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Preparing for Severe Weather During National Preparedness Month #LSSS
2014-09-01 11:00 UTC by

How to Prepare for Severe Weather During National Preparedness Month

As a member of Master Lock’s Live Secure Safety Squad, I have been compensated for my time in writing this post and receive samples for review.

From texts on our phones, pop-ups on my desktop, alerts through local news channels, and live feeds of weather radar, technology allows us to keep up with the most current forecasts and continuously...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-08-31
2014-08-31 04:00 UTC

  1. Join Me for Staples #MakeRoarHappen Twitter Party This Wednesday!
  2. 6 Ways to Make Homework Less Stressful for You and Your Kids
  3. Chincoteague: Our Family’s Favorite Summer Road Trip #VacayGoneCrayCray
  4. #Blogust: Lessons I’ve Learned From My Daughter as She Fundraises to Support Her First Cause
  5. Join me and the NEA for a...

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Join me and the NEA for a Back to School Twitter Chat #NEAB2S 9/2 from 12-1 pm
2014-08-29 11:00 UTC by

It’s Friday which means our first week of school is coming to a close! My third and fifth grader have successfully settled into the back to school routine and are gearing up to start more activities after the long weekend along with homework. Whether your kids are back in school or are about to start, I invite you to join me, NEA President...

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#Blogust: Lessons I’ve Learned From My Daughter as She Fundraises to Support Her First Cause
2014-08-28 11:00 UTC by

Lessons I’ve Learned From My Daughter as She Fundraises to Support Her First Cause #Blogust

This post is my contribution to Blogust ’14—Shot@Life’s month-long campaign to provide vaccinations for kids in need around the world. Please know that every comment and social media share on this post (and all #Blogust posts) is equal to a vaccine for children across the world. You can help donate 500 vaccine donations by leaving a...

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6 Ways to Make Homework Less Stressful for You and Your Kids
2014-08-27 11:00 UTC by

6 Ways to Make Homework Less Stressful for You and Your Kids

This post is sponsored by Sylvan Learning.

On Monday afternoon I stood in my usual spot at the front of the school eagerly awaiting the sound of the bell signifying the end of school, anxious to hear how their first day went. After a short walk home, my two kids dropped their backpacks in the same spot just inside the back door where they always...

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Chincoteague: Our Family’s Favorite Summer Road Trip #VacayGoneCrayCray
2014-08-25 11:00 UTC by

Chincoteague: Our Family’s Favorite Summer Road Trip @TechSavvyMama.com 2014

This is part of a sponsored campaign with Choice Hotels.

Today officially marks the end of summer as school starts for our kids but last week we had the opportunity to visit one of our favorite local vacation spots— Chincoteague, Virginia. Just over three hours from Washington, D.C., the town of Chincoteague feels like a world away from our...

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Join Me for Staples #MakeRoarHappen Twitter Party This Wednesday!
2014-08-24 11:00 UTC by

Staples #MakeRoarHappen Twitter Party

This is a sponsored post.

As a former teacher and current parent of two elementary aged children, I make it a priority to support classroom teachers in a number of different ways. It doesn’t take a lot of time or money to show our kids’ teachers that we care but a little effort goes a long way to ensure success of all students. A...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-08-24
2014-08-24 04:00 UTC

  1. 4 Things Staples #EasyTechTS Techs Wish You Knew About Maintaining Your Computer
  2. Maintaining #SummerReading Momentum by Reading Under the Stars
  3. What Parenting Books Don’t Tell You About Creating a Lifetime of Conversations with Your Kids #TalkEarly
  4. 5 Ways to Teach Compassion, Empathy, and Kindness to Our Children
  5. Back to...

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Maintaining #SummerReading Momentum by Reading Under the Stars
2014-08-22 11:00 UTC by

Introducing #SummerReading Novelty by Reading Under the Stars

This is a sponsored post

While summer may seem short, it can feel long to the most motivated readers  to stay inspired to stick with even the most captivating of books during the two and a half months away from school. Remember how I shared how I got my kids to keep reading this summer? I have another secret- novelty! Mixing it up by suggesting an...

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4 Things Staples #EasyTechTS Techs Wish You Knew About Maintaining Your Computer
2014-08-20 11:00 UTC by

4 Things IT Professionals Wish You Knew About Maintaining Your Computer

This is a part of a sponsored post campaign with Staples.

Through the years, I’ve become the voice inside friends’ heads reminding them to run an automatic backup, ensure their virus protection is current, and create separate logins for kids to ensure their computers remain in top shape. Complaints about sluggish machines and urