Track Santa’s Journey From The North Pole To Your Ho-Ho-Home…

The biggest day of the year for Santa is quickly approaching! My kidlets are excited and have asked me tons of questions asking how Santa Claus delivers presents to all the little boys and girls all over the world in time for Christmas morning. How on Earth (literally) can he do it….and now I can show them!

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Google’s Santa Tracker site has all sorts of goodies for kids who wonder how Santa does it all! At the center of the site is a countdown clock that is ticking off the seconds to jolly old St. Nick’s scheduled departure on from the North Pole and begins his annual journey to deliver gifts around the world. Starting on Christmas Eve, you can log on and actually track Santa’s journey via a world map!

Until then, if you visit the site you can explore Santa’s village and even play several fun games that involve elves, sleighs and gifts.  The best part is that you can have an online chat with Santa Claus himself. He even makes personal phone call to any North American phone number between the hours of 8 am and 9 pm daily! He also can send personal messages on Google+ and email 24 hours a day. Just log onto www.sendacallfromsanta.com and you can be “in touch” with Santa.

Who knew that Santa was so hi-tech?! I guess with as many presents to wrap and deliver in one night he needs to be.

Now it’s your turn to share.  What will you be leaving out for Santa & his reindeer on Christmas Eve?

Weekend Giveaway: NetZero 4G Hotspot

If you are always on the go like myself – between commuting to and from work, chauffeuring kidlets to various play dates, running errands, watching sports practices/games or even dance class – it’s practically impossible to find a safe and reliable WiFi connection to use your smart phone or tablet devices.

NetZero MB Logo - colorSo when I was sent a NetZero 4G Hotspot to try, I was very excited!  The NetZero 4G Hotspot is a fantastic device that provides a portable, super fast and secure internet connection without the worry of public Wi-Fi hoarders, which means you can be “plugged in” wherever you go.  It can power up to eight internet enabled devices such as computers, phones and iPads all at once. The Hotspot itself is both compact and durable and has a battery life of up to 6 hours.Continue reading ⇒

Yo Gabba Gabba! Music Is… Awesome! Vol 4. – Kid Music Review

As I’ve unfortunately watched, most children’s TV sucks for parents.   Either I find the characters too annoying or there’s way too much going on for me to follow along as a casual viewer.

One kid series I don’t mind watching is “Yo Gabba Gabba!”  The series does a fab job mixing live action, puppets, music and celebrities along with on-screen visuals that are reminiscent of retro video games and TV shows to create entertainment that’s fun for both kids and parents.

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Tis The Season, To Be Illin…..

It’s that time of year again – cold and flu season.  For the past two weeks, yes TWO WEEKS folks, I’ve been battling with the flu.  I’ve had bronchitis and walking pneumonia before, but I had no idea what I was in store for with my first-ever battle with influenza.  It even involved a trip to the ER for fever, dehydration & severe back spasms. While I got some good pain-killers for the spasms, sadly the doctor told me there wasn’t much he could give me to cure my ills.  He advised me to hunker down, stay hydrated, sleep and stay away from others, especially my kidlets as much as possible.

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