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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