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[12 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]

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After many months of research and debating, scouring the internet, and just thinking about it – I finally ordered a grill.  I wanted stainless steel burners, good quality machining, some customer service, and no extras.
In the end I ordered a Napoleon on Amazon.  It arrived a week later and …

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[6 Jan 2011 | 5 Comments | ]
Safety Recall

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I recently called Maxi-Cosi to get their advice for getting Win into the car seat.  Just seemed too tight.  While Win has grown a lot in the past 8 weeks, now about 13 lbs, the seat is rated to like 20 lbs.  I figured there must be a way to expand the harness beyond what I could see.  They gave some advice but ultimately told me that Win could have nothing but a onesie  on as the model was relatively tight and the fit for all …

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[17 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
Going Mobile

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Yesterday the new bike I ordered arrived in the mail. Last year I bought a Gary Fisher Simple City when my mountain bike was stolen from work in NY. The Simple City is an amazing bike – based on a Dutch commuter bike. It was perfect for New York.

But the first week after moving to San Rafael, I took the bike out for a ride and could not even get it up our driveway. We live atop a very large hill in San Rafael and the …

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[19 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Avoiding Plastics

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It is really difficult.  Some of our favorite products like the Beaba Babbycook are made with plastics.  And it seems impossible to find a glass Cuisinart fitting.   Grandparents …