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June 24, 2010

Private Video Sharing With Vidme

A smart kid (the Little Man) once told me that if you put it on the internet, it’s there forever and you can’t get it back.  So maybe you’re a bit hesitant to post photos or videos of your kids or with open access for the world to see.

If you do share some awesome moments, maybe you take steps to keep it a bit non-descript like posting only videos away from home without names like my semi-famous in my own mind “Over The Lake Man!” video of the Little Man.  Maybe you’re not worried at all and you’re like the iGeneration who wants to broadcast every photo, video and other detail of their lives.  If so, you can stop reading (but don’t).

Sites like YouTube or Vimeo have always been so “everyone” focused with people trying to gain fame and fortune.  Many of us would rather just share some of those classic kid moments with friends and family.  A new company wants to help.

Vidme a new site that instead focuses on private sharing with lots of easy controls to limit access so you might feel a little more comfortable uploading some classic moments and sharing with your preselected group (with no 25 person limit like YouTube).  So if you’d like to share some videos of the kids with friends and family, but not the world, you might check out Vidme, that for now is free.

Full Disclosure:  I have no relationship with Vidme and have received no compensation for this blog post.  Vidme doesn’t even know I exist.

June 21, 2010

Dirty Diaper App for Next Generation Diapers

Scientists at the University of California San Diego working on “smart underwear” are testing chemical sensors printed directly on the underwear that measure bio-markers found in sweat. These sensors will allow the “smart underwear” to monitor key chemicals found in the wearer’s sweat to administer medications automatically for soldiers in the field or for other, more close to home, applications?

I imagine a day in the not too distant future where a line of diapers that will have these electrodes built in and be linked to a “Dirty Diaper App” on your phone that will alert parents when a diaper change is needed. I can’t wait to see the Apple commercial for this app…

June 10, 2010

Words of Wisdom from Modern Family

So, if you’ve ever read this blog before, you know I’m a huge fan of ABC’s Modern Family. I often take some key parenting tips from the show.  So I thought it would be a good idea to share some fatherly words of wisdom from America’s best father, Phil Dunphy.   How could you not follow advice from this guy:

Without further delay, take it away Phil:

“You never want your kids to see you scared. You want to be that rock that they grab a hold of in a stormy sea. Actually, a rock would sink. So a floating rock.”

“Give a kid a bird and he becomes one of those weird dudes who walks around with a bird on his shoulder. But give him a pair of wings, he can fly… unless he has absolutely no hand-eye coordination.”

“I always felt bad for people with emotionally distant fathers; it turns out I’m one of them. It’s a miracle I didn’t end up a stripper.”

“I act like a parent and talk like a peer, I call it “peerenting.”"

“In nature, fathers are known to eat their young. Is it because they’re delicious? No. It’s because they want to give their female bear, giraffe, what have you, the honeymoon they never had. Just to be clear, I’m not condoning eating your kids – but I sure as heck know why giraffes do it.”

And of course one not parenting related but one my wife hears often:

“It’s just the beginning. Buckle your seatbelt, lady. You’re being wooed.”

June 3, 2010

Green Spring Cleaning – Still Time!

Yes, it is still spring and yes you still have time to do that spring cleaning you’ve been putting off since March 20 (the date spring officially started). Junk in your garage, crumbs under your refrigerator and dust bunnies everywhere else. As a parent, we want to give our children everything and that should include a clean and safe environment, both in their home and the planet we stick them with.

So take the opportunity to get ready for summer (which in New York feels like it’s already here) and get your home cleaned up. I recommend the giggle Better Basics line of natural, plant-based cleaning products (that I can honestly say I use everyone one of in my house) that are safe, nontoxic, biodegradable, and wonderfully effective you’ll be ready for a clean and healthy summer.