What is Steampunk?

Steampunk Mickey Mouse Pin

Since having a baby I find I’m not keeping up very well with the latest trends, be they fashion, entertainment, literature, politics or technology. For example I only recently became aware there was this thing called “Steampunk”.

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New Warning on Baby Slings

Baby in sling type baby carrier

The government warned Friday that those chic baby slings that hip moms and dads are sporting these days can be dangerous, even deadly for their little ones.

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Product Recalls – Is Your Child Safe?

Product recalls sample pic

The unnecessary warning that a machete might pose a laceration hazard aside, the CPSC’s website is probably worth a visit periodically to see if any of your child’s products are putting them at risk.

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Wee Bit o' Ireland in Texas

Our baby dressed for the North Texas Irish Festival

It’s time to pull out your favorite green shirt, gather up your family and friends and head to Dallas for one of the biggest and best Celtic Heritage festivals in the United States.

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Doctor Who Versus Yo Gabba Gabba

David Tennant

Tennant is set to make his US television debut in the lead role in the NBC comedy drama “Rex Is Not Your Lawyer”. No mention of whether Rex owns a sonic screwdriver or takes a TARDIS to work.

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What scared you as a child?

Some of the scariest childrens TV shows and films of all time… even if they weren’t meant to be.

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Why watch the Super Bowl?

Okay, I suppose my question presupposes you do in fact watch it. If you do, why? Is it the gladiatorial spectacle of manly men in spandex patting each others butts between attempts to move a bit of leather up a field? Is it hopes for a wardrobe malfunction during the halftime show? [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dirw9ijI-zg] Or is …

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A Thank You on Veterans Day

Regardless of one’s personal feelings about the necessity of today’s or any other wars, let’s all take a moment this Veterans Day to remember the sacrifices made by generations of our men and women. My wife wrote the following in her blog today, and I could not have said it better. (I just added the …

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Looking for a place to get a flu shot?

A new Google tool… Have you decided you want to get a flu shot (either regular or H1N1), but don’t know where to go? The CDC has set up a site intended to help, though it’s not as easy to navigate as one might hope. That site is here: flu.gov/individualfamily/vaccination/locator.html. Here’s an alternative:Another brand new …

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