Locally Made Body Wash and Lotion for Sensitive Skin

I know there are many families dealing with sensitive skin and eczema. You will enjoy this post.

Recently, I was contacted by a local mom to inform me about a new product line in the High Country. Wild Mountain Ash is a globally inspired, locally formulated essential body care. My oldest daughter has extreme sensitive skin and we are not able to use any perfumes or “nice smelling” products on her. You can imagine our reaction when we heard about Ashley Furman, Pharm. D concoctions for sensitive skin.

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There are two concoctions, Safi and Abhaya. My daughter really enjoyed the smell of Safi. She has been using the Safi body wash for about a week and half and in her own words say, “it’s so refreshing.” In the description on the website, Safi essential care products are formulated with gentleness and restoration in mind. The clean scent balances the delicate and the sensual, while smoothing and soothing skin. The purity of the oils in this formula evoke a sense of modesty and the sweet kiss of salty ocean air. The big amazing news is she does not break out with this scent. Do you know how many products we have tried for her? Also another bonus is the scent stays with you unlike other body washes. The bathroom door will open after my daughter is done with her shower and the scent begins to fill the house. It is glorious and refreshing. Yes, I will admit I will walk by her to just smell her skin. It truly smells that excellent! Both the body wash and lotion will leave your skin feeling soft and smooth. My daughter is happy to finally have a product that has a scent that will cooperate with her skin.

The Abhaya is a scent that I find theraputic which is exactly how Ashley describes this scent. The Abhaya products are formulated to rejuvenate and soothe. The calming and uplifting essential oils meet to balance your mood and provide therapeutic, warming moisture to your skin. Created with ingredients that clarify skin and improve elasticity, Abahaya is the perfect choice to relax your body and mind.

All products can be found at Boone Drug on King Street. Ashley uses natural bases and essential oils in all her concoctions. It is safe to say, your skin will thank you for applying these products to your body!

Parent Review: Britax Pavilion 70-G3 Convertible Car Seat Review

I was given the chance to do a full product review on the Britax Pavilion 70-G3. It is amazing how car seats have transformed since my girls were babies and toddlers.

As soon as the box arrived, we immediately had to place Jackson in the seat in the living room to get his reaction. He  seemed to have found his comfortable spot.

Here is a glimpse into some of the great features with the Britax Pavilion.

 Not stated in the video, but I love how under the fabric there are two clips that holds the seat belt very securely. Definitely a great feature.

A recap of the product features:

Two new features with the Britax Pavilion 70-G3:

1. HUGS Chest Pads with SafeCell Technology are affixed to the seat shell to ensure proper positioning while SafeCells compress to manage energy and provide resistance to the forward movement of your child in a crash, reducing the risk of head injury

2. EZ-Buckle System retains the harness buckle in a forward position and prevents the child from sitting on the buckle when boarding

– Energy-Absorbing Versa-Tether features a staged-release tether webbing to slow the forward movement, reducing the crash forces reaching the child, and a two-point attachment to minimize forward rotation while anchoring the top of the child seat

– Click & Safe® Snug Harness Indicator is an audible aid that provides extra assurance when the harness is within range of appropriate snugness

– Tangle-Free, Five-Point Harness distributes crash forces across the strongest parts of the body and provides a secure fit

– 70-pound Weight Capacity for safety and comfort as your child grows

– Rear and Forward Facing Recline for child comfort and positioning

– High Density Comfort Foam provides an extra layer of padding to gently cushion your child

– Plush, Easy-Remove Cover with matching comfort pads and infant body pillow to provide extra comfort and easy cleaning without disassembling or uninstalling the child seat

– Two Buckle Positions offer a snug and secure fit for your growing child

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I think the above picture speaks for itself. Jackson loves being able to look out the window. We are very happy with Britax Pavilion 70-G3!

Disclosure: We were provided the above car seat in order to facilitate our review. All thoughts and opinions are of our own.

Ebook Review:: Unbound Birth: How to Have a Natural Birth in the Hospital

It seems as though more and more women are seeing the benefit of having a natural birth without pain medications such as epidurals.  Epidurals are known to increase the rates of cesarean sections and can have an affect on your unborn child.  A good blogging friend of mine, who has a wonderful creative blog over at The Southern Institute that covers everything from crafting, fashion, and cooking has written an ebook called Unbound Birth: How to Have a Natural Birth in the Hospital.  Jenny makes her home in Nashville, Tennessee and is a childbirth educator, mama of three, and a farmer’s market frequenter like me.

