Son of the Sun and Wizard Lizard App Review

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The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a gift card/money/coupon and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.  All opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer based upon personal experience with the product. There's an app for that. A familiar phrase to just about everybody. Whether you need directions, want to read a book, play a game or anything in between you can find an app to suit you. I love playing games myself, especially tower defense varieties. I also use Instagram and Snap Chat occasionally. Jake likes to play games such as Flappy Bird or the jungle runner type games, but mostly he uses the Facebook app on his iPod. While I do think that kids are exposed to more technology than I was growing up or even Jake, there are a lot of great fun and educational apps that are a fantastic experience for kids. Son of the Sun and Wizard Lizard by Kidappers is one of those special apps that I would recommend to adults to share with their … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Mo and Kai!

Mo 2013

My Mo and Kai were born a year ago today, on my porch! It has been a rough week with Mo. Last Wednesday he just seemed off, walking almost drunkenly. The next day he wasn't much better. I thought it might be earmites and gave him treatment. He seemed to get worse. He wasn't walking straight and seemed to be having trouble with his balance. Richard took him to the vet Friday. They said it was probably the earmite treatment, though I explained the symptoms started prior to that. The vet did blood work, poor Mo had a seizure while they were drawing his blood! They said he went rigid and his back legs started kicking. I think he might have had a small seizure Thursday night, though I didn't know that's what it was. I was checking his gums and his back leg started scratching toward his ear and chin. Then it just scratched almost violently like he couldn't control it. He didn't seem rigid and it was just that leg, but the vet said it might have been a seizure. I kept him in the … [Read more...]

Asthma Safety – Know Your Count

This is a sponsored post. #ad I had asthma when I was younger. I carried an inhaler through sixth grade. Luckily, it hasn't been much of a problem since then. But now, both Richard and Jake suffer from extreme asthma and allergies. They both take several different medications and also have rescue inhalers. There is a nebulizer downstairs and one upstairs. Richard uses the nebulizer quite a bit more often than Jake. When their asthma has gotten really bad, they've had to do steroid treatments to help get back on track. From experiencing an asthma attack myself and watching others as well, I know it is a horrible and very scary situation. The problem with rescue inhalers is that there's no way of knowing how much medicine is left in the inhaler. Kristen Chenowith is an award winning singer and actress that has recently shared about her asthma journey and and urges others to get serious about their asthma safety. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Teva … [Read more...]

The Curse Has Been Broken!

I'm so excited to see this movie! Angelina Jolie is hit or miss for me. I either really like her in a role or I'm just like bleh whatever. She looks  fantastic in this part though! You can like Maleficent on Facebook! Follow Maleficent on Twitter, too! … [Read more...]

Prozac, Colds, and Birthdays

Ah, hello there! Remember me? It has been awhile. The last three to four weeks have been...I can't even think of a word for them. I'm sure I've mentioned a few times that I suffer from OCD and anxiety. I also deal with agoraphobia and depression. I've been back and forth about writing on these topics on Rowell Reviews. I've decided that for the most part, I'll keep the posts on those topics limited so as not to lose focus on product reviews. That's what Rowell Reviews is about, after all! I plan on starting a new blog to write more personal posts. Anywho, I was on Prozac since February of last year and mistakenly and stupidly stopped taking it for a month and a half or so at the end of the year. This caused old obsessions and anxiety to sneak in so I restarted it. Wow, was that difficult! The increase in anxiety and obsessive thoughts after restarting it was hellish! I was nearly in tears several times, but I think at this point at least that part has subsided. I do have a long way … [Read more...]