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The Dragon Series

by Ronald A. Rowe April 23rd, 2010| Product reviews
The Dragons series by Chris D'Lacy is comprised of four books (so far): The Fire Within, Ice Fire, Fire Star, and The Fire Eternal. My nine year old has read them all and is eagerly anticipating the release of the next volume.

The story begins when the protagonist, David,

Bumbo Chair

by Joe Lawrence April 16th, 2010| Product reviews
As a gift, we received a Bumbo chair. At first, I wasn't really on board with the chair and kind of thought it to be a crutch. However, I am a huge fan nowadays.

This chair is a designed to help babies sit in an upright position when they are

Air Hogs

by Ronald A. Rowe April 9th, 2010| Product reviews
We bought the Air Hogs two pack with a helicopter and a flying wing. The Air Hogs are small remote controlled air craft. Two boys, two flying machines - the math seemed solid.

We first tried the helicopter inside. The controls are very sensitive, and the copter has a tendency

Dr. Brown’s Bottle System

by Joe Lawrence March 26th, 2010| Infants/Toddlers, Product reviews
My wife and I spent many hours researching each item purchased for my daughter. She is our first child, and we both want the best for her. When it came to bottles, we decided this is an important investment and wanted the best.

I am a review reader and thus


by Ronald A. Rowe March 19th, 2010| Product reviews
The latest in the string of card games that my son has brought home is Bakugan. Really, to call it a card game does it somewhat of an injustice. Bakugan is, well, a different thing altogether.

The Bakugan themselves are little colored spheres, the size of a big aggie, or

Summer Infant SwaddleMe

by Joe Lawrence March 12th, 2010| Infants/Toddlers, Product reviews
I still can remember going to the baby classes and watching the lady swaddle the baby doll. It was a scary moment for me because I could not grasp the concept. Diapers, bottles, baths nor anything else gave me even the smallest bead of sweat. It was swaddling.

Thank you

Aqua Sand

by Ronald A. Rowe March 5th, 2010| Product reviews
When my younger son asked for Aqua Sand for his upcoming fourthbirthday, I gave him one of my best non-committal dad answers to give me time to think it over. Ihad seen the commercials, soI was familiar with the basic concept.I had seen enough to realize that I needed

iPod Nano

by Michele February 26th, 2010| Product reviews, Tweens
Today's product review is a joint article, crafted by my twelve year old daughter (Sam) and me.

Michele: When my husband and I decided to purchase iPod Nanos as Christmas gifts, I thought our children would like them. As a fan of music, I thought it would be a

Prince Lionheart Premium Wipes Warmer

by Joe Lawrence February 19th, 2010| Infants/Toddlers, Product reviews
I am on record saying how dumb I think it is to spend money on frivolous items that truly are not needed. I even used the wipes warmer as an example of this. I have to be honest, though. This warmer is pretty good.

For less than $30, the Prince

Firefly Phone

by Ronald A. Rowe February 17th, 2010| Elementary, Product reviews
The Firefly cellular phone is a neat concept for parents of children who want a cellphone but may not be ready for one. The Firefly is a simple to use cell phone designed for maximum parental control.

My nine year old son has absolutely no reason to own a cellphone.