalities

The National Academy of Sciences reports that babies exposed in utero to the common insecticide chlorpyrifos have brain abnormalities after birth. The lead author of the study says that while the chemical’s use was banned in residential areas 12 years ago, many women are still exposed in agricultural settings and through food residue. Potential exposure […]

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Strolling in New Orleans.

Our New All-Terrain Stroller

I’m not sure this photograph fully captures the extraordinary state of New Orleans’ sidewalks, but it gives you an idea of why we upgraded to a jogger stroller when it came time to invest in a two-seater.  We wouldn’t make it around the block without the large rubber wheels of our City Mini GT. If […]

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Sweet William protects his hearing with earmuffs.

Jazz Fest With Babies

Taking Fergus and Sweet William to Jazz Fest was a lot of fun.  Carefully preparing for the heat, noise, and sun made a big difference.  Here’s what I took along for the babies: • Stroller (I’m crazy about the huge sun canopy of our new City Mini GT Double) • 2 lightweight swaddle blankets to […]

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