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Special to The TimesTHIRTEEN-MONTH-OLD Solange Dorsainvil plays with toys made from wood and cloth, drinks from a Swiss-made aluminum sippy cup and teethes on kale stems and celery. Her life is as plastic-free as her mother, Celina Lyons, can make it. --------------------...
In the march issue of the Atlantic magazine, sandwiched between an article about Chinese Internet technology and a review of modernist art criticism, lies a seven-page essay called "Marry Him! The Case for Settling." Its author is Lori Gottlieb, a 40-...
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Times Staff WriterShe wanted to honor her son, to celebrate his life, however short. That's why she had refused an abortion, even after doctors told her that her little boy would be born without a brain. Now he was here, squirming in his blankets, and Danielle Hayworth...
Every household should have its own economic stimulus package. In our case, it's a yard sale -- the ultimate in recycling. Memo to White House: Out here in the hinterlands, where dogs run free and children frolic safe and worry-free in the warm...
A few final thoughts about the holidays, and then we'll move on. Silent night? Where? I'm still waiting. We stayed up well past midnight Christmas Eve playing Scrabble. It was loud and hyper-competitive, just what I look for in a holiday like Christmas....
The annual "Lucky Shops" event, billed by Lucky Magazine as the "ultimate shopping experience," returns to New York Oct. 26-27. The fourth annual event benefits Baby Buggy, the nonprofit organization that helps families in need with baby clothes and...
The 213-piece Imaginarium coloring set sold at Toys R Us includes felt pens, crayons, oil pastel markers, watercolors, a mixing palette, a brush, a ruler, a pencil and a pencil sharpener. And lead -- possibly enough to permanently disable a kid. The...
HAS THE WHOLE country been sucking on helium balloons? The singsong, Valley Girl-ish vocal style that was once the exclusive domain of actual Valley Girls (and anyone who worked at a tanning salon) is infiltrating a host of unlikely venues. From Ivy...
PATT MORRISON's e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.IT'S TIME to kill off Barbie. She's 46 years old, and she's turned into the Norma Desmond of the doll world, mesmerized by her own glam past, running out of everything but delusion and attitude. Legions of Mattelistas have gone through Barbie boot...
He's in a wheelchair, ducking behind a trash can. I step forward to see if he's OK and inadvertently scare him. Sorry, I say. "I wet myself," the bearded man tells me. There's a puddle under him on the pavement. Wheelchairs are everywhere on skid row...
Times Staff WriterMY children, at 7 and 5, have discovered money. Not the value of it but the fact of it: how good it feels in your hand, in your pocket, that more is better — though "more" is still defined in quantity rather than denomination. And they've learned...
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Taking the kids along on summer vacation is easier with these new items, all of which have been tested by the author. — Judi Dash Raising a child AeroBed, maker of a popular line of quick-inflating mattresses, has introduced a model for children....
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