Lambing Season

Birth of a Lamb

Kristin Nicholas recently posted on her blog a wonderful video of the birth of a lamb recently at their farm.  Her blog, Getting Stitched on the Farm,  shares her love for wool crafts and life on a sheep farm here in Western Mass.  She’s done a lovely job sharing this lambing experience.  Click here to check out the video.  Your kids might enjoying viewing it too.

Thanks to Diane Roeder for sharing the link!

Worst Toy of the Year Award

CCFC 2009 TOADY Award

Barbie Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader Doll by Mattel. $79.99

On February 15, the Toy Industry Association will gather to present their TOTY (Toy Of The Year) Awards. But first, in honor of the industry that has led the way in commercializing childhood, CCFC will present its inaugural TOADY (Toys Oppressive And Destructive to Young Children) Award for the worst toy of the year. From thousands of toys that promote violence and/or precocious sexuality to children and push branded entertainment at the expense of children’s play, CCFC has selected five exceptional finalists. Who will win the dreaded TOADY? It’s up to you.

Read more about the TOADY Award and cast your vote over at Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood.

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo in NOHO this Sunday

Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child

Sunday Concert: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Secret Agent 23 SkidooRemember, folks, this Sunday (02/01/09), we’ll have Secret Agent 23 Skidoo performing at Lyman Hall at First Churches, downtown Northampton, MA. A portion of proceeds to the church’s capital campaign. (Enter across from the Iron Horse.)

SA23 performs positive hip-hop for kids with a sound that’s all grown up. Fronted by 23 (a/k/a Cactus from grownup band Granola Funk Express), SA23’s debut CD Easy is the first great hip-hop CD for kids, and the live show is a great high-energy party for the whole family. 23 did a fantastic show last fall, and this will be a great pre-Superbowl time for everyone. Hear and learn more at, and listen to the show this Saturday to hear more.

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