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holiday cards that rock: minted
December 11, 2013 No Comment

holiday cards that rock: minted

I have found the holy grail of holiday photo cards: minted. Really. I love nearly every single thing about this company, because what once took me hours up on hours ...

3 reasons we are thankful for our Intel All-In-One PC (sponsored)
November 27, 2013 No Comment

3 reasons we are thankful for our Intel All-In-One PC (sponsored)

    We are wholeheartedly thankful for many of the opportunities that writing this little bloggy-blog affords because it is truly a labor of love. For many, many years I ...

3 cool kids, 3 cool books: what we're reading now
November 23, 2013 4 comments

3 cool kids, 3 cool books: what we’re reading now

    It’s hard to find books that work for your kids. I totally get it. So every so often, I’m going to share 3 cool kids, 3 cool books: ...

best gifts for kids and families 2013: teachmama's picks
November 20, 2013 3 comments

best gifts for kids and families 2013: teachmama’s picks

    I’m always surprised when the holiday catalogs roll around at how many new toys hit the shelves each year. It’s a wonder that any of us are able ...

3 reasons you should create a family media agreement
November 13, 2013 No Comment

3 reasons you should create a family media agreement

Our family just signed our first Family Media Agreements. Yep. We’re a digital family in a digital age, and it’s about time we got all the important stuff out on ...

screen time cards for digital kids: easy tool for monitoring screen time
November 8, 2013 9 comments

screen time cards for digital kids: easy tool for monitoring screen time

    My digital kids have been using Game Time Cards for the last few years, and it’s been a huge, huge, HUGE help in keeping their screen time in ...

giving thanks every day: easy, at-home graffiti board
November 5, 2013 1 comment

giving thanks every day: easy, at-home graffiti board

Our house is already knee-deep in holiday catalogs, mailers, and promos, and it’s totally insane. So in order to ‘reign in’ the madness early in the game and to help ...

quick and easy halloween ghost cookies
October 22, 2013 No Comment

quick and easy halloween ghost cookies

October has been an incredibly busy month for us, with me finishing up two classes on top of all of my other normal work. However, our crazy schedule isn’t stopping ...

new ideas for halloween treats: alternatives to candy
October 21, 2013 No Comment

new ideas for halloween treats: alternatives to candy

Halloween is traditionally a time for sweets, sweets, and more sweets, but who says kids must eat candy from dawn till dusk just because that’s how it’s always been done? ...

teach kids to be smart, strong, and safe: the safety show
October 18, 2013 4 comments

teach kids to be smart, strong, and safe: the safety show

    Talking big topics with your kids is sometimes so hard. Especially if you’re as emotional a person as I am. But as our kids get older, these conversations ...

when talking to teachers: 5 tips for parents
September 14, 2013 8 comments

when talking to teachers: 5 tips for parents

As a writer for Scholastic Parents’ Raise a Reader blog, I’m always surprised at what sparks the most conversation among readers. I recently wrote Talking to Teachers: What Every Parent ...