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Scanimalz Plush Toys and Game

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Tech, Toys | 1 comment

Look what we got in the mail…Scanimalz!! What are they, you ask?? Scanimalz are cuddly, collectible plush toys that bring the physical and virtual worlds together. They’re from SCANdinavia, frequently have SCANic attacks, like to do SCANnon balls and makeSCANtastic pets! Sure to be the “it” toy of 2013, these cute, cuddly plush characters come with QR codes on their adorable soft bellies. Scanimalz, from Wicked Cool Toys, capture what kids love—cuddly toys, technology and playing games on smart phones and tablets! With more than 30 adorable plush characters to choose from, girls and boys will love to collect them all and play for hours on end. It’s easy to get into the Scanimalz world! ü    Download the free iOS or Android Scanimalz App ü    Scan the QR code on the Scanimalz belly to play games ü    Track collections ü    Earn Scantz points ü    Work your way up the Daily Leader Board! What makes Scanimalz unique...

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Tour of the Club Penguin Headquarters

Posted by on Jun 23, 2013 in Disney, Featured, Tech | 0 comments

We were a guest of Disney while visiting the Club Penguin Headquarters. Recently we flew up to Canada for the Club Penguin Summit. While, in Canada, we got an exclusive chance to tour the Club Penguin Headquarters. This is where all the magic happens to create one of the most popular online games for children across the world. Located in Kelowna Canada, the staff at Club Penguin works daily to create a safe, interactive and fun online experience for children. This was the first time that Club Penguin has opened their doors to members of the media for a tour of the Club Penguin Headquarters. The moment that we walked into the building, we were greeted with Penguins everywhere. There was a huge waterfall wall with penguins behind it. And the Club Penguin logo. As the elevator doors closed...

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Let the Thumbs Up Wine Finder App Choose the Wine for You

Posted by on Jun 21, 2013 in Tech | 1 comment

How many times have you walked to the wine aisles at your grocery store just hoping… this one time… the right bottle will jump off the shelf? Whether entertaining at your home or choosing a bottle to take to a party, the abundant selection can be intimidating and overwhelming. We are wine – umm… – lovers, and it is still challenging. That’s where the Thumbs Up WineFinder app comes to the rescue. The Thumbs Up Wine app helps you select wine based on where you are shopping, what you are eating, and how you are enjoying it.  For example, my husband and I rarely drink white wine, but we take it to our friend’s house when entertaining…now I can purchase with confidence knowing that what I purchased pairs well with the occasion. When you start the app, Thumbs Up...

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Anticipation and Preorder of the XBox One

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in Tech | 0 comments

We have been XBox devotees since it first came out, adding the Kinect when it was released as well. Being the tech family we are, we then added another upstairs… and another in our game room. 🙂 We play of our family photos on them as a slideshow, listen to music from our server, and they serve as a DVD player for movies. and yes, we play games.  We have some amazing family times playing Kinect games… Needless to say, we are pretty excited about the XBox One, that will be released in November. is one of the retailers accepting pre-orders for this system.  Xbox One pre-order packages are limited though to one unit per transaction.  For $499.96 you receive one console, one limited edition controller and one Kinect, as well as free shipping. Being powered by The Cloud,...

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Sifteo Cubes as a Tech Toy Parents Can Appreciate

Posted by on Jun 10, 2013 in Featured, Tech, Toys, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Summer is here and for many parents that means our children are home for the summer.  We all work to keep our kids engaged in academics and sports over the summer to help make the transition back to school in fall that much easier.   It can be easy to give in to more screen time over the summer, but with the ever increasing amount of tech gadgets, it can be hard to do.  Sifteo Cubes are a tech toy that children… and parents can enjoy and appreciate. Sifteo Cubes are classic play made interactive and we love that the games challenge the mind is simple ways. This award-winning game is tactile and truly different than any other tech game system we have played with. Sifteo Cubes come preloaded with the above games and by simply connecting the Sifteo...

