Is the iPad just an iFad? »

When the innovative tablet made its mainstream debut on April 3rd, lines snaked around the mall as anxious techies clamored for the their first glimpse. As a bonafide early-adopter, I remain a huge Mac advocate, and usually wait impatiently for the newest product to launch. As the days dwindled to the unveiling for the iPad in retail stores, my feelings could only be described as lukewarm. I just do not see the intrinsic value of a large-scale iPhone – without the phone capabilities! I have my laptop for internet, email, word processing and the like. I have my Kindle or actual, real-life books for reading. My iPhone or Wii handles all my gaming desires. Never once have I thought, “Man I wish all these things could be in the same place! There must be a more efficient way!”

Shera Roetcisoender, Contributing Editor »

When Shera isn't writing for Mom Central and researching tips and tricks for a healthier family, you will find her at her personal blog A Frog In My Soup, which incidentally is about life as a mom and not about cooking frog soup. She also does digi scrapping for several amazing artists and designs blogs for moms.

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Win a copy of “Bump it Up” – a great book for keeping your pregnancy style in check! »

Hello Mom Central Baby Blog readers! I'm excited to join the team as a contributing blogger. I have been working at Mom Central for the past year as an Account Supervisor and looking forward to adding my experiences and product reviews to the Baby Blog.

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Slow cooker vegetarian recipes: Turkish-Style Barley Soup »

This high fiber and protein soup recipe comes from The Vegetarian Slow Cooker: Over 200 Delicious Recipes by Judith Finlayson.

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The Activators Review and Giveaway! »

My Gym Children’s Fitness Center created The Activators. The CD consists of four inspiring My Gym teachers who use song, dance, humor, and exercise to encourage your child to engage in fitness activities and have fun doing so. Natural athletic ability is not required for your child to participate in and enjoy this series of music and stories.

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Greenie 2 Steps Review and Giveaway! »

Brighten any kid's room with this peel-and-stick wall art that can be removed and relocated hundreds of times without losing its adhesive ability, or leaving behind any residue on walls. Beautiful, bright and fun pictures can completely transform any room in your house, from the nursery to the play room.

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Baby Dry Goods Review and Giveaway! »

The diaper attaché keeps diapering essentials in one convenient place (your purse or car) and provides a serious convenience factor for any Mom on the go. These stylish and unique accessories come in 17 different fabric choices and make great gifts for baby showers, new mothers and for you. Check them out at: http://babydrygoods.com/index.php.

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Fruitzio Review and Giveaway! »

My usual vice is chips – snacking on them before bed or while I cook the actual dinner makes cheating on my diet far too easy. Fruitzio freeze dried fruit snacks offers a satisfying end this unhealthy habit and also create an opportunity for getting more fruit into my diet. Light, sweet, crunchy – freeze dried with a little bit of natural sugar, these chips taste --- and come in an convenient, resealable to-go pouch. I can snack on them at the office or on the sidelines of the soccer game, ingesting more fruit and avoiding other diet-busting snacks. Fruitzio comes in apple flavor and strawberry.

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The Performance Marketing Association introduces an associate level membership »

A few months ago I wrote how you can fight the affiliate program tax in your state. One of the groups that is working hard on this is the Performance Marketing Association. The PMA is dedicated to representing the interests of the performance marketing industry through government legislation and regulation, and shaping policies that impact online marketers.

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Update your blog conference schedule for BlogWorld Expo »

If you are serious about becoming a more successful blogger, the one social media conference you MUST go to this year is BlogWorld & New Media Expo 2010.

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Product review: Sugar Sweet Baby Bamboo Baby Wrap »

When Charlotte was first born (just over six months ago!), one of the first things that I had to get used to was feeling like I never had my hands free. Well, I never did quite get "used to" it. Sugar Sweet Baby's Bamboo Baby Wrap to the rescue!

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