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Family Dinner Table Conversations: Tips and Ideas to Get Your Family Talking

January 2, 2015 Living

Family dinners are important. They are not always possible, but we do make it a priority in our home. Along with eating together we use this time to talk to each other and have interesting conversations. These talks are actually the most important part of the time together I think. Over the years when T […]

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Age Restrictions for Social Media Platforms Infographic

September 27, 2014 Social Media

At the Type-A Conference last week my friend Linda Sellers told me about her (new to me) site, Tech Granny. What a brilliant idea! Her blog talks tech but to older, and wiser, folks like grandparents. We all know that kids are born into tech these days and it is second nature to them. Grandparents […]

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Cooking With Your Kids #Infographic

August 30, 2014 Food

This week’s infographic was delivered straight to my inbox by one of my favorite brands, Cabot Cheese. This one is great because it shares ideas on how to get your kids involved in the kitchen. Not only does this create family time together but you also are teaching skills everyone needs and getting kids involved […]

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The birdie flew back to the nest

August 8, 2014 Living

Well, as much as I knew that many kids return home to the nest after leaving, I did not think that would happen in my own nest. But it did. Not only that, but my baby bird brought a friend with him! Hubby and I thought long and hard about this decision. We still are […]

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Promises to Baby

August 4, 2014 Living

When I was approached by TheMotherhood to partner with Johnson’s Baby for their #PromiseToBaby campaign I was happy to accept. One reason is that I used Johnson’s Baby products with my son when he was a baby and if I had to do it again I would still pick Johnson’s Baby. We all make promises […]

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Boomerang Kids [infographic]

August 2, 2014 Living

Well, it is official. My son has moved back home. I did not think this was going to happen but we shall try and make the best of it. For this week’s infographic I found something about what they call “boomerang kids”, the adult kids who move back home. Do you have boomerang kids or […]

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For a mom, traveling without kids is just like trying to make a phone call

July 31, 2014 Living

Have you noticed that the house will be quiet, kids are playing nicely, hubby is busy on a project, the pets do not need anything, and you actually have a free moment to make a much needed phone call. You pick up the phone…dial the number…they answer…you get less than one sentence out…and then… Mom! […]

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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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