Blog Spotlight: Erin from The Mom Buzz

I was first stung by Erin's blog The Mom Buzz when I happened to catch one of her tweets about a Zombie Run. That led me to her blog where I learned she was training for her first 5K, which would involve avoiding a pack of flesh-eating zombies. Not your typical post from a mommy blogger.  Toss in plenty of posts about fitness, a wacky fun attitude, adult braces, and some truly outrageous socks (yes, socks), and you can color me hooked. Meet Erin from The Mom Buzz Blogger: Erin Taylor Blog: The Mom Buzz How'd your blog get its name? It is all about the bee. Back in my marketing days, I had to go ...

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The Blog Post Where Ryan Finally Gets a Pet!

Ryan has been clamoring for a dog for the past two years. Not a day goes by without hearing, "When are we going to get a dog?" Allie and I are big animal lovers and definitely want a dog (or two) but Jason's not a big fan. He used to be petrified of them and literally freak out if he was even near one. Size matters not. Could be a monstrous German Shepard or a tiny Dachshund in some obnoxious woman's purse. He just didn't like them at all. Nowadays he tolerates them but still isn't a big fan. We've been waiting a bit on a dog because of Jason's fears and also because of ...

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Meet SqueeDogs, a Facebook Game Actually Worth Playing

When it comes to Facebook games, I pretty much only play the puzzle and word-based ones. I've tried a number of the other types of games (open your own restaurant, build your medieval empire, etc.) but they pretty much suffer from the same problem I have with 90% of Dean R Koontz's suspense novels: they're too formulaic. Most games on Facebook are taken from a cookie cutter mold. Replace the restaurant with a farm or an amusement park. The gameplay itself mostly consists of waiting. Waiting for points or coins to pile up so you can buy more stuff and.. well, wait some more. But there's a new game coming out soon ...

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Keeping Green When Traveling with Kids

The following guest post was provided by Isabelle Guarella. Isabelle is a British-based blogger, and you can find more of her writing at PassSmart.com. Traveling with the kids can be stressful, and being eco-friendly is probably the furthest thing from your mind when you hit the road with the littles ones in tow. There are, however, lots of simple ways to make your journey a green one. From packing lightly to dining selectively, we've got some simple tips for you to follow on your next family road trip. Tactical packing Preparation is key when it comes to a green family trip, and planning in advance will make things much easier. Think about what you're going ...

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I Want to Live in a World With Calvin & Hobbes

My two favorite comic strips of all time are Bloom County and Calvin & Hobbes. I read them religiously when I was a kid, racing to the newspaper every single day to see what wackiness awaited. I have a slew of Bloom County books and a few years ago got the Complete Calvin & Hobbes triple-hardcover slipcase. You need a forklift to read the thing. I completely respect creator Bill Watterson for stopping Calvin & Hobbes when he did. It was still a damn funny strip, and they went out on top. Rather than spiraling into mediocrity like... uh... Opus and company did with Bloom County. But for the life of me, ...

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