Earlier this month, I blogged about going holiday shopping at Staples.  I talked about how traditionally, I had only really thought of Staples as an office supply store.  It's really evolved into so much more. One of the product categories that they've become a superstore for is anything tech-related.  I was in my local store today and truly the … [Read more...]

Don't get pulled into the thinking that the only good gifts are brand new. There are lots of great gift ideas that have been around for a while and guess what - they are still awesome. Take the Wii for example. Originally released in 2006, the Wii is still the worldwide leader in gaming console sales with new games being released throughout the … [Read more...]

WINNER ANNOUNCED! Congrats to Ada Miller who won the LeapFrog My Own Story Time Pad! Thanks to all who entered! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Giveaway #3 is here! This time it's LeapFrog's new My Own Story Time Pad - an easy-to-use tablet for little LeapFroggers. Perfect for … [Read more...]

GIVEAWAY WINNER - Congrats to Autumn who won our LeapFrog giveaway of the Solar System Adventure Pack. Thanks to all who entered! --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Back again with another hot new holiday toy (and a giveaway!) from LeapFrog. I've already written about my love of … [Read more...]

****** CONTEST NOW CLOSED ************* CONGRATS TO OUR WINNER JANICE! Gifts, parties, and the holiday season are just around the corner which has me thinking a lot about....wine. Wine really is the perfect gift. It's easy to give, received with a smile, and it's good for your health! But picking out just the right bottles can be tedious … [Read more...]

We're definitely a tech-friendly family.  I run a blog for a living and I think my kids are more computer and Wii savvy than I am some days. But I'm sometimes reminded that my almost-4-year old is still just that, a young kid and aging a lot faster than I sometimes would like him to.  Being the younger brother and being the youngest in a … [Read more...]

Before I even received my first pitch on the latest product release from Bendaroos, I already heard about it from my two little walking informercials (aka my children.)  As soon as I heard the words "glow" and "Bendaroos," I knew what the next item on the birthday/Christmas list was to be. For those of you not familiar, Bendaroos are pliable wax … [Read more...]

A couple of years ago, I had some bags stolen when I was out shopping on Black Friday.  It was my one and only attempt to ever shop on that day and I swore I'd never do it again. Thankfully, with online competition and Cyber Monday, there's really no need for me to brave the crowds anymore.  Folks like LeapFrog are doing deals for both days.  … [Read more...]