Usually, I don’t like to copy/paste reasons for doing anything from a manufacturer. However, these reasons just...
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It’s almost always a good idea to shop used, especially for kid stuff, since they grow out of it so quickly. However,...
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8 reasons for cloth diapering

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Usually, I don’t like to copy/paste reasons for doing anything from a manufacturer. However, these reasons just seem so obvious that they merit posting. More and more parents are turning to cloth diapers for the benefits they provide to their baby and their baby’s environment. Full disclosure, we did NOT cloth-diaper our babies. We bought into the corporate side of the argument and the now-discredited study that showed no environmental difference between cloth diapering and disposable diapers. That might have been a “possible” argument before the advent of new systems that use very thin disposable liners to keep the poop off clothes and the reusable underpants. It’s almost worth...

Cal Ripken To open Modern Media Man Summit

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and I’ll be speaking too on Day 2! Modern Media Man Summit is proud to announce that baseball’s all-time Iron Man, Cal Ripken, will be where he spent his baseball career–in the opening line up–when he joins in the first ever men and dads blogging conference in Atlanta Sept. 9, 2010. During his opening visit, M3 is offering the first 20 purchasers of VIP ticket package using the Code RIPKEN in all caps, a chance to save $200 on the cost of the weekend’s events, but also entrance into a drawing where one lucky winner will receive the chance to have an individual photograph with the baseball legend. [From Cal Ripken To Throw Opening Pitch At M3 Summit | M3 Summit] More...

Warning: new Facebook scams may be bigger lures for parents

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I’ve been in the internet for 15 years, worked in data security at Visa, and most recently at Yahoo!, and still I was “phished” by a Yahoo! ID scam a few weeks ago. It was pretty tame stuff. The scammers sent an email with another phishing link to my entire address book, but did not appear to do any other damage before I changed my password. With all the data we all keep, not to mention the data of our “friends,” it’s best to always stay guarded when tempted to enter your password online. Here’s the new ones going around, courtesy of Mashable: The first one contains the message: “OMG!! Guys, you have to see this: This mother went to...

Review: Play-Doh Poppin’ Movie Snacks

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Eric Cooper
The smell of Play-Doh brings me back to when I was about 7 – playing at the table…making sure to make precise cuts with a plastic knife…listening to “Don’t mix the colors – we’ll wind up with nothing but brown!” The joys of childhood in clay form. Of course, Play-Doh has really reinvented themselves since I was 7 (that’s a harsh thing to write and then realize it’s true). No longer is the spaghetti press the only accessory – now, they have different sets, molds, colors, and anything else you can think of. I was happy to get the Poppin’ Movie Snacks Play-Doh set. Frankly, I think I’m more excited when we get toys than my children are;...

Review: Penbo

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Eric Cooper
Once in a blue moon, I get a toy to review that is out of this world. I mean, most toys are fantastic because they fulfill a need: learning, mindless entertainment, or a few minutes of distraction to help mommy and daddy take a breather. Penbo is the aforementioned: it is simply fantastic. First, let’s start out with what a Penbo actually is – Penbo is a robotic penguin which utilizes technology from Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute. That alone should blow you away; I’m only 28 and I was born before Nintendo, far less robotic penguins. As I’m sure any of my readers realize: I don’t copy and paste – it seems like a shortcut that is devoid of...

Four time NASCAR Sprint Cup Champ Jimmie Johnson is a Dad

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Wait until he has to chase a toddler around the living room. That will slow him down. Four-time and defending NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson is now a dad. A baby girl was delivered to Johnson and wife Chandra Wednesday. Both mother and daughter are doing fine, according to a Hendrick Motorsports spokesperson. [From Jimmie Johnson Is Now A Dad]

New world record: New Dad at 79

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There’s a new kid on the geriatric dads block, and has a new son. He had to beat out a man a year younger and more virile than he was to win the record. At 79, Raymond Calvert, of Winewall, Lancashire England, is the world’s oldest new dad. I hope I’m still humping like this at 79, though it’s a bit hard to believe that no special drugs were involved, unless you count his 25 year old partner. Calvert and 25-year-old girlfriend Charlotte became proud parents of tiny Jamie Rai ten weeks ago. The former shop owner and market trader was 78 when the couple’s 7 pound 1 ounce baby was born. That easily smashed the record set by previous oldest dad Dennis...

Little Zac Hanson (of The Hansons) to Be a Dad again

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It seems like this guy should be about 40 by now. But I guess he was the little tiny Hanson in the boy band. And now little Zac is all grown up and a dad two times at just 24.    The pop rocker, 24, and his wife Kate are expecting their second child, he revealed Thursday on nationally-syndicated radio show Kidd Kraddick in the Morning. [From News - Hanson Brother to Be a Dad -- Again! - Moms & Babies - UsMagazine.com]

A Great Dad: Gilles Marini?

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An interview with Gilles Marini. I don’t even know who this guy is, but I guess he’s on that insipid Brothers and Sisters show my wife watches. You can tell by the swelling music that it’s like the old, old 30 Something (same producers) and made for moms, not dads. Interesting response on the big lesson of fatherhood. I have to say that “spend more time at work” is not of the lessons I’ve learned from being with my kids. You’re dad to Juliana, 4, and Georges, 10. What do you love best about this gig? I think there are not yet any words created to describe it–what’s inside you, the feelings. I would never, ever, ever give up the passion...

9 things for kids NEVER buy used

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It’s almost always a good idea to shop used, especially for kid stuff, since they grow out of it so quickly. However, there are things best left behind on your trip to the neighborhood garage sale. Cribs and children’s furniture – Only because you may not be aware of safety recalls. If you buy, be aware. Car seats – a good, new car seat can be very cheap. With used, you don’t know the quality of the seat and padding which degrades greatly in an accident, with use, or by being dropped on the ground. Heaven forbid, your child ever needs the protection of a car seat, but if he or she does, you want it to work. Swimsuits and undergarments – For obvious reasons, though a wash...
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