Southern Fried Children

The good, the bad, and the ridiculous by a stay at home mom of three in Dixie.

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Three Distinctive Features of My Blog

1. I have no shame.
2. I refuse to use text speak or acronyms, relying instead on complete, actual, real words.
3. I have 3 kids in very different stages — 10, 4 and 1 — and they provide good entertainment.

What's a great present under $30 for a baby (under 18 months)?

Kelly Hines

At $9.95, there is no better value, and no cuter toy, than International Plaything's Hide & Squeak Eggs. The shell tops are painted with graphic expressions, and they 'crack' open to reveal six different colored chicks. Pressing down on the chicks makes them peep. The bottom of the shells have a shape, allowing the carton to also become a shape sorter. I got them for my youngest right before his first birthday. He's gone from loving to take off the tops, to making the chicks peep, to now working on shape sorting. Very sturdy, totally portable due to the carton, and so stinking cute.
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