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
Do you need a tablet for yourself or your child? There is no need to spend hundreds of dollars on a tablet. I’ve bought tablets for my kids from reliable reputable places for under $100 for a new one, and here I’ll show how you can too. More
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
Here are a few helpful storage solutions for keeping your family on track this season. More
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
Today in our Coffee Break series, we’re reviewing Postsnap, an app which turns your phone photos into a real postcard and mails it off. This is ideal as we move into the summer months with photos of our kiddos having fun. Postsnap has several advantages over other postcard services, so I’m reviewing it here. More