After reading her ebook a couple of nights ago, I strongly believe that this is a book that every mother should read to get her started on her journey of what her birth choices are.  Jenny’s ebook is easy to read, to the point, and like you are having a cup of coffee with her.  She covers birth stories of all three of her little ones and gives you the big picture of her journey as a mom giving birth.  She also has great information on why to hiring a doula can be important for your birth team, the importance of nutrition during pregnancy, as well as a host of other useful information.

I loved this book because, I felt like Jenny’s story is much of the same as mine.  And, her heart much like mine is to help educate women so that they can have a satisfying and empowering birth experience.  If you are pregnant, or know of a pregnant mommy make sure you go to Jenny’s website Unbound Birth, click around and read the testimonials of the book and her heart behind it.  I know that you won’t be disappointed!

Unbound Birth retails for $4.99 and can be purchased for your Kindle, Nook, or in PDF format.

Then, please visit my site Endless Blessings and find out how you can have the support you need to have a little blessing in the high country!  Sign up for our newsletters to get great pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting information so that you can have the best birth possible!   And, stop by next week for some great promotions that we will have happening!

 

Freebie Friday: Mead Early Learning

This week’s freebie is for the pre-K to 2nd grade crowd (and their parents, of course). I recently did a review at Get Along Home for Mead Early Learning products, and they’ve kindly offered a set to give away to HCMS readers! You can read my review and enter to win there, also! Up for grabs are 4 Early Learning products:  Learn to Letter, Snip It!, Idea Builders, and RediSpace notebook paper. With all the snow days we’ve had recently, there might be a lot of students needing to brush up on some skills, right?

Connect: “Like” Mead on Facebook for product information and contests.

How to enter: Just leave a comment on this post telling me which Early Learning product would be most useful to you.

Extra entries: Leave a separate comment if you:

Details: This contest will be open to High Country residents through midnight January 6, 2011. One winner will be chosen by random number generator, and notified by email. Winner will be responsible for claiming the prize by email. Good luck!.

Watauga High School: The New Frontier for the Pioneering Spirit Part 2

After the ribbon was cut and the applause was over, the doors were opened for everyone to enter into the new high school. With the snap of a finger, the crowd dispersed and in a flurry we were inside the front entrance and in the middle of 3 floors where a Reception was waiting. Right away we saw to the left the new administrative offices and reception area.  The wide hallway has curved ottoman type furniture, and to the right was the huge new Library and Media center already full of books. Past the offices on the corner was a see-through room called the Career Center with comfortable-looking cushioned chairs and a small table attached for laptops.

As we rounded the corner, the building opened up with a Welcome Reception where area businesses offered food samples, as well as, groups like the Parent/Teacher Organization looking for support from new students and their parents. To the left was a Food Court like set-up with round and long tables, even Bistro seating with the high tables and stools in place of a traditional cafeteria. A new concept will be Food Bars with all different types of things to eat such as a Southwest, Asian, and Vegetarian Bar, and Hungry Howie’s Pizza will also be on hand for the student’s lunches. It is very modern looking and students will have wireless access there as well.

As part of the celebration, current students offered tours for the crowd during this time and I took the opening as a chance to talk with some parents, one being Mrs. Priya Dass, whose son Amaal – a senior, was thrilled with the bigger facility. She stated that this gave more opportunities, but the teachers also have more responsibility, and wisely talked about, “how well they embrace this will determine how well the students will do because a teacher doesn’t just open books, they open minds”! How right she is. Another parent, Mrs. Amy Willis, whose daughter Cole, the Sophomore Class Student Body Vice-President, believes that the “new Laptops for each student will help bring more technological advancement”.

Moving on down past the cafeteria area, we toured the smaller gym, an elevator, and more of the 2nd floor, including rooms that house Band, Chorus, and Drama. The new extensive Auditorium is there as well, seating over twice as many people as the old one.

In the shape of a “W”, the middle of the 2nd floor wing extension is home to the new Cosmetology department. When we walked in, I was floored at the equipment that our students will have in their new learning environment. I met the teacher, Ms. Tanya Huyard, who spoke proudly about the opportunities this will give her students. She showed me areas for learning hair cutting techniques, hair drying and nail/manicure stations, and tables for massages, facials, and esthetics.

