• Random and Weird,  Suggested Sites

    A World Without Garfield

    I have to admit that I always thought Garfield was a bit grim. I mean, who really wants a snarky old cat who doesn’t really care about you at all? Most cats aren’t like that. Most cats have at least some affection to spare for one family member or more. Our cat (one of our cats moved to a new home) is a people person. She prefers to be sitting in someone’s lap, playing fetch or otherwise making herself the center of attention. Yeah, I got distracted. So, have you seen Garfield Minus Garfield? It’s a bit of genius, really. They have simply erased Garfield from the Garfield comics. All…

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  • Me,  Suggested Sites

    Reading Books Online for Free

    I love books, of course. So I was excited to find out that there are a number of places online where you can read full books for free. I’m not a huge fan of reading on my computer (I spend so much time on here as it is), but it’s great to be able to really preview when shopping online. I’m especially excited about the kids’ books. Check out my article on About.com: Read Books Online for Free.

  • Barefoot Books,  Blogging,  Me,  Suggested Sites

    Nancy Traversy Interview

    Nancy Traversy, CEO and co-founder of Barefoot Books, was interviewed recently on the podcast, Just One More Book. The interview is interesting; I always find Nancy’s story of the Barefoot journey compelling and I have a lot of respect for her as a female entrepreneur and long-time WAHM (she and co-founder Tessa Strickland started the business from home). While, I was there, I also fell in love with their website/blog. I highly recommend it to anyone interested in children’s literature.

  • Live Earth 7.7.07

    Follow-up to 7/7/07

    Thanks to everyone who stopped by, even if you were too shy to leave comments! =} On a fun note, the concerts are available on liveearth.msn.com. You can watch you favorite performers and create short playlists of your own. You can even email them to friends. I “discovered” Jack Johnson while watching the concerts on Saturday and have a new favorite artist! I also enjoyed old favorites… UB40, Dave Matthews and KT Tunstall (Ok, not that old). I have been trying to be even more aware of the mark I’m leaving on the earth, but with two very small kids, work, etc., it’s hard to live totally green. How are…

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  • Live Earth 7.7.07

    Good-bye Junk Mail

    Junk mail wastes tons and tons of paper each year. If you find that you’re getting too many catalogs, credit card offers or other junk mail, take some time to resolve the problem. Call mail order companies and ask them to remove your name from their list. If you like receiving catalogs, check to make sure you’re not getting multiples. Opt-out of credit card offers. Call the toll free number,1-888-5OPTOUT and request to have your name removed from the credit card offer lists for 5 years or permanently. Opt-out of Magazine Offers by emailing optout@abacus-us.com with your name and mailing address. Opt-out of generic sales junk mail, by completing this…

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  • Live Earth 7.7.07

    Small steps to conservation

    Take some time today to fix leaky faucets, replace lightbulbs with energy efficient versions, and educate your kids about turning off lights to conserve energy. Every little bit helps!

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  • Live Earth 7.7.07

    Kiwi Magazine

    Kiwi Magazine is dedicated to helping families live organic, earth-friendly lives. Their website has recipes, crafts, and even a section just for kids. Check it out!

  • Live Earth 7.7.07

    Going Green

    Today we’ll dedicate MoreThanMommy to green practices and awareness. Proceeds today (7/7/07) from any purchases at Barefoot Books or BabyCrazy will go towards environmental efforts. Please share your favorite green practices in our comments and stop back throughout the day for mini green updates!