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The Parent’s Incomplete Guide to Fortnite
2 months ago

The Parent’s Incomplete Guide to Fortnite

If you’re a parent and your child is over the age of 5, you’ve been asked the million-dollar question, “can I play Fortnite?”

The answer, of course, is “I don’t …
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Cute Dadvertising: American Express “Work-at-Home Dad”
2 months ago

Cute Dadvertising: American Express “Work-at-Home Dad”

By  •  News

In the pantheon of good commercials, I know that a dad holding a baby for 30 seconds isn’t the most compelling and groundbreaking image, but while I was out to dinner last night, the NBA Playoffs were on the television in the corner and an American Express commercial caught my eye.

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Amazon Launchpad: awesome gifts, unique gadgets, stuff from startups!
7 months ago

Amazon Launchpad: awesome gifts, unique gadgets, stuff from startups!

 

(This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Amazon Launchpad for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.)

Let’s jump right in: Amazon Launchpad is a rad place …
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Shout Out to Ford for Cute “For What Matters Most” Spot
9 months ago

Shout Out to Ford for Cute “For What Matters Most” Spot

By  •  News

The car industry loves dads. But a ton of car commercials have focused on dads and sons. Wunderman and Global Team Blue created this ad for Ford about a dad and a daughter building what looks like a pinewood derby car. Naturally, the Ford Explorer has all the room they need for supplies.

And set to Piero Umiliani’s “Mah Na Mah Na,” how can you lose?

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Did I Make My Own ‘Awesome Mix’ to Celebrate Guardians of the Galaxy 2? Yes I Did.
11 months ago

Did I Make My Own ‘Awesome Mix’ to Celebrate Guardians of the Galaxy 2? Yes I Did.

(Disclosure: I was compensated for this post, but words and memories are all mine.)

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is out today on Blu-ray, but most of you kids already got it on Digital HD when it came out August 8. But there’s something we need to talk about…

The Awesome Mix.

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Oh My God, Lay Off the Fidget Spinners
11 months ago

Oh My God, Lay Off the Fidget Spinners

By  •  Blog

People, lay off the fidget spinners.

No, I don’t mean our kids, who love them and are collecting them wherever and whenever they can. I mean you (and you and you and especially you). You’re such a wet blanket and you know it.

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Netflix in July: Castlevania! Friends From College! Rogue One! Castlevania!!
1 year ago

Netflix in July: Castlevania! Friends From College! Rogue One! Castlevania!!

(Disclosure: I’m partnered with Netflix as a #StreamTeam member. I was not directly compensated for this article. All words, thoughts and crippling nostalgia are mine.)

Every month, the Netflix life cycle evolves and we get some new content while saying goodbye to some old content. In July, we say goodbye to some old favorites (so watch them NOW before they’re gone) but say hello to some new, sexy content.

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Assistive Tech in Video Games is Great for Both the Disabled and Children
1 year ago

Assistive Tech in Video Games is Great for Both the Disabled and Children

(Disclosure: I am a Nintendo Ambassador and was provided one or more products mentioned in this article, but not for the purpose of this article. Words, opinions and ideas are mine.)

When we were kids, games were unforgiving and brutal. They taught us lessons about persistence and adaptation, but they also only catered to able-bodied people with lightning quick reflexes.

These days, games are different. One of the biggest criticisms I hear is that games are “soft” – that they’re not as punishing on folks and that some of the modes and options actually make games too easy. Well, I think some of these technologies and options are great.

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