Countdown to Christmas: Tell Me A Story CDs

As I have mentioned before, my family and I take a lot of trips up to Green Bay, Wisconsin. Now, I live in Chicago, so that is about a four hour drive without hitting any traffic.  This can be a really long drive when you have a four year old and a one year old that you are trying to keep entertained.  There are just so many movies you can watch.  Plus, I … [Read more...]

Countdown To Christmas: Giddio Audio Adventures

We often travel to Wisconsin to visit my family. It is a 4 hour drive, so are always looking for ways to keep the kids busy and entertained.  Bill hates to stop, so it is a long four hours.  A great item to check out for car rides, bedtime, and really any time is the Giddio Audio Adventures.  We listened to the Billy Brown Goes Hiking CD on our drive home, … [Read more...]

Good week, good times, New York Times

Last week was a pretty good week.  My week started off with an email from a New York Times reporter wanted to interview regarding a post I wrote about Amazon's frustration free packaging.  Once I picked myself up off the floor, I emailed him back and told him it was okay to call.  I had a great conversation with their technology reporter, and I went on my … [Read more...]

The Preschool Screening

My public school drives my absolutely bananas.  I wanted to get Madison's hearing screened just to make sure that there were no problems.  We thought maybe some of Madison's attention issues were due to her not hearing.  However, my school being the pain in butt that they are wouldn't do it unless we scheduled her to be prescreened for preschool through the … [Read more...]