Month: May 2009

Kid-Friendly Computer Options

lexibookOn today’s program we discussed several free resources for protecting your children online. Here are some links from a recent PCWorld Article:

Quintura – Safe search engine for kids
Kid’oz – Free and safe kid’s web browser (requires Adobe Air)
KidZui – Another kid’s web browser
OpenDNS – What PCWorld called “The Big Gun.” Free server-level filtering for your home.

Radio Archive #13: Tony Horton and P90X

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In this episode: Tony Horton from Beachbody.com’s P90X program joins us to encourage Greg to keep up with his exercise regime. Major thanks to Tony for being on the show!

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Whack the Dog

Poor Jody.

Friday afternoon she was outside in the backyard playing with the boys.

They were running and frolicking, having the best of times.

There were tennis balls being bantered, and our dog Jody was having tremendous fun.

At one point, Sam took a plastic baseball bat and swung it at a ball.

Unfortunately, the boys have never quite grasped the lesson of looking around to make sure no one is around before swinging.

Jody, seeing a ball, took the full swing of the baseball bat right in the eye.

From our back yard we heard horrible blood-curdling screams coming from our children.

Jody’s right eye was swollen shut and appeared to be bleeding.

What was weird was she kept wagging her tail happily because she was getting so much attention.

Fortunately, several days later, Jody is doing fine and just this morning she is able to open up both of her eyes again.

But over the weekend, the boys were very generous with sharing their blankets and stuffed animals with her and I think she secretly enjoyed the extra attention.

Below are some other photos of Jody’s injury.  But again, she’s doing great now.

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Phenomenal Video for Mary’s Month

picture-1This is one of the best videos I’ve seen in a long, long time.

This is what Catholic New Media is all about. This simple little video packs a huge whallop. Major kudos to the people who produced this.

Radio Archive #12: Who Gets A Nap?

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In this episode: Greg and Jennifer play a new game using crazy questions from callers. The winner gets a nap. Tune in to find out who wins!

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Greg’s iPhone Apps

I just took some quick screen shots of the apps on my iPhone since we were talking about phone apps on the show today. Here they are. Any others you’d suggest?
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Radio Archive #11: Carl Olson and The Da Vinci Hoax

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In this episode: Carl Olson from Ignatius Press, and the co-author of “The Da Vinci Hoax,” joins us to talk about “The Da Vinci Code” and the new “Angels and Demons” movie. Is it really anti-Catholic? Tune in to find out!

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Super Jennifer’s Mother’s Day

mday3Yesterday for Mother’s Day Jennifer broke out the old cape and super-hero shirt she wore in the fourth episode of That Catholic Show called Charity and Mercy.

You can watch that episode (and even buy a DVD!) over here.

Why break out the super-hero shirt?

Because she does a super-hero’s job every day raising five kids and we wanted to get some good Mother’s Day photos to mark the event, especially since this is her first Mother’s Day with FIVE kids, one of whom just happens to be a daughter.

Below are all the photos from the shoot in our backyard.

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Radio Archive #10: P90X and Obama’s First 100 Days

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In this episode: Talking about the P90X exercise program and President Obama’s First 100 Days in Office.

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The Boys Smell Like Worms

It’s raining outside and the boys go wild.