Read Shannon's take on Boycotting China, which focuses on conscious consuming and choices with children:
Mostly, it's the whole conscious consuming thing. Now, more than ever before, I am analyzing each and every purchase that I make. I look at labels without even thinking about it. I am not only thinking about where it is made, but the total, overall impact that the purchase of this product has in terms of human quality of life issues, climate change issues or other eco-concerns, and simply thinking more and more about the value of "stuff" in our lives.Shannon has four kids, and writes practical tips for those of you with little (or big) ones.