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Monday, April 7, 2014

Heroes of the City Review and Giveaway

I had the pleasure of testing out this super fun app. Heroes of the City app is a great way to entertain your 2-4 year old.

The app includes a few free Heroes of the City movies plus several more you can purchase. These movies are colorful and entertaining. The music is fun without being super annoying. The characters are interesting and engaging. And their voices don't make you feel like tearing your ears off, like some kids movies. The story is about several machines that work together to solve problems and help people. They are constantly rescuing a clumsy bird that seems to find trouble.

So far, the TV show runs on Playkids TV and the DVDs are available through Amazon. A book launch is planned for the US later this year.

The games on the app have awesome graphics, fun music and entertaining activities. Games include: Puzzles, catch bugs in a net, picture paint, put out the fires, catch the stars, whack a mole,  canon bird launch, fix the train tracks and memory. I had fun playing these games. They are easy, most require just a tap in the right place. The games do get harder as you go and as you level up, you can earn trophies.

I would definitely recommend this app to anyone needing to entertain small kids. It is available through Itunes for the iphone and ipad, and on android.

To win a  DVD, Book and Die cast car prize pack, enter our giveaway either by clicking here or on the tab at the top of the page. Contest starts April 6, 2014 and ends April 15, 2014.

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Wherfore Art Thou, Oh Glittering Spring?

Dear spring,

How have you been? I hope you have been well.

We all have been cold and sick all winter. My winter parka is so over worked, she is thinking of going on strike! My mittens are MIA. I think they may be under all the snow boots piled in my closet. There is a musty smell in my house and the window sealing is starting to peel from the window frames.
We really miss you! How is our friend the sun? Please send me some pictures from where ever you are so I can dream of a warm and sunny place. It has been cold and snowy here for so long, I forget what color the grass is. I long to see your creative displays of color and light.
Please hurry home!

Yours truly,

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Cadadoodle Reads for April

April's book is Love the One Your With by Emily Griffin

Ellen and Andy Graham have the perfect marriage. There is no question how deep their devotion is, and how naturally they bring out the best in each other. But one fateful afternoon, Ellen runs into Leo. The one who brought out the worst in her. The one who left her heartbroken nearly a decade ago. The one she could never quite forget. When his reappearance ignites long-dormant emotions, Ellen begins to question whether the life she's living is the one she's meant to live.

Buy it here:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Kakamega is a great app from Itunes. It features fun and energetic songs that your children will enjoy listening to. Set to symphony music, the lyrics are both catchy and educational.  The composer, Shirley Choi has produced children's music that parents will appreciate as well. Set in the rainforest, this musical tells the story of people and creatures, and life in the rainforest. It teaches children about the importance of the rainforest and the need to protect it. Definitely an app to download if you are interested in teaching your children about the environment and our role in preserving it. Or if you are just tired of Dora!

Get the app here: Itunes

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Look! Your chest is bigger than mine when you do that!

    Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, we get it, you're a big strong man. Now stop your stupid looking chest puffing and treat the woman you pledged your life to with respect!

    This last week, I have spoken to several people about bullying and outright abuse that has been happening in relationships around me. It makes me sad, and angry, and frustrated.

    Sad that these women (I am not letting women that bully their husbands off the hook here, they just all happen to be women that I know) believe they deserve to be treated this way. Angry that the men that are supposed to be taking care of them are failing so miserably and frustrated because I remember believing in that misconception and I know that right now, none of them are at a point of strength that they are ready to do something about it.

    So I decided to write this post to those women in my life that are being bullied and lied to by the one person that should be swimming through shark infested waters to bring them an ice cold Pepsi.

    Here are some of the lies I hear you believing, and the truth you should see behind them.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

My Breastfeeding Story- By Timmie Wanechko

I had been thinking about writing this for a while, and with the latest study that’s making Facebook news, I think the timing is right.
I have two sons, ages 6 and 1, both breastfed. I myself was breastfed for 3 months, followed by formula; and I grew up watching my siblings be breastfed for a couple of months, and then formula fed for the majority of their childhoods.


When I was pregnant with Jonathan (my first born), I had absolutely no intention to breastfeed. In fact, I clearly remember telling my husband that he better not expect me to breastfeed, because I wasn’t going to! It was my right not to, I wasn’t into it, it sounded too difficult – just, no.

As my due date approached, I started to become okay with trying. And after giving birth, that’s exactly what I did! I tried.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Funny Bunny

A little pre-Easter humor:

When my older kids were little, we had a bunny rabbit. One of those cute lop eared ones with the draggy ears. His name was Leo the Lop and he would play with my oldest  son (ehem well my son thought he was playing... Leo really liked my son and "hugged" him often). He was litter box trained so we just let him run around the house like a cat. He didn't like the lino though and would just stay on the carpet.

My second oldest son was in playschool at the time and I decided that bringing the bunny in for show and tell just before Easter was a great idea! Leo would walk on a leash, so I took him in the car the block and a half to the playschool, with the leash tied around the back of the seat.

Leo was a hit! The kids loved him, he hopped around the circle giving all the kids bunny wiggly nose kisses and my second son was the most popular kid in school that day!

At the end of the day, I took Leo out to the car and tied him back onto the front seat, then went in to get my son and help the teacher a bit. 2 minutes later, my oldest son asked if he could get the keys to the car so he could put his backpack in the car. He came back down and was helping tidy up.

When we got back to the car, I discovered that my keys were now locked inside the car, next to Leo. PERFECT! (Now animal activists calm down, it was a mild day, not hot enough to cook my rabbit nor cold enough to freeze him) It took AMA 30 minutes to come to unlock the door.

As the mechanic was jimmying my passenger side door, he burst into laughter and stepped back to let us all see the most amazing thing you can imagine! My Leo, yes my horney bunny had hopped across the seat leaving ..... Not little pellets like you would expect.... No.... He had laid a Cadbury Cream Egg!

Heehee well actually I had bought a cream egg and left it on the seat so I could eat it later and he happened to be sitting on it.