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Gift Guide: Skylanders Trap Team for Wii, PS4, XBox One, XBox 360, WiiU, and Tablets #giftguide

December 16, 2014
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Gift Guide: Skylanders Trap Team for Wii, PS4, XBox One, XBox 360, WiiU, and Tablets #giftguide

Disclosure: I was sent this game to facilitate my review. The views expressed in this post are my own. This post contains affiliate links. I like to be “in the know.” If there is something new, I want to know about it. New movie. New book. New restaurant. You name it…if it is new...
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Posted in Children, Entertainment, Entertainment, entertainment reviews, Family, family fun, Family Game Night, games, Gift Guide, iphone and itouch and apps, Kids, Kids, Musings from Me Reviews, Musings on Technology, preteen, Preteens, Preteens and Tweens, Reviews, Seizing Family Time, teen years, Teens, Television, Tweens | No Comments »

Gift Guide: Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

December 16, 2014
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Gift Guide: Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

Disclosure: I was sent the game to facilitate my review. This post contains affiliate links. The views expressed in the post are my own. One of the perks of having a mom who blogs is getting your mitts on something new. A brand new game. A crisp book hot off the presses. A recently...
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Posted in Children, Computers, Entertainment, Entertainment, entertainment reviews, Family Game Night, Family Shopping Time, games, Gift Guide, Kids, Kids, movies, Musings from Me Reviews, Musings on Technology, preteen, Preteens, Preteens and Tweens, Reviews, shopping, teen years, Teens, Television, Tweens | No Comments »

Gift Guide: Dress Up Your Sports Bag or Your Hair with Pomchies

December 4, 2014
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Gift Guide: Dress Up Your Sports Bag or Your Hair with Pomchies

Disclosure: I was sent a sample pack of snacks and drinks to facilitate my review. This post contains affiliate links. The views expressed in the post are my own.   It’s a good thing that I never close the door to my┬ábasement. I leave it open and never close it. Why is that you...
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Posted in Children, Family Sport Time, Fitness, Kids, Kids, Musings from Me Reviews, preteen, Preteens, Preteens and Tweens, Reviews, Skiing, sports, swimming, teen years, Teens, Tweens, Volleyball | No Comments »

Gift Guide: Healthy Snacks and Drinks…for School Lunches…Soccer Practices…Christmas Stockings

December 4, 2014
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Gift Guide: Healthy Snacks and Drinks…for School Lunches…Soccer Practices…Christmas Stockings

Disclosure: I was sent a sample pack of snacks and drinks to facilitate my review. This post contains affiliate links. The views expressed in the post are my own.   Shopping for Healthy Snacks and Drinks for School Lunches Sandwiches. Yogurt and fruit. Bagel with cream cheese. Fruit snacks. Granola bars. Cookies. Fruit juice....
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Posted in book reviews, Children, Daily Routine, Education, Elementary Schoolers, Family, Family Shopping Time, Family Sport Time, health, Kids, Kids, Musings from Me Reviews, Preschoolers, preschools, preteen, Preteens, Preteens and Tweens, Reviews, School, Schools, shopping, sports, swimming, teen years, Teens, Toddlers, Toddlers, Tweens, Volleyball | 12 Comments »

You Can Find Me Writing Here…the Baltimore Examiner

November 14, 2014
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You Can Find Me Writing Here…the Baltimore Examiner

Here’s the thing. I need to admit something. I need to come clean. Breathe. I am HORRIBLE at self-promotion. There I said it. I don’t promote my posts…sponsored and not…on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and even Google+. I just don’t. I am a bad blogger. I am a bad PR person. If I won’t promote...
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Posted in Babies, Children, Entertainment, Entertainment, Family, Family, family fun, Family Holiday Time, Family Movie Night, Family Travel Time, Kids, Kids, life-changing moment, memories, Moms, Musings from Me, Musings from Me Reviews, Musings on Family, My Writing, Preschoolers, preschools, preteen, Preteens, Preteens and Tweens, Reviews, Seizing Family Time, teen years, Teens, Toddlers, Toddlers, travel, Tweens, vacation, writing | 1 Comment »

Following, Not Leading Your Child’s #JourneytoCollege

September 25, 2014
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Following, Not Leading Your Child’s #JourneytoCollege

My oldest child is a trailblazer. She’s my “out of the box” thinker. She does everything her own way. She’s the child who informed me after a lengthy timeout when she was 7 that she would do what I asked her to do next time but only because I asked her not because she...
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Posted in Babies, Children, Education, Elementary Schoolers, entertainment reviews, Family Shopping Time, graduate school, Kids, Kids, Musings from Me, Musings from Me Reviews, Preschoolers, preschools, preteen, Preteens, Preteens and Tweens, School, teen years, Teens, Toddlers, Toddlers, Tweens | No Comments »

Start the Conversation with #GrabtheGoodies @GoFAAR @AskListenLearn

September 4, 2014
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Start the Conversation with #GrabtheGoodies @GoFAAR @AskListenLearn

I can be an ostrich. I can bury my head under the sand. Sing La La La when confronted with a situation that makes me uncomfortable. But I’m an adult. I can’t avoid unpleasant conversations with issues that affect my kids. I need to remove my head from the sand, come up for air,...
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Posted in Android apps, Children, Family, Family Dinner Time, family strife, health, iphone and itouch and apps, Kids, Kids, mealtimes, Moms, Musings on Family, Musings on Technology, preteen, Preteens, Preteens and Tweens, teen years, Teens, Tweens | 1 Comment »

#MarvelUniverseLive Comes to #DC

September 2, 2014
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#MarvelUniverseLive Comes to #DC

Finding a movie for all five of us to watch as a family used to be so easy. I would pick a Disney movie or another animated movie and everyone would be happy. Once my oldest turned 12 or so, her interest in animated movies waned. My middle and youngest were still game to...
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Posted in Children, Elementary Schoolers, Entertainment, Entertainment, entertainment reviews, Family Movie Night, Kids, Kids, movies, Musings from Me Reviews, preteen, Preteens, Preteens and Tweens, teen years, Teens, Tweens | No Comments »

College Days: Two Weeks In

August 23, 2014
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College Days: Two Weeks In

Two weeks. Fourteen days. That’s how long it is since I saw my daughter last. Dropping her off at college seems like months ago. It’s not that the house is quieter without her. She’s a very quiet person. But even her quiet, reserved presence is noticeably missing from the hub bub of the house....
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Posted in Children, Education, Kids, Kids, Preschoolers, preschools, School, Schools, teen years, Teens | No Comments »

To Zip the Coat Or Not? Letting Kids Fail and Grow #greatschools

June 17, 2014
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To Zip the Coat Or Not? Letting Kids Fail and Grow #greatschools

Disclosure: I was compensated for writing this post. I’ve done it. I’m sure you’ve done it too. As parents, we’ve all done it at one time or another. Scene: Your home. Your child struggles zipping his coat. You see your child tugging the zip up and down but not getting the coat zipped. He...
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