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He graduated!

June 9, 2014 Living

Happy dance, happy dance, happy dance! That is the special proud mom happy dance actually! So while I knew that my son, Taylor, had completed the requirements to graduate in December, today he was finally able to pick up his actual diploma at his high school. Yay!!!! Taylor does not often give me permission to […]

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Free lesson plans from Bing are great to extend learning in summer

June 4, 2014 Living

While most of the USA has a typical school year with several weeks in the summer off, that really is not the greatest for our kids as far as retention and learning. My son is older now, but we always did things to extend learning in a fun way at home in the evening, weekends, […]

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Tips for Creating Family Contracts for Digital Kids

May 8, 2014 Living

My son definitely has grown up in the digital age. Because I work online, and have for years, he was kind of sucked into a world like this from the start. Along the way I learned a lot of things, sometimes a little too late though. All in all, he’s a good kid and does […]

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Baby Crying Detector on Samsung Galaxy S5

May 3, 2014 Tech

Recently Verizon sent me a Samsung Galaxy S5 to try out. I know it would be amazing because I love all the other Samsung devices and products I have. But one particular thing just blew my mind. It has a baby crying detector! What this function does is alerts you with a vibration and also […]

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Facts About Your Farts [infographic]

March 29, 2014 Living

This week’s infographic was inspired by a great post I read yesterday from Janet, Humorous Things All Boy Moms Must Know. If you are the parent of a boy you already know that farts had to be on her list of things to know, and it was. Having raised a son it is indeed very […]

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Is he warm enough? Throwback Thursday

March 20, 2014 Living

For Throwback Thursday I thought I would share a family photo that makes me laugh and cringe all at once. It is hard to believe that this picture is over 19 years old! This is my son, T, all bundled up to go out and about on one of the first times since he had […]

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10 Good Things When Your Child Leaves the Nest

February 10, 2014 Living

My son has been out on his own since this summer. There are a lot of things I miss about not having a child at home but today I am focusing on ten of the good things that happen when your son moves out of the house. Hubby and I are officially “empty nesters” which […]

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Protecting Your Kids’ Hearing #ETYkids Twitter Party

December 1, 2013 Reviews & Giveaways

Our children have earphones in so much more than any other generation before and unfortunately hearing loss is increasing because of this. Etymotic’s ETY-Kids line of earphones (disclosure: the brand is sponsoring this post and Twitter party, opinions are my own) are safe-listening earphones for kids ages 4+ to protect their hearing. The earphones are […]

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Do You and Your Teen or Adult Child Agree on Money?

September 13, 2013 Living

We are into September and the college kids are getting into the swing of things at school. Those kids that graduated high school last summer but opted not for college are hopefully working on their goals and jobs and maybe even living on their own as well (like my son). Just like in any relationship […]

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Your Teen’s First Place of Their Own

August 27, 2013 Living

This time of year there are a lot of teens and young adults moving out of their parents’ homes. Some are headed to college to live in a dorm, some are going to live off campus while at college, and others are taking the plunge and going out on their own into the real world! […]

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