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Forgot the Kid’s Costume? Adam Sandler To the Rescue

Oh geez! It’s Halloween and that magical fairy princess costume you promised to make is still sitting by the sewing machine. Don’t fret. Adam Sandler is offering up some quick, homemade costumes anyone can create on the fly.

Dads, you can also use this idea to pilfer your own candy from the neighbors. That’s the least they can give you after they borrowed your power saw and have yet to return it, right?


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Common Sense To Get Common Sense Media App for FREE

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Kids have a magical way of discovering new shows before you know it. Last week, my Kindergartener came home talking about Pokemon, The Green Lantern on Cartoon Network and the latest Avenger movie — ALL media outlets too old for him.

Did I check my crystal ball to know it was too old for him? Did I call my psychic? Am I just that smart? Well, yes. I am that smart… because I checked the new app from Common Sense, a non-profit organization.

Common Sense and I go way back to when my son wanted to watch the newest Spider-Man. He had nightmares for a week. That’s when I discovered Common Sense, which tells you what programs are age appropriate, the level of sexual content or violence in the program and lots of other tidbits to help you make decisions as a parent. Now, I just need an app that tells me how many glasses of wine I need to get through another children’s birthday party.

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Best Horror-Inspired Engagement Pictures Ever

These have to be the best horror-inspired engagement pictures ever. Don’t you want to have this couple over for your next dinner party? Incredible and unusual conversation is guaranteed considering their sense of humor.

Happy Halloween! Here’s to always keeping in touch with the kooky kid inside you no matter how old you are.

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Oh, Apple. If Loving You Is Wrong I Don’t Want To Be Right

Oh, Apple. Your smooth lines. Your sleek physique. Your modern and clean appearance. Who could resist you? Just thinking about you gets me excited. And if loving you is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.

And now Apple is making 20-something urbanites and house moms alike swoon over its latest endeavor — the iPad mini, fourth-generation iPad and iMac update. Good grief, Apple, you are a tease that puts out! Continue reading

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Luckily Starbucks Sells Coffee. The Wi-Fi Will Put You To Sleep

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Green logo used from 1987-2010, still being used as a secondary logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Life is about stealing moments to get actual work done while touting the kids to and fro. Check email while cheering at the soccer game. Pay a bill while your son does snap front kicks at Tae Kwon Do. It’s all a day in the life of a parent.

So you finally get to set down your booty down at a table and work on the computer…. the joy! And free wi-fi at Starbucks? Yes, please! Continue reading

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Graco Recall: How Did We Ever Live to Adulthood?

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Graco Classic Highchair Recalled (Photo credit: USCPSC)

Graco is recalling its classic wood highchairs after parents reported their children fell from the chairs. Almost 90,00 chairs are being recalled. Now go ask your parents how many products were recalled while you were a child. Bet they couldn’t name a single product. Thanks, Mom. It’s a wonder we actually survived to adulthood. Continue reading