Parenting

joey tag

I like physical stuff. I miss records, CDs and DVDs. Remember when you would actually get a handwritten letter from a friend in the mail?  Now I am just dating myself. As much as I like physical objects, even I have to admit that some things are better when they are virtual. I remember the click to continue...

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Barbie Hologram

I'm not going to sugar coat things, there is a lot of crazy crap going on in the world right now. Will everyone soon be able to say they live in beachfront property? Will anyone have health insurance to cover us when we are drowning from our global warming produced beachfront property? These are big click to continue...

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CES17

We can debate lots of things, like which is better - Snickers or Milky Way (for the record, obviously Snickers).  Some things are just set in stone, like the fact that robots will soon be our overlords.  No debate there, but what we can debate is who the robots will destroy first. Spoiler Alert - click to continue...

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Air Sense

Hey Moms and Dads - don't kill the messenger.  I know, the last thing parents need is another thing to worry about.  Yet, here I am, with a very scary stat... The EPA list indoor air pollution as a top 5 environmental risk to public health. Not freaked yet?  How about this one... The World click to continue...

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nabi se

Kids love tablets.  Nope, not talking about giant stone tablets with the 10 Commandments, I am talking about any digital tablet that has lights, sounds and motions which just draw in kids of all ages. The thing is, handing your 6 year old your $500 tablet is fraught with potential problems.  They could drop and click to continue...

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Cubetto Robot

Being a parent can be hard.  We try to do the right things for our kids, but we often get conflicting messages. Recently, educators have been talking about the need to teach STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) from a very early age.  Perfect, I can get my child in front of the computer and click to continue...

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mevo camera

There is good news and bad news when it comes to Facebook Live. First the good news - parents can now stream all the concerts, plays and events that their kids are in. Now the bad news - parents can now stream all the concerts, plays and events that their kids are in. I know you click to continue...

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End of Boy and Girl Toy Awards

Regular readers know that we have been strongly against the Toy Industry Association (TIA) handing out Toy Of The Year Awards (TOTY Awards) for Best Boy Toy and Best Girl Toy. Here you can read why we believed these gender based toy awards were harmful and reinforced gender stereotypes and take a look at the petition click to continue...

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Osmo Monster

We have now reviewed over 800 toys, technology and gadgets.  What have we learned from our experience?  Two things.  First, the best toys, gadgets and gizmos employ technology that you never see. Second...we really need to get out more often. The Osmo Game System for the iPad has won critical acclaim for combining physical play click to continue...

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Father's Day 2016

Regular readers just read that headline and probably thought, "Yep, Dan has officially lost it.  Time to put him in a home." After all, search this site and you will see we have written endless Father's Day Gift Guides.  We declared war on boring Father's Day presents.  We have a YouTube Channel with over 800 click to continue...

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