Review of Stars Messenger app

Review of Stars: the private family messaging app that does not require a phone number

Here I’m reviewing Stars messaging, which our family has recently started using. It’s a phone and tablet app for families and kids who want a way to message each other without requiring a phone number. In other words, it can even work on a tablet with no data plan (so long as there is a Wi-Fi connection). First I’ll briefly explain how Stars works, then outline the pros and cons, and then I’ll explain why I feel it’s a safer fit for kids than other messaging apps on the market. More

Great deals on home, clothing and more

BLINQ.com review – great deals on well-known brands while helping the environment

Here I’m reviewing US store BLINQ.com, where you can get items for a fraction of the retail price. How does this work? BLINQ partners with well-known retailers to get leftover inventory. Instead of having all of these items just be thrown out, BLINQ gets them and sells them deeply discounted, passing the savings along to you. You therefore can use BLINQ to snag some fantastic deals on items for your family and home (and for yourself too!) While doing so, you have the satisfaction of helping the environment by preventing these good-quality items from being sent to a landfill.

Here is my balanced review of BLINQ based on my shopping experiences there. More

The holiday season

The best time of year for kids

If you’re a kid, the holidays are absolutely amazing. But as an adult, we sometimes have extra stresses and busy schedules to deal with. Here’s how we as adults can give our young kids an awesome holiday season without going crazy. Read on to find out! More

Amazon Prime alternatives

Alternatives to Amazon Prime

Today in our Coffee Break section, if you’re looking for alternatives to Amazon Prime, I’ve got you covered. Without Prime, free shipping is slow and requires a fairly high order minimum. That’s not all: Amazon has recently started restricting the availability of some products to Prime customers only in an effort to persuade more people to shell out cash for Amazon Prime. The good news: there are plenty of other well-known online stores who are thrilled to serve your needs, regardless of whether or not you are paying the $$ per year for Prime. Read on to find out the best Amazon Prime alternatives! More