These are Mulberry Days

Mulberry BBC DVD Cover

Sometimes it’s nice with so much negative happening in the world to turn off the news and put on an old movie or TV show… and escape even if just for a short time to a slower, simpler place. For example, in the early 90’s there was a sweet BBC series that ran only one season named “Mulberry” after the lead character played by Karl Howman. (see the blog for more)

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McDonald's Pedals Poisonous Products – 'Shrek' Glasses Recall

McDonald's Shrek Glasses

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the designs on these glasses, 12 million of which were sold for $2 since the beginning of May, contain cadmium, which can cause health risks including kidney damage.

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Sad Dads: Postpartum Depression

According to research published yesterday by James F. Paulson, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School, fathers in substantial numbers experience prenatal and postpartum depression.

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Vampire Baby Names

Photo of Twighlight's Bella & Jacob

It’s the latest thing. Name your baby after a vampire! Actually parents of baby boys appear to favor werewolf names over vampire names.

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Mother's Day Giveaway

Jewelry Box on Dresser

The wonderful woman behind my favorite mommy blog milkandcuddles.com is offering a cool giveaway for any of you that may have procrastinated on your Mother’s Day gift.

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The Candy that Kills

Parents of toddlers beware!

A new generation of smokeless, flavored tobacco products that look like breath mints or breath-freshening strips may be life-threatening for children who mistake them for candy.

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Look Who's Talking

baby on cell phone

Our baby girl is 20 months old and is beginning to string words together in a moderately coherent fashion. She’s heard me tell the dog to “come”, and now combines that word into phrases like “Daddy cup come.” Meaning “Daddy bring me that sippy cup, and be snappy about it.”

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Welcome to the 2010 Ultimate Blog Party!

My wife just made me aware of a cool online event… well, party really… that 5 Minutes for Mom is hosting.

As a Daddy Blogger I feel honored to be invited to the party, the overwhelming waves of wafting estrogen notwithstanding.

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Doctor Who as Role Model?

Doctor Who (Tennant and Piper)

The Doctor is the perfect role model: He’s opposed to violence, he’s smart, he’s funny, yet he still sometimes screws up and makes mistakes. He doesn’t, however give up, and when he stumbles, he learns from it.

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