Category Archives: Parenting

Back-to-School Incentives with LEGO

Back-to-School Incentives with LEGO

With school back in session, some parents are looking for new ways to encourage kids to meet new challenges or try new things. Here are some tips for using LEGO incentives appropriate to your needs and budget. Bonus: Review of App-Controlled Batmobile. Read More

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Dad 6.0: Oops, I Kid It Again

Dad 6.0: Oops, I Kid It Again

Change is the only constant and it’s certainly been an ever-present companion during my journey through parenthood. After a brief stint as a solo parent, I fell in love with the perfect woman and life took an unexpected U-turn. Marrying a guy with five kids apparently wasn’t a big enough challenge so, here we go, baby number six is on the way for the Wickersham family! Read More

Parting Ways With Your Smart Home

Parting Ways With Your Smart Home

When the Smart Home craze really started taking off a few years ago I was incredibly excited but also quite hesitant to jump in with both feet. Unfortunately I was stuck renting a house (thanks a lot, global financial meltdown) and afraid to make any substantive modifications to someone else’s home. All of that changed four years ago when we finally bought our current house.But what happens when it’s time to move? Read More