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Every year, I look forward to carving pumpkins with my kids. My son is now old enough to carve one himself, and my daughter likes to watch (as long as she doesn’t have to touch the pumpkin guts!). We usually look for free pumpkin carving templates online or buy a cheap booklet from the store […]

Pumpkin History: Why We Carve Jack-o-Lanterns

Carving pumpkins is a great family activity that almost everyone can enjoy during Halloween, but if your kids are still too young to handle a knife, they might feel left out of the party. With these great no-carve pumpkin ideas, however, even young kids can have fun creating jack-o-lanterns to display on the front porch. […]

Fun No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas for Young Children

Kids eagerly look forward to Santa’s visit every year, and counting down those days until he arrives can seem like an eternity. So here are some free Santa printables that can pass the time while your kids are waiting and get them excited for their annual visit from Santa Claus. 1. Free Santa Nice List […]

5 Free Santa Printables for Kids

Back in the days when all houses had chimneys, sliding down one of those sooty, cramped spaces was a great way for Santa to get into homes that were all locked up for the night. But imagine how dirty the poor guy gets. Imagine how Mrs. Claus probably sighs each time he returns from his […]

Out with the Old Chimneys, In with the New Santa Claus Keys

How many megapixels does your camera have? Most camera owners can easily answer that question, as the number of megapixels is often one of the top factors consumers look for when buying a camera, and it’s one that manufacturers also advertise heavily to promote the quality of their models. But do you know how big […]

How Big is the Sensor in Your Compact Camera?

My daughter is 6 years old, and she has always been good about going to bed at night. Every night, we read some books and then put on her favorite music, and she usually goes right to sleep. But, like most kids, there are some nights when she wants to dawdle and stay up later. […]

Bedtime is More Fun with Dream Lites, the Constellation Night Lights for Kids

If you love travel photography, a geotagging camera is a great idea. These cameras come with a built-in GPS unit that will automatically locate and remember where your image was taken and record that information into the photo’s EXIF data. Here are some of the benefits of digital cameras with geotagging functions. 1. Save time […]

Benefits of a Geotagging Camera

I have recently been scanning old 35mm slides and converting them to digital files. Many of them were taken while on vacation, and it’s amazing how many images I have from places that I can no longer recall the name. Today, this is less of a problem because many programs allow you to add geo […]

Why Travel Cameras with Geotagging Are a Great Idea

Water and electronics have never mixed well. Getting any type of electronic device wet typically meant the death of that equipment. But today’s underwater point and shoot cameras are defying age-old standards and making it easy for you to take your camera wherever you want to go, even if it’s in the water. But how […]

How to Choose an Underwater Point and Shoot Camera
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Not that long ago, the only people with underwater cameras were likely to be scuba divers who were willing to spend thousands of dollars to take photos under the sea. Cheap waterproof cameras for the swimming pool, lake or beach didn’t exist. But eventually manufacturers realized that consumers wanted to be able to take photos […]

Nikon Waterproof Cameras Comparison

Serious photographers know that Nikon is one of the top names in DSLR and compact cameras. But up until now, Nikon has never made a camera specifically geared to be simple enough for kids. That changed in 2012 with the introduction of the Nikon Coolpix S30. The S30 is a compact point-and-shoot camera that is […]

What’s the Best Nikon Camera for Kids?

What’s the best rugged camera for 2012? Take a look at the Sony DSC-TX200v. This waterproof digital camera has an 18.2 MP CMOS sensor, giving it the highest resolution of any rugged camera. But that’s not the only thing that makes this one of the top rugged cameras of the year. Here’s a quick look […]

What’s the Best Rugged Camera for 2012?

If you’re looking for the top rugged cameras, 2012 is a good year to be shopping. Several major manufacturers have released new models that offer substantial improvements in resolution, creative control and speed over last year’s models. Here are some of the winners for 2012. Top Rugged Camera for Resolution – Sony DSC-TX200v With its […]

3 Top Rugged Cameras 2012
best waterproof nikon camera for kids

Nikon’s newest waterproof camera, the Nikon S30, is being marketed as a family camera, perfect for everyone from kids to grandparents. Indeed, this is a great Nikon for kids. But the features and the quality of photos make it a good choice for anyone looking for an affordable waterproof camera. The Nikon S30 comes in […]

Nikon for Kids is Great for Adults, Too

If you’re just getting interested in taking photos while scuba diving, you might be dismayed to see the prices on good underwater cameras or underwater housings for the camera you already own. A housing for a DSLR can easily cost more than the camera itself, and when you add in the price for strobes, you’re […]

3 Cheap Digital Cameras for Diving

The Panasonic Lumix DMC–TS3 waterproof camera is a digital camera made to be used both outdoors and indoors. It can capture high quality shots and amazing videos at 1920 x 1080 full – high definition videos without having to struggle with the controls. Anyone who is into sports, recreational activities and just being always on […]

A Panasonic Lumix DMC – TS3 Waterproof Digital Camera Review

If you’re looking for the best inexpensive underwater camera, you might be overwhelmed by the choices available. These days, there are plenty of waterproof cameras to choose from, ranging from less than $20 for a disposable film camera to hundreds (or even thousands) for professional-quality underwater cameras that can be taken to hundreds of feet […]

What’s the Best Inexpensive Underwater Camera?

Waterproof cameras are a popular new segment of the photographic market, and they offer a variety of features and prices. But which one is the best underwater camera for you? The best waterproof camera for you may not be the most popular model on the market. Here are three things to consider before shopping for […]

3 Tips for Selecting the Best Underwater Camera for You

It’s hard to imagine that there could be any ingredient in floor cleaners, engine degreasers and car wash soaps that you’d want to put in your mouth, but all of these items contain a common ingredient that is also found in most toothpastes – sodium lauryl sulfate or SLS. The reason? It creates lather. But […]

Why Choose SLS-Free Toothpaste Without Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

Shopping online this holiday season? Then be sure to look for free shipping for Christmas gifts. Many retailers offer free shipping with a minimum purchase, with a coupon, on select items, or during certain periods. Here are some tips for finding free shipping before Christmas. – Make a minimum purchase. If you’re shopping at Amazon […]

Get Free Shipping for Christmas Gifts

It’s hard to go anywhere these days where someone doesn’t have a digital camera. Go to a concert, a ball game or out on a night on the town and you’re likely to see at least one person snapping a picture with a camera phone, a DSLR or a digital point-and-shoot camera. But if a […]

Waterproof Shockproof Digital Cameras Make Great Backups

When it comes to choosing Christmas letter paper, there’s more to consider than how pretty the picture is. You want to be sure that the paper you choose won’t make it difficult for your readers to view your Christmas letter. So when you’re shopping for Christmas letterhead, here are a few tips. 1. Make sure […]

Choosing the Perfect Christmas Letterhead Paper for Your Holiday Letter

Santa isn’t the only one who delivers free gifts during the holidays. You can also find plenty of free things online to make your season merrier, from mp3 downloads with popular holiday tunes to personalized messages from Santa Claus. Here are five Christmas freebies you can get with no money required. 1. Christmas Postcards Although […]

Christmas Freebies For the Whole Family

Have your kids been naughty or nice this year? We all know that Santa makes a list and checks it twice every year to see who should get presents and who should get a lump of coal, and if your kids don’t wake up on Christmas morning to a big black lump in their stocking, […]

Put Your Kids on Santa’s Nice List