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Products that Make Momsense -- With a Giveaway!
April 25, 2013 - Betsy Bethel
The latest installment of Products That Make Momsense:
If you are going to go predictable and buy Dad a tie for Father's Day (hey, it's a time-honored tradition!), I found one that is unique, clever and gives Dad his due. Daddyscrubs came out with a "word search" tie. The white tie is criss-crossed with letters in black type with words circled in red that spell out Dad's attributes -- funny, silly, role model, proud, brave, lullaby singer, ouchie fixer. The "I'm the Daddy" line also has a white tie with Daddy repeated in cursive and a red one with Daddy and hearts alternating in childlike white writing. Enter to win an "I'm the Daddy" tie by emailing your name, address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org and include why the dad in your life deserves to win. Winner will be chosen randomly on May 31.
"Identity Theft: What Every Parent Needs to Know" by Robert P. Chappell Jr. This book by a 27-year law enforcement veteran highlights the crime of child identity theft -- how bad is it (about 5 percent of U.S. children have had their identities compromised), why it's happening (children are easier targets because they have clean credit and no one is checking their credit history), who is most at risk (among them, foster children and kids with passports) and how to prevent it (No. 1 way: be aware). "One of the reasons child identity theft has become so prevalent is because awareness of its existence is lacking ... Under normal circumstances, you would never wonder if your child had a mortgage or a bankruptcy in another state. And if he or she did, would you know what to do?"
Ever try to use your iPad as a cookbook? It's fine if you have oodles of counter space, but our clutter-free horizontal kitchen space is akin to a postage stamp. This sounds like a great solution: "The new Koala Mount from Dockem solves the problem of trying to follow a recipe on your tablet or iPad by allowing you to mount your device on any vertical surface from the side of the fridge to your wall or tile backsplash. Simply slip your device into the brackets when you start cooking and then slide it back out when you're done for a worry-free kitchen experience." Now to find an uncluttered vertical surface ...
And One that Doesn't (Make Momsense) ...
Eggo Mini Waffles. On sale, had a coupon, Emma asked for them. Never again. What. A. Ripoff. You basically get four little attached waffles instead of one bigger waffle. The waffles are bite-sized, Emma discovered with delight as she shoved a whole one in her mouth. So she gets four bites per waffle compared to about eight. You are definitely getting less waffle for your buck, even with a coupon.
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"I'm the Daddy" word search tie by Daddyscrubs