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Netflix, Disney, and You (Giveaway)

Posted by on Jun 7, 2013 in Giveaways, Tech | 28 comments

…Or rather your kids. Recently I was given the opportunity to hang out with Netflix, well not literally, I mean you can’t hang out with an inanimate object. But you can hang out with the animated objects that you can watch through the inanimate object. See what I did there? Anyways I digress. So, a while back we decided to “cut the cord” so to speak and get rid of the cable box. Now, I’m not a big sports fan, well I am, but not enough to watch it on TV, and we never watched a whole lot of cable, but we did have one concern, our boys. As a parent we all know, that in a perfect world our kids would never watch TV, but as we also know, we don’t live in anything close to a perfect...

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“Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters” Sneak Peek

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Family, Tech | 0 comments

I spent the day at Fox Studios yesterday getting a sneak peek at “Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters”! We cannot disclose any details about what we saw…yet… but can tell you this.  For the thirty minutes of the movie I saw, my eyes were glued to the screen!   This movie, based on the best selling book, “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters” continues the young demigod’s epic journey.  With our son at the age of nine, I think he may be ready for Percy Jackson books and would enjoy them tremendously.  He loves fantasy books, including Kingdom Keepers and Harry Potter; I am so excited to introduce him to Percy Jackson! Today a few of us were lucky enough to have a panel interview with Logan Lerman, who plays Percy Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, who plays Annabeth Chase, and Leven Rambin, who...

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An Inside Peek at Disney Infinity Toy Box Mode

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Disney, Tech, Toys | 0 comments

Disney Infinity is almost here!  This all-new video game initiative brings our favorite Walt Disney and Pixar Studios’ characters to life by placing real-world toy versions of these characters onto the Infinity Base.  Players are then transported into the virtual game worlds of Monsters University, the Incredibles, Cars and Pirates of the Caribbean, as well as into a giant Toy Box. We had a chance to check it out in LA earlier this year but today offer an in-depth look at the Disney Infinity Toy Box mode…a gameplay mode that allows players to intertwine characters from their favorite movies and have them compete against each other. From what we have seen, Toy Box mode enables dreams the opportunity to come true.  Our kids are Disney fans…and Disney fans seem to dream in Disney…characters jump from movie to movie, Jack Jack and...

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HTC Announces HTC One Special Edition with Nexus User Experience

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Featured, Tech | 1 comment

I am a huge HTC fan and have been for a decade.  My current smartphone is the HTC Droid DNA, which I adore.  That doesn’t stop me from drooling over the HTC One though.  I want Zoe and Blinkfeed in my life and truly think they would be game changers for work and personal life.  This is a (nother) big week for the HTC One as HTC announced a Special Edition HTC One featuring the “Nexus User Experience”. While you do not get HTC Sense, Zoe, BlinkFeed, HTC Share, and some other features, there are plenty of features to celebrate in this special model.  One of the things I love about HTC is that they think outside the box, listen to customers, and do their best to deliver.  They offer variety and choice that consumers crave in today’s tech...

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What Camera Should you Use?

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Tech | 0 comments

I got a little present for myself the other day, a brand new (to me) Nikon D7000 DSLR, and it got me thinking, one, I’m really excited, and two, I bet people might have some question about what camera might be best for them. I mean there’s about a million choices… well, 1,061,160, when you type “Digital Camera”  in on Amazon. So what do you pick? Point and shoot, DSLR, mirror-less, Canon, Nikon, Sony, what’s the best? Well that short answer? Whatever your comfortable with. The longer answer, it depends what you want shoot, and where you would like to take your pictures. Personally, I have three camera’s in rotation, I a have a little Canon point and shoot, a Nikon built to be waterproof and rugged, and my DSLR.  They each come out at different times. The little Canon,...

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4 Rules for Protecting Your Kids on Instagram

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Family, Featured, Tech | 0 comments

I had an interesting conversation with a co-worker the other day regarding Instagram and my co-worker’s teenage daughter. This is something that happens a lot, seeing as I manage the online social communities for a major brand. She had a bit of an interesting situation as single Mom at odds with he Ex-Husband regarding online safety. In other words, she said no, her husband said yes, and she lost out to the more preferential answer. Instagram more and more has become the platform that many parents use as the first step into the social world with their kids. Which makes a certain amount of sense, the security setting are pretty straightforward, either you’re account is private or not. There is definitely a conversation that needs to happen though between you and your kids. Personally when my kids are old...

