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Yo Gabba Gabba! Hello Friends! App Review #yogabbagabba

The Yo Gabba Gabba! Hello Friends! app is a good pickup for the kid who loves the show. It’s full of interactivity that will keep them entertained. Aerissa definitely loves the “Friends” section of the app that lets her video call her friends from the show and talk to them. All 5 of


Sharing Birthdays

Like anybody does, it’s always fun to see who you share a birthday with. We got to do it again when Xander was born on December 8th. It’s funny. Aerissa is so dramatic and outgoing, and she shares her birthday with a lot of actors and actresses. Xander shares his birthday with


As a Dad: Thoughts About a 2nd Baby

So, here I am. Dad. How do I feel about the next baby? Well, at the time of this writing, for some reason it’s not yet fully sunk into my brain that another child is coming. I know it’s coming and I feel that I am ready, but I don’t think it


Preserving Memories With Seagate Backup Plus

Backing up your data is always a good idea, especially things like your digital photos, purchased music, or documents.  I think it’s even more important these days since our lives have gone so digital.  We take a lot of pictures with our cameras, we purchase music and movies digitally, and we scan


Bob’s Burgers Season 1 Review

Synopsis: “BOB’S BURGERS” follows a third-generation restaurateur, Bob Belcher who runs Bob’s Burgers with the help of his wife and their three kids. Despite his greasy counters, lousy location and occasionally spotty service, Bob is convinced his burgers speak for themselves. Featuring the voice talents of H. Jon Benjamin (“Archer”) and Kristen Schaal (“Flight of the Concords”), “Bob’s Burgers” is a hilarious


Digital Photography: A Basic Manual {Book Review}

I’m not a photographer by any definition of the word. The closest I get is I sometimes take digital photos and my mom used to teach a photography class at 4-H. Digital Photography: A Basic Manual is a good intro book to not just digital photography, but photography in general. I know how


Technology | DXG A85V HD Camcorder Review

Before becoming parents we didn’t really need a camcorder. We bought a cheapish one, but used it mainly to shoot the cats being stupid. We often brought it along for family gatherings but would forget to take it out and get any footage. Once Aerissa came along it became apparent that we


Technology Gadgets | Nextbook Premium8 Tablet Review

We received a Nextbook Premium 8 Tablet to review. It’s a neat little device that is a big larger than a smartphone, but smaller than your standard-sized tablets. It’s running Google’s Android 2.3 operating system, so it’s pretty familiar to those with other Android devices. It has a nice and bright 8-inch


Preparing the Car for Winter #EngineLuv #CBias

Let me start by saying I’m not really a car guy.  I can do basic maintenance like oil changes and changing tires.  I’ve helped my older brother work on our cars some, but it’s not really my thing.  Though, coming to my wife’s rescue with a tire change definitely was a good move.


Video Game Review | Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

I’ve been a fan of the Assassin’s Creed series of games since the first one was announced back in 2006. I’ve always enjoyed the stealth-style, hiding-in-the-shadows type games. Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is a continuation of the story of the 2nd assassin in the series, Ezio Auditore da Firenze. It is in the


The League Season Two DVD Set Review

Summary: Fantasy football provides an outlet for good-natured competition and camaraderie between friends and colleagues, but that’s not always the case. Deception, one-upmanship, and win-at-all-costs mentality rule the day on the virtual gridiron and then extend into personal relationships, marriages and the workplace, inTHE LEAGUE: The Complete Second Season, arrived October 4


Modern Family Season Two Review {A Must See!}

AMERICA’S FAVORITE FAMILY IS BACK MODERN FAMILY THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON   The #1 Scripted Comedy of the Season and nominated for 17 Primetime Emmy Awards Arrived on Blu-ray and DVD September 20th  Synopis: America’s favorite extended family is back with even more laughs as Modern Family: The Complete Second Season arrived


Linksys E4200 Maximum Performance Dual-Band N Router ($179.99) Review & Giveaway CLOSED

Thank you, Brian, for this Daddy Review! Being a “connected” home with desktop computers, a laptop, smart phones, and several gaming consoles, a simple ethernet cable just doesn’t cut it. We have too many devices throughout our house that need to be connected to the internet. The most practical solution? A wireless


Ask the Web Guy: Burnin’ Feeds and Taking Names

Darcy asked me to type up a quick tutorial on your RSS feed and how to “burn it.” All blogs, regardless of their topic, should have an RSS link (sometimes also called Subscribe) in a easy-to-see spot. Many people, me included, like to view their blogroll using an RSS reader, such as


Funny Old Ads: Medical Remedies of Yesteryear: Burnham’s Clam Bouillon for Sick Children

As Darcy has mentioned a few times, I dabble in family history AKA genealogy. Part of that research sometimes requires me to browse old newspapers. Fortunately, Google has a bunch of them online already. While searching through some of these papers, I’ve run across some funny and sometimes scary, old ads. Like


Daddy Talk: Mens Shaving Tips For Going Clean Shaven

When Darcy and I met I had a goatee.  As a wedding gift to her I went clean shaven.  In the 5 years since I have gone back and forth.  It’s a pain to grow it back out because I have to look scruffy for several days before it looks decent to


Ask The Web Guy: Adding Social Sharing Tools #savvyblogging

There have been a few requests on how to add the sharing tools to your blog posts, so I decided to do a post about it. When adding these buttons to your themes, make sure you only add it to the specific blog post page and not the posts on the home


Ask The Web Guy: Google+ and +1 #blogging

The last “Ask the Web Guy” post went pretty well. I’m glad I could help a few people out with their questions. This time around I thought I would give everyone a quick tip or trick before asking for questions. The buzz these last few weeks has been Google+ and their accompanying


Ask the Web Guy #savvyblogging

I came to Darcy asking if she’d like me to offer some of my knowledge of all things web development out to the Mommy Blogger community and she said she thought that was a great idea. So, here we are. I’m more than happy to try to answer any questions you all