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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 »

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 copies 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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Posted in Christmas, fashion, holiday, holidays, preteen, Preteens, Reviews, School, shopping, teen years, Teens, Tweens | No Comments »

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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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 »

Keeping Tabs on Your Teen Driver and a Twitter Party! #sponsored #drivesafe

September 25, 2013
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Keeping Tabs on Your Teen Driver and a Twitter Party! #sponsored #drivesafe

Sponsored: I was given a device and a smartphone for the duration of the campaign, and received payment from Sprint for my blog posts. However, the views expressed in this post are my own. I thought my teen would NEVER learn to drive. In the first couple of months after receiving her learner’s permit,...
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Pondering the College Search Process with My 11th Grader #MOOCadvisor and #spon

July 3, 2013
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Pondering the College Search Process with My 11th Grader #MOOCadvisor and #spon

There’s no avoiding the fact that my 11th grader is looking at colleges. I cannot be in denial any longer. For the last 18 months, our mailbox has been stuffed to overflowing with postcards, flyers, and letters of interest from colleges all over the country. So as not to get overwhelmed, her dad decided...
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