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Crunch: Fat-Burning Pilates Helps Drop Baby Weight and Improve Core Toning

Crunch: Fat-Burning Pilates Helps Drop Baby Weight and Improve Core ToningCrunch: Fat-Burning Pilates is by far my favorite at-home workout. It offers a range of challenging exercises that incorporate Pilates and some yoga for great equipment-free... Read More »

Sealy Ortho Rest Crib/Toddler Bed Mattress: Comfortable Sleep for Your Infant or Young Child

Sealy Ortho Rest Crib/Toddler Bed Mattress: Comfortable Sleep for Your Infant or Young ChildOur daughter slept comfortably on a secondhand Sealy Ortho Rest mattress for four years. Once she passed 35 pounds, it did not seem to have enough support to keep her comfortable anymore. It held up well to everything except two children jumping on... Read More »

Schwinn Echo Double Bicycle Trailer: Environmentally Friendly Transport for Kids and Cargo

Schwinn Echo Double Bicycle Trailer: Environmentally Friendly Transport for Kids and CargoTravel all over town with small children in the Schwinn Echo double bicycle trailer. This trailer hitches to virtually any bike and hauls up to two children at a time, and up to 50 pounds per... Read More »

Maintain Growing Puppies with Science Diet Small Bites Puppy

Maintain Growing Puppies with Science Diet Small Bites PuppyGood affordable dog food that my terrier puppy enjoys and thrives on; she has completely transformed since her days as a shelter pup. This review includes information on this dog's health years after her consumption of Science Diet puppy... Read More »

Nylabone Healthy Edibles: Is This Really for ‘Robust Chewers’?

Nylabone Healthy Edibles: Is This Really for ‘Robust Chewers’?The Nylabone Healthy Edibles "wolf" size bone is recommended for medium-large dogs that are moderate chewers or need a special treat to keep them occupied while traveling. Heavy chewers love them, but demolish them in no... Read More »

Tortoise Tough Silicone Oven Mitts: Saying Goodbye to Routine Baking Burns

Tortoise Tough Silicone Oven Mitts: Saying Goodbye to Routine Baking BurnsTortoise Tough silicone oven mitts offer a surprisingly great fit, comfortable grip and great heat insulation. They're lightweight and flexible for use in all types of cooking and... Read More »

The 1998 Ford Taurus: Heading for Mechanical Disaster

The 1998 Ford Taurus: Heading for Mechanical DisasterThis review of the 1998 Ford Taurus details a wide range of problems with design, transmission reliability and other similar issues. Other than its wonderful handling on ice, this car was a non-stop headache from purchase to... Read More »