5 ways to reign in your toddler's screen timeWith the acquisition of a Leap Pad for Christmas and a family iPad, things have gotten a little hairy around here. A situation we're not unfamiliar with, my 3-year-old has been a steadfast, walking iPhone endorsement since he first learned how to swipe the little arrow bar over to get to his beloved baby apps at age 1.
Too much technology?
We are a couple of parents who love technology ourselves and have careers that revolve around the heavy usage of said "equipment." So. Obviously our little ones want to be doing what we are doing, and who am I to deny them this occasional pleasure?
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To be honest, I'd rather let them play the interactive learning apps that you can download onto an iPad or a Leap OPad, than stick them in front of the boob-tube for some Cailou or Sponge Bob.
I think the important thing is to try in reign in that screen time. Which can be more than tricky because those games are so
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- Babble.com | Team Mom – Wed, Mar 27, 2013 3:25 PM EDT
5 ways to reign in your toddler's screen timeWith the acquisition of a Leap Pad for Christmas and a family iPad, things have gotten a little hairy around here. A situation we're not unfamiliar with, my 3-year-old has been a steadfast, walking iPhone endorsement since he first learned how to swipe the little arrow bar over to get to his beloved baby apps at age 1.Read More »from (Remote) Control Freak: 5 Ways to Reign in Your Toddler's Screen Time
- Babble.com | Healthy Living – Wed, Mar 27, 2013 3:11 PM EDT
Earlier this week, the entomology world collided with Hollywood when a new species of parasitic wasp was named after a character that Uma Thurman made famous in the Tarantino film, Kill Bill. James Plafke from Geek explains, "The wasp was granted the assassin's name because it not only follows a deadly lifestyle, but bears a resemblance to Kiddo's iconic yellow and black jumpsuit from the movies." The trend, it turns out, is everywhere. Carnegie Deli has even made an art form out of naming deli items after stars that have frequented their restaurant. (The "Woody Allen" is a popular choice!) It has even become somewhat common for new flowers to be named after stars. Click through for 7 insect species named after celebrities! -By Dresden ShumakerRead More »from Hollywood's Bugging Out: 7 Insect Species Named After Celebrities
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- Babble.com | Beauty on Shine – Wed, Mar 27, 2013 3:11 PM EDT
During a video shoot I did last week, a makeup artist introduced to BB Creams. Have you heard of them? In case you haven't, think of it as a tinted moisturizer on steroids. It's a moisturizer, primer, and concealer plus has SPF. They also help even out skin tones and fight against wrinkles. As a new mom, this product has been my go-to in the mornings. BB Creams have been a cult favorite in Asia since the 80's and have finally made their way to the U.S. (lucky for us). I've rounded up some of the best BB creams for all budgets and skin types. - By Carmen Ordonez
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- Babble.com | Fashion – Wed, Mar 27, 2013 3:10 PM EDT
I have to admit, I am kind of a sunglasses hoarder. I love them! They are the perfect accessory for Spring and Summer. But, if you're in anything like me, you lose them just as fast as you buy them - which means one thing; you need to buy them on the cheap. Here are 7 pretty pairs of shades for you to choose from! And guess what? They are all under $15! - By Liz Stanley
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- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Wed, Mar 27, 2013 3:02 PM EDT
Dad and FamilyWhile networking at an event, I struck up a conversation with a woman. Eventually our discussion turned to parenting and I asked her how many kids she had.
"I have two kids," she said. "Oh, three if you count my husband."
I gave her a confused look and continued our conversation until I had an opportunity to move on.
As a dad, I'm disturbed by the number of times I hear women refer to their husbands as their children. Not only is it disrespectful, but it's also a little creepy.
Most men have a deep desire to feel respected. If you ask a group of men if they'd rather be respected or liked, the majority of them would say respected. I've seen many boys (and men) get into fights because they believed another guy disrespected them. This aggression seems illogical at first glance, but when you understand how important respect is to men, you will realize why they will go to any length to earn and maintain respect.
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- Babble.com | Beauty on Shine – Wed, Mar 27, 2013 12:08 PM EDT
Having my hair professionally blow-dried is one of my favorite ways to treat myself, and with the growing popularity of blow-dry bars (salons that solely wash, dry and style, usually for a flat fee regardless of hair type), it's more convenient and affordable than ever. With proper maintenance, a good blowout can last me days if not a full week, which saves time and money on the back end (or so I tell myself). Whether you're devoting precious alone-time to having your hair professionally blown out or doing it yourself, make it count! Here are 7 products you should have on hand to help maintain your blowout longer: - By Jill Seiman
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- Babble.com | Work + Money – Wed, Mar 27, 2013 11:10 AM EDT
Brogurt, Manterest, and Meggings: What's Next in Manvertising?Yogurt, Pinterest and leggings are some of the girliest things ever, right? Now they have their manquivalents in meggings, Manteresting, and a brogurt called Powerful.Read More »from Brogurt, Manterest, and Meggings: What’s Next in Manvertising?
Honestly, I'm pretty sure meggings are just an enormous prank being pulled on us by GQ, and on April 1 they'll be all OHMYGAH I CAN'T BELIEVE YOU FELL FOR IT. In the mean time, I don't really believe that meggings exist outside of the world of tumblr blogs, running stores, and stunt journalism.
More exciting is the man-yogurt known as Powerful. Wait, "man-yogurt" sounds kinda gross. It's yogurt for men. And it's totally manly, unlike that girly regular yogurt you've been eating, with the unicorns and the glitter and the little paper umbrellas.
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First of all, Powerful comes in a manly package. It's black and red, with a bull logo.
Also, Powerful is a "man-sized" eight ounces instead of a paltry 6 ounces like girly yogurt. Because nothing satisfies a manly-man
- Babble.com | Love + Sex – Wed, Mar 27, 2013 10:17 AM EDT
Proposition 8 (commonly known as Prop 8) went before the United States Supreme Court yesterday, and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is up today. It has taken years to get there. And now, the constitutionality of the ballot referendum from California and of DOMA is being challenged in the highest court in our country. The question is a simple one that has absolutely nothing to do with religion and everything to do with the Constitution of this country: Does Prop 8 and DOMA unconstitutionally discriminate against gays and lesbians? The answer is also simple: Yes. Our rights as citizens hang in the balance. And since, according to the Census Bureau, same-sex couples in this country are raising nearly 250,000 children, this issue affects our kids, too. The decision will deeply affect families across the country. Click through for 7 reasons why families will suffer if gay marriage is banned! -By Aelah MassRead More »from 7 Reasons Why Families Will Suffer If Gay Marriage is Banned
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- Babble.com | Fashion – Tue, Mar 26, 2013 3:51 PM EDT
During the spring, the easiest way to look easily put together in an instant is with a dress. You can dress it up, dress it down, add fun accessories -- a belt, statement necklace -- you can make the look yours as you head off to the outdoors, for an outdoor lunch date with your gals, or wherever your spring agenda takes you. When you throw on a dress, you'll instantly looked polished and well put together. Click through for 7 spring frocks that flatter any figure! - By Casi Densmore-Koon
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- This week is a big moment in gay rights history! It's when the Supreme Court begins to hear both sides of the debate surrounding the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8. The fate of marriage equality in the United States in now in the hands of the highest court in the land, although the final decision won't be made until summer. Many see the decision as being long overdue, and many are very outspoken in support of the right for any adult to get married, regardless of sexual preference. And those whose voices are heard above the rest, who have a built in amplifier with there fame, are celebrities of course. Check out these 10 celebrities who support marriage equality: - By Sunny Chanel
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