Continuing on our tour, the 3rd floor houses mainly the academic classrooms with the Science Labs, Math, History, English, and Foreign Languages, etc. Mr. Russ Minatel, an English, Speech and Debate teacher allowed me to ask his thoughts on this upcoming year. He gladly spoke about how exciting his career as a teacher is, and that “with each student having a Laptop allows for equal footing of technology, not just for the affluent students, which helps to bring ownership to the school”. He spoke about the exciting capability of using Skype programs to talk with people all over the world in real time, and referred to training that he recently went through to help him learn about teaching the “YouTube” generation focusing on Media Literacy Education. This has become what he feels is one of his biggest responsibilities.

Completing our tour, we went to the 1st floor, opting to take the new elevator, where there seemed to be a restroom everywhere we went…which is a good thing. In all, there are 32 restrooms throughout the vast building.

To me, the bottom floor is the most impressive as we saw rooms being readied for students. This floor holds the Arts room, where teacher Mr. Shelton Wilder was playing the Beatles and so enthusiastic about this upcoming year and what the future holds. He talked about how great the lighting was for optimal creativity to be expressed.

We moved on to other rooms and saw the new Construction, Welding, and Auto Shop classes. All I can say is “Wow”! We walked by one room and my daughter said, “Look Mom, they have dummies in these beds”. I looked and saw that it was the Health Occupations class. How cool is that for on-hands teaching!

Other rooms featured Sports Training with lots of weights and the Faculty Workout room with Treadmills and such. One of the last rooms that caught my attention was a room filled with Drafting tables and a Dell Computer box on each table. The teacher, Richard Sands, happened to be there and I asked what kind of class he taught. I recognized the Drafting tables from my Interior Design courses, but I wasn’t sure what all would be going on there. He told me that he teaches Engineering, Drafting, and Architecture and that each student would have a computer loaded with a CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) program on it to help teach them the technology that they need for college. He proceeded to tell me that students would not only get high school credit for his class, but that they would simultaneously receive credit for college as well. Amazing!

With that, our tour was complete within the school, and on our way out, we looked at the beautiful new Athletic fields – Baseball, Softball, Tennis Courts, and Football! They all are awesome, and the school itself is very impressive but somewhat intimidating as well. Did I mention that it is HUGE too!!! A friend made a humorous reference that the students will have to have a GPS just to find there way to class for the first week.

Reading about the new building gives somewhat of a mental picture, but when you get the chance, make sure to head on over and check out Watauga County’s newest addition! It is well worth taking it in for yourself..

Watauga High School: The New Frontier for the Pioneering Spirit! Part 1

This past Friday morning, July 30th 2010, was filled with excitement and anti- cipation as my middle school twins and I approached the location with all of the hoopla going on. When we got closer you could hear the Watauga Community Band playing favorite tunes, and looking around the crowds of people, there were Policemen everywhere, Firemen with their Fire Truck, Rescue Squad workers, even Secret Servicemen. “Anybody who is anybody” in Watauga County was there taking in the pomp and circumstance for this special day!  It was the day our community had been waiting for…the Grand Opening of the new Watauga High School and Dedication and Ribbon-cutting ceremony.


A dream that began years ago, and now a reality, dignitaries and leaders from all over the High Country, with special keynote speaker, Governor Beverly Perdue, were there to participate in “opening a new door in history”. We were handed a Dedication Ceremony Program and while we waited for the Governor to arrive, I took the opportunity to look over the mass of people that had gathered for the event and chatted with a few. I spoke to Mr. Marshall Ashcraft, Community Relations Director for Watauga County Schools, and asked what he thought about the new school and what kind of impact this would make. Mr. Ashcraft stated that the new High School would “allow teachers and students to tap into their full potential”. He spoke about the “huge improvements” with this school like the students having laptops, wireless access throughout, and how much energy the school board has put into this. The pride for this accomplishment was evident in his face.

At that moment,Dr. Marty Hemric approached the podium and began with his welcoming remarks, followed by Mr. Lowell Younce, Chairman of the Board of Education, talking about the “journey from vision to reality”. The Chairman stated how the new school will improve student performance and better prepare students to enter the adult world upon graduation. Mr. Younce spoke about a recurrent theme throughout this process that “It’s Time to Choose” to move forward, followed by “This is History” being made in our county and community.

