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new fire safety law in maryland (and smoke alarm giveaway)
September 2, 2013 6 comments

new fire safety law in maryland (and smoke alarm giveaway)

    Did you know that this summer Maryland fire safety laws have changed and that most likely you are affected? Me neither. Here’s the law: As of July 1, ...

the new rules of boy world: rosalind wiseman speaks at PEP (ticket giveaway)
September 1, 2013 2 comments

the new rules of boy world: rosalind wiseman speaks at PEP (ticket giveaway)

I have loved what Rosalind Wiseman has to say ever since I read Queen Bees and Wannabes and then Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads several years back. Both are ...

VolunteerSpot: parents AND teachers can win BIG for back-to-school (sponsored)
August 15, 2013 No Comment

VolunteerSpot: parents AND teachers can win BIG for back-to-school (sponsored)

      I’ve been a longtime fan of VolunteerSpot for the ease with which I can participate in and organize events at my kids’ school. I’ve loved them for ...

summer learning twitter event: free resources for families
June 2, 2013 2 comments

summer learning twitter event: free resources for families

Summer. Is. Here. And to celebrate the release of our we teach summertime learning eBook, full of tons of fun and fabulous free learning ideas to take you through the ...

how to move from little kid to big kid bedrooms (with tips from sabrina soto & target giveaway)
April 9, 2013 70 comments

how to move from little kid to big kid bedrooms (with tips from sabrina soto & target giveaway)

For a while now we have talked about making the change from little kid bedrooms to big kid bedrooms, and we finally did it. With tips from Target Style expert ...

fab kids' app: interactive books, music, & more (& iPad mini giveaway!)
February 22, 2013 184 comments

fab kids’ app: interactive books, music, & more (& iPad mini giveaway!)

I’ve looked at dozens and dozens and dozens of kids’ apps in recent months. Many? Kinda cool. A handful? Pretty rough around the edges. Some? Pretty darn fabulous and really, ...

listen to what kids are saying: highlights state of the kid report
January 25, 2013 6 comments

listen to what kids are saying: highlights state of the kid report

One thing I love about Highlights is that they listen to kids. They read every single letter sent to them. Over 50,000 letters are sent to Highlights each year, and ...

my new fave holiday cards: minted (and $100 giveaway!)
November 19, 2012 44 comments

my new fave holiday cards: minted (and $100 giveaway!)

Holiday cards are a big deal for me. In fact, I love them. So when I find a company who really does holiday cards well, I, well, kinda want to ...

my absolute favorite laptop bag ever: epiphanie bag (with giveaway)
November 2, 2012 415 comments

my absolute favorite laptop bag ever: epiphanie bag (with giveaway)

I’ve coveted these fancy-schmancy laptop and camera bags for a long, long time, and after having tried one for the past few months, I can finally say it: I’ve found ...

t-mobile for families: (and phone giveaway)
October 11, 2012 64 comments

t-mobile for families: (and phone giveaway)

My kids are not yet ready for cell phones, though they ask almost every day if they can please please please  pretty please have one. And as often as I ...

daniel tiger's neighborhood: quality programming for preschoolers
August 24, 2012 79 comments

daniel tiger’s neighborhood: quality programming for preschoolers

When something seems bad, turn it around. . .                           . . . and find something good. I like it. And I know my kids would love it too–and even ...