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Verizon FiOS Iron Man 3 Premiere Event

Posted by on May 3, 2013 in Events, Featured, Tech, Uncategorized | 0 comments

This is a sponsored post with Verizon FioOs. On the eve of Iron Man 3 opening day, Verizon FiOS Southern California hosted an exclusive premiere event in Huntington Beach. The community was invited to come out and win tickets to see the movie before anyone else at the beautiful Century Theaters in Bella Terra. There were multiple screenings of the film happening throughout the evening. Parked right in front of the theaters were the fleet of Verizon FiOS powered vehicles. The kids were getting excited about the seeing the movie while playing Iron Man video games inside of the Verizon FiOS 1965 VW Bus. Verizon transformed this bus into a car that is just as powerful as Iron Man himself while all being powered by FiOS technology. The Bus is loaded with a 42″ Hi-def TV on the back...

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Long Beach Grand Prix Verizon FiOS So Cal Event

Posted by on Apr 26, 2013 in Events, Featured, Tech | 0 comments

This is a sponsored post, and the OC Mom Blog received compensation for their coverage. A guys weekend with fast cars…doesn’t get much better than that. We had a great weekend at the Grand Prix of Long Beach this past weekend.  Stopping by the Verizon FiOS setup was great; we both got to hang out with Mike, the SoCal FiOS fleet lead, who walked us through the special characteristics of both of their vehicles.  It was cool to get an up close look at the both vehicles but our favorite by far was the VW bus.   Mike and the team drive the Verizon FiOS vehicles to various events in the region and the VW bus is the embodiment of the SoCal lifestyle.  The 1965 VW Bus has been been retrofitted to include a 42 inch Hi-def TV on...

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Littlest Pet Shop at the LA Times Festival of Books

Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Events, Featured, Tech, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tickets to the event were provided to our writer on behalf of The Hub Network. My daughter and I went to the LA Times Festival of Books at USC last weekend for a sneak peek at the newest episode of Littlest Pet Shop! My daughter loves animals so much and is always wanting a new pet, so Littlest Pet Shop is definitely a favorite! We have really enjoyed the show on The Hub and were excited to see what was coming up next! “Summertime Blues” Logline: Blythe is accepted into the junior program at a prestigious fashion school and has to cope with the anxiety of leaving her family and pet friends behind over the summer.   My daughter’s eyes were glued to the screen as Blythe and her pals had another adventure! She smiled and clapped and couldn’t wait to see...

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A Monster in Paris Movie Night

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in Family, Fashion, Featured, Tech, Uncategorized | 0 comments

When I learned the movie “A Monster in Paris” was coming out on DVD, I was excited to plan a fun movie night with my kids. Before we watched the movie, the kids and I did fun activity sheets based on the film “A Monster in Paris” and made Paris themed cookies. It was a fun evening that my children will never forget. When I first surprised the kids with the news that we were going to have a family movie night they were beyond thrilled! Then when I told them we were seeing “A Monster in Paris” they squealed with delight. Our first event for “A Monster in Paris” movie night was to do some education activity sheets. We downloaded some fun word puzzles and matching games to do together as a family before seeing the movie. After...

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You’re Invited: Discovery Science Center Rocket Launch

Posted by on Apr 21, 2013 in Events, Tech, Uncategorized | 0 comments

You’re Invited! Come enjoy a fun family day at the Boeing Company in Huntington Beach on May 11th for the annual rocket launch. My family attended the rocket launch last year, and we created many unforgettable memories. The rocket launch features many hands-on activities including building and launching your own rocket made from a 2-liter plastic soda bottle! To participate, please bring a 2-liter plastic soda bottle (empty) to the event. The Boeing engineers will help teach your children how to build their own rocket at this interactive event. Not only will there be science, fun and entertainment but families will have an opportunity to meet a real astronaut for a meet and greet. There will also be a large variety of local food trucks at the event for treats and lunch at an additional fee. What to bring:...

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Top Five Apps for Busy Parents

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Family, Tech, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Parents are always busy. Finding tools to stay organized is key for busy parents, and there seems to be an app for everything. Keeping your family on a budget, curing your child’s ailments or organizing your family photos, there is an app for that! We have complied this list of the top 5 apps for Busy Parents. iHomeopathy is an “at your fingertips” guide to treating first-aid emergencies, childhood ailments and common illnesses. Curing your sick child is done in a snap with this easy to use parenting app. Worried about keeping your kids safe while surfing the internet? SurfBalance Safe Browser for Kids combines a full-screen mobile web browser with unique parental control features that go beyond website filtering to help kids develop better web usage skills. Family budgeting is a concern for all families. Finding an app...