Next up to speak was Mr. Jim Deal, Chairman of the Watauga County Commissioners, who said that this was a “Glorious Day”! Mr. Deal described the benefits of the new school focusing on being “Green” and ecologically efficient. Some of the ways the new high school is “Green” consists of natural lighting through the massive windows and the positioning of the building, which features the shape of a “W”. Also, solar tubes were installed to help provide better use of that natural light, while geothermal wells capture heat and pump it through the area to maintain a constant temperature. Even the roof gets in on the action by using six 10,000-gallon cisterns to collect rainwater for various water conservation uses. Mr. Deal ended his speech with a Star Trek reference that, “Watauga County should boldly go where no county has gone before”!  

Several more speakers had good words to say and the Golden Leaf Foundation even presented a check to the new high school for $150,000 for “Global Learning and Community Transformation”.


Mr. Michael Wyant, the Principal, proceeded to welcome the teachers, staff, and students to their new school. Mr. Wyant made the comment that, “teachers have been hand-cuffed in preparing students for the real world by the old facility. Now they have access to the 21st century at their fingertips, and are free from limitations that the former school brought on”. This access includes providing each student with a Laptop for use at home and school.

Continuing with the ceremony, at last it was time for the keynote speaker as Dr. Hemric introduced the Governor Beverly Perdue. So gracious was she, quickly putting everyone at ease. After congratulating our county and community, the Governor spoke about how she wanted to bring all schools into the 21st century and has even initiated an online education system in order to become globally competitive. The Governor thanked our county stating that, “we just get it”! She talked about how we must educate our students in an advanced way with technology because “most students come to school with more technology in their backpacks or bookbags, and if we don’t help them learn, they don’t have the skills to compete”. Governor Perdue then proceeded to thank us for our investment in our children and our future.

As the crowd applauded, the former senior class president, Dylan Russell, and the current senior class president, Jesse Nash, sang the school anthem while the leaders gathered for the ribbon –cutting ceremony. In a flash, the Governor and class presidents cut the ribbon and the doors were opened.


Stay tuned for the 2nd part of this series to hear all about our experiences and interviews once we entered the new high school..

The Bread List: A New Bread in Town!

Bruce Ezzell has lived in the High Country for many years, and many people here call him friend. A few words I would use to describe Bruce: Family Man, Gardener, Bee-Keeper/Honey-Maker, Kind, Wise, Gotee’d. For him, the economic downturn was a chance to return to a craft he’d loved, while trying to survive the recession. When Bruce started baking organic bread again, he created a new Company: The Bread List.

Bruce shared a little about his history in baking and the creation of the Bread List:Bruce Headshot

I’ve been baking for 20 years now. Five years professionally from 89-94, then what I called ‘sanity baking’ after that. Newly married with kids on the way, I wanted a steady paycheck with better hours, so I left baking for different career options. Last fall’s ‘economic downturn’ changed things for me. I lost my job in January. Boone, NC, where I live, is a small town, and little work was available. Friends who knew I baked and had eaten my bread before suggested I pick up some extra work baking. I thought, what the heck, I’ve got little else to do, and at least this I enjoy. In February I was asked if I made bagels. No, but I’ll learn anything. Approximately 7000 bagels later, I’ve got a fledgling micro bakery/bagelry business that takes all my time. I haven’t had a day off since I lost my job and I’ve had more fun than I’ve had in years.

Bruce provided me with some bread and bagels to try, so that I could share a review with you. Even though Bruce is my friend, I have to tell you the truth! They were heavenly! Bruce says that his ingredients are 100%organic, with no chemicals or preservatives.

Bagels: I had the Classic White, Poppy Seed, Cinnamon Cranberry and 100% Whole Wheat bagels. Well, they didn’t even last two days. The kids gobbled them up (and shhh… I did too) The outside was firm, but the inside was soft and yummy. When toasted in the toaster oven, the bagels were a perfect combination of crisp and chewy. If you like a sweet bagel, the Cinnamon Cranberry is for you! (My husband loves those) The 100% Multi-Grain (with Rye) will give a more savory taste, and the Classic is a perfect canvas for whatever condiments you love on a bagel. Of course, the 100% Whole Wheat bagel is a more dense texture, but it’s perfect for those eating a Low Glycemic Index diet.

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Rye Bread: To try a Rye Bread, I went straight for the Heavy-Duty stuff!! The Avergne Rye (with sourdough starter, 73% rye) is a Rye Bread worthy of the most dedicated rye lover! A dense loaf with intense flavor, this bread was just fabulous!  I ate it toasted with butter or cream chese on it, and then, I made some Bruchetta with it.  Here is the video of the Bruchetta recipe.  One correction: in the video, I say this is German Rye, but it’s actually French (thus, the French name)  I do recommend that if you’re trying Rye for the first time, or like a mild rye flavor, you try the milder varieties first!

So how do you order some bread and bagels from The Bread List?

  • Go to www.thebreadlist.com
  • Choose from the menu
  • Call 828-262-1697 or email bruce@thebreadlist.com Sunday Monday and Tuesday for delivery Thursday, Friday and Saturday

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Wii Fit Plus Review!

It was with the first release of the Wii Fit, the revolutionary fitness program for the Nintendo Wii, that the Wii Mommies were born! We went on a journey to put this new technology to use and help others to do the same, though our website, forum and BlogTalkRadio show.

We loved the Wii Fit, Julie even lost 60 pounds using it! We also had some suggestions for improvements that could be made to the product, such as stringing the workouts together seemlessly, more detailed diagnostics, new fun Fitness games, and more. It seems like Nintendo really took the feedback from users when they created the new version. If you already have Wii Fit, you can get the upgrade game for only $19.99.

So I received my Wii Fit Plus in the mail yesterday from Nintedo, and immediately opened it and tried it out with my four year old, Little Pea! We had a lot of fun trying out the new games!

Here are the best things we found with the Plus version:

  • The new game automatically transfered the stored information from the old game, so we didn’t have to register our Miis again. It also transferred all our charts and goals.
  • The multi-player games are really fun, because you can immediately select players in the game you are on. You don’t have to go back and add more players, nor are you stuck with the players you’ve chosen. It’s hard to explain, but it is really easy! Also, on the Multi-Player menu, the last winner’s Mii shows up with a crown! Bragging rights, baby!

  • I love the new Yoga moves (Little Pea does too)
  • I think the best feature is the Custom Workouts. There was a critizism that you couldn’t keep your heart rate up for a long enough time when you had to go back and switch. I am most excited to put together a yoga routine!

Improvements that could still be made:

  • I was hoping to see more Aerobics activities, although they do have rhythm Kung Fu. I haven’t tried that yet.
  • I really wish Nintendo would send someone over to find my Wiimote! I lost it after we played yesterday and I can’t find it anywhere! I’m dying to get back on the Wii Fit and explore some more!

I haven’t tried putting together a workout yet, but I will let you know how that goes. Do you have the Wii Fit Plus? What do you think?

Disclosure: Product provided by Nintendo/ Golin Harris, inc

Bless Your Heart: A Blowing Rock Treasure

Have you ever found a treasure,  and every time that you think about this particular treasure you get warm fuzzy feelings  in your heart? Well that is exactly the kind of feelings that I have when I drive by or shop at  Bless Your bless-your-heartHeart, on hwy 321 in Blowing Rock.

After we had our third child I had an unexpected knock on our front door. I cautiously opened the door fearful of having an unannounced guest. To my surprise it was Sheri, owner of Bless Your Heart, with  a gorgeous “Huge” present that a friend had ordered for us from Bless Your Heart.  My heart melted at the love I felt in such a special gesture. Sheri did a wonderful job of delivering and presenting me with a gorgeous and sweet present. Let me just say this, I will always open my door to Sheri from Bless Your Heart because I know what wonderful treasures she carries at her store.

I am such a sucker for nicely wrapped gifts and packages. I mean seriously, I don’t care if someone gives me a tissue box for my Birthday as long as it is embellished in beautiful attire! I really have been quite impressed in the care and attention to detail that they have at Bless Your Heart.  I can always pop in for a last minute gift and I can always be assured that I will find something that I am proud to give to that special friend.

Bless Your Heart is also a full service florist. They will deliver with a 24 hour advance order.  I love the fresh cut flowers that are sold in simple Mason Jars. It has such a Martha Stewart feel about it. Visit their blog at blessyourheartnc.blogspot.com for brilliant inspiration and more information.

I hope all of you are having a wonderful and dreamy summer.  What are some things a friend could do for you that would “Bless Your Heart”?

~Lillie~

Disclosure: Bless Your Heart is not at this time a Mom Squad Sponsor, and no compensation was received for this review.

Review: Guitar Hero: On Tour, for Nintendo DS

Ever since My husband and I got Rock Band for the Wii, our friends have had the discussion, “Which is better, Rock Band or Guitar Hero, World Tour? Well, I finally got to play Guitar Hero: World Tour for the Wii at a friend’s house, and I loved it! I have to say that the songs are better on Guitar Hero, and there are more nuances to the game — not to mention that it’s a little more challenging!

Through Mom Central, I got to try out Guitar Hero: On Tour, Modern Hits for the Nintendo DS. I have always wondered how Guitar Hero would be possible to play on a DS, without a guitar. You basically attach an extension to the DS, strap it onto your hand, and bush the buttons just like on the GH Guitar. It’s ingenious, really!

Here is what the company, Activision PublishingInc./RedOctane, says about the product:

Handheld guitar gods can now choose how they raise-up their band from the underground music scene to GHOT Modern Hits Bundle Contents[1]worldwide rock stardom in Guitar Hero® On Tour: Modern Hits. Featuring a set list comprised of 28 master tracks from influential artists including Coldplay, Fall Out Boy, Tenacious D, The Strokes and Weezer, Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits expands on the innovative Guitar Hero® gameplay on the Nintendo DS by introducing an all-new Fan Request system that challenges players to jam like never before. Fret board fanatics can once again unleash their inner rock stars anytime, anywhere as they hone their shredding skills and jam to face-melting modern rock tracks from the last five years in Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits.

KEY FEATURES:

* Rock out to today’s hottest tracks – Shred along to 28 master tracks, all modern rock hits from some of the hottest bands including Coldplay, Fall Out Boy, Tenacious D, Weezer, The Strokes and more. Players will tour through five all-new venues that are as extreme as the tunes played in them.

* Choose your path to stardom – For the first time ever, players can choose how they take their band from the underground music scene to worldwide rock stardom with the exciting non-linear gameplay progression in Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits.

* Do it for the fans – Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits delivers an all-new gameplay experience with Fan Requests. By completing Fan Requests players build their fan base and open up new challenges to rock-out like never before including jamming to an entire song in Hyperspeed, battling it out in a Guitar Duel with active Bomb Notes or whammying every single hold note in a song.

* Rock out anytime, anywhere – Fans can take the Guitar Hero experience wherever they go with Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits. The Guitar Hero™ Guitar Grip™ mimics a guitar fret board and fits seamlessly in people’s hands to deliver the same core gameplay that defines Guitar Hero.

* The party never stops – Song streaming features allow players of Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits and its predecessors, Guitar Hero: On Tour and Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades, to share songs via local wireless connectivity. Players can rock out together in multiplayer modes, jamming to tracks from all three versions of the game.

Once I figured out how to put the extension onto the DS, it was really easy to figure out the game. Check out my video below or a demonstration. As a musician, I love any good game having to do with music, so I dove right in. It took me a while to get the rhythm exactly correct. I usually feel the rythm, so trying to watch the dots come was a challenge. It was really great for hand-eye coordination, though!

As far as comfort while playing, I had to keep telling my self to relax. I was majorly tensing up my hand just from the concentration. It was a little tricky to reach my pinkie up to the button, but I soon got the hang of it, and it was comfortable.

My kids were enamored with the game right away. They had fun watching me play, and my eight year old was able to play it with a little practice. The age recommendation on the game is 10+, and I think that’s a good guideline, for the size of hand required, and content of the lyrics. With my eight year old, I usually listen to the songs first and play it with her, telling her which ones are appropriate for her. I tried to let my 6 year old play, and she just couldn’t get the coordination. I WISH we had 2 DS machines so we could try out the wireless connection- apparently you can both play together through your DS wireless connection. Now THAT would be fun!

While I loved playing the game, I felt really old. Um… apparently, the Modern Hits version features bands from the past 5 years, and I didn’t know even ONE of them! If you check out the Guitar Hero: On Tour Website, you can see the songs on all the versions. If I were to purchase this game, I would totally get the Decades, or original version, because I love most of the songs on those!

I give Guitar Hero: On Tour for the DS a thumbs up! Have you tried it? What do you think?