holidays

Mother's Day is like a big fat pitch, right over the center of the plate, waiting for a Dad Blogger to smash it out of Hallmark park.  A Hallmark created holiday, just another way to sell cards, flowers and chocolates...oh man, we should be able to clobber this one with mockery!  Yet, every year I click to continue...

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Travel Tips

Have you figured out how you will survive traveling for the holidays?  Fear not, we have called in an expert to give us some tips.  Wendy Shand, is a family travel expert and has traveled widely with her 3 children, Barnaby (10), Maisy (8) and Monty (3).  She is also the founder of leading family click to continue...

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Take 35% Off

There are a few things I know to be true.  First, if you are over 21 and watch too much Barney, your brain will actually ooze out of your ears.  Second, and perhaps more importantly, 100% of all Dads secretly want to buy their kids RC toys for the holidays (and 86.236% of all Moms).  click to continue...

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First Aid Kit

Question of the Day - If an axe murderer breaks into your house, wielding an axe that is beautifully crafted and says "Compassion" right on the handle, is he really a bad guy or just a good guy having a bad day? I mean how mad could you really be if someone came after you click to continue...

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Cure Depression

Unemployment is high and affordable housing for those who need it is low.  Keeping an eye on your 401K?  Don't worry if you just wait until you are 185 years old you should have enough money to retire.  Turn on the news and learn about violence, corruption, unrest and general hostility toward one and other...and click to continue...

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A Little Bit of Girl Heaven in New York City

American Girl Dolls

By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire My parents, my 7 year old daughter and I all recently decided to tackle New York during the Christmas season to see all the magic of the holidays in midtown.  Of course, I used to live in New York and had conveniently forgotten how completely insane it is in midtown during click to continue...

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Disney Tangled Doll - Rapunzel Review

Hey Dads and Moms - have you heard of this little independent flick that is showing in art house theaters called Tangled ?  Yeah, I figured no one has heard of it - no publicity, no marketing, some little Mom and Pop production house called Bisney, oh wait, my eyes are not what they used click to continue...

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No Batteries Required Part 2

By Noelle, Librarian Extraordinaire We have talked about the the hottest toys for the holidays, and in Part 1 of this series we focused on picture books and beginning readers, but now we’ll talk about books for older kids and teens, including graphic novels. While some of these are widely considered to be the best click to continue...

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Project Complete

By Jason Grooms Dan here - This is part of our Real Dads (and Moms) Review The Top 16 Holiday Toys for 2010 series. We sent out the hot holiday toys to our members and in this series they are sharing their honest reviews before you waste any money on a flop! Want to get click to continue...

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Dads - Toys Will Be cheaper this year

As pointed out in the seriously flawed and bizarre What Do Dads Really Do Poll - we like to fix toys and change batteries.  So, the holidays are really our time of year.  Sure, there is being together with family, religion and all that stuff - but putting together toys for the kids, that is click to continue...

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