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Ridemakerz Rockin’ Fun Party

Posted by on Apr 9, 2013 in Family, Featured, Tech, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Over the weekend, we hosted a fun Ridemakerz Build Your Ride fun Party with the neighborhood kids. All the kids came together to build their own custom rides using the Ridemakerz Xtreme Customz car kits. We enjoyed car themed treats, drinks and had a custom car show at the end of the party. Before the party, we made yummy Metal to the Pedal “Wheelz” sandwiches, Xtreme punch and Off Road Dirt Cups for dessert. All of the treats were easy to make and all the kids had a blast eating them at the party. When the kids first arrived at the party, they got busy making their own Ridemakerz custom cars. They are able to use their imagination to build a car with endless options. They were able to mix and match car parts, wheels and accessories. The variety...

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The Friend Trusted App for Home Improvement and Repair

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Family, Home, Tech | 0 comments

We all know that moment…the one where something breaks in your home or you know you need an improvement done.  That moment where you picture the next few days spent calling to find good service providers, getting estimates, and playing phone tag. You can now take all of the worry out of this process with the Friend Trusted app.  Friend Trusted, available on both iOS and Android platforms, is an easy to use app where you submit a video or photo of your problem and Friend Trusted handles the rest.  When using Friend Trusted, you choose what type of service you need from a user friendly interface.  With a simple tap, you move onto the next step where you submit a description of what you need. Users will enjoy that this process is very simple and takes under five...

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Transformers Prime Beast Hunters World Premiere

Posted by on Mar 20, 2013 in Events, Featured, RecentVideos, Tech | 0 comments

Last week my son Jeremy and I had the opportunity of a lifetime to go to Universla Studios for the exclusive world premiere screening of Transformers Prime Beast Hunters! The Hub Network, the fastest growing children’s cable network, announces the return of the 3rd and final season of the Daytime Emmy Award-winning CG-animated series “Transformers Prime  Beast Hunters” from Hasbro Studios on Friday, March 22nd! The epic saga’s return presents a formiddable new opponent for the Autobots and the introduction of a third dragon-like faction called the Predacons. The Transformers were so cool!! They were huge and made my son and I so excited to watch the show! It was totally awesome to get a picture with these guys! I had the opportunity to interview the producers of Transformers Prime and some of the very talented voice actors. Some of these...

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Five Best Features of the Wreck-it-Ralph DVD Blu-Ray Ultimate Collector’s Edition

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Disney, Tech | 0 comments

Disney’s hit movie, Wreck-it-Ralph was recently released on Blu-ray and DVD. We have watched the movie more times than I can count on all my kids fingers and toes combined, and we have found five of the best features of the Wreck-it-Ralph DVD to share. The best feature of the Wreck-it-Ralph DVD is that it is an ultimate collectors edition with 4 discs. It comes with a blu-ray 3D disc, blu-ray disc, DVD and a digital copy. The digital copy allows parents to watch the film anywhere on a large variety of portable players. The 4-disc set comes with bonus features including one of our favorite Disney shorts, Paperman. There is also a large variety of deleted and alternate scenes including: video game commercials for Fix-it Felix Jr., Hero’s Duty and more. My children have spent countless hours giggling...

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Finding Your Way to Oz with an Interactive Storytelling Experience

Posted by on Feb 17, 2013 in Disney, Events, Featured, Tech, Uncategorized | 0 comments

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Los Angeles to visit Google. It all started when I woke-up one morning with a mysterious invitation in my inbox from Google. The anticipation was building during the days leading up to the event to find out what I was going to learn. We left hours early the morning of the event, just to triple guarantee that we would not miss anything. When we parked and walked to the Google Headquarters, we were greeted by a security guard. We waiting patiently outside before walking into the gates. As we walked into the gates, there were bikes resting in the bike racks, an employee relaxing in a hammock and even a person walking their dog. The environment represented a home away from home where the Google employees can be creative in a...

