When we received our very first shipment of products to review for Nuby Parent Bloggers, The Understudy and I saw the Octopus Floating Bath Toy and realized… it’s a game! We quickly practiced tossing the rings onto the tentacles and set a date for the World Championship of Octopus Bath Time Toss. It was going to be epic.
The Understudy gets ready for the World Championship.
Before we get into the details of the World Championship, we want to tell you a little about this bath toy from Nuby. The first thing that I noticed was that it didn’t have the air hole that most floating bath toys have. You know, the one that gets water left in it and turns into a biology experiment within the belly of said toy? Yeh, that air hole. No air hole; no biology experiments for bath time which means we all survive to bathe another day. On top of that, the tentacles were super interesting to The Understudy and once we started throwing the 3 rings (a star, a circle, and a fish) onto the tentacles, we were hooked.
I’ll be honest, the ring toss aspect isn’t easy, especially the star. In fact, I had to spot The Understudy a few points in the World Championship just to give him a fighting chance. However, the little guy loves putting the rings onto the tentacles and exclaiming “I DID!” You can’t argue with that. Continue reading
As a stay-at-home dad, it is my job to be the primary caregiver for our family. I buy the groceries, take the kids to doctor appointments, and do the shopping for our kid products. In August, I was shopping for new toddler plates and found the perfect ones from Nuby. The only problem was that the packaging told me they were, “Designed to make feeding fun for baby & easier for mom.” I set them back on the shelf. If a product or a service isn’t gender specific, why should it be branded and advertised as such?
Let’s be clear. Moms aren’t the only parents that feed their babies. Dads feed babies. Grandparents feed babies. We’re all caregivers, right? I wanted the plates, but didn’t buy them. Instead, I tweeted a picture to Nuby and asked if they had any that made it “easier for parents.” I mean, after all, I’m a dad and I need these too. I don’t like being considered something that I’m not just because I care for my kids and I know I’m not the only one.
Nuby responded immediately and what they said came as a welcome surprise. Continue reading
Need For Speed hits theaters on March 14, 2014. I was allowed to attend a pre-screening and provide a review for the new super blogger group, DAM Bloggers (Dad & Mom Bloggers). Little did I know that the movie would ultimately save my marriage. Allow me to explain…
When The Wife and I met, she was 26 and I was
a few… I was some… I was several years older than her. I discovered quickly that there were a few roadblocks ahead of this relationship. She didn’t really know all of The Beatles’ names. She said she did, but I’m part Sicilian and Sicilians are great liars, the best in the world, and we know a lie when we see one. Continue reading
At midnight on March 7th, 2014, Walmart held The Hunger Games: Catching Fire DVD release parties in Elgin, IL. and Orange County, CA. and you can bet that the DAM Bloggers were there. The DAM Bloggers (Dad and Mom Bloggers) were represented with interviews from Pat Jacobs (Just a Dad 247) and Donna Biroczky (Dangerous Cupcake). Continue reading