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Bite Hunter 2.0 App

The more things change, the more things stay the same.    We started as hunters and gathers, those Homo Sapiens were handy with a spear, taking down large animals for their meals. Flash forward 200,000 years and we are still hunting and gathering...in a slightly different way. Now we hunt for great deals on our meals click to continue...

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Wii U from Nintendo

As it turns out, we were not the only blog covering the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2012) in Las Vegas last week.   Yes, there are now endless "what was cool" at CES articles, but not many have looked at things from a parent's point of view.  As Moms and Dads, our time is precious and click to continue...

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CanvasTouch Closeup

By Johnny Mason Being somewhat of a photography nerd, I jumped at the chance to review a stretched canvas print from CanvasTouch. I mean, who doesn’t like a little more eye candy for the living room wall? The only requirement on my part was to send the company a hi-res image. Their mission was to click to continue...

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Building Bookshelves

Yesterday we started our project - Helping the Community, One BookShelf At A Time.  As we explained, we are trying to help a local school by building them a bookshelf.   For the normal Dad, who actually knows how to build things, this may not sound like a big deal, but I am no normal Dad.  click to continue...

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KOA Around the Campfire

Let's start with a quick quiz... 1. What Can You Tie Around Your Waist to Keep Mosquitoes Away? 2. Which of these ingredients is NOT in a Banana Boat - peanut butter, chocolate, fish heads or marshmallows 3. Tired of Melted Trail Mix? What Can You Replace Those M&M's With To Avoid The Mess? Want click to continue...

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Useful Things

Useful Things - AKA  things that busy parents can really appreciate.   When we were young, carefree and kid-free we could spend our endless free time finding artsy or impractical but cute things...but those days are long behind us.   As a Dad I now look for useful things that can make my crazy life a little click to continue...

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Digital Piano Reviews

By Ted Barszewski If you’re looking to buy a good digital piano for you and your family, it can be quite challenging to find reliable information.  I decided to buy one late last year and began my search for information online.  Usually you can find good advice on just about anything on the internet.  I click to continue...

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rancho5

By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire So I don’t know about you, but whoever came up with the “History Comes Alive!” tagline didn’t really think it through.  It doesn’t sound particularly cool.  In fact, it still sounds like history will be pretty boring. However, back in August, while on our second visit out to Santa Fe, New click to continue...

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