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Zingo! – Our first family game

Zingo! – Our first family game...

Over the past 5 years, I had wondered at what age would my kids need to be before we started playing card games and board games as a family.  With my older daughter (now 5-years-old), we had already started working on playing Crazy 8s, Hungry Hippos, and Candyland, but these were too advanced for our younger daughter (2.5-years-old). Unfortunately, if we play a game with the older sister, then the younger sister gets...
Car Seat Regrets: How I could have avoided spending $1000 on car seats

Car Seat Regrets: How I could have avoided spendin...

By my estimation, when my two children (currently 4 and 2 years old) are done with car seats, I will have spent over $1500 on securing these little suckers into the back seats.  Recently, I purchased my 4 year old daughter a new convertible booster car seat, which will be the 5th car seat of her lifetime.  This latest car seat is the best and by the end of this post I will explain what I would have done differently...
Nick Jr. Special “Let’s Hear it For The Laurie Berkner Band” Coming to DVD

Nick Jr. Special “Let’s Hear it For Th...

Big news in our household this week was the announcement that the Nick Jr. special “Let’s Hear it for the Laurie Berkner Band” is getting released on DVD on September 28th, 2010.  The special first aired in July of 2009 and my daughter was already an avid Laurie Berkner fan – a product of Laurie’s frequent appearances on Jack’s Big Music Show.  We recorded the special on our DVR...
Product Review: Fisher Price Mickey Mouse Clubhouse See n’ Say Toy

Product Review: Fisher Price Mickey Mouse Clubhous...

While the children’s television show Mickey Mouse Clubhouse is a cute and creative show, which my daughter loves, the Fisher Price Mickey Mouse Clubhouse See n’ Say toy was quickly hidden from her reach. The main reason is the toy’s lack of volume controls, resulting in an elevated parental annoyance level. Don’t get me wrong – the toy itself is a fine toy, I think all kids had something...
TV Review: Jack’s Big Music Show

TV Review: Jack’s Big Music Show...

Jack’s Big Music Show is an often forgotten and underestimated show currently in syndication on Nick Jr. most weekdays and weekends. From the research I’ve found on various sites, the show was produced between 2005 to 2007 and is not currently in active production, which is upsetting because this happens to be one of my daughter’s favorite shows. The format of the show is relatively standard –...
Lascal Kiddy Guard Retractable Safety Gate

Lascal Kiddy Guard Retractable Safety Gate...

Product Review: The Lascal Kiddy Guard Retractable Safety Gate Summary: The Kiddy Guard Retractable Safety Gate from Lascal is an extremely innovative and space-saving child gate, but the complexity of operating the locking mechanism and the noise made as the gate retracts may be a deal-breaker for some consumers. Baby or child-proofing the house is an exercise we all go through within the first few years of parenthood...
Review of Nokia Phone App, “Dad’s Cab”

Review of Nokia Phone App, “Dad’s Cab&...

I was recently contacted by a media group representative doing some work on a Nokia phone application, who asked if I would write a blog post about a new app they were targeting at fathers. A few comments up front: I do not own a Nokia phone, therefore I have never used this application, nor do I have access to use this application. My knowledge of this application is from screen shots, documentation, and videos provided...
Recommended Toys for a 2 Year Old

Recommended Toys for a 2 Year Old...

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Learning Piggy Bank: At first my daughter got frustrated with this toy because it was difficult for her to put the coins in the top slot of the bank.  For about a month she had to use 2 hands and go very slowly to get one into the bank.  The next month she was using one hand on the coin, but still going slowly.  The following month she was throwing them into the bank like it was no problem....
Infant Activity Playmat – Must Have

Infant Activity Playmat – Must Have...

Many of the arguments for adding this item to your collection of “baby stuff” goes along with the Infant Bouncy Chair article, but the activity playmat does add some important elements. Tiny Love Gymini Super Deluxe - Lights&Music Tummy Time If you’re a soon-to-be Dad, then you are probably not familiar with the term or concept of “tummy time.”  Esesentially, it’s the best exercise...
Infant Bouncy Chair – A Must Have

Infant Bouncy Chair – A Must Have...

Newborn babies are delicate – if you are a new or expectant father, hopefully you know this already.  When you first get home from the hospital you will jump at every cough, sneeze, and cry.  You may think that your best bet will be to hold the baby at all times, because really, where are you going to put her? Well, one place that can prove very helpful is an infant bouncy chair. Fisher-Price Ocean Wonders Aquarium...

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