Or maybe the photo above just reminded us of the Isaac Mendez character in Heroes as he paints the futuristic paintings...
it's not long before (somehow!?) an iPhone app works its way in to the show. You might be surprised to find out which one. Actually, it's the third top selling application. which one? iFart (I still can't believe we talked about this...) was the iPhone application the boys of our household demonstrated for you. Ugh. Uh, sorry?
Here are the stick figures we told you about in the show. This part of the game (called "Shake It") is one of our favorites.
You just have to play it to know about this:
Finally, here's the Rabbid Pack we told you about during the show:
Sorry, the Rabbid Pack is only available in the United Kingdom.
Congratulations to our winners! Thanks, again, to Ubisoft for the games.
Bake the goat cheese at 325 in an ovenproof serving dish until bubbly and just a bit golden brown on top (about 45 minutes). Remove from oven, sprinkle olive oil, thyme and pink peppercorns and serve. Best with pepper crackers and grapes (in our opinion).
Then, about 22:30 in, we move on to the discussion about Twilight and other holiday movies.
We recommend using your judgment to determine whether to let your preteen read the last book in the series, Breaking Dawn. Approximately three fourths of the book is intense and mature content. We advise that you read it first then decide whether your daughter will like it.
PS3: Madden '09 NBA Live '09 Little Big Planet Buzz! Quiz TV Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Nintendo Wii: Shaun White Snowboarding WiiFit deBlob Mario Super Sluggers Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party
But first! We talk about the many catalogs which arrive in mailboxes at this time of year. Some claim to have all the gifts you need for everyone on your list (really?!), others offer outrageous, extravagant gifts that ... well, we wonder whether anyone should be spending money on such things right now??
We balance the excess found in that over-the-top catalog with another that offers more meaningful gifts. And for those who love all things Christmas? We have something for you, too.
But really, it's all about the video games. We love 'em** and love talking about them.
Stay tuned until the last ten minutes of the show when we'll tell you about what we believe will end up being the hottest holiday game on Nintendo DS.
Thanks for listening!
____________________________ *PKTR shows are always free! **This is the site for gamer moms we talked about in the show (not the site noted live)
It's here! The exciting adventure series we told you about last December,"The 39 Clues" has been released and is now in stores. We received our copy just moments before the show was taped, so bear with us as we try to make sense of it.
You'll notice a gap in the show at the 10 minute mark - but stay with us - we return within two minutes. Technical difficulties...
Think of this show as our initial impression of the hot-off-the-press first book, "The Maze of Bones" in what will ultimately be a ten book series. Rick Riordan, author of "The Lightning Thief" and all of the books in the Percy Jackson series, wrote the story arc for The 39 Clues as well as this first book.
On our next show we will have much more information for our listeners when we do a full show about The 39 Clues, so tune in again on October 4 to Parents and Kids Talk Radio.
Summer is over and we managed to get the kids back in school - what have we learned in the process?
Today's show will provide oodles of tips and ideas to smooth the transition from summer to school time. If things are still a bit bumpy in your household, listen to this show. We'll have helpful hints that have worked for us.
From school supplies and stocking your own homework/office area to the clothes that the kids love to wear. PKTR hosts share what's worked for them, what they've learned and other things they've observed.
Listen to the last 15 minutes when we'll give you updates on the latest iPhone apps, too, including these:
Hanoi, Hanoi Plus, Lumen lite, iDoodle2 lite, Etch-a-Sketch, Enigmo, Audi A4, KoiPond, TiltSnake, Bubble Wrap, iChoose, Coin Toss, Cradle and Labyrinth LE.
Update:Bubbles is no longer free (it's $0.99). Also, after spending more time with Break, my kids have revised their comments and feelings about Break. They say, "This game stinks." So...for what it's worth...
This one, Enigmo, is probably best for the parents in the house. Look at this brief review:
Soapbox Mom attended BlogHer 2008 in San Francisco and has some exciting news to share!
First, she'll tell you a little about that conference, including a party involving none other than Guy Kawasaki (thank you, again, Guy for a fantastic party!!), then the hosts will tell you a little about one of the exhibitors, Picnik, and what that means to you, finally the hosts tell you that they're thinking about attending E3* next year (or maybe even the E for All Expo later this year)! Why not? According to Seth Schiesel in the New York Times, we're the kind of people that fuel Nintendo.
