Spankin’ New Headlines

News_image_newIt might not be worth it to make your home smell good: A new study found toxic chemicals in air fresheners and laundry products. Baltimore Sun

Why it’s important to be a savvy grocery shopper: 90 percent of products marketed to kids don’t meet nutritional standards, including many that make health claims on the packaging.
Time

Teaching parents that babies cry uncontrollably is part of a new effort to target shaken-baby syndrome. USA Today

More older children are getting diagnosed with ADHD, says a new CDC report. Yahoo! News

A New Zealand judge helps a 9-year-old girl change her name from “Talula Does the Hula from Hawaii.” CNN

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  1. by ronnie

    On July 24, 2008 at 12:43 pm

    The article about “Talula Does the Hula from Hawaii” reminded me of the episode of FRIENDS when Phoebe changed her name to ‘Princess Consuela Bananahammock’, and then her husband Mike changed his name to ‘Crap Bag’. WOW is all i have to say about that subject.

  2. by Rebecca

    On July 24, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    I want to know what name she’s changing it to!

  3. by Nancy Murphy

    On July 26, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    If you don’t want toxic chemicals in your laundry soap, you can easily make your own. We recently started making our own laundry soap! I highly recommend it! It was easy and inexpensive. After you make your own laundry soap, you can make your own dishwasher soap.
    I think we just need to slow down and simplify our lives a bit. Then, I almost feel like I am taking a step back in time. It is kind of fun!
    Please visit my website for the laundry soap and dishwasher receipes. I also offer more information about going green with kids:
    http://www.the-childrens-guide.com/children-going-green.html
    Thanks!
    Nancy