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Daddy Cool: You Don’t Have To Ditch the Cool When Buying a Family Car

Looking for a new car is always both a troublesome and enjoyable experience. Needless to say, as time goes on, the criteria you use to choose a new car are likely to evolve. When you’re young, it might be the case that you look for something stylish and sporty. As you grow older and wiser, you might look for something more economical with practicality the priority, but that doesn’t mean you have to Ditch the Cool when buying a family car.

One of the biggest factors which helps decide between vehicles is our family.

If you’ve got kids, there are certain things which you simply cannot do without when it comes to a car – back seats, for one thing. That’s not to say that you need to compromise on everything, though.

Green is cool

There was a time when practical considerations did not go hand in hand with the elusive designator ‘cool’. Today, things are different. People all over the world are becoming increasingly aware of the impact that our everyday lives are having on the planet. The result is a greater awareness of our ecological footprint.

It’s no longer desirable to invest in an unnecessarily large car, nor is it financially smart with the growing cost of fuel. If you check out the MINI Countryman review you’ll see that it’s able to combine low fuel consumption and emissions with style and practicality.


Taking the kids away

If you’re looking for a vehicle that’s going to impress the kids, consider what it is that the vehicle is capable of. As a recent piece in the Telegraph points out, it’s simple enough to take a driving holiday in Europe. This is something which is bound to please your kids but only if the car you take is the right one.

Kids nowadays are more impressed by experiences that they are with commodities. It follows that they are sure to find a practical car far more exhilarating than a flashy sports car. Of course, it today’s car market, it is possible to find something like the MINI which is both practical and stylish in the traditional sense.

Something recognisable

There are a lot of new cars finding their way onto the market each year. Some will stand the test of time when it comes down to style but many will not. As this blog post points out, the MINI Cooper is both recognisable and iconic.

If you’re looking for something which is not only cool now but also cool in ten years’ time. Something iconic is just what you’re after and the MINI ticks this box perfectly.


A Natural Hair Loss Treatment That Works


If you suffer from hair loss and thinning hair then you probably have noticed or even used some of the hair loss products on the market. They all claim to grow or keep what hair you have. Most do not work and leave you frustrated still looking for a hair loss treatment that works.

There is a hair loss product on the market called Fibond that works really well for thinning hair.
Fibond covers the balding area leaving your hair looking thick, full and natural. It blends perfectly
with your hair and will not come off in wind or rain.

Fibond is made of thousands of little natural fibers that bond to the existing hair.
You can be within inches of the scalp and still not notice Fibond from real hair.

If you have thinning and balding hair you will want to give Fibond a try.

Fibond work for both Men and Women.
Check out the before after videos on Fibond.com


Little Lamb Cradle ‘n Swing – Out Like a Light

Little Lamb Cradle n' Swing
I haven’t been a dad for long. In fact, it will be 4 months next Tuesday. I remember because not only was my first child born, but I haven’t slept since then…until recently when I discovered the Little Lamb Cradle ‘n Swing from Fisher-Price. Our adorable new baby boy just doesn’t want to sleep unless his mother or I are holding him, so I began a search for the perfect cradles and swings to lull our restless baby boy to sleep, and this is what I found:

Daddies Deals is a great baby site for dads, and it’s here that I found the solution to our sleepless nights. I purchased the Fisher-Price Cradle ‘N Swing, My Little Snugabunny. This particular model comes with many different plush critters but I liked the lambs for my son.

It did require some assembly but not too much, and it was easy to do. I was done within about 20 minutes. Once I had it put together, I put little Junior in the body pillow of the swing, set the swing for side to side, kicked on the cricket sounds, and along came the sandman. I can’t tell you how glad I was.

The Cradle ‘N Swing is one of the best swings for the money that I found on the market It’s lightweight and folds down for easy storage and travel (which is great for those weekly trips to Grandma’s house). The base is wide for stability at any of the available six speeds; either the side to side cradling or head to toe swinging. There are three seat positions, too; fully reclined for naps, to fully upright for playtime. Regarding safety, all the clips and hinges for adjustments are completely out of reach for baby.

The dome is mirrored so a baby can look at his or her reflection and gain self-awareness. Surrounding the mirror is an electronic mobile of plush baby lambs to entertain the baby as he drifts off to sleepy land. There are eight soothing songs and three nature sounds with complete volume control. The swing seat itself has a tray with two bead bars and a cute, tethered plush toy to help develop motor skills.

Had I known four months ago that the difference between sleeping and not sleeping was simply four D cell batteries, I would have bought the Fisher Price, Cradle ‘N Swing My Little Lamb a long time ago. All you dads out there struggling to get in a nap, check out my favorite baby site: Daddies Deals . I promise you’ll appreciate it. Since discovering how well our baby sleeps in his Cradle n’ Swing, I think Daddy will put a hammock in the back yard next summer.

