I don’t know what it is but there is something about football that just makes us want to eat with our hands… you know what I’m talking about and no…. this isn’t no delicate tea cake kind of party either. We are talking about nachos, pizza, hot wings, dips and hefty sandwiches like those from Firehouse Subs (my favorite is the Smokehouse Beef & Cheddar Brisket!). Drinks are easy and a no-brainer: just keep plenty of beer on ice!

One might think that we have seen it all – last year brought a lot of outrageous baby names.  It would appear this is only the tip of the iceberg though, as 2013 is shaping up to be the year that pushes the boundaries of what was previously considered “normal.”   As parents strive for that distinctive name, social baby naming website, Belly Ballot (more here), is predicting some shocking New Year’s trends. 

Words fail me as I try to tell you how absolutely wonderful this trip was. The service, the staff, the experience. It’s like nothing I’ve ever experienced before. I got the chance to meet with the general manager of Baleen (who was so sweet and cute, she even brought me a key lime margarita as I had the chance to experience SpaTerre and get an amazing Key Lime Mani & Pedi (pure heaven). The staff were all so amazingly wonderful and told me a little about the resort and I have to reiterate that they were just so so friendly which is a huge deal.


1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup rolled oats
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, chilled
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups blueberries
1 1/2 cups raspberries
1 1/2 cups strawberries, sliced
2 1/2 cups Friendship 1% cottage cheese
1 cup Friendship sour cream

Having been through this a few times myself as a father of now 7, I can relate to the frustration parents feel when their child won’t shower.  It’s important to explain to your child why we need to shower, what happens if you don’t, and that doing it regularly on your own is part of growing up.  Many kids want to be seen as grown up and mature so telling them that this is a way for them to demonstrate that they’re not a little kid anymore and are maturing, will also help.  

Aside from the copious amount of games offered in Apple’s App Store, toy manufacturer’s are making toys that give playing with an app a whole new experience. Instead of just playing on your phone, children now can experience games in ways not previously available! We have chosen our 4 favorites: