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Some good tips in here if you're working on decorating a room in your home. But I think even with all the tips in the world I'll never be able to nail it perfectly ... I've said it before and I'll say it again - decorating is so hard!

Before I became a parent, I had no idea there were so many "types" of parents. I thought there were two categories: good and bad. Well, apparently there are many more than that. Parenting terms decoded. 

Did you see the new Apple Watch? We can't say we didn't see Back-to-the-Future type watch coming, can we? Not sure this is something I ever see myself sporting, but then again, I resisted the iPhone for YEARS and now it has me firmly under its thumb - er - case?

Along the technology vein (this one might be even crazier), the world's first family robot, JIBO, has plans to come to public market at the end of next year. Watch this video to figure out what exactly the "first family robot" can do, but essentially, it'll take photos and video for you, read and tell stories to your kids, parent for you - er, not that last one. Hopefully not at least. Check this site for all the details on JIBO's production and the fundraising campaign. Who knows, maybe in four years I'll be sporting the Apple Watch while JIBO reads me my text messages.

Maybe what I really need to do is stop reading about people's crazy inventions and try my hand at a distraction-free iPhone. Here's how one guy did it for a year. Could you do it?

Back in the day I served my time as a barista at a local coffee shop on my college campus - but I can't say I've ever had that many deep thoughts about people's coffee orders. What your coffee order says about you from a barista. 

Six things the happiest families all have in common. Overall, I'm impressed to say that my parents really did do all six of these - even the family mission statement. Mike and I made one a few years ago for our family, which reminds me that we should pull it back out and review it. When we wrote it, I'm pretty sure we didn't think we'd be well on our way to two kids just a few years later. Not that the core would change, but some things maybe?