Juicepresso ReviewNutrition Reviews Uncategorized 

Juicespresso Juicer Review

The Juicespresso Juicer is an amazing device for juicing fans. If you’re considering purchasing one, read my review. The Juicespresso cold press masticating machines are very efficient at getting the juice out of various fruits and vegetables. You’ll be pleased that it will potentially lower your produce bill when compared to your old high-speed juicer. This juicer is compact, so it doesn’t take up much counter space (you’ll want to keep it out all the time!) and it is dishwasher safe. I was using a Jack LaLane juicer that I…

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Redfin Review in Maryland: Should You Use RedFin, Rather Than A Traditional Real Estate Agent?

Many home buyers and home sellers in Maryland are asking themselves whether or not they should use Redfin (RDFN)  to buy or sell their home.  They are worried about whether they’ll get the same service or somehow make less money, or do more work themselves if they use Redfin. Redfin is great. It is NOT a do-it-yourself or for sale by owner (FSBO) service by any stretch–this is a myth that seems to be very common. You get the same service from qualified real estate agents,  or better from Redfin…

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Republic Wireless 2.0 Review 2015Featured Phone Bills Review Reviews Save Money Technology 

Republic Wireless Review Part 1

Republic Wireless 2.0 Review Executive Summary – Updated March 12, 2016 My customer review covers the Republic Wireless Mobile Phone Service with the Moto X gen 2, Moto E gen 2 and Moto G phones.  This review is about the Republic Wireless 2.0 plan which isn’t available anymore. They have now launched a their 3.0 plan, so the information below is outdated. For current information please see my review of Republic Wireless 3.0 and comparison to Google Project Fi.   “Stop wasting money on high-priced yearly contract phones.  Get reliable, smarter…

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Recommendations for Educational Apps for KidsEducation Recommendations 

Educational Apps for Kindle Fire

Looking for some great educational apps for your child’s Kindle Fire Tablet (or other Android device)? Here are a few of the ones that my kids enjoy now or in the not-too-distant past. All of these are available in the Amazon App Store for Android / Kindle App Store: Inventioneers – Filimundus-AB makes some great games that teach kids how to invent and think of creative solutions. Great physics engine. Great fun. Pettson’s Inventions 1  / Pettson’s Inventions 2 /Pettson’s Inventions Deluxe – Another great game from Filimundus-AB. This game requires you to solve…

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Recommended Educational TV Shows for Kids

Looking for educational TV shows for your kids to watch on Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime or YouTube? Below is a list of  some worthwhile educational shows for kids that I would recommend for parents looking to avoid all the terrible, worthless, and even damaging fluff that is on children’s TV these days. The kids shows in my list are selected because they are both educational and entertaining. In the first part of this post, I will do my best to let you know which educational kids shows you can see  on…

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List of Fun Activities For Kids To Do Around Maryland

Looking for worthwhile things to do with your kids in the Baltimore/DC Area?  I am too.  Here is a list of 27+ fun activity suggestions that I have compiled from experience with my own children.  Please feel free to add to this list by leaving a comment below. 1) Children’s museums: Visit the  National Children’s Museum in National Harbor or in Baltimore called Port Discovery.  Kids love both places. Another great place to take kids and teens is the Natural History Museum in Washington D.C.  There are some great exhibits including…

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stem exhibitsEducation Engineering Parenting 

Two Great Interactive STEM Exhibits at the Smithsonian

If you are a parent in central Maryland and you’re reading this, odds are you’ll share the refrain I hear so often “The Smithsonian museums are so close to us, yet we only go if guests are in town.” It’s really sad when parents say this, because their kids are missing out on so much great stuff. I’d like to recommend two relatively new exhibits at the Smithsonian that are truly outstanding. They are especially good because they are interactive and unusual, not to mention fun. The exhibits in question…

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Birthday Party Theme Ideas For Kids in Howard County Maryland

Looking for birthday party ideas for your child in Howard County, Maryland? Here are some themes and ideas to help you decide what type of party to have. [Looking for a special place to have your child’s party? Don’t miss my post with 50+ birthday party places in Howard County.] With two children, I find myself at many different types of birthday parties lately–some of them original and loads of fun for the kids, and some of them…not so much. I have created this page to help parents out with some…

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Lifetime Fitness Review Part 2

This is part 2 of my review of Lifetime Fitness. If you’ve arrived to this page from a search engine, please be sure and see part 1 of my Lifetime Fitness review for more details! Guest Passes At Lifetime Fitness Membership also includes 6 “free” guest passes per year.  After that, you can buy additional passes,  for about $20-$30/each.  Each pass will admit an entire family (which is considered to be people who live at the same address).  If you bring in a guest, expect them to be “questioned” by…

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Vitamix 5200 ReviewBlenders Nutrition Reviews 

Vitamix 5200 Review

Read My Review of the Vitamix 5200 Blender Vitamix blenders are famous for being long-lasting smoothie-blending work-horses. They are the high-end benchmark that other blenders must compete with to win market-share. This is a review of my experience with the Vitamix 5200. I purchased my Vitamix about 6 months ago. I got it as a refurbished unit on Amazon.com. I went for a refurbished blender because the  savings were huge and the warranty coverage was still very strong. I am glad I did because I was able to afford more…

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