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Earth Day will be celebrated on April 22 and Kitchen Counter Chronicles recently blogged the ABC’s of Raising Eco-Friendly Kids.  As parents isn’t it our duty to leave our planet in better shape for our children and grandchildren?  What better way than to instill strong eco-values in our kids at an early age.

Thirteen year-old Gregory received an iPhone for Christmas.  His mother Janell Burley Hofmann gifted that phone along with this contract of use.  Janell offers her son words of wisdom along with terms and conditions, such as never take pictures of your private parts (that will come back to haunt you) and never text/email anything you wouldn’t say to that person’s face.  I am book-marking this for the future!

My days wouldn’t be complete without reading Yoonanimous.  Whether it’s her hilarious telling of ski day with her kids or the lack of romance between her and her husband, Yoonanimous is guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.  Her recent trip to Vegas with her kids had me firmly believing that she and I are living parallel lives on the opposite sides of the continent.

Nathalie sent me 100 Ways to be Kind to your Child by Creative with Kids and it serves as a touching reminder that connecting with our children is the most important job that we have as parents.  Kindness can get side-lined when tired gives way to irritability and incessant whining takes it toll but listening to that long-winded explanation of my this Ninjago guy is better than that Ninjago guy, shows that you care.  I printed off the list and keep it at my bedside to remind myself to slow down and be more present.  Numbers 90, 91 and 92 should be my mantra.

Because it’s Friday and because it’s snowing here (yes, still!), let’s end the week off with a laugh.  Check out the Hutzler 571 Banana Slicer.  What’s so funny, you ask?  Read the reviews!