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Sesame Street's next chapter: Elmo talks back

Elmo, Big Bird and the rest of the “Sesame Street” crew have always talked to kids. Now, they’ll try to have a two-way conversation with their pint-sized audience using Kinect, the motion and voice-sensing controller created by Microsoft. “Kinect Sesame Street TV,” out Tuesday, is not exactly a video game, though it runs on the […]

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How to Make a Recycled T-Shirt Bag

It is estimated that with the standards in which we are currently living, our yearly consumption is regenerated by our planet in one year and six months. This “overshoot” is a threat to the well-being of humanity and the health and sustainability of our planet.

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Sign of Economic Recovery: Tooth Fairy Increases Payouts

Signs of economic recovery are on the horizon. According to a survey conducted by Visa and released last Tuesday, the average amount placed under the pillow in 2012 is $3.00, a 15% increase from the 2011 tooth fairy fiscal reporting figure of $2.60 per tooth. And much more than the average amount my kids find under […]

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Political Ads and Kids Don't Mix

“Is he really going to destroy the middle class?” “So, that guy is saying the other guy ruined thousands of lives and doesn’t care!” “He approved of that message?” One of the perils of watching TV during a presidential election year is dodging the barrage of constant negative ads. Usually, I turn the channel when […]

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A school year's worth of time- and money-saving ideas

Grown-ups never forget the annual bummer that is the end of summer vacation. Getting back into the morning waking and dressing routine may be tough on kids. But the expenses associated with back-to-school time translate into a special brand of stress reserved just for parents. The average person with schoolchildren this year will spend more […]

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Fall 2012 Children's Consignment Sale Schedule

Twice a year, Mile High Mamas does a round-up detailing Colorado’s popular children’s consignment sales. And for the fifth season in a row, Tracey Gifford saved the day. The proud mother of two elementary-age boys is the owner of the Just Between Friends sale in Denver and offered to compile this year’s schedule for us. […]

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Popular Bumbo infant floor seat recalled

About 4 million Bumbo Baby Seats are being recalled after nearly two dozen reports of infant skull fractures. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says babies can wiggle out of the floor seats. About 1 million of the molded foam seats were recalled in October 2007 for

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