Republic Wireless and Project Fi Customer Review and Comparison Phone Bills Reviews Save Money Technology 

Republic Wireless 3.0 vs Google Project Fi Mobile Phone Service Review

If you’re tired of the big U.S. mobile phone companies (aka Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, U.S. Cellular, and T-Mobile), you may want to consider two very strong contenders: Google Project Fi and Republic Wireless 3.0. Below is my review and comparison of the two service providers. I am a current customer of both Google Project Fi and Republic Wireless. I have been with Republic Wireless since the beginning and am a more recent Google Fi customer starting in July 2016–I currently have two mobile phone lines on each service–my wife and…

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Ecobots N79 Deebot Customer Review Reviews Technology 

Review of the Ecovacs Deebot N79 Robotic Vacuum

tldr; The Ecovacs Deebot N79 is a worthy robotic vacuum that may not be as smart as some of its competitors but it definitely has a great feature set and does an excellent job of its primary job–it is a really good vacuum. My daughter asked for a robotic vacuum cleaner for her 9th birthday. (Looking for better gift ideas for a gifted and talented student? [Opens in a new window]) A strange request, but my wife and I were talking about getting one anyway, and the birthday wish was the…

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Where to buy fruits and vegetables for the best prices in Maryland Food Nutrition Recommendations Save Money 

Top 5 Places To Buy Fruit, Vegetables & Other Produce For Cheap in Central Maryland

If your family is like ours, we eat lots of fruit and vegetables.  We especially like fresh organic fruits and produce when possible, but we also like to keep the costs under control.  Below are my top 5 recommendations on how to get great produce for lower prices in Maryland (This advice applies to anywhere in the United States although you’ll need to follow my links to find cheap produce in your area–read further for some great kitchen gadgets to help you make the most of your produce: 1) Shop at…

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Getting the Most from your Rocketbook Notebook

The Rocketbook Everlast is a fantastic gift for the wired high school or college student. It puts a new twist on taking notes in the more traditional way with pen and paper, while at the same time not being as onerous as using a tablet computer to take handwritten notes. There are two parts to understanding the value of this system: The notebook is made of paper-like plastic, rather than regular paper. This is great because it means that if you use the readily available Pilot Frixion Pens or Markers,…

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Private Schools in Howard County Maryland Education Featured gifted and talented Private Schools 

Private Schools in Howard County Maryland

Glenelg Country School Manor House, Ellicott City, MD Living in Howard County Maryland means that the bar is set relatively high for public schools–not to mention private schools in Howard County. By many standards, Maryland and Massachusetts have the best schools in the USA.  And within Maryland, the two top contenders are Montgomery County Public Schools and Howard County Public Schools.  So this is to say that Howard County’s schools are among the best in the country. Still, to many parents there are a multitude of issues about both Howard County and Montgomery County Public…

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The Best Preschools in Howard County Md Education gifted and talented preschool Private Schools 

Outstanding Preschools In Howard County Maryland

There are many choices for preschools in Howard County, Maryland.  Finding the right fit can be difficult as can knowing who to trust with your young children.  To help you with this decision I have created a list of some of the top Pre-K programs in Howard County. Note that some of these schools have pre-K for various ages younger than 4, in fact some of them may be able to take kids that are younger than 1. If I don’t mention which age the school starts, please contact the…

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schools closed camps spring break howard county md Columbia Maryland Education kids activities 

School’s Out and Spring Break Camps in Howard County Maryland 2017 – 2018 School Year

Looking for ideas for what to do with your kids when schools are closed for special days off in Howard County during the 2017 – 2018 school year? Here are a few of the organizations that I know of that can provide care and learning during days off such as spring break, fall break, teacher in-service days, and other days off during the school year. Howard County Conservancy – Great camps my kids really enjoy these. Beautiful locations in Elkridge and Woodstock. Space is available on October 21, Jan 15,…

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Apps to control your kids screen time at home kids activities Parenting Phone Bills Technology 

Parental Control Apps to Monitor and Control Your Child’s Screen Time

As a parent, I hoped it wouldn’t happen, but it did. Screens have invaded the minds of my two girls, and I needed to get control over it. Since my kids switch between a few devices and types, I needed to use a combination of things to reign this in. Here is what I was up against: Mobile Phones – My kids both have mobile phone devices from Republic Wireless. That means they can use either mobile data plans or WiFi to access the internet. I needed to be able…

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Restaurant Recommendations for Families with Kids in Howard County Columbia Maryland Food kids activities Nutrition 

Great Restaurants in Howard County for Kids

We’re always working on finding the restaurants in Howard County that offer the best experience and best quality food for our family lunch and dinner outings. It’s easy to go to the usual suspect restaurants such as Friday’s and Red Robin, but there are other great restaurants that you and your kids may enjoy. Below find a few of my favorites. Cava Grill (Columbia) – This is currently my favorite restaurant. They offer Greek food Chipotle-style. You and your family get a healthy meal and they have great beverages such…

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Google Home Review for Families and Kids Reviews Technology 

Google Home for Kids

We recently added a Google Home to our household. We’ve all been having alot of fun with it and I think it’s very useful for families with children. The device is relatively family friendly, and my kids love having it–so do I. Ways we use Google Home with Kids in our house Timers: I think the timer feature is one of the “killer app” aspects of the Google Home. You simply say something like “Ok Google, set a timer for 30 minutes for Piano,” and it will start running a…

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