VTech InnoTab® 3S Learning Tablet for Kids

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*VTech provided our family with an InnoTab 3S to review and one to giveaway. A few weeks ago we got a brand new product delivered to our home. Initially, I thought it was just another kid tablet that would cost me hundreds of dollars in batteries. It wasn't until we really dove into all the features that we saw how amazing the new VTech Innotab 3S really is! For starters, I don't have to spend any money at all on batteries. This new tablet … [Read more...]

Out of The Vault and Into Your Collection – The Little Mermaid is Coming to DVD

Meeting Princess Ariel

I was provided with a copy of the dvd. When I first learned about Disney's The Little Mermaid coming out of The Vault, I went straight to my calendar and marked October 1st with a big red X. This was several months ago and we've been counting down the days ever since. Out of all the Disney Princesses, our daughter Emma has fallen in love with Ariel. That is her princess! Emma's first dream came true when we took our very first family … [Read more...]

Kids Programming Anywhere You Go with Comcast Xfinity TV Player App

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Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC, through its contractor, Mom Central Consulting, provided a promotional item as a thank you to the blogger who made this post for participating in this campaign.  The opinions and experiences expressed in this post are solely the bloggers opinions, based on the blogger’s experiences and do not reflect any positions or opinions of Comcast Communications Management, LLC Comcast has been our cable … [Read more...]

Art & Technology Come Together for Alicewinks – Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland

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When I was child, all of the books I read had gold spine, a hard cover, printed text and illustrations. These days my own children enjoy the same types of books I often read but they're also mesmerized by what technology has brought to the world of reading. Now you can read books on smartphones and my daughters' personal favorite, the iPad. We find ourselves browsing the iBooks digital library of books more often than ever setting foot in an … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Kids’ Learning Tablet | LeapPad Ultra Pre-Order

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It's hard to get the kids excited for back-to-school but it has to be done. Some things I like to do to ease the kids into the transition from summer break to school starts with bedtime and wake time adjustments. Going to bed 10 minutes earlier and waking up 10 minutes earlier a few days at a time until they're ready for the regular school hours routine. I also bring out the workbooks, flashcards and writing paper for a little refresher on the … [Read more...]

New Tech for Kids & the LeapPad Ultra Sweepstakes

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Starting July 17th you'll be able to pre-order a very cool tech devices for your kids. LeapFrog is introducing the "ultimate kids' learning tablet" with the LeapPad Ultra. This child-friendly tablet features a 7 inch high resolution touchscreen, kid-safe wifi and access to 800+ fun and educator-approved games and apps. If that wasn't enough it also works with LeapFrog Explorer cartridges and apps. Want a sneak peek? Check it out … [Read more...]

Soundfreaq Sound Platform 2 for Tunes Anywhere Life Takes You

Soundfreaq Platform 2 on the go

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Soundfreaq. I received a Soundfreaq Sound Platform 2 to facilitate my review. I often complain about the headaches and frustrations that come with being a work from home mom but you know, there's a lot of great things about this job too. Aside from getting to spend a lot of quality time with my children, I also get to choose my own "work" hours and work environment. For … [Read more...]

Don’t Throw Away Old Technology

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Technology is such a big part of life today and is constantly changing. Because technology changes and improves, consumers always seem to be updating their devices, including cell phones, computers, tablets and more. This leaves consumers with a pile of electronics they no longer use. Instead of throwing these devices out with their regular trash to take up precious space in landfills, DirecTV and other companies offer the ability to recycle … [Read more...]

My Windows 8X is just my Style | #Troop8x #HTC8

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When the Windows 8x phone first arrived on my door step I thought for sure it would be something I'd try out for a few weeks and then pass onto my son. There was no way there would ever be another cell phone that could surpass my love for the iPhone. I was wrong. It actually took a whole 5 minutes for me to fall in love with it and a few more days to make it my own. There's no way my son is putting his little digits on this phone, the … [Read more...]

Review | HTC Windows 8X Defender Case from OtterBox

OtterBox Defender Case for Windows 8X phone by HTC

Cellphones have become a common product in the hands of adults and children alike. They've also become an expensive piece of of technology that goes through daily use and sometimes even extreme abuse. It's vital to keep your cell phone protected if you want to keep it functioning. We know first-hand. Our family has been through several iPhones dropped in the toilet and one shattered from clumsy toddler hands. When our new Windows 8X by HTC I … [Read more...]