While very cute, this is pretty unsafe. As a RN who has worked with trauma and surgical patients: there should NEVER be anything between the seatbelt and the person, even in a booster seat. In an accident the material compresses and the person flies forward several inches further. I know this doesn't sound like a lot but that can make a big difference in outcomes. It also makes it more likely the kid will slip out of the restraint. I hate to be that person that makes this whiny comment, but this one is actually important. Do not modify restraints.
Sew Your Own Seat Belt Pillows Super Jenn
|7/18/12 11:14 AM|
Do not do grass seed or even sod that main area unless you want to spend every weekend pushing a mower around. Especially in an urban garden the way to go is to do pea gravel with larger pavers interspersed. Check out "Eden Makers" blog and her lawnless front yard. Attractive and low maintenance. The other thing that is great about pea gravel yards is that if you decide you want a vegetable garden all you have to do is plop a raised bed or two on top and you are all set. Or a few large potted planters with lavender or catmint for color.
Budget Ideas For Rental's Big Back Yard ? Good Questions
|6/27/12 2:36 PM|
The other stuff is cute... but let me tell you that Breville water heater is the best thing ever. I have had a ton of electric kettles and this one is by far the best and also the most attractive so I was happy to see it on your list. What I love is that it is all stainless steel and there are no crappy plastic parts where the water is heated.
Staying Warm: Products That Will Keep You Cozy
|12/16/10 2:36 PM|
Molly NYC -- While I appreciate the sentiment (really, I do) I think it is a total misconception that these small midwest towns are xenophobic. I grew up on the East coast, have lived in Philly, Boston, San Francisco, San Diego and London and I am now settled in Ames, Iowa. It is a small town that often gets on these "Best" lists. Really, it is a fairly diverse place because people come from all over the world to study or teach at the university here. In just one of our elementary schools there are 58 countries of origin represented in the student body. And it is fairly progressive. I mean, it's Iowa afterall. We pretty much elected Obama and we were one of the first to have same sex marriage. Yes, when I was single I loved living in big cities and going out every night and not saving a cent, but now that I have a kid it just makes life so much easier to be in a small community where everything just comes really easily, you can bike to work (when there isn't a blizzard of course) and people are super nice. I think that is what these lists are getting at.
Forbes' List of Best Small Cities to Raise a Family
|10/30/10 3:37 PM|