That Time I Totally Stole My Kid’s Kindle {Kindle Paperwhite}

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Technically, our new Kindle Paperwhite is supposed to be a back to school product for our family.  I received an email pitching me on the benefits of the Kindle as a back to school essential (there are many!) and thought, hey, this is awesome for us!  It came in the mail, but as I started playing with it, I have to totally come clean and tell you … [Read more...]

New LEGO Ninjago 3DS Game: LEGO Ninjago Nindroids

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If you happen to have any LEGO Ninjago fans in your house, you won't want to miss the news for the latest game - LEGO Ninjago Nindroids.  It's available for both the Nintendo 3DS and the Playstation Vita.  The game is based on the first five episodes of the new LEGO Ninjago Rebooted TV show.  There's more than 30 action packed levels and players … [Read more...]

Things that Rock About Having Apple TV

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Am I the last person with an iPhone to get Apple TV?  It's possible I am, and that this point is gonna be a "duh" to the rest of you Apple users.  But somehow I missed the boat on Apple TV.  Of course I knew that it was.  But I didn't really see that I needed it.  Another technology device in my house?  No thanks. Yah, I have a MacBook, iPhone … [Read more...]

Best IceBreaker Game: Heads Up! (99 Cent App)

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A friend of the family intro'd me to this game a couple of weeks ago.  Heads Up! is actually the brain child of Ellen DeGeneres and is a world of fun for only a buck.  It's an app for your phone and it's a lot like Headbandz if you have played that game before.  Basically you have some clues that the guesser can't see - they come up on cards on the … [Read more...]

Tiggly Shapes – Toddler Interactive iPad Toys

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Tiggly Shapes are awesome! My three year daughter Fiona absolutely loves playing with my "hi-pad" so when we received toys that are interactive with her favorite gadget, she was pretty excited. The set came with a felt storage bag containing four shapes - circle, square, triangle and star as well as three free apps to download. Anyone can download … [Read more...]

The Google Nexus 7 from Staples: A Side-by-Side Comparison with the iPad

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A fun one I've been testing out lately is this Google Nexus 7 from Staples ($229.00 with free shipping). It's a smaller tablet - the display is a 7" but I actually kinda dig the small size of it.  Don't get me wrong, I do love my iPad but I've come to appreciate having the Google Nexus too BECAUSE of the size.  Not only is it smaller but it's much … [Read more...]

Minecraft T-Shirts on BIG Sale at Kohls.com!

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Happened to notice that these Minecraft t-shirts at Kohls.com are now on sale - we paid full price a few weeks ago!  My kids get comments ALL. THE. TIME when they are wearing these.  Just yesterday in Hershey, Nate had one of his tees on and apparently some kid in line said to him, "dude, do you even hear me talking to you?  I'm talking to you … [Read more...]

Are you Pre-Ordering Disney Infinity? {Amazon Deal for Bonus Figure}

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You can now order Disney's Infinity which, if you haven't heard of it yet, is pretty much Disney's answer to Skylanders.  It's a multi-platform game that comes with interchangeable Disney figures that come to life on the game. Check out the list of retailers you can pre-order Disney Infinity on.  I like the Disney Infinity deal on Amazon, where … [Read more...]

12 Best Minecraft Parody Songs

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Two years in and the Minecraft obsession in our house hasn't waned.  We have a server, Minecraft toys and regularly have someone playing at our house.  My 9 year old is the big player but my 6 year old has gotten into the action recently too. One of the ways they take Minecraft "offline" when we're in the car or on the go is via Minecraft parody … [Read more...]