- If you can handle the mess: fun things to do with toddlers - ParentDish
A few fun ideas in the post. I was hoping there'd be more comments too, oh well.
- angry chicken: not made in china.
great blog post about toys for children in light of all the recalls recently of toys made in China includes ideas for making toys, where to buy safe toys and how to talk to family and friends about the kinds of things to get your children for gifts
- Results of the cold brew coffee experiment - Slashfood
- Cold Coffee Drinks Without Special Equipment - Instructables
I am intrigued by this cold brew coffee idea. Not that I'm a coffee drinker myself, but my husband is and I've thought of trying to figure out making him iced coffee in the summertime so this is on my list of things to try.
- How to construct a slash pocket - Instructables Useful tutorial for incorporation into my favourite trouser pattern.
- Simply Recipes: Perfect Popcorn Recipe Not that I don't know how to pop corn, but this has a few tips I hadn't come across before.
A picture tutorial for sewing a cute little owl found via Domesticali
- BBC NEWS World Asia-Pacific Miscarriage prompts Japan pledge
"Japan's health minister has pledged to address the shortage of doctors in the country after a woman in labour was turned away by eight hospitals."
- BBC NEWS Health Ovary removal 'raises brain risk'
"Women who have ovaries removed before the menopause could be increasing their risk of both Parkinson's Disease and memory problems, research suggests.
"Removing one or both ovaries at a young age doubled the risk.
"Sex hormones made by the ovary may be protecting the brain, said experts from the US Mayo Clinic."
- What do you think of Attachment Parenting? - ParentDish
"These days, I don't hear much about AP v. traditional parenting. Is it just because I'm out of the baby loop, or is it because like me with the twins, parents have decided to take and use the best of both worlds?"
- BBC NEWS Health Junk sleep 'damaging teen health'
"Too many teenagers are damaging their health by not getting enough sleep and by falling asleep with electrical gadgets on, researchers say.
"A third of 12 to 16-year-olds asked slept for between four to seven hours a night. Experts recommend eight hours."
- 25 Worlds Weirdest Animals
Found via parentdish definitely worth a look!
- BBC NEWS In Pictures Beards and Moustaches: Your photos Fun, pictures from the 2007 World Beard and Moustache Championships!
- BBC NEWS Health Confusion over diabetes testing "Diabetics could be giving up vital home blood sugar checks because they believe they are of no use, says a researcher.
- Top 50 Sites for Kids - The Amusement Park of the Web : All My Faves Blog
AllMyFaves blog has "rounded up 150+ sites that will provide the children with hours of endless entertainment." (via http://www.parentdish.com/ )
- knittywhipped: Monkey Hooters!
this blogger found someone's purl free monkey variation and made a pair. I'd been wondering how a purl free pair would look, and suspecting I might prefer them that way and I think I was right! So, next pair of monkeys I make I plan to do this way.
- Lamaze International: The Lamaze Institute for Normal Birth
- Simply Recipes: Tomatoes!A granola recipe from my mom's hippie youth - Slashfood
This looks like a good ratio of stuff to oil and sweetener and I've been meaning to try my hand at making my own granola.
- The explosion of vileness that followed her death Libby Purves - Times Online
A reflection on the media reaction after the death of Princess Diana -- I really appreciated reading this article. I was remembering that time and how it seemed to me as though people were rather missing what was important in all the hysteria.
"Psychologist Dr Elizabeth Peel interviewed type 2 diabetes patients, and found that many were confused over what to do with the results.
"Writing in the British Medical Journal, she said that some doctors simply ignored detailed records kept by diabetics, compounding the problem."