Ever use your iPad cover to prop up your device in bed? When I do that, the cover’s seams starts to fall apart and the iPad slips down. Really annoying. But there’s a new item to make it easy to use your iPad while lying down and sitting comfortably. The LazePad, provided for review, is… [Continue Reading]

LazePad iPad Stand Review

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own as always. As the mom of a teen with crooked teeth and an overbite we know she will need braces. She’s worn a spacer for years to prepare her for braces which was painful and caused a dent in her mouth… [Continue Reading]

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Recently we took a family trip to Marietta Square, Georgia. It’s about 20 miles from downtown Atlanta. You can spend a few hours to a full day here, sight-seeing, shopping and eating. The center of the square is Glover Park, where you can people watch and let the kids run off some steam. The park… [Continue Reading]

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LazePad iPad Stand Review

Ever use your iPad cover to prop up your device in bed? When I do that, the cover’s seams starts to fall apart and the iPad slips down. Really annoying. But there’s a new item to make it easy to use your iPad while lying down and sitting comfortably.

The LazePad, provided for review, is an iPad stand that allows you to use your iPad while lying in bed, thus the name. I was skeptical when asked to review it, but it turned out to be incredibly useful and is now the only iPad case I use at home. Its lightweight, triangular design has two functional sides: on one, there is a track to slide the iPad in, which holds it securely in place; the other just has a ledge that you can sit the iPad on.

LazePad iPad Stand Review

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Each side is set up so that you can rotate it for optimal viewing while lying down and resting it on your chest, sitting with it on your legs, or placing it on the table. The LazePad’s hollow interior makes it easy to carry around; you just slip your arm through the triangle to hold it up.

It’s great for binge watching Netflix in bed and displaying recipes while I cook in the kitchen. I’m really impressed with how well it works for FaceTime. I’ve previously found it a real challenge to find the ideal FaceTime configuration. The cases I’ve used before were always angled too high. Even when I did manage to prop it up, my one-year-old would inevitably knock it down.

I felt confident with the protection the LazePad provides. “It’s made with ultra density technology, soft rubber but hard enough to support your iPad®.” It comes in three colors – pink, blue and black and is compatible with iPad 2/3 and the new iPad (not iPad air). The blue looks great!

LazePad iPad Stand Review

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There are only two downsides: due to the design, you have to remove the iPad from the stand to adjust the volume and it’s also too bulky and awkward to take to the office or on a trip. But for at home use, the LazePad is a huge improvement.

The LazePad works for children and adults. Shop from their website for $54.99 plus shipping and you can pay with PayPal. You can get a $5 discount by sharing on Twitter, Facebook G+ or following on Twitter (@LazePad). You can also purchase it from Amazon.  Remember the countdown to the holidays is on!

Invisalign to the Rescue for Straight Teeth

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own as always.

As the mom of a teen with crooked teeth and an overbite we know she will need braces. She’s worn a spacer for years to prepare her for braces which was painful and caused a dent in her mouth after removal. Now we’re looking for an alternative for metal braces since she’s concerned about being called brace face and other names.
Daughter Hiding Her Teeth - Invisalign

Since Invisalign uses clear aligners that are practically invisible, my daughter feels relieved that she won’t be called names. We are in the process of visiting a second orthodontist who continually says that my daughter isn’t ready for braces. Both are also is against Invisalign because they say that Invisalign causes teeth to return to their crooked state as before. That’s a myth.

The Pros Of Invisalign

After learning that Invisalign works just as well as metal braces, I am now considering them. Some of the pros:

  • The cost is almost the same as regular braces. Find out by using the cost calculator.
  • If you have a Flexible Spending Account, it can cover the cost as well
  • Since teens are prone to lose things, especially my daughter, Invisalign provides up to 6 replacement aligners. Woo hoo!
  • You can eat anything, corn on the cob, popcorn, caramel apples, etc. Just remove the the aligner.
  • Instead of molds, which my daughter is terrified of, many orthodontists use a technology called iTero® digital scanning system.

Finding an Invisalign orthodontist in your area and one who uses iTero® is easy. Just use the doctor locator.

Personally I’m considering Invisalign as an alternative for regular braces for daughter and for me, since my teeth have shifted since years of metal braces during my teens. You can even try the smile assessment to see if Invislign will work for you. Please note this is not you still need to visit an orthodontist, but it’s a start.

Invisalign Straight Teeth

My daughter also has a fear of the dentist and orthodontist. With Invisalign there are less visits because there are no worries about tightening regular braces and those extra aligners are given in advance.

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