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We Got a Puppy! Meet Ace, the Newest Member of our Family

Photo Credit: Auntie Debbie Forget Coke vs. Pepsi. Star Wars vs. Star Trek. Or even iPhone vs. Android. To me, the biggest debate of all time is Cats vs. Dogs. While I'm a big animal lover all around, I have always been a dog person. Let's face it, cats are... well, kind of jerks. Dogs? Dogs on the other hand may not be as smart as felines, but they are so much more loyal. I mean, they aren't called Man's Best Friend for nothing. I had a Shih-Tzu named Muffin growing up and he most definitely was my best friend. He was by my side every time I was sick. He was there in ...

Our First Trip to Disney World – Part 2: Animal Kingdom

We survived our first day at Disney World: Hollywood Studios. After an exhausting day, we tried to get to bed as early as possible because it was a very early start on Day 2. Yes, our 2nd day was a wild one as we ventured into Animal Kingdom! Up before 6 am (If it weren't for my wife, I think the entire rest of our group would still be sleeping right now!), me, Allie and the boys were up, dressed finished breakfast and got on line for the bus well before 8 am. Thankfully her cousin Ivy and her family made it in time as well. The reason for such an ...

Puppy Dog Pals Barks Up the Right Tree for Young Animal Lovers

Rolly and Bingo perfect their selfie poses. (Disney Junior) There are two types of people in this world: Dog People and Cat People. I am most definitely one of the former, which is why a show called Puppy Dog Pals is way more appealing to me than if it were called Furry Feline Friends or something. Disney Junior's newest cartoon Puppy Dog Pals debuts on Friday, April 14 at 10:30 am ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes on the Disney Channel. You can also catch it the very same day on the Disney Junior app and Disney Junior YouTube page. Bingo and Rolly soak up some rays in Hawaii! (Disney Junior) As the ...

Hop Over to a Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime and Devour Disney’s Zootopia Today

Things got pretty wild yesterday at the AMC Garden State 16 theater in Paramus, NJ. The place was packed paw to paw with moviegoers eager to see Disney's latest film Zootopia. And if all those little squeals and shrieks of joy were any indication, the House of Mouse has another mega hit on its hands. (And for the record, I wasn't the only one squealing and shrieking...) I took Allie and the boys with me and, thanks to Dolby Cinema at AMC Prime, I was able to give away 8 tickets to my readers! (Congrats again, Gigi and Mark!) I'd never been to a Dolby Cinema, so I couldn't wait to see, hear and feel the amazement. In ...

Thanks, Netgear! Now I’ve Got My Own Personal, Portable Cloud

Do you ever stop and wonder, "Who owns the Internet?" Like, really. Someone pays a hosting company, who must pay someone else for access to the Web, and so on. But who's at the very top? And for that matter, what exactly is "The Cloud"? It's a virtual warehouse for storage really. But again, where is it? And don't clouds eventually dissipate and go away for good? I honestly don't know the answer to any of that, but they're questions Allie and I always bring up. Regardless, I'm just happy that we do have an Internet and that storage and sharing information thanks to the Cloud has gotten a zillion times easier ...

When it Comes to Backyard Safety, Don’t Just Grin and Bear It

I love the Hudson Valley. I grew up in this gorgeous part of New York and still live here today. It's just breathtaking in the fall when all the leaves change color. There are some huge State Parks nearby too. As a kid, I often went with my dad up to Bear Mountain for loads of hiking adventures. We never saw a bear, but definitely saw some gorgeous views. Nowadays, my family lives real close to Harriman State Park and that's probably the reason we get some interesting neighborhood emails. The past month, we've gotten at least two or three from our neighbors warning everyone that a Black Bear and her cubs ...