Microsoft Surface 2 Launch

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The next launch in the Microsoft arsenal of products is for the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2. It is a quick 12 months after the launch of the first generation series showing that Microsoft is in to play in the tablet games. The Surface 2 is a powerful laptop in a tablet package, while […]

Disney Storybook Apps on Sale!

Disney Storybook Apps

Disney has several of its popular Disney Storybook apps on sale this weekend! Stock up for summer travel and school summer vacation!     Finding Nemo Storybook Deluxe – Through engaging narration, authentic underwater sound effects, and original graphics from the Academy Award winning movie, families can explore the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Harbor, and the […]

My A to G Adventures in the New Toyota RAV4

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This will be my ride for one week! The premium edition of the new Toyota RAV4. I mentioned that I would be getting a chance to test drive it in my previous post. And I got a chance to be a passenger on a recent four state adventure. But it is now in my driveway. […]

VTech InnoTab 2 Baby Review

VTech InnoTab 2 Baby Reviews

My son is an iPad addict. Yet, on a trip to New York recently, we gave him the VTech InnoTab 2 Baby tablet to check out. We had gotten it at a blogging event for a review. Frankly, we were not quite sure if he even would give it a glance. You can see from the […]

Curious George Springs into Spring and PBS Kids Adds Up

PBS Kids Adds Up

After going to a preview event at PBS Kids in Boston, I learned that PBS Kids is more than just a channel on our TV. Granted, it’s a pretty awesome channel that is on several times during the day in our house (Super Why or Curious George anyone?), but it is a whole education effort […]

5 Must Have Disney Apps for Kids

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Spring break is just around the corner and so are trips for Easter and Passover. We always load up our iPod Touch and iPad with apps to keep our preschooler occupied during our travels. Our favorite selections are the Disney Classics eBook apps. What I love about eBook apps is that it is almost a […]

The New Toyota RAV4

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  My son loves cars. Our house is one large traffic jam.     Everywhere we go, he rattles off the make and model of cars he sees. If he meets you, he may remember your name, but he will definitely remember the type of car you drive. If he sees a car that he […]

How to Track Santa in 2012

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A favorite tradition for many parents, is to track Santa’s whereabouts. Granted, it was old school for us back in the day. We relied on the weatherman on the local news station for a Six O’Clock News update. Now, however, there are so many cool ways to track the Jolly Old Guy. Almost everyone knows […]

iPieces Games: What to Bring to Grandma’s House this Holiday

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“Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go….” But what happens when you get to Grandma’s house? Does she have toys to entertain a spectrum of kids that have descended for the holidays. Probably not. Which means you need to schlep a lot of stuff to keep the kids focused on […]

Microsoft Surface Review: A New Tablet

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Microsoft enters the Tablet Market Microsoft has entered the tablet market with its new Microsoft Surface. Part laptop, part tablet, it is a multi-functional device perfect for the commuter, the student or the stay-at-home Mom. Microsoft is getting it in front of consumers with dedicated Microsoft staff – no third party people for their newest […]

Life…supplemented and the WannaBeWell app

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I love apps and I love health so when they are combined, it seriously rocks! Like the Life…supplemented | WannaBeWell app. (Free on iTunes!) The gist is that the WannaBeWell app is great tool to remind you to take medications and supplements, like multivitamins. (I seriously wish I knew about this when I was pregnant – […]

2013 Ford Escape: Hands Free Tailgate is Mom Perfect

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As a Mom of two children, my hands are full. Figuratively of course, but I mean literally. Strollers, diaper bags, toys, sippy cups and the occassional baby, are always in my arms. I’m rather used to struggling with my stash of stuff and various doors, so when something comes easy in that vein, I am […]

Top Four Electronic Devices for Bloggers

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As a blogger, there are four electronic items that I need to have to make my job work easily and seamlessly. 1. A laptop. For on the go blogging. Especially the MacBook Pro with Retina Display. 2. A smartphone. For on the go social media connections. Like the Samsung Galaxy S III 3. A camera. […]

Lifeables Review

Lifeables Review

I have a lot of pictures of my kids. But usually they are stuck on my phone. Languishing in photo hell (or photo heaven if you want to be more positive about it.) If I manage to get the pictures off my phone, they get stored on my computer…and there they remain in photo purgatory. […]

Planes by Byron Barton (Video Review)

If you have a child between two and six years old, who loves airplanes, boats and cars, you should check out an app called “Planes by Byron Barton.” It is an app for the iPhone, iTouch and iPad. Colors, sounds, music, reading, and recognition are just a few reasons why my son loves the app […]

Grocery and Recipe App from AllRecipes.com

Between 4pm and 6pm, I get into panic mode. I don’t know what to make for dinner. If I did better with grocery shopping over the weekend, I may not have food amnesia Monday through Friday. Like me, you probably have heard of AllRecipes.com because it is a great online recipe resource. So I was […]

Tips for Passing Down Electronic Devices to Your Kids

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With tech gadgets being released at a rapid pace, your phone, laptop or tablet is outdated the minute you walk out the door. At some point, most of us upgrade and it’s usually our smartphones. I finally broke down 4 months ago and upgraded my iPhone 3 for the iPhone 4s. Since my iPhone 3 […]

Employers Asking for Facebook Passwords

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We all know that employers (current and potential) do Google searches as part of background checks, and in recent years, that includes social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. With new privacy settings for Facebook, however, it is harder to see public posts. So employers have started asking Facebook passwords to get ‘Facebook insider information’. […]

New Year’s Goals

(Not Resolutions) To be honest, I kinda loathe the whole ‘New Year’s Resolution’ thing. Maybe because the term is overused. Or maybe because many resolutions are way to lofty (and doomed for failure.) I also hate all of the weight loss pressures too. I’ve noticed the recent influx of weight loss commercials, the Living Social deal […]

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