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Tobi Robot Smartwatch Giveaway

The following post contains affiliate links. I had a digital calculator watch when I was in high school. That was the smartest watch I owned. These days, however, kids can get their very own Robot Smartwatch with Little Tikes' Tobi! Made for children 4 years old and up, the new Tobi Robot Smartwatch comes jam-packed with all the features of a regular smartwatch mixed with a playful robot with loads of personality. Tobi virtually comes to life right in front of your children's eyes by moving its robot arms and legs, making funny sound effects and even offering over 100 different expressions.  It also lets kids take selfies, create videos, track their fitness ...

Puro Wireless Headphones Keep Kids’ Ears Healthy – Plus a Giveaway ($99 value)

Both my boys are constantly at their computers. I don't even want to know how many hours of YouTube videos are played in our house daily. Yeah, my kids are the kind that can sit for hours watching YouTubers talk about playing Minecraft. Talk about playing. Not even playing. Sure, they'll hop online for hours playing Minecraft with their cousins too and I do love that closeness between them. But too much tech can't be good for you. Especially if they're wearing headphones. When Jason's working on his homework or practicing his viola, Ryan will be sitting at his computer chatting with a friend online or watching some old NFL highlights. To keep the distractions ...

7 Ways to Destroy Those Pesky Fidget Spinners

This will end in fire. Trust me on that one. But before we get to the flames, let's talk Fidget Spinners! Yes, fidget spinners. Those pesky, annoying little things that every kid and their brother seems to have these days. Originally created to help kids with ADHD focus in class, they do everything but that these days. If your school's anything like the one my kids attend, these bad boys have most likely been banned from classrooms. And that's a shame for the kids who really do need them. If I were a teacher today and saw 25 kids in my class spinning these little suckers at their desk (sometimes two at ...

Dad’s Guide to Summer Will Prepare You for Any Adventure – Plus a $150 Giveaway

If there's a Guide to Summer out there, my dad read it annually.  When I was a kid, my family went on a lot of summer vacations from Cape Cod to Disney World. While we did fly occasionally, we mostly went on big road trips. And of course, that meant we were always in for an adventure! While we didn't go camping too often, I clearly remember this one time quite vividly. I'm not sure how old I was, maybe seven or eight. We drove to some campsite and my dad actually pitched the tent for us and we all squeezed in with our sleeping bags. We were completely roughing it and while it ...

These Days #ISleepTo Make Sure I’m As Active As My Kids

"To Sleep, perchance to dream." It's one of my favorite Shakespeare quotes mainly because of the sleep reference, not so much the dream. Whether or not, Bill had a Beautyrest Sleeptracker monitor of his own, we'll never know. But sleeping was clearly on his mind. Yeah, I love sleep. Always have. Most likely, always will. As a kid I was the poster child for sleeping teenagers. I honestly didn't even know there was life before noon on the weekends, since I'd usually wake up around 1 pm. Of course, those late late nights and very late mornings pretty much went by the wayside once I was married and had kids. Sure my boys ...

I Finally Scratch Mosquitos Off My List of Things That Bug Me

Summer is finally here! While I'm not the biggest fan of heat and humidity, I do absolutely love heading to the backyard with the boys to have a catch, play some whiffle ball or toss a frisbee around. My favorite part of summer? Grilling! Tossing on some burgers and hot dogs is just the ultimate in summer fun. Except... well, there's one big problem I face every single summer. One thing I fear more than anything outside. No, it's not sunburn. Or poison ivy. Or even bears or snakes. It's... mosquitos. Stop laughing, it's true! Those little buggers absolutely love me. I could be outside for literally 30 seconds and come in with a bracelet ...