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Swimming With The Kids and 8 Other Fun Things To Do At The Beach

It's summer once again. Where are you headed? "To the beach, swimming with the kids," I think, would be the dominant answer. My kids certainly would say that too. I personally am not a beach person...I practically grew up going to beaches but having brown for a skin color would mean a much darker complexion after spending an hour under the sun... Going to the Beach It's a good thing my kids didn't have that thinking. They love the beach, they love water. I once heard my son ask his dad, "Can we just live here so we can play all day in the water? Or can we have a house with a pool?" lol. If it doesn't cost that much I would personally say yes. Oh, these photos were taken at Lignano, a ...

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ModNation Racers

Following Little Big Planet is another game where users can generate content sharing and level creation tools online. ModNation Racers is a kart racing game where players are able to drift and accelerate...much like earlier games as Mario Kart, Chocobo Racing, Sonic Drift and the likes. Players can sideswipe other racers, boost their speed or enable shields to protect them from other racers' attacks. Much violent I say, players can collect weapons and upgrade them as the game progresses. That's why this game is mostly played by hubby. Just like Little Big Planet, there's a lobby where players can meet, create characters and download stuff, it's named ModSpot in the game. The Modspot is an ...

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Macbook Skins

Meet my buddy, snow white, I mean "maki," my macbook! It has been 3 years since I got this as a gift from hubby, and he got me one of the pretty macbook skins I like. I've called it "maki" and you know that when you name something you get attached to it, I did. Maki has since undergone some 'operations and parts replacement. Once for having bathed with milk (credits to the little boy), for being made into a piggy bank (little boy put some coins in the cd slot) and for just dying out while we were on a far away vacation. Ever reliable hubby revived maki on all those instances (handyman!), yes even when I thought that the dying out phase would be the last I'd see of maki. I have to thank ...

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Little Big Planet 101

One of the games I gave the kids a go signal to play is Little Big Planet. They get to be creative choosing or making a character and the fun starts then and there. So you need to create a character from a Sackboy  or Sackgirl - named such for having a texture akin to a sack -- they actually look embroidered and I've attempted to create one over the years. No luck...or no time. There are a lot of real video game characters that players have tailored. There's Cloud from Final Fantasy, there's Sephiroth and Reno too. There's Snake of Metal Gear Solid, Mario, Wolverine, Spiderman, or the lead in Assasin's Creed. Our favorite of course would be from another favorite game, Locoroco. I actually ...

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Wii Balance Board and Wii Fit

We've had the board and the Wii Fit game for some time now but I haven't really written a review about it. Three words, We love it! Hubby and I enjoys it both, I could do step dance, hula hoops and yoga while he goes snowboarding, his favorite sport....see below he would even gear up for the feel...despite being at home. :) As promised, the Wii Balance board helps those who wants to improve posture. The idea behind the board, which appears like a bathroom scale is to detect the COB (center of balance) of the user. Once detected one continues to play games that focuses on the cob thereby improving posture...This follows medical findings that having good posture and balance makes one ...

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5 Best Tips to Get Kids to Sleep on Their Own Bed

At what age is it best to train kids to sleep on their own bed? Is co-sleeping more beneficial to them than sleeping in their own room? It's different for every family on different parts of the world. Depending on the culture and practices, some families prefer to co-sleep even when the kids are a lot older. Co-sleeping has a lot of benefits, but it also has drawbacks. It helps children feel safe and secure, they have a sense of security knowing that mom and dad are sleeping nearby. And they feel secure waking up to them first thing in the morning. But not all children sleep in peace, they could kick you (or both mom and dad) and you might not get a good night's sleep. And lack of sleep, ...

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