A couple of weeks ago, I got home to a huge box on my front step. I had no idea what it was but I opened it to find these goodies inside: Holy fun! There was a note from the folks at Verizon thanking me for the participation in this campaign and also a note about my boys. I loved how personal they were with their gift selections. They sent a … [Read more...]

Parents of little kids - I am so jealous of you for having this app at your disposal!!  YouTube Kids would have been so awesome when my kids were small! And to tell you guys the truth, it's actually still pretty great for them at age 11 and 8. My kids love YouTube.  Especially my oldest.  In his spare time, if you can't find him playing … [Read more...]

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...]

An ad for Cuff, wearable "smart jewelry" popped up on my Facebook feed yesterday.  This was such a targeted ad for me since I love technology and fashion so of course I had to do a little click over to see what this was about. The picture looked like it was similar to a FitBit but I was really intrigued once I clicked through. It's wearable … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]