If I were to make a list of my most favorite things, mopping wouldn’t even come close to making the list. On the fun scale from 0 to 100, it’s a 0. But, unless you have wall to wall carpeting over every square inch of your house, it’s a necessary evil. Floors need to be mopped; you might as well use a mop that makes the job easier. As a stay-at-home-dad of 5, I need as much easy as I can get! Continue reading The EasyWring Lives up to its Name
I had the privilege of reviewing a car battery booster by 1byOne several months back. I was thoroughly impressed by their product so when I had an opportunity to review 2 more products by them, I jumped at the chance.
The HDTV Antenna works great to pull in any over-the-air tv broadcasts that are available. Yes most people have cable, myself included, but there are plenty of reasons why having a high quality antenna around is a great idea. For one, you never know when your cable might go out. This doesn’t happen often but just last week our cable went out right before the NBA playoffs were about to come on. Thanks to my backup antenna I was able to watch the game with no issues.
As someone who goes RVing and tailgating semi-regularly I also understand the importance of a good antenna in those situations where cable isn’t an option and lugging around a satellite dish is inconvenient.
As many American’s continue to “cut the cord” a quality antenna is a must. In case you didn’t know “cutting the cord” or “cord cutters” refer to people who do not have cable or satellite TV. They watch TV via the internet or internet subscription services (Hulu, Amazon Prime, Netflix, etc) and antenna. Before we lived in our current home we didn’t have cable for a while and it wasn’t that big of a deal. Currently our HOA fees include cable, so I take advantage of it since I pay for it regardless.
If you are looking for an HDTV Antenna I can highly recommend this one by 1byOne.
The second product I got to review was the iPhone/smartwatch docking station. This thing is sweet. It’s aluminum and just looks cool. Not only does it charge iPhones but it can charge iPads too. The smartwatch stand has a special cutout in the back that allows the cord to snake up behind and the watch to lay flat with the cord hidden. It’s a very well thought out design.
There are also 2 additional usb ports on the back so you can charge 2 more devices as well if you want to. The whole thing, from top to bottom, is incredibly well designed.
So if you’ve got a mess of cords sitting on your nightstand or desk and you have a smartwatch this is absolutely something you need to look into getting. I have been impressed with it and with everything from 1byOne that I’ve put my hands on. They are an innovative company that produces quality products.
You may recall a few weeks ago when I posted about Six Pack Fitness in my post about Comedy For Critters. They generously donated an Innovator 300 Meal Management Bag. Because of their donation and the donation of others we were able to raise more than $10 Thousand for local animal shelters. So I want to say thank you for that.
They also sent me an Expedition Backpack 500 to formally review. Continue reading Six Pack Fitness, The Envy of all SAHDs
I was just given a chance to review a sound machine from Adaptive Sound Technologies. I’m a bit of a technology geek, so I was super pumped about getting my hands on a cool new gadget. Right off the bat I was very impressed with the features the Sound+Sleep MINI had to offer. Continue reading Sound+Sleep MINI delivers a maximum night sleep
I was recently sent a Clean Hands Changing Pad by SnoofyBee to review. Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to think when I first heard about this changing pad. My first thought was it looked like one of those cone shaped collars that keep dogs from licking/biting themselves. But once I opened it up and gave it a try, I was hooked! Continue reading Stop Slingin’ Poo
If you’re like me, you are always looking for fun and engaging ways to teach your kids. Learning how to write the alphabet is an important part of early learning, so if I can find a way for them to learn this and have fun while doing it, it’s a win-win for everyone. Continue reading Teach your kids the Alphabet
I’ve decided to start reviewing products that I use on a regular basis. Why? Good question. I appreciate it when others write reviews on products and I can read them before deciding to make a purchase. I hope I can help someone out there make an informed decision as well. Today I’m going to review the Beaba Babycook Baby Food Maker.
I use this baby food maker a couple of times a week. A friend gave it to us for our first child’s baby shower. I have never owned or used any other baby food maker so I cannot compare it to any others that are on the market. Here are my thoughts:
- It’s super easy to use.
- It’s fairly compact so it doesn’t take up a huge amount of space.
- It allows you to decide what fruits and/or vegetables you feed your baby. Organic, non-gmo, locally grown, backyard grown, etc.*
- You can save a lot of money over time. According to a ballpark estimate of how I use it in our house: A $2 organic butternut squash will yield around 42oz of food. If you can find organic baby food on sale you might be able to get 42oz for around $10.50. This can translate to around $30 in savings a week for me. Obviously these numbers will change some depending on how much your child eats and what other foods you use. You really ought to feed your child something other than just butternut squash.*
- It is simple and quick to clean-up.
- You can mix foods and create flavors that aren’t otherwise available.*
- You can add in supplements like flax if you want to.*
- It is a little pricey. At around $120 you would have to use it regularly to offset the price.
- Even though it is compact, it is another appliance you have to store somewhere. It is essentially a steamer and a food processor in one, two things you might already have.*
- Because it is compact you can’t make a whole lot of food at one time. I find I usually yield somewhere between 14oz and 21oz each batch depending on the food, how much water I add and how small I cut up the pieces.
The bottom line is this is a nice little product that works exactly as it is supposed to with very little effort and if you use it regularly it can save you some money. If you put it on your baby registry and someone gets it for you then you have a win-win! 🙂
*These points really apply to all baby food makers not just specifically the Beaba Babycook Baby Food Maker.