At about 15 minutes into the show, it's all things Nintendo, baby!
After a furious rant by Soapbox Mom about EA and its Rock Band title (hoo boy, is she mad!!). If you've ever wondered what she sounds like mad, be sure to listen to the show. And if you're from EA, just tell her that you received the flippin' broken, defective, sliced drum pedal, OKAY?! That's all she wants. Just tell her you received it and that everything's okay. OKAY?!
Back to the show...
You'll hear about this title:
Yes, it's true, Animal Crossing will soon be released for the Nintendo Wii!
You'll do more of the fun activities that you've enjoyed on the DS, but now it's full screen fun on the Wii!!
Here are some great screenshots, compliments of the cool team at Nintendo:
In this show, the PKTR ladies also tell you about Wii Music, Wii Sports Resort, and more.
*(E3 - Electronic Entertainment Expo) Update: We have since been advised that E3 attendance is by invitation only, so if anyone out there can get us an invitation, please send us an e-mail and hook us up!! (pktalkradio at yahoo dot com)
School's out! So what are you going to do with your kids? How will they spend their days?
We're here to help.
On this week's show, the PKTR co-hosts tell you about a great online game and yet another fun Wii game.
We start the show discussing events of the week, like the crowning of this year's NBA champions, the Boston Celtics. Then we talk about bowling from trucks (?). Listen to the show and you'll understand.
. Blueberry muffins, banana pancakes, cherry maple syrup. Is your mouth watering yet? You can make them all in under 30 minutes without a mix. Listen to the show and we'll tell you how. First, we spend just a little bit of time tipping our hats to one of our all-time favorite television personalities. Just had to. Thanks for indulging us...
Then, we'll give you some great ideas for Father's Day gifts (or anytime you need a gift for an adult male). From books to iPods, we'll help you find the right gift for your guy.
The best blueberry muffins I've ever made are so easy to make that you have no excuse to rely on those less healthy mixes ever again. Visit AllRecipes.com. You'll find so many great recipes, you'll come back and thank us (or thank them, more likely!).
NEW GIVEAWAY: Just leave a comment on our blog and you'll be put into the drawing to win an exclusive Kung Fu Panda item from the Parents and Kids Talk Radio Co-Hosts! See our "Contest Rules and Guidelines" post for more information. Hurry now before the contest ends.
In this week's show, we review Kung Fu Panda, the Jack Black movie that was released just yesterday, June 6.
In the show, we talk about Master Shifu, Po, and red pandas. As promised, we included some pictures of each of them.
Have you seen the blog called Acts of Kindness (run by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation)? It's worth checking out. In fact, we liked it so much that we decided to devote an entire show to its topic.
On today's show, we start out by talking about the two Davids on American Idol. We called it, ladies and gentlemen. You probably put your money on David A, didn't you? But noooo...he didn't win. Do you remember what we said? Yep, that's right, back in April we first said that we were rooting for him and by May we described David Cook as a star.
But...nobody really cares about AI anymore, do they? And we would never say, "I told you so." So we moved on pretty quickly and started talking about kindness.
Listen to the show and you'll hear Nicole talk about people who've inspired her to be kind as well as all sorts of simple ways to show kindness and why it's important to learn to forgive.
We end the show by expressing a little appreciation for our listeners as well as presenting them with a challenge. Are you going to accept it? If you do, let us know. Drop us an email or leave a comment here.
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Parents & Kids Talk Radio
It's the radio show that brings parents and kids together! Helping parents and kids find the joy in family life, we have both parents and kids serving as co-hosts of the show.
Your parent co-host, Nicole, writes as MomentsMom on her own blog and co-authors this blog. She shares hosting duties with her Happy Teen Hosts.
The show is recorded live - you can be a part of it by calling in from any phone or chatting along in the chatroom. If you just want to listen, that's fine, too. We always welcome your opinions, thoughts, and questions.
On our end, we hope to enlighten, entertain and inspire you. At the very least, we hope to make you smile (and maybe even laugh)!
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