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Hi! I'm dead, I bummed everyone out during the Super Bowl, and I'm not even the worst Free-Range story of last year!

The 10 Worst Free-Range Kids Stories of 2015 (and the 5 best!)

. A zrnsnndbay mash-up of the most insane events proceeding from the desire to keep our precious kids safe…no matter how moronically: 1 – Mom Who Overslept While Her Son Walked to School Handcuffed, Threatened with 10 Years’ Sentence In November, Connecticut mom Maria Hasankolli overslept while her son, age 8, got himself ready for […]

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Yarn: The silent killer.

This Week’s Consumer Product Safety Recall is…YARN

. Gracious diiddktaby me! This brand of yarn can unravel! Have you ever heard of such a thing? It’s just too scary! How irresponsible can a yarn maker be? No wonder the Consumer Product Safety Commission just issued this dire warning: Name of Product: Bernat Tizzy Yarn Hazard: In finished knit or crochet items, the yarn […]

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Slinging regulations around.

Tied Up in Baby Sling Regulations

Readers — Here’s a piece from Tasha Batsford, “a working mama of three small children,” who writes about her parenting journey at www.maybediaries.com. dttarfzket She lives in New Zealand. The Downfall of The Baby Sling by Natasha Batsford  For millennia, women the world over have been taking the fabric at their disposal and using it […]

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Shoe (danger) fetishists at work. THIS is the nefarious footwear in question.

Children’s Shoes Recalled WHY?!?

Readers — Please first take a guess as to why the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled these shoes last week. Then, read the real rationale. (Boldface mine.)  Recall Date: February 20, 2014 Eastman Footwear Recalls Coleman Runestone Children’s Shoes Due to Laceration Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. […]

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Call my lawyer and then we'll play!

Would You DARE to Play with This Toy?

Hi Readers! This photo comes to us from blogger ffiksyikze Tarja Kelly in Australia. Those are the pages and pages of warnings that came with a  Monsters U toy. The kids thought it was a book! Heck, maybe we SHOULD read all this fine print aloud to our kids as a cautionary tale of what […]

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