When I Go Into my Local GameStop, it’s like Going into Cheers, EVERYBODY KNOWS MY NAME

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Do you guys have gamers in your house?  That's pretty much all my boys are about over here.  We have both a WiiU and an Xbox360 and I'd say the WiiU is definitely the preferred system of choice right now although I do see Nate (11) starting to move over to the Xbox more. For gaming purchases, I'm all about GameStop.  While I love Amazon, … [Read more...]

AT&T Unite for GoPhone: WiFi For the Whole Family – IN THE CAR!

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My kids have been big-time spoiled with this latest gadget we've been testing out.  It's the AT&T Unite for GoPhone by Netgear and it's a mobile hotspot that allows us to connect to it and get Wifi with up to 10 devices.  Can I tell you guys how awesome this was for our latest road trip (9 hours in the car?!)  I'm sure you all can … [Read more...]

October’s Big Game Release & Thoughts: Skylanders Trap Team

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Is anyone out there playing the new Skylanders Trap Team yet?  It came out last week and I feel like I haven't been hearing as much buzz as I have in the past. We have yet to dive in.  My youngest (and the Skylanders guru in the house) turns 8 in early November so we always hold out  for his birthday to open up the latest version of the game. … [Read more...]

In Search of iPhone 6 Accessories

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I did it - I bit the bullet and ordered the iPhone 6.  Last week I was in my local Apple retailer getting my iPhone 5 battery replaced after Apple FINALLY announced that there were issues with certain iPhone5 batteries.  And because I love shiny new toys, I couldn't help but check out the iPhone 6.  The customer service girl was all to happy to … [Read more...]

Kindle Fire: Best Tablet & E-Reader Option for Kids

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We're definitely a Kindle family and I haven't been shy about sharing my love of our family Kindles. My last Kindle-related post was last month about stealing my kids' Paperwhite.  I can feel a little less guilty about it now that we also have a Kindle Fire for the kids. We got the Kindle Fire thanks to Staples and it's great that they now each … [Read more...]

Get SUCKED in with this new Game/App: Panda PandeMonium

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Cole and I have been playing this one with the same level of addiction I was playing Candy Crush last year.   It's a brand new app and game called Panda PandaMonium  and it's a little like Majong meets Candy Crush.  You're making matches, have goals to achieve and the ultimate goal each round is to save the pandas who are trapped in the … [Read more...]

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...]

10 Favorite Toys From #SweetSuite14: New Skylanders & Toys We Are STOKED FOR! #BBNYC

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A little over a week ago, I attended Blogger Bash in NYC - a great 2-day event full of blogger goodness.  One of the events during the 2-day affair was the epic Sweet Suite, from the Big Toy Book.  This event brings together bloggers and brands for a night of play - toy companies display their latest and greatest on the market and the bloggers get … [Read more...]

Marvel Superheroes Coming to Disney Infinity! #gaming #DisneyInfinity

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We have Disney Infinity on our Xbox 360 and my kids enjoyed it and played for awhile but they've definitely lost interest since the winter.  Today, I received this email that announced that Marvel Superheroes are coming to Disney Infinity!  My boys are going to be all over this one and you can bet we're going to be picking up this game again … [Read more...]