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Apples to Apples

by Ronald A. Rowe October 8th, 2010| Product reviews
Apples to Apples is a fun party game. It is different from most board games in that the outcome is really left up to the discretion of the players. Each player gets a turn being the judge. The sum of the decisions made by the judges throughout the course

Gimme my Teddy

by Chang Song October 1st, 2010| Product reviews
During tough times, it is comforting to know that you have someone to turn to help solve your difficulties. Whether it is your parent, your spouse, or even your spiritual supporter, it is very soothing to know that someone has your back at all times. This sort of comfort

Alpha and Omega 3D

by Ronald A. Rowe September 24th, 2010| Product reviews
Alpha and Omega is an animated offering that hit theaters this weekend. In the interest of thoroughness, I'm reviewing this film from four different angles - that of an intrepid reporter, aged 39 years; his two sons, ages 4 and 9; and his lovely wife, whose age is none

Cell Phones…Start Now

by Kendall Ryan September 17th, 2010| Product reviews
All parents care about the safety of their child. Every parent is a nervous wreck when they let their child sleep at a friend's house for the first time, or participate in their first car pool. Well, there is a solution to ease the anxiety.

As a disclaimer, I will

Chuck E. Cheese

by Ronald A. Rowe September 10th, 2010| Product reviews
Chuck E. Cheese (CEC) is a children's entertainment provider/eatery operating in all fifty states, plus Puerto Rico and parts of Canada. CEC's primary offering is a wide slate of video games. They also host children's parties. I will break my review down into several relevant categories - Food, Value,

A Valuable Resource…PRICELESS?

by Kendall Ryan September 3rd, 2010| Product reviews
In your lifetime, you will face many difficult decisions that have to be made in a timely fashion? One of the most difficult and most important: college. As the title suggests, one of the most valuable asset is priceless: US News and World Report Best College Rankings. Believe


by Ronald A. Rowe August 27th, 2010| Product reviews
Webkinz World is a website in which you can 'adopt' a pet (represented in the real-world by a plush toy) that lives and moves within the virtual world. Webkinz eat, sleep, and play within the online realm of www.webkinz.com. This world is completely safe for the young ones, with

“Dozen May Kenny Cents Tomb He”

by Kendall Ryan August 20th, 2010| Product reviews, Teens
Remember the days when you stayed in to play a board game. Remember when you were a kid and enjoyed Monopoly and Candyland? Today, society is all about technology moving as fast as the internet. However, in the midst of all of this, I found a way to slow

Cell Phones- Part 2

by Michele August 13th, 2010| Product reviews, Teens, Tweens
A couple weeks ago, I discussed the advantages associated with teens and tweens have their own cell phones. If you're thinking this might be a good purchase for your child, I have some suggestions regarding the purchase of the phone and choosing a contract.

The phone

Most cell phone carriers

Souvenir Pennies

by Ronald A. Rowe August 5th, 2010| Product reviews
My family and I just returned from a week in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee where we did all the touristy things that tourists do. Traveling with two children means that atevery gift stand,souvenir stand, lemonade stand,and band standwe pass I hear two voices clamoring with urgency to buy something.

Without any

Cell Phones- Part 1

by Michele July 30th, 2010| Product reviews, Teens, Tweens
As the mom of four children, three of whom are between the ages of 12 and 14, I have had my fair share of experience with parenting children of this generation. When my children were younger, I used to question whether they would need cell phones. They seemed like

Tiny Titans

by Ronald A. Rowe July 23rd, 2010| Elementary, Product reviews
Tiny Titans is a monthly comic book published by DC Comics. It was recently awarded the Harvey Award for Best Children's Comic, and with good reason. Tiny Titans succeeds where so many other early education tools fail: kids want to read it.

For those unfamiliar with the concept, the Teen