Month: December 2009

A new twist on the old game of dreidel

Playing dreidel is a staple of celebrating Hanukkah, and I have to say our games have been known to get very competitive. Hey, there are M&M’s at stake! But Staccabees take dreidel playing to a new height. Literally. This dreidel game set comes in a cotton travel bag filled with brightly colored wooden cubes of different sizes and a dreidel. Instead of merely tossing them in the “pot” you stack them on top of one another and the person who places the final cube on top without toppling the stack, wins. The game only takes around 20 minutes to...

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GLAD to give this season. More like ecstatic.

December is here, and around my house that means the official start of cookie season. If you, like me, end up with piles of snickerdoodles and gingerbread men that you end up off to friends and neighbors (or eating yourself), perhaps you’ll consider hosting a GLAD to Give bake sale instead. Now, this is not your average bake sale, but rather one that supports Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, a charity started by two parents determined to find better treatments for pediatric cancer after their son (the cute guy seen here) was diagnosed in 2007. Since you’re already slaving over the greased cookie...

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World AIDS Day is today, and every day

The biggest health chatter in my town may be about swine flu, but we can’t forget that AIDS is still a force to be reckoned with, especially among women and children who make up more than half of the people living with HIV worldwide. Today being  World AIDS Day, we thought we’d point out a few of the companies we’ve featured here, who regularly donate money to AIDS organizations and help those who really need it now. –Christina BUGABOO (PRODUCT)RED is a new initiative by the fabulous stroller company who recently announced they’ll dedicate 1% of all proceeds to...

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