Fun Kid Vids and the Ultimatrix

This week we’re chatting about everything and nothing! As usual, we’ve got a product review and some Cheesy Jokes thrown in there too. 🙂

Click play to hear about:

  • CJ’s quick-and-delicious pseudo-muffins.
  • CJ’s dreams of a career with the Cartoon Network.
  • The heartbreak and frustration that comes with our beloved pet’s long-term illness.

Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny
C. Joseph Lane and Pearl 'Penny' Lane-Soliz
Your Kidpreneur Mentors™

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Houston Zoo Homeschool Day



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The Houston Zoo (Houston, TX) is having their Home School Day today!

All ages are welcome but you MUST pre-register!

Click here for more info:

Houston Zoo’s Homeschool Page

Have fun and stay safe,
CJ and the Webmom




Happy Holidays!



Pet Spiders and Out-of-this-World Snacks

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This week we’ve gone back to our original, more scripted format and actually cover some pretty fun stuff (if we do say so ourselves!).

Join us as we make Pet Spiders, munch on a Rocket Ship Salad and tell a few Cheesy Jokes!

Have fun and stay safe,
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Hi, everyone! It’s CJ and the Webmom in the Morning. Welcome to our News Bytes program. Today is Wednesday, December 15, 2010.



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Q. What is a ghost’s favorite snack?
A. Spook-ghetti! Parum-pum-ch!



This week, we’re reviewing the Pokemon LCD Pokeball.

Product Description
Track, catch and collect Pokemon with this electronic device! As you walk around your house or backyard, the Pokeball will alert you to nearby Pokemon. Press the button to throw the Pokeball and catch the Pokemon. There are over 150 to catch — and each time you snag one, the Pokeball tells you the name of the Pokemon. All the information on your collection is then stored in the Pokeball. Requires three “AAA” batteries, included. Measures 10″H.

CJ’s Thoughts
This is an awesome toy! There are a lot of different Pokemon you can catch. It tells you how many you’ve caught of each kind, what type it is and pronounces the name correctly. You can adjust the volume, the brightness of the display and reset the Pokeball if you’d like to start over or give it to someone else.

Two thumbs up.

The Webmom’s Thoughts
Unless it is a different product, this Pokeball is not 10” high. CJ’s is a little larger than the other Pokeballs on the market but still fits perfectly in his hand. It has held his interest longer than most toys do but it should have come with a warning NOT to actually throw it. Use the wrist strap and just pretend to throw it.

One thumb up.

Like a lot of other Pokemon items, this has become a collector’s item. It is more expensive now than when we bought the second one. It may not be the best choice for rough-and-tumble everyday play but for a true Pokemon fan who is careful with his/her things, this might be a great Christmas present.



3-2-1 … Blast off! CJ is making a Rocket Ship Salad!

This fun-to-make and yummy-in-the-tummy fruit salad is great for refueling when you’re running low on energy.

What You’ll Need
1 large banana
1 slice of pineapple
½ of cottage cheese
A table knife and a measuring cup

Step 1
Peel the banana. Cut the banana in half crosswise (across the middle). This makes two pieces.

Step 2
Cut the slice of pineapple into quarters. This makes 4 pieces.

Step 3
For each salad, place a banana half on a plate. Place 2 pineapple quarters near the base of each banana. Spoon ¼ cup of the cottage cheese around the bottom to look like rocket exhaust (smoke).

Step 4
Eat it! Yum!

[We got this fabulous recipe from the Better Homes and Gardens “Look Up, Up, Up” book.]




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A giraffe once was called a camelopard because it looks like a mixture of two other animals: a camel and a leopard!

[We got discovered this fact in the Better Homes and Gardens “Crazy Creatures” book.]



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This week’s fun project is a Silly Pet Spider. The best spider to have for a pet is the kind you make!

What You’ll Need
Spider Faces*
Paper nut cup or egg carton cup
(8) 3-inch pieces of pipe cleaner or (8) twist ties
A pencil

Step 1
Decorate the cup to make it look like the face of a spider.

Step 2
With adult help, using the tip of a pencil, poke 8 holes around the bottom edge of the cup.

Step 3
To make the spider’s legs, insert pipe cleaners into the pencil holes.

* Your Silly Pet Spider can have any face you like. Use crayons or markers to draw the eyes and mouth. Use adhesive stickers for the eyes, or glue on cereal or raisins. You can even give your spider a funny hat by gluing on fluffy cotton balls or tiny marshmallows.

We’re going to make ours look like Christmas elves! =)

[We got this awesome craft from the Better Homes and Gardens “Crazy Creatures” book.]



Q. What did one math book say to another?
A. Boy do we have problems! Parum-pum-ch!



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The Apple Doesn't Fall Far From The Tree

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This week’s Podcast is coming from our fabulous little studio in South Texas.

We’re discussing the Webmom’s “rescue” problem, our procession of pets and how the apple might fall down but not away.

Our Project of the Week is a Christmas Cactus – sorta like a Christmas tree only, well, a cactus. Our Featured Site is BrainPop.

We’ve also got a Special Guest Appearance by Mr. Katz! =)

Have fun and stay safe,
CJ and the Webmom



Travel Itinerary, Future Plans and Rude Cartoons

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This week’s News Bytes podcast covers where we’ve been, our current travel itinerary, future plans, rude cartoons, current kid-oriented software reviews in progress and our crazy pets.

Well, our pets aren’t really crazy. They are just normal .. for us. =)

Have fun and stay safe,
CJ and the Webmom