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Giving Back: Starting a Family Tradition (Part 2)

April 22, 2014
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Giving Back: Starting a Family Tradition (Part 2)

Giving back. I teach my children to give back. I encourage them to bring in food donations…toys for an adopted family…mittens for the “Christmas Glove Tree.” Basically, if the school or church asks for items, I’m happy to provide items. I lead by example. I show them that I donate clothes, toys, and household...
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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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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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A Touch of Magic with a Patronus Charmballa Bracelet

January 23, 2014
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A Touch of Magic with a Patronus Charmballa Bracelet

Disclosure: I was sent a Patronus Charmballa Bracelet to facilitate my review. I was paid to write this post. There’s something magical about a book about a world utterly different from your own. A world where unusual events happen at a moment’s notice. Where characters have experiences so unusual that you are drawn deeper...
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Will You Survive the Search for the Perfect Prom Dress?

January 9, 2014
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Will You Survive the Search for the Perfect Prom Dress?

Disclosure: I was compensated to write this post. The views expressed in this post are my own. I did not know anything about American high schools. I made the decision to go to college in the United States, by looking at college brochures. This was in the Dark Ages pre-internet and streaming TV/movies. I...
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5 Tips To Get Kids Involved with Chores #home #organization

December 9, 2013
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5 Tips To Get Kids Involved with Chores #home #organization

I wish I had jumped on the chores bandwagon when the children were small. The earlier you start assigning chores to your children the better, right? My little ones always wanted to help me clean or fold laundry…even if I didn’t actually want the help. At times their “help” meant far more work for...
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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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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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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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10 Driving Tips for Teens

August 19, 2013
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10 Driving Tips for Teens

I don’t know what is more shocking…that I have child old enough to drive OR that I have a child entering her last year of high school. Same child. Same shock. Can she really be 17? Where did the time go? Wasn’t she driving the ride-on Jeep yesterday? Didn’t she board the yellow school...
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