YouTube Kids

YouTube Kids App

J probably gave the shortest app review in history.

As you can see, he loves the app. I love this app as well. Not only does it have amazing content, but there are no ads, and amazing parental controls that let you put a time limit on the app. The app is very kid user friendly and organized in a way that a three year old could navigate through the app.

The “Shows” tab is filled with your kid’s favorite shows from Sesame Street to Thomas the Tank Engine and even some shows that your kid may not have heard of like Pocoyo.

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The “Music” tab is filled with tons of music channels that will keep your kids entertained and active.

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Lead your kids to the “Learn” tab to show them some amazing educationally entertaining content.

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The “Explore” tab gives your kids a look at to some amazing artistic and fun channels.

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If you love exploring YouTube with your kids, this is definitely an app I would recommend downloading.

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Comicbook Wednesday 02-25-15

All New Captain America: Fear Him #4

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Everything must come to an end. The final issue of Fear Him comes out today and I am excited to see how this short series will end.

S.H.I.E.L.D #3

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If you love the TV show, you will enjoy this series. Follow the Coulson’s team as they interact with characters in the Marvel comicbook universe.

Darth Vader #2

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These new Marvel Star Wars comics are AMAZING!!! If you loved the franchise, you will love these comic series. See what happened to Darth Vader in between A New Hope and Empire Strikes back.

Spider-Gwen #1

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In an alternate universe, Gwen Stacy was bitten by the radioactive spider. Follow along with this new story and see what awaits Spider-Gwen!!!

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Comicbook Wednesday 02-18-15

It’s that time again! Here’s what J and I will be reading this week. Looks like it’s Marvel week for us.

All New Captain America #4

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I am loving this New Cap storyline. Think of this as Marvel’s Batman Beyond. An older Steve Rodgers is helping Sam Wilson/Falcon/Captain America from behind the scenes. It’s a little much for J, but I could see this being a favorite of older kids I would say 10 would probably be the youngest.

All New Captain America: Fear Him #3

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Cap found where Nomad was being held. With the help of some kids, Nomad escaped Scarecrow’s clutches. Now Cap and Nomad are stuck on a Subway train car with a tunnel filled with teens gassed by Scarecrow. How will Cap and Nomad escape and still save these kids?

Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy #1

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Want to get a sneak peek at what is coming to Disney XD later this year? Then make sure you check out this four part GotG mini-series. We are getting our copy today!

Legendary Star Lord #9

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Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde are now together with plans of stealing the Black Vortex from Mr Knife aka Peter’s Father. Will they succeed even if though they were followed by one of Knife’s Slaughter Squad members?

Ms Marvel #12

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Kamala Khan (Ms Marvel) has taken down the Inventor and his creator is behind bars. A year’s worth of missing persons cases solved in one night. What’s next for this Ms Marvel? With some parental editing, this series is a great one for kids, especially young girls.

Rocket Raccoon #8

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Groot is on the brink of death. Rocket and Jink are on their way to find an antidote to the venom that is killing Groot. To save Groot they are going to have to battle a giant monster without the aid of Rocket’s massive gun. Will they get the antidote and make it back before Groot succumbs to the venom?

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Cosplay Monday 02-16-15

(note: for some reason this didn’t post when it was scheduled)

Today is Cosplay Monday, a day where I share some ideas for some parent/kid cosplays. For this first Cosplay Monday, I want to share my plans for future cosplays that J and I will be wearing probably in 2016.

Bruce Banner/The Hulk

This is a pretty straight forward idea and is probably one of the easiest/least expensive cosplays you will build, especially if you shop at a second-hand store. Definitely something beginner cosplayers could do.

What you will need:
Bruce Banner-
T-Shirt or Button Up Shirt
Khakis
Glasses (optional)

Hulk-
No Shirt or Shredded Button Up Shirt (same color as Bruce Banner)
Shredded Khakis
Muscle Suit (if you are like me and are without muscles)
Green Body Paint (Grey is also an option)

Be prepared because people might want you to recreate this pose

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Also you could easily make some upgrades and do a General Ross/Red Hulk cosplay.

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Remember your cosplay is for you, and it’s meant to be fun.

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Comicbook Wednesday 02-10-15

Itty Bitty Mask #4

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Aliens from the Moon have declared war on Big City. The Mask has already caused problems in Big City by turning a grandmother into a pancake making, cookie baking machine, by turning the zoo animals into artists who made Zoo Con, and started the alien invasion by taking a bite out of the moon as Mayor Mask, can the Mask make up for those mistakes by helping rid the Earth of the Moon aliens? Guess we will find out at 11:00 AM. Side note, J adores anything by Art Baltazar and Franco. I recommend this series and anything else done by the Aw Yeah! Comics crew for your kids.

Arrow Season 2.5 #5

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Felicity has been captured by Brother Blood’s followers. Sara is in town to help Team Arrow defeat this new incarnation of Brother Blood. If you wanted to know what happened between the season 2 finale and the season 3 premiere, you need to be reading this series!! If your kids are fans of the show, this is a must have for their collection. If they are younger, you should probably read ahead so you can do some “creative reading”.

All New Captain America: Fear Him #2

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Nomad has been captured by the Scarecrow, most likely to be tortured by the things that he fears the most. Will Cap get to Nomad before it’s too late? This 6 issue series looks like it’s going to be one that is not for the faint of heart. I would say you should skip this one for the smaller kids, but pick it up for yourself.

Thor #5

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This storyline is so amazing not only did we see a woman take the on the power and name of Thor, but we got to see Thor and the Odinson do battle. I am so excited to see what lies ahead for this new, amazing Thor. PS, J loves this series. You will definitely want to peek through the issues before reading them with your younger kids.

Darth Vader #1

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You’ve seen what the Rebels were up to immediately following ‘A New Hope’, now let’s see what the “Baddest Man in the Land” Lord Vader is up to in Darth Vader #1. Also make sure you check out the Skottie Young variant. J is a huge Star Wars fan and even a bigger Vader fan. He is so excited to make our weekly trip to the comicbook shop later today.

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Plans for 2015

With it being almost mid February, I’ve decided to make a plan for the blog. New weekly posts, more reviews, more fun. I’ve had a blast this last year doing something that I never thought I would do. Thank you to everyone who reads this little blog, in this tiny corner of the vastness of the internet. As much as I love writing for me, I would love to keep this going with posts that interest you the readers.

Here are some of the things you can expect from the blog in 2015:

Mondays: Cosplay Designs for Parents and kids – I’m planning on sharing some photos I find online of parent/kid cosplays and sharing what I would do to make the costumes. And maybe I can get some guest cosplayers to do some guest write ups. :)

Tuesdays: What’s on my mind – These are going to be your standard blog posts.

Wednesdays: What We’re Reading Wednesdays – Starting tomorrow I am going to do weekly posts/reviews of what J and I are reading.

Thursdays: Thursday Comics by J – I want to get back in the swing of things with weekly comics “written by J”

Fridays: Review Fridays – I want to start getting into toy reviews, these will be little videos of J playing with toys and telling us what he thinks.

Saturdays: J’s Lists – With the help of J, I am going to put together lists of his favorite movies, shows, episodes, comicbooks, songs, books, etc.

And there you have it, an outline of what I am hoping to do with the blog for 2015. Again, thank you to everyone who takes the time out of their busy schedules to read this little blog. :)

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Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer released

Tonight, about 20 minutes into the Oregon/Ohio State game, ESPN aired a new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. A few minutes later the trailer was released online. If you are not a sports fan, here is what you missed.

I can’t wait to see this movie!!! May 1, 2015