Archive | August, 2012
Sweet William sits in his Butterfly chair with Didi and Baba.

Rediscovering the Butterfly Chair

In the wake of the Chicago Tribune’s amazing exposé on flame retardants, it looks like California (and the rest of the country) is finally waking up to their dangers and moving toward greater restrictions on their use. In the meantime, most of the furniture you see in showrooms is still soaked in the toxic stuff, […]

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Sweet William and Daddy cool off at the Nelson-Atkins.

Kansas City

We love Kansas City! Sweet William’s favorites: the Model Railroad Experience at Union Station and his private tour of the Kansas City Southern Railway offices. Darling Fergus heartily recommends Sea Life Aquarium. […]

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J&J Pledges End to Dangerous Chemicals in Toiletries

Johnson & Johnson says it will remove dangerous chemicals from its toiletries and cosmetics by the end of 2015. Last year it agreed to remove them from its baby products by the end of 2013. J&J’s products contain formaldehyde, 1,4 dioxane, triclosan, phthalates, parabens, and undisclosed fragrance ingredients. These chemicals are linked to a variety […]

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Let Us Eat Local

Tickets are on sale for Let Us Eat Local, an annual tasting event in NYC on October 3 that benefits Just Food, a non-profit that works to make fresh, locally grown food accessible to all New Yorkers. Purchase your tickets by August 15 for a discount. I ate so much delectable food at last year’s […]

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Sweet William is ready to fly, securely fastened into his CARES harness.

Extreme Flying With Babies

We just returned from an excellent vacation in Kansas City, which I’ll report about shortly. First, I’ll share my notes on how we survived getting home at 2:50 a.m. after our flight was rescheduled, rerouted, and repeatedly delayed. […]

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