Working in the field of marketing has taught me some priceless lessons about parenting kids. The full scope of what marketing has taught me is the subject of several future blog stories but today I want to focus on the invaluable lessons I learned from an award winning campaign that dramatically changed teen behavior towards smoking in Florida: the “truth” campaign. (more…)
Archive for August
Built in flash has become a universal feature in most digital SLR (single lens reflex) cameras. This convenient, picture saving feature is great and even some professional grade cameras like the one I own come with it.
The only problem with built in flash is that if you’re picky about the way your photographs look, pop up flash does not diffuse light evenly. (more…)
One of my most prized treasures on earth is my old kindergarten class workbook that my late grandmother Margarita and then my late father Tony preserved for me. That colorful workbook has all of my earliest drawings (I still can’t draw) and contains hints about the type of kid that I was at 5. It’s the kind of stuff you especially cherish when you hit 40 like I have.
In any case, the other day my wife Angela wrote a biography about our two year old Briani for her new class at school and I instantly thought, wow, what a creative idea for parents! (more…)
Like most people, I’ve seen the Ronald McDonald House Charities boxes a million times. Occasionally I’ve dumped my loose change in it but more times than not, I haven’t. Truth is that until this summer, when my wife, kids and I went up close and personal with RMHC we didn’t really know how this incredible charity impacts families. (Read our story).
The main thing you need to know about RMHC is what we saw first hand: this organization is THE lifeline for thousands of families with desperately ill children that need to temporarily live in other cities to get the urgent hospital care they need to survive. (more…)
National Balloon Time ‘Put A Face On Fun’ Contest Now Open thru Nov. 14
It’s time again for parents to break out their cameras and capture the essence of “fun” on their children’s faces. The fourth annual “Put A Face On Fun <http://www.putafaceonfun.com/> ” contest is now open, and the reward is even greater this year. (more…)
PapiBlogger wishes to congratulate the Facebook fan winners of its “Guess the Miles” Contest. The exact total of number of photos taken on the PapiBlogger Family Road Trip was 8,393.
The first place Sprint cellphone prize went to our Facebook fan (more…)
My tendency to avoid anything that was not McDonald’s or Cuban food was so famous in my family that my maternal grandparents literally had to force feed me a doughnut when I was eight because I did like it’s smell and I wouldn’t peacefully taste it. (more…)
When our two year old daughter Briani was born I thought my wife had gone overboard in baby-proofing the house. More than a year before Briani could even walk, Angela installed special locks and covers for almost everything in our house ranging from wall sockets to kitchen doors and beyond. Needless to say, it cost a pretty penny to do this. (more…)
With Droids, iPhones and Blackberry’s launching newer and better phones by the day, the marketplace seems swamped with more quality smartphones to choose from than ever before.
Even though I’ve been upgrading smartphones yearly since the time of the Palm Treo, my frame of reference has largely been Blackberrys and iPhones. This summer Sprint Nextel and PapiBlogger partnered together for a major project that finally gave me the chance to get acquainted with the Droid platform. (more…)
Most parents I know have a reward system for their kids to behave or do well in school. I have my version as well but in addition to that I have a special bribe system that today I want to share with you because it can actually help you get your kids to do positive, supernatural things IMMEDIATELY. I call this trick the Super Bribe Trick.
Super Bribes are what I do when I want my kids to INSTANTLY (more…)
This classic McDonald’s PapiBlogger Family Road Trip Photo Album video contains an image that will help you win the PapiBlogger “Guess How Many Photos We Took” Contest. The contest is open to anybody but only Facebook fans of PapiBlogger are eligible to win. Guesses must be submitted on the Facebook fan page and only one guess is permitted per fan. If you’re not already a Facebook fan of PapiBlogger, go to www.Facebook.com/papiblogger and press “like”.
CONTEST RULES: The (more…)
My wife just reminded me that we’re in the midst of the annual Kid Birthday Season. It’ll start with my daughter Briani’s second birthday in a couple weeks and will continue until about mid-October. My birthday in early November pretty much bookmark’s the end of back to back birthday weekends.
I’m not sure how many guys are like me, but until five or so years ago, I absolutely dreaded kid birthday (more…)