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Why Is She Crying?!

by Joe Lawrence June 30th, 2010| Infants/Toddlers
I hear the piercing screams of my daughter through the speaker of her monitor. She is sitting up in her crib, and something is really bothering her. What can it be?

This happens a couple of nights a month for us. The moment we go in there and hold her,

Easy Card Games

by Louise June 28th, 2010| Elementary
One of the best types of games you can play with your children is a card game. Why are card games so great? For starters, assuming you already have a deck of cards, you don't have to buy anything for them. There will never be a question about whether

LeapFrog My Puppy Pal – Violet

by Joe Lawrence June 25th, 2010| Product reviews
Are you looking for a unique toy for your child or one to get as a gift for another? Look no further, Violet or Scout are ready to step up to the plate. LeapFrog's My Puppy Pals are fun toys that can be customized to your child.

We have bought

Summer Fun: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. June 23rd, 2010| Teen Perspective
The summer can be a rather long and boring time for some families, because, no matter whether the kids will admit it or not, without school, they get very bored. There are some methods to handle summer boredom, but many will empty your bank account. I have some ideas

Summer on a Budget

by Ronald A. Rowe June 21st, 2010| Elementary
Summertime, when the kids are home from school, can be a real challenge for parents. If you are fortunate enough to have a stay at home parent in your family, then you have probably skimped and sacrificed to make that possible. And the way things are right

The Old Standbys

by Ronald A. Rowe June 18th, 2010| Product reviews
This is going to be an unusual product review for several reasons. First, we're not going to be discussing one particular product. Second, you are probably very familiar with the several products to be discussed already. But stay with me because sometimes we all need to be reminded of

Graduation Gifts

by Louise June 16th, 2010| Teen Perspective
It's graduation time! What do you get a graduate?

If you simply know a graduate, who you'd like to congratulate with a gift, there's really only one question you need to keep in mind when getting one: will the graduate definitely be able to use this wherever he or she is

Childproofing Is Mandatory

by Joe Lawrence June 14th, 2010| Infants/Toddlers
"You are going to get hurt doing that..." are the words shouted by my mother many times growing up. It seems the things I thought were harmless and couldn't even imagine how I could get hurt by were death traps. I honestly thought she was crazy until just recently.


TestSoup: Web and Mobile based Flashcard System

by Kendall Ryan June 11th, 2010| Product reviews

"I wanted to find a way to use technology to let people steal a few minutes here and there just to help refresh their memory on certain key concepts needed for standardized tests"-Brian Reese, CEO and Co-Founder of TestSoup and Active Duty Air Force Officer.

TestSoup was founded in 2009

Dealing With Senioritis: From the Teen

by Jacob P. June 9th, 2010| Teen Perspective
At the end of every school year, kids begin to get bored and feel that the school year is almost over, so why keep trying. This is known as senioritis and is a major problem, as this can make or break a school year. Here are some anti-senioritis strategies,

When Mom’s Away

by Ronald A. Rowe June 7th, 2010| Elementary, Helpful Hints

When Mom's away, Dad will have to do. Here's a salute to all the single parents out there. I don't know how you get anything done. My lovely wife is away for a week. "No problem," I told her. I can handle everything.

Now, this is real life, not a

Chicco DJ Baby Walker

by Joe Lawrence June 4th, 2010| Infants/Toddlers, Product reviews
Visions of my seven-month-old chasing down my dog and knocking over chairs and decor along the way raced across my mind the other day as I was assembling the Chicco DJ Baby Walker my wife purchased. Although I am against it in principle, I think this is a great