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Tried, Tested & True: A Stroller For Two

A stroller is one of the biggest purchases new parents make and it can be a daunting task searching the internet for reviews, looking for the highest quality product at a reasonable price. I was recently in this position myself. My boys are 15 months apart, which means that there has been this long period where one walks well but tires easily/and or I must have a place to strap him in when in a store, and the other was only crawling/newly walking. As much as I was hoping to avoid a double stroller due to the shear size of them, it was inevitable, so we made the big purchase a couple of months ago and purchased the InSTEP Run Around LTD Double 2008 Jogging Stroller.

When looking for a stroller I knew what I didn’t want more than I knew what I did want. I knew that I really wanted a side by side, and I wanted something on the small side, hopefully with the ability to pass through a regular sized doorway. So I began my search, and I found one I loved, but unfortunately it was completely out of my price range at around $650US, so I continued on to find the InSTEP Run Around. The reviews were pretty positive so I decided to go ahead and order.

For the $200US or so that this stroller costs, it is totally worth it. Although I can’t pass through my smaller side doorways in my old country home, I can pass through doorways when we are out, in fact my home is the only place this has happened, and why would you need to stroll around inside anyway right? I love how easily it folds also, it’s a one handed which is really helpful with one child on my hip. Another great feature is the canopy with a sun visor, so I can peak in and see what the kids are up to , and finally one of the greatest features is the massive tires. This is obviously a jogging stroller, and they do have big tires, but I needed the big tires more for the terrain around my home, and it is perfect for that.

The only downside, the stroller doesn’t seem to be especially comfortable for the children. The back seems to almost sink in a bit at the bottom, but luckily this is easily remedied with a folded up receiving blanket or something of the likes at the bottom to give some extra support. All in all I think that the InSTEP Run Around LTD Double 2008 Jogging Stroller was a good purchase and I would certainly recommend to other parents looking for a good deal on a great stroller.

Rating Out of 10: 7
Would You Recommend? Yes
Likes? One handed folding, narrowness
Dislikes? A bit uncomfortable for the kids
Price: $210US
Where To Find: Strollers.com On sale w/ free shipping

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Denise Richards & Charlie Sheen’s Big, Happy Family

Denise Richards & Charlie Sheen's Big, Happy Family

It was only a year ago that the often ugly details of Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen’s divorce were making headlines, but Denise says that she and her ex have now moved on for the sake of their daughters Sam, 5, and Lola, 3.

“Believe it or not, we had dinner together with all of us,” Denise, 38, reveals. “So I love that… It’s important for our daughters to see us get along and to be able to be in the same room.”

Charlie’s wife Brooke Mueller, who gave birth to twins Max and Bob in March, also joined in on the family dinner. Though Denise admits that her divorce from Charlie was “very public and it got very nasty,” she says that her relationship with Brooke, 31, has always been good.

“Brooke and I have always gotten along, so obviously when we went through what we were all going through it was what it was. But I think she’s great with my girls. They love her.”

Denise says that life is a lot easier now that she and Charlie, 43, have found a way to get along.

“We’ve worked very hard to get it to this place, and I’m so grateful for it. I think it’s important for, you know… It’s a lot less stress, it’s a lot less money, that we get along.”

Denise and Charlie divorced in 2006 after 5 years of marriage.

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Marcia Cross & Twins’ Sweet Smiles!

Marcia Cross & Twins' Sweet Smiles!

Someone’s got the giggles! Marcia Cross scoops up her 2-year-old daughter Eden during a shopping trip Thursday (May 21) in Santa Monica. Fraternal twin Savannah, who pointed out the paps, along with their nanny were also along on the outing.

The 47-year old actress recently spoke about how the twins are husband Tom Mahoney’s “best medicine,” while he undergoes treatment for an undisclosed type of cancer. “They don’t know what a hospital is, they don’t care. It’s just, ‘There’s dad!’ ”

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    Hugh Jackman & Kids Take An Ice Cream Break

    Hugh Jackman & Kids Take An Ice Cream Break

    After a hot afternoon of playing in a NYC water park, actor Hugh Jackman helped his kids Oscar, 9, and Ava, 3 1/2, cool off with some ice cream.

    The family is living in the Big Apple this spring.

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    Rosie O’Donnell & Son In South Beach

    Rosie O'Donnell & Son In South Beach

    Rosie O’Donnell and her son Parker Jaren, 14, (black shirt) along with a friend enjoyed an after-lunch stroll and ice cream Friday (May 22) in South Beach.

    Rosie and her wife, Kelli Carpenter, have three other children, Blake Christopher, 10, Chelsea Belle, 12, and 7-year-old Vivienne Rose, whom Kelli gave birth to and was conceived through artificial insemination.

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    Michelle & Matilda’s Coffee Fun Run

    Michelle & Matilda's Coffee Fun Run

    Wearing a pretty blue dress and doing a little dance, Matilda Ledger, mom Michelle Williams, Michelle’s mom Carla and some friends did their usual coffee run in Brooklyn Friday morning.

    The 28-year-old actress, has started filming Blue Valentine in New York with Ryan Gosling. The Indie film is about a couple whose marriage is failing apart. As their relationship hits bottom, they remember better days.

    Matilda’s late father, actor Heath Ledgers last film The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus premiered Friday at the Cannes Film Festival with lukewarm reviews.

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