Fisher Price, Cradle n' Swing

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Why the Kindle Fire HD is the Right Tablet for You

I have looked for several months for a tablet computer.  I have wanted one since the Ipad came out.   After many months of searching and looking, I found what I wanted and I couldn’t be happier.  I choose the Kindle Fire HD!  It comes in a few 3 different versions of the kindle fire hddifferent versions.  The version I choose was the Kindle Fire HD 7″, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi, 16 GB – Includes Special Offers.  I LOVE it and I’ll tell you why and why YOU should get one too!

The Kindle Fire HD features a 1280×800 resolution screen with 720p video playback. It has a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, and has 11 hours of battery life for reading, listening to music, or playing with apps (subject to change depending on usage). The device uses Dolby Audio, dual-driver stereo speakers. The device comes with either 16GB or 32GB  of on board memory storage.

I’ll get this out of the way first thing.  There is two things that I don’t like about the Kindle Fire HD, and I only point it out first because it’s very noticable. One is the lock screen and home screen, they have advertisements plastered to them, and unless I shell out $15 there’s no way to disable them. As Amazon put it:

“With Kindle Fire HD there will be a special offers opt-out option for $15. We know from our Kindle reader line that customers love our special offers and very few people choose to opt out. We’re happy to offer customers the choice.”

Now this isn’t that bad.  You only see the unlock screen for just a second before you unlock it and move on to what you were intending to do and like Amazon said, for $15, you can pay and that’s gone away.  The second thing is that it only has one forward facing camara.  You can take pictures of yourself, but not of something else unless you hold the kindle fire HD around.  For most people this won’t be a problem and for the price, I’m learning to live with it.

Here are just a few of the features that the kindle fire hd has and I enjoy almost all of them.

Additional Display Support     Ambient Light Sensor     Scratch Resistant Glass

Touchscreen     DLNA     GPS Navigation     HD Playback     Microphone

Video Recording     Front Facing Camera     Autofocus     Bluetooth     WiFi

These are all great features and there are many more that aren’t listed here, and once again, for the price, this is unbeatable!

Check out this video review of the Kindle Fire HD to see the coolest features.

I couldn’t be happier with anything else.  Some of the things I do the most on my kindle fire hd are:  Facebook (of course), watch movies and tv shows (most included with Amazon Prime) and read books.  If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can “borrow” one book a month for FREE!  Can you believe that?  That is one AWESOME feature.  I do play games on my kindle as well and have quite a bit of fun doing it.

My purpose for getting my tablet was so that I didn’t have to get on my computer much, I was getting tired of blue screens and the “slowness” of my laptop.  Now that I have my Kindle Fire HD, I might get on my laptop once a day now. Almost everything that I did on my computer, I do on my Kindle.  I don’t really get to play facebook games much anymore on the kindle, but you can if you want too.  If you want to learn how, just post a comment and ask, I’ll be more than happy to explain it.

So go check out all the different Kindle Fire HD’s and go ahead and take the plunge and get one.  Trust me, you will be more than happy about it.  Just one word of advice.  Go ahead and get the Amazon Kindle PowerFast for Accelerated Charging (not included with device, for use with the new Kindle Fire or Kindle Fire HD models), it cuts down the charging time by more than half and as much as you’ll be using your Kindle Fire HD, you’ll be happy you did!




Researching Different Vehicles, Buy a Toyota

Toyota Tundra

It can be a challenge to buy a new car or truck. First, you have to decide which make and model to purchase. Some buyers have been thinking about their next vehicle purchase for months or even years before they decide to act on the desire to buy a new vehicle. Others, however, may still be researching different vehicles and comparing prices against factors like consumer ratings, safety ratings, features and performance. Many who have done their homework make the decision to buy a Toyota as their next vehicle. With a closer look at what Toyota has to offer, you may decide that one of this manufacturer’s vehicles meets your needs and is priced within your budget.

Trucks can be luxurious as well as functional, and many buyers want to buy a new truck from Toyota. New Toyota Tacoma truck deals are special offers that can help you to save money on your upcoming vehicle purchase. While some local dealerships may offer deals on their own inventory, you can also check out new Tacoma truck deals offered through the vehicle manufacture by visiting the main Toyota website. There are close-out deals available on last year’s models as well as special offers on pricing breaks and financing offers for the newest model available. If you are interested in buying a new Tacoma today, take time to view the special offers to learn about savings available to you. These money-saving offers make it affordable to buy a brand new vehicle loaded with fabulous features.