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Win a Cool Airborne Mini-Drone from Parrot for Dad!

Like most things I am trying to juggle these days, I am a tad late in thinking about Father's Day.  To be honest, I was coasting on the assumption that the kids were making something at school for their dad.   I haven't actually checked up on this, so their could be a HEAP of disappointment come this Sunday. But what if you could tell him he was getting one of these babies? According to Parrot (creator and developer of advanced … [Read More...]

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How Ryan Lochte Became the Perfect Cautionary Tale for Teens

We at the house of crunch just finished a very interesting conversation with the teen.   I try to not post too much about his life or issues as I respect his privacy and dignity (and hold the threat of embarrassing Instagram pics over his head), but I think this is work sharing. Without oversharing, Adam had described an incident with a friend in a way that could have caused us, his over-involved parents to ...well...to go totally nuclear at … [Read More...]

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Pete’s Dragon 2016: Not the Movie your Mom Saw

Back in 1977, Disney almost lost me as a fan when they released Pete's Dragon.  As a lover of all things magical, especially dragons, this version of dragons and 'magic' was just NOT what I wanted to see.   I was horribly horribly disappointed in their cartoony, musical extravaganza.  So when I heard about a remake, I was not holding my breath, but had to admit that the teaser images were intriguing and mysterious. This version did not … [Read More...]

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Life is More than a Blog

Hello blog.  Long time no see. Sorry you are being neglected.   There are many reasons and excuses.  Many reasons that Netflix looked FAR more appealing than sitting down to write something pithy about life at the House of Crunch.    Or write something amazingly brand friendly that would attract the attention of all those PR agencies lurking out there courting all the young fresh and eager NEW bloggers with young cute babies with their … [Read More...]

petes dragon 2016

Pete’s Dragon 2016: Not the Movie your Mom Saw

Back in 1977, Disney almost lost me as a fan when they released Pete's Dragon.  As a lover of all things magical, especially dragons, this version of dragons and 'magic' was just NOT what I wanted to see.   I was horribly horribly disappointed in their cartoony, musical extravaganza.  So when I heard about a remake, I was not holding my breath, but had to admit that the teaser images were intriguing and mysterious. This version did not … [Read More...]

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How Ryan Lochte Became the Perfect Cautionary Tale for Teens

We at the house of crunch just finished a very interesting conversation with the teen.   I try to not post too much about his life or issues as I respect his … [Read More...]

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Fighting Flu Season & Boosting Your Immune System with Bryce Wylde

The flu/cold swept through this house last week.  Tara was patient zero.  She was feeling it on Halloween but was bound and determined to make it through all … [Read More...]

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How Ryan Lochte Became the Perfect Cautionary Tale for Teens

We at the house of crunch just finished a very interesting conversation with the teen.   I try to not post too much about his life or issues as I respect his privacy and dignity (and hold the threat of … [Read More...]

petes dragon 2016

Pete’s Dragon 2016: Not the Movie your Mom Saw

Back in 1977, Disney almost lost me as a fan when they released Pete's Dragon.  As a lover of all things magical, especially dragons, this version of dragons and 'magic' was just NOT what I wanted to see.   I … [Read More...]

IMG_1481

Life is More than a Blog

Hello blog.  Long time no see. Sorry you are being neglected.   There are many reasons and excuses.  Many reasons that Netflix looked FAR more appealing than sitting down to write something pithy about … [Read More...]