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Idea for an Oscar Viewing Party

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Featured, Tech, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Is anyone planning on hosting a viewing party for the Oscars? If so, we have the perfect invitation for you to send your guests! Evite Postmark, a new social correspondence from the creators of Evite  has just unveiled their new collection by Marc Friedland. Marc is the official designer of the Academy Award winners’ envelope and invitations for all 2013 Oscar Events so now you can channel the red carpet without even leaving your home! There are 10 glamorous styles to choose from and each one is customizable. You choose your own envelope color, stamp and liner to complement the card you’ve selected. You can also upload up to 6 photos into your invitation as well as  insert text to provide your recipients with additional information. Here are some examples of  some of the invitations: To view the...

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Peter Pan Movie Night

Posted by on Feb 6, 2013 in Disney, Family, Featured, Tech, Uncategorized | 1 comment

The Peter Pan Diamond Edition DVD and Blu-ray was just released into stores on February 5th. In anticipation of the upcoming movie release, my family had a Peter Pan movie night. We went completely green for the night with green decorations, green food and Tyler even got dressed up for the occasion.  We started off the night by making green popcorn and green cupcakes together as a family. We even sprinkled some green pixie dust on top of the cupcakes to help create an extra magical night.  The movie night would not be complete without green candy and Pixie Stixs.  While I was busy in the kitchen preparing everything for the evening, Ella was busy painting her own mermaid statue for the table centerpiece.  Finally, it was time for the fun to begin. Tyler, and his best friend Wes,...

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Is the New Vine App a Hotspot for Porn?

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Tech, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I am an insta-holic. I live and breathe instagram, and terribly guilty of “over sharing.” Earlier this week, my instagram, feed became clogged with screenshots of my peeps promoting their new profile’s on the Vine App. I could not help to see what all the buzz was about with this new app. I downloaded the app to check it out. I was immediately in love with the app. It is fresh, cool, and users can make still action movies in an “instagram like forum.” It was all cool until I started to explore the App and discovered videos of gross hairy men, full nude women and some other porn that my innocent eyes should have never had to see. I talked to my friend who also has a background in legal who shared with me that the terms of...

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Super cute and Free App for your toddler and preschooler

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Featured, Tech, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Every night I have a ritual with my daughter where we sit in her rocking chair and do flashcards on my iphone. We recently came across a new app called “Endless Alphabet” and now our nightly ritual has become filled with giggles and fun! From the creators of Sesame Street’s Monster at the End of This Book, and Another Monster at the End of This Book,  “Endless Alphabet” is an interactive educational app that builds vocabulary with the use of some adorable little monsters. Each word features an interactive puzzle game with talking letters and a short animation illustrating the definition. It also is helping my daughter with her fine motor skills because she has to touch the letters and drag them into their appropriate spots. The letters all have sounds and  and silly noises emphasizing the pronunciation of...

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Oz The Great and Powerful Super Bowl Commercial Teaser #DisneyOZ

Posted by on Jan 28, 2013 in Disney, Events, Featured, RecentVideos, Tech, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The homepage is going to be taken over by the witch following the “Oz The Great and Powerful” commercial on Super Bowl Sunday. We were excited to share this teaser to the commercial that will be played during Super Bowl and these new movie posters.   Disclosure: We were not compensated for this post, but we will be attending the Oz the Great and Powerful media junket next week. Photos courtesy of Disney. All our thoughts are of our...

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Join us Tomorrow LIVE on Mom TV

Posted by on Jan 27, 2013 in Events, Featured, Tech, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Tomorrow will be the start of our first live webshow on the popular site MomTV.Com. As many of you know, Melodi and I have been hard at work launching the new re-designed OC Mom TV website. Tomorrow on our first live webshow, we will introduce our new OC Mom TV website, share with all of you about our bi-weekly series on Mom TV and talk about ways to help reduce stress in your children. Melodi has been a professional massage therapist in Orange County for many years. Tomorrow on the show she will share tips and techniques for helping to relax and calm your children through massage. We hope that you all join us tomorrow morning at 9am PST on

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2012 Flashback App

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Tech, Uncategorized | 0 comments

What were some of your favorite memories of 2012? My family has so many favorite memories that it is hard to remember all of them until now. Right after the New Year, I downloaded the 2012 Time Machine App on my iPad. The kids and I have enjoyed spending countless hours together watching videos highlights of what made 2012 memorable. From the election to that favorite memory of Thomas, the Tank Engine floating in space, all our memories of the year are featured in the more than 1,000 video held inside of the app. The app easily enables users to share their favorite movies, sport moments and music on their social networks with just a push of a button. “As individuals and the media reflect on the seminal moments that defined the past year, we are pleased to give...

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What is Disney Infinity?

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in Disney, Featured, Tech | 0 comments

Last week, Melodi and I went to Los Angeles to learn about Disney Interactive’s new initiative – Disney Infinity. Disney Infinity is a new game universe where players have endless opportunities, to create stories with their favorite characters from Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios. The players use interactive figures, power disc and play set pieces on the “Disney Infinity Base” to begin a story-driven adventure with no limits. As players advance through each adventure, they will collect characters, vehicles, upgrade and more which they can save in a virtual “Toy Box.” The storyline possibilities are endless. Disney will put the story creation into the hands of their fans for the first time with Infinity. There are infinite adventures giving players unprecedented freedom for creative play. How do you start playing? Disney Infinity will begin with the launch of...

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WWE Slams into Saturday Mornings

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Events, Tech, Uncategorized | 0 comments

The WWE and Saban Brands announced today that their weekly show, Saturday Morning Slam, will have a new time of 10:30am on CW. The entertaining show features riveting in-ring action and the larger-than-life WWE Superstars creating the most energy-filled half-hour on...

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Personalized iphone Case

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Featured, Tech, Uncategorized | 0 comments

  Last week I decided it would be a great idea to run to the gym instead of driving. I got dressed, put in my ear buds so I could stream Pandora from my phone and began to jog. I put my phone in my jacket pocket and before I knew it my iPhone fell out and I kicked it several feet in front of me. When I picked it up from the asphalt the entire backside was shattered, including the case itself. Fortunately, I had just received a new iPhone case in the mail from with my kids photo on it, so as soon as I got home I swapped it out. Not only did my new case cover my cracked phone, but it covered it with a cute picture of my kiddos! With you can...

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How To Train Your Dragon LIVE Backstage!

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Events, Featured, Tech, Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you’ve seen the DreamWorks movie, “How To Train Your Dragon”, then you may have heard of How To Train Your Dragon Live – a spectacular live action show with 13 dragons that stomp, roar, breathe fire and smoke, and even fly around the arena. Today I had the opportunity to go backstage at the Honda Center and meet a few of the dragons up close and personal. “Toothless” is one of the many dynamic dragons in the show. He was quite gentle, almost playful when we met him, and my son was very intrigued by his presence. Apparently the dragons like to be scratched under their chins so Astrid, one of the cast members took him up to greet him. The special effects within these dragons is utterly amazing. These complex creatures have the ability to move their eyes...

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Giveaway: Gift for the Dad Who Has Everything

Posted by on Jan 16, 2013 in Featured, Giveaways, Tech | 10 comments

Wondering what to get the Dad that already has everything for Valentine’s Day? How about a special gift with sentimental meaning like a photo book, personalized mug or calendar? CVS/pharmacy Photo Centers is prepared to help with creating special personalized photo gifts for Valentine’s Day. Finding a gift for everyone is easy with these options: · Now loved ones can carry around special memories of you two, with personalized smartphone and tablet cases ($39.99 & up). Just simply access images from your camera roll albums, or import from Facebook and Instagram to design your own case. · What better way to recap the love in your relationship than with a Photobook ($5.99 & up) or Canvas Print ($12.99 & up). Both collections of love your spouse will hold close to their heart. · Give friends photos from your favorite...

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Where imagination comes to life with LEGO's

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Tech | 0 comments

Why do I love watching my children play with LEGO®s. I love watching their imagination at work while making their dreams come to life one brick at a time. There are LEGO®s for every child’s personality, race and sex. My daughter Ella enjoys building with her LEGO® Friends while Tyler likes building his favorite Star Wars ships. Recently I just learned about the new official LEGO® YouTube Channel, where my children can watch any of the 500 LEGO® videos inspiring their next LEGO® creation. The videos are perfect for the age group of my children, ages 6-11. Children can be inspired by watching a LEGO® YouTube video, while also making a playlist of their favorite videos. They can then share their playlist with their friends, and have their favorite videos saved to watch later. Playlists can help the kids...

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Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pets, Big Adventures Free Activity Sheets

Posted by on Jan 14, 2013 in Tech, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Do your kids like Littlest Pet Shop? My daughter can’t get enough of the cute little Hasbro toys. When the new DVD, Littlest Pet Shop: Little Pets, Big Adventures, was released to DVD on January 15th my daughter could not wait to watch it. After we watched the adorable movie together, we expanded on the experience by using these coloring and activity sheets. Your children can enjoy hours of fun with this free download. Just click on the image to enjoy the activity sheets....

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Fun and Silly Mr. Potato Head App

Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Featured, Tech, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Do your kids love to play Mr. potato head? If the answer is yes, now they can play with him on your iphone, itouch and ipad! Callaway Digital Arts, Inc., the leading developer of interactive mobile applications for children and families, in collaboration with Hasbro, Inc.  has launched a new interactive children’s app, Mr. Potato Head Create & Play. This app is a touch-based mobile app that brings the lovable character to life like never before. You can be as silly as you want with this app as it features a fully 3D character, customization options, and user-controlled animations. Kids can dress up Mr. Potato Head with dozens of parts and outfits leaving endless options to use their imaginations. User-controlled animations to keep preschoolers entertained and your child can use the camera to capture and share their masterpieces! This...

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New LeapFrog DVD's Coming Soon

Posted by on Jan 4, 2013 in Tech, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Scout and his friends are back for two new learning adventures coming to DVD on January 22nd. Leapfrog: The Magnificent Museum of Opposite Words and Leapfrog: Adventures in Shapeville Park are coming to DVD and digital download. Both DVD’s will be available for $14.98 each. LEAPFROG: THE MAGNIFICENT MUSEUM OF OPPOSITE WORDS: Learn new words at a fun and interactive museum full of opposites! Join Scout & Friends as they use their vocabulary word building skills in an adventure that explores loud/quiet, fast/slow and more! The new Museum of Opposite Words is opening and the pets, enjoying a new wordplay game, are eager to learn about words and their opposites. But when they arrive and see the Beaver Brothers need help finishing the exhibits, the friends put their word skills to work and unlock the exhibit clues just in...

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10 iphone apps that can help you manage your household

Posted by on Jan 3, 2013 in Tech | 0 comments

  Whether you are a stay at home full time mom or have a full time job, running a household is a balancing act that can always be perfected. Here are 10 iphone apps that can help: Household Budget Manual – Costs $0.99 and will help you organize and maintain your household budget. EasyTask Manager – Free app that will help you keep up with all of the things that need to be done in your home. Shopper – Pro – Costs $0.99. You can make your grocery list and sync with a family member to delegate shopping duties. Access coupons and FDA/USDA Alerts and Recalls, obtain nutritional ratings and manage multiple shopping lists with Shopper – Pro. ADT Pulse (SM) Interactive Solutions – Manage almost every aspect of your security system with this free iPhone app. Arming and...

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App Review: Sean Draws Things That Fly

Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 in Tech, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Do your children enjoy art? Then this app is the perfect one for them. My daughter, Ella, loves to do art. She has her paintings all over the walls of her room. When we learned about an app that she can express herself artistically and did not use paper we were thrilled to try it.The app allows Ella to create beautiful drawings on the app, and then we can save them to the ipad. Ella loves that she is able to share her drawings with friends, family and online. The app is currently available online in the itunes store for $1.99. The opportunities are endless with this fun app as your children explore their love for the arts while making beautiful watercolors on their screens.   Disclosure: We were provided with a complimentary download and compensation for this review....

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Club Penguin Cookies for Charity

Posted by on Dec 26, 2012 in Dining, Giving Back, Tech | 1 comment

Our Children have been donating coins on the Club Penguin site for charity during this holiday season. Club Penguin is donating 1 million dollars to charities with the Coins for Change program and has already helped to do these wonderful things around the world: Lesotho – Children and families in Lesotho, Africa who are sick can now receive better medical support. Coins for Change funding supported programs at rural hospitals that serve tens of thousands of people and also funded a solar panel project at major rural health clinics that ensures people may receive medical treatment and surgeries 24 hours a day, seven days a week. · India – Charitable donations were used to build a watershed project in a rural farming village, an Agricultural and Community Center, Schools, Nutrition programs and alternative income programs that will ensure kids...

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