Fisher-Price is recalling nearly 1 million toys, including a lot of popular Elmo and Dora items, due to lead paint. We have quite a few Dora toys, but thankfully none of them are on the recall list. The corporate website has information and photos about the recalled toys.
Consignment sale season is here! I have had a lot of luck shopping at consignment sales, but not so much luck with actual consigning (eBay and Craigslist have been good to me.) Kidsconsignmentguide.com is a great resource for finding local sales.
ShopLocal.com is a new e-mail alert I just subscribed to. They let me know about the top deals in our neighborhood in different categories, from groceries to school supplies.
I used to be a voracious reader but with all the proofing and reading I do for work and the reading of Goodnight Moon 8,000 times over the past year, I’ve really let reading books for pleasure fall by the wayside. Good Reads is a neat site that allows you to create “bookshelves” to organize the books you’ve read (or want to read), review books, and see what your friends are reading. (Hat tip: Sugarfused.) I just checked out a couple of books at the library and so far I’m enjoying The Undomestic Goddess. It’s definitely in the chick lit genre, although the main character is a high-powered Type A London attorney so it’s not so fluffy I can’t get into it.
What are you reading this summer?