Thursday, August 30, 2007

More Toxic Toys

Today, my mom ran into Toys R Us while I sat in the car with the boys. It is birthday time here in our household and my mom wanted to get the kids some toys. I was sitting there, (getting the kids to laugh by pretending to sleep and then snorting) all the while thinking, what the hell am I doing here? (I hate toys r us it is a megaplex of hell.)

I really really wanted to stand by my pledge of no more plastic crap in the house. It is environmentally horrible, and it can be painted with lead if it is made in China. I really really really wish there was a toy store in our town, a local place to shop with quality toys. I don't want my kids to be media whores, so buying fun stuff that doesn't look like a super hero/disney character shouldn't be that hard. You know, a fun toy store filled with cool stuff, not mega crap- Anyway now there is a new recall on a art set sold at toys r us. The ink on the wood packaging has lead in it. I guess we are getting what we pay for aren't we?

So I am going back to my pledge, no more toxic toys, and I am seriously thinking it would be so much fun to open my own toy store. Anyone want to invest? I want it to be like the toy store in Hoboken - Big Fun A great store for the kid in all of us.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007


Why the hell isn't anyone signing the petition from MS magazine on the left side of my screen? Are you all blind????? Don't you believe in a women's health??? Goddamn is the is country going backwards or what?! We all need health care, sign the damn petition already!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Bye Bye toxic toys

I am all for boycotting toys made in china these days. I have to go through the toys and start tossing stuff out. Lately the baby is putting everything in his mouth (including small Mattel made in china race cars). It is hard keeping the big brother toys out of his little brothers hands.......I just checked out the website from mattel, our elmo/cookie monster giggle doodle is in recall. I don't know when we purchased it , but it is getting dumped. My baby loved playing with that.
Miguelina posts about it here in her blog. (aka "the diary of a reluctant housewife") She goes on to write that she will having a China free Christmas. I want a China free Birthday/holiday for good. I am sick of worrying about lead paint in my home. It is ridiculous. On top of that I think purchasing small bits of small plastic crap for my kids is ridiculous, unsafe and not good for the environment. I am certainly going to be searching for toys made in america, (or going to ikea to see what they have.)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Wish me luck

After approximately four years of not riding my bike I got on last week and went for a quick ride to see how I would do. It was great! Today I got on and rode 10 miles! I am really proud of myself for being able to do the ride.
First of all it is a hot day here.
Secondly four years and two kids later I am totally fat and out of shape.

This was a great experience for me. I needed to to do this. Lately I have felt my stamina dissolve. I have even felt short of breath while walking-totally frustrating. This depresses me to no end. I had to get on the bike and I did! Oh yea the path I chose was a very hilly road, mostly uphill the entire way. It was worth the quick ride down, I felt like I was flying.

In an effort to feel better about my aging almost forty, saggy baggy momma body I will try to continue on my path of self preservation, and fitness. I am hopeful that I can continue on this path with the support of friends and family, plus others doing the same thing.

Wish me luck!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

We Are Back

Dewey Beach Delaware-greatest vacation EVER.

We had a fabulous time. It is nice to be home, but I think 2 weeks away would've been better. Today was my first day back at work, and I have to say-I wished I was at the beach! Sunburn, swimming, dolphins, sand castles, ice cream, moon rises and sunsets. Count amongst it all shooting stars, Dogfish Head beer, showering outside, getting my sons to love the ocean as much as I do, being with family-what could be better? Oh I guess moving there. Wish we could do that too! I really really think that Dewey Beach is a fabulous vacation for families. Everything is within walking distance. Rehoboth is only 2 miles away-with boardwalk fun including a great "funland" where it is easy for little kids to win prizes. Also if you really like cheesey fun Ocean City Maryland is only 20 min. away. A little bit further down the road is Assateague Island where they wild ponies roam the island, including the beach, parking lots and marsh (be careful where you put down your towel or foot if you know what I mean....)

Good eats and a great beach, what more could you want?