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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 ...

Win Russell Madness Blu-ray/DVD (Ends 3/4 )

I love the Air Bud movies. Yes, they're cheesy, ridiculous and so over-the-top (A dog playing basketball? Dogs with superpowers? Puppies in space?!?!), but they still manage to crack me up and keep the whole family entertained. The latest title in the Air Bud series may very well be the greatest thing ever. Russell Madness  debuts March 10, and it tells the story of a cute little puppy who finally finds a family and joins... a wrestling circuit! Yes, it's a movie about a dog taking on wrestlers. If that doesn't get you in line for tickets right off the bat, you're dead inside. RUSSELL MADNESS tells the story of Russell, an undersized ...

The Puffin Teapot That Got Away

Just a small sampling of Allies puffin collection. Allie's a bird lover. A big bird lover. No, not the Sesame Street one. I mean she loves birds. Always has, always will. Her favorite by far is the puffin, a.k.a. the Clown of the Sea. As crazy a fan as I am of Captain America, she's equally obsessed with puffins. Our house is full of puffin goodies from framed pictures to adorable puffin mugs to puffin statues to a puffin whistle! Sorry about the glare, but this baby's hanging in our living room. We use that Puffin Bell every time one of us is sick. Instead of screaming for more chicken soup (which is ...

The Stink Bug War of 2014 Has Turned In Our Favor

Last fall, I told you guys about our little problem with Stink Bugs. The little stinkers (no pun intended) were popping up all over the place and just grossing us out. Then the winter came and they went into hiding. Fast forward to spring and the reunion began, this time in even greater numbers. We were seeing about 5 or 6 Stink Bugs a day easy. Good thing they're super slow once they land so they're easy to kill. But even so, this infestation was getting out of hand. Allie decided to take matters into her own hands and truly fight these guys tooth and nail. So she turned to Amazon.com ...

Sink Your Teeth into Bears, an Inspirational Tale of Survival #DisneynatureBears #MeetTheCubs

#MeetTheCubs Scout and Amber! Photo: Disney During my LA Blogging Adventure last month, we sat through a lot of movie and TV show screenings. One of the most surprising of the bunch was Disneynature's Bears, out in theaters today. I love animals, as does my wife. She's addicted to just about any animal show on TV, whether its the cute cuddly variety or the stuff of nightmares like the trapdoor spider. Shudder. Me? Yeah, I'm all for the more huggable type. So I was definitely ready for some warm and fuzzies when the lights went down and Bears started up. Bears tells the story of loving momma Bear Sky and her two newborn ...

Someone Told Me It’s All Happening at the LA Zoo #MeetTheCubs #DisneynatureBears

One of the nice surprises of my L.A. Blogging trip last month was seeing an early screening of Disneynature's Bears movie. It opens this Friday just in time for Earth Day and it's so worth seeing. Adorable, inspirational and just beautiful. You won't believe how close these photographers got to the bears! Anyways, what did we all do immediately after seeing the adorable movie? We hopped in our handy shuttle bus and went straight to the L.A. Zoo! (That's the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, if you want to give full credit where credit's due.) We didn't just spend a few hours at the zoo, though. Uh uh. When you go ...