Susan’s Friday Finds
— It’s the new speed-dating for moms: MommyMixer. Instead of enduring short but awkward conversations with assorted single guys, you’re mingling with prospective babysitters and nannies. Pay $100 for your first mixer, and $75 per event after that. If you live in one of the 20 cities where MommyMixer operates, this might be a cool way to find extra childcare. What I want to know is, when’s MommyMixer coming to the Nati? (My friend Michelle gets the credit for this Friday Find.)
— If you love Sting, try his son. I was listening to the radio the other day and heard a new song, “Two Sisters,” that I thought for sure was sung by Sting—or maybe the reunited Police. Yet it had a slightly more modern, youthful twist. Turns out, it’s Sting’s son, Joe Sumner. He’s the lead singer for a new band called Fiction Plane, which released an album in May, Left Side of the Brain. He’s also my age, 30, and hot! It’s like a newer, younger Sting with fresh musical offerings.
Cara’s Friday Finds
—If kids ruled the world. Have you seen the previews for the new reality show called “Kid Nation?” It takes 40 kids, ages 8 to 15, and puts them in some old western town where they have to figure out how to live together. No adults allowed. My first reaction was, “D-U-M-B!” But as soon as I saw some of those little buggers crying, I was like, “Aww…” So I think I’ll tune in—even though the show’s producers are under some legal heat. It premieres September 19 on CBS.
—Magically low prices. Magic Kids USA claims to offer kids’ clothes 50% below retail. Browsing around the website, you can find brand names, like Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, and more. Check out this Cincinnati Bengals outfit and other NFL Reebok kids apparel starting as low as $4.49. Seems too good to be true. I wonder if they stick it to you with the shipping costs?
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