Month: April 2010

Retro Wednesday: Sugar and TV

Retro Wednesday: Sugar and TV

I just love vintage magazine ads.  But what were those ad men on Madison Avenue thinking about when they came up with these?  The sad truth is that some of these ads probably moved a lot of product off the shelves.  Then again, Philip Morris did change their target for Marlboro cigarettes from women to…

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It’s Not Easy Celebrating Earth Day!

It’s Not Easy Celebrating Earth Day!

Overheard at our breakfast table this morning… Mommy:  What do you like about our Earth? Jadon, age 5:  Flowers, water, trees and bushes, animals Lila, age 3:  The sky and grass because they’re so pretty, the rivers that God made Mommy:  What can we do to take care of all of these special things? Earth Day…

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Retro Wednesday: A Green Evolution

Retro Wednesday: A Green Evolution

Tomorrow is Earth Day!  Forty years and 40 Earth Days, but let’s face it, the planet is still a mess!  Humans are evolving, though.  Our way of thinking is changing.  But why does it have to take so long?  I may be dating myself, but when I was a kid growing up in the 60′s,  it…

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

On a daily basis, we try to be good role models for our kids and teach them how to reduce, reuse, and recycle.  If you are looking for some ways that you can become more green, here are some suggestions for you to get started in your home. Reduce There are lots of ways you can reduce…

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40 Green Tips

40 Green Tips

It’s Earth Week!  April 22nd will mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.  And you know what? I think people are really beginning to have a sense of urgency.  Not everyone’s thinking has evolved yet, but it’s refreshing to see that people around the world are working together to help create a better world for…

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Attention Dads: Invisible Couch!

Attention Dads: Invisible Couch!

Tips for being part of your wife’s life and being a great dad after children hit the scene. Let’s face it guys, husbands are low on your wife’s priority list when you have children. If you have one child, you ranking drops to #2  (actual about 7 months before the child is born).  If you…

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Retro Wednesday: Whole Wheat

Retro Wednesday: Whole Wheat

Okay people check this out! I’m not going to go into the benefits of eating whole wheat.  Everyone knows whole wheat is one of the rock stars of nutrition. And it’s Retro-Wednesday on Kid Planet… … so I’ll let some of the Wheat giants of advertising tell their story. Here’s an old TV commercial. If…

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Cross-Training for Kids

Cross-Training for Kids

I’m not trying to train my kids for the Olympics in 2024.  What I am doing is  teaching them about the love of the outdoors, sports and health.  And in doing so,  it gives me the opportunity to run around and get my heart pumping blood.  Cross-training gives kids a chance to learn different sports…

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Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

One of my favorite side dishes to make is cheesy scalloped potatoes…wow, SO yummy!  This recipe makes quite a bit, but they are great leftover, if they don’t all get eaten up the first time around!  Potatoes are Lucas’ favorite food these days, and he couldn’t get enough of these.  I had to eventually cut…

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Retro Wednesday: Don’t Waste Food

Retro Wednesday: Don’t Waste Food

If you are like me, you just love those vintage magazine ads.  Here’s a retro-mom following our government’s sound advice and using her dried bread.  It’s actually great advice.  I use stale bread to make breadcrumbs for meatballs and other dishes calling for bread crumbs. (And for you Internet geeks… bread crumbs are an actually…

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