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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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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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#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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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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Catching Fire Fan Events at Walmart: Orange County, Chicago, and New Jersey #catchingfire

March 5, 2014
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In celebration of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire coming to Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, Digital HD, VOD, and Pay-Per-View on March 7th. Want a sneak peek of Catching Fire? You can meet the cast members from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as they sign copiesĀ at Walmart in celebration of Lionsgate’s home entertainment release of...
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Searching for the Perfect #Prom Dress? Check Out @JenJenHouse

February 28, 2014
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Searching for the Perfect #Prom Dress? Check Out @JenJenHouse

Disclosure: I was compensated for writing this post. I have a confession. Are you ready for it? Here I go. Deep breath. Exhale. Whispers. I’m a stalker…a stalker of prom photos on Facebook. What?! You thought I meant I was a real stalker? Pshaw! Nope, I’m not THAT type of stalker. But show me...
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Middle Schoolers Explore Engineering at #FutureCity #GirlDay2014

February 17, 2014
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Middle Schoolers Explore Engineering at #FutureCity #GirlDay2014

Science classes at my school were dry…and if I am honest…quite dull. The formats for all my classes in middle school and high school were set in stone. Years and years of girls at my school had done the same thing every day in every class…girls entered the class, greeted the teacher, opened their...
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I’m Excited To Take the Family To See #CatchingFire

November 22, 2013
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I’m Excited To Take the Family To See #CatchingFire

Every now and then a book comes along that grabs everyone’s attention. Kids, teens, adults. The Hunger Games was that book. The book everyone was talking about. My teen was an early adopter. She jumped on the Hunger Games bandwagon before there was one. She insisted she needed to get the book after seeing...
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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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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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