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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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Posted in Children, Daily Routine, Education, Elementary Schoolers, family strife, graduate school, Kids, Preschoolers, preschools, preteen, Preteens, Preteens and Tweens, School, Schools, teen years, Teens, Toddlers, Toddlers, Tweens | No Comments »

Getting Our Mickey Mouse on for #DisneySMMoms! #spon #giveaway #MagicatPlay

April 9, 2014
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Getting Our Mickey Mouse on for #DisneySMMoms! #spon #giveaway #MagicatPlay

Disclosure: Kohl’s provided me with a Kohl’s Gift Card to facilitate my review. The views expressed in this post are my own. I’m a reluctant shopper. I wasn’t always this way. Once upon a time, I loved hopping in my car, walking from store to store at the mall, staggering back to my car loaded...
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Posted in Babies, Children, Clothing, Disney, fashion, Giveaways, Kids, Musings from Me Giveaways, Reviews, Seizing Family Time, shopping, Toddlers | 65 Comments »

Spring Gift Guide: Slugterra #DVD

March 24, 2014
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Spring Gift Guide: Slugterra #DVD

Disclosure: I was sent a DVD to facilitate my review. Links are to my amazon affiliate account. The views expressed in this post are my own. I was talking to my doctor at a checkup. He asked me a question during the visit that caught me off guard. I was literally tongue tied. If...
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Posted in Children, Entertainment, Family Dinner Time, family fun, Kids, Movies, preschools, Reviews, Seizing Family Time, shopping, Television | No Comments »

Easter Gift Guide: Transformers Prime: Ultimate Bumblebee #DVD

March 21, 2014
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Easter Gift Guide: Transformers Prime: Ultimate Bumblebee #DVD

Disclosure: I was sent a DVD to facilitate my review. Links are to my amazon affiliate acccount. The views expressed in this post are my own. Snow days are hard. Am I right? My school district closed for eight days. Since December, the kids have had more partial school weeks than 5-day school weeks....
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Peanuts Movie: Release Date 2015

March 20, 2014
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Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the gang are back! Watch the PEANUTS Teaser Trailer now. Peanuts, a 3D animation movie from 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studio, will be released in THEATERS (not a DVD!) November 6, 2015. For the first time ever, Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the rest of the gang we know...
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Posted in Children, Christmas, Entertainment, family fun, Halloween, holiday, holidays, Kids, Movies, preschools, preteen, Preteens, teen years, Teens, Thanksgiving, Toddlers | No Comments »

Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane: #Halloween with Little Ones

November 14, 2013
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Taking a Trip Down Memory Lane: #Halloween with Little Ones

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links.                   My neighbor stopped by on Halloween with her adorable baby. He’s about one. He was strapped in his jogging stroller. The rain was starting to come down, but he was ever so snug in his Tigger costume. You know...
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Posted in Babies, Children, Disney, Entertainment, Family, family fun, Halloween, holiday, holidays, Kids, life-changing moment, Musings on Family, preteen, Preteens, School, teen years, Teens, Tweens | No Comments »

Get Ready To Do Battle With the #BeyWarriors #chatterbox #giftguide

October 29, 2013
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Get Ready To Do Battle With the #BeyWarriors #chatterbox #giftguide

Disclosure: I was sent an item to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed in this post are my own. Affiliate links are to my amazon account. “I review stuff…you know…DVDs, toys, games, books, restaurants. I write about them on my blog.” Every time I say this I get the same blank, nonplussed stare from...
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Posted in Children, Christmas, Entertainment, family fun, games, holiday, holidays, Kids, preteen, Preteens, Reviews, shopping, toys, Tweens | No Comments »

Talking To Your Kids About How They Act Online #digifam

October 10, 2013
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Talking To Your Kids About How They Act Online #digifam

I do 100% of my work online. I’m either on a desktop, a laptop, or out-and-about on my smartphone. I’m writing blog posts or posting to Facebook/Twitter/Instagram or hosting a Twitter party. When I’m not online, I’m in the car driving kids from sports practice to Cub Scouts to swimming before heading back home....
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Posted in Blogging Conferences -- BlogHer, blogging/blogosphere, Children, Computers, Family, games, graduate school, Kids, Moms, Musings from Me, Musings on Family, online safety, preteen, Preteens, teen years, Teens, Tweens, writing | No Comments »

Stories from the Bright Side: Epic Feeding Battles and More #HFBrightSide

September 4, 2013
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Stories from the Bright Side: Epic Feeding Battles and More #HFBrightSide

Disclosure: This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Happy Family blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. Feeding my younger two children was a breeze. Both would slurp down their bottles to the last drop. One would eat 2 jars of baby food; the other 3 jars....
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Sponsored: Follow Your Child’s Reading Journey Through #AgentMagic App #famloop

August 6, 2013
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Sponsored: Follow Your Child’s Reading Journey Through #AgentMagic App #famloop

Sponsored: I was given a code to try out FamLoop’s Agent Magic for this post. If I had a Native American given name. I’m not Native American, though my husband and children are part Cherokee. But, if I was bestowed a given name it would be “She Who Finds Everything Even If Lost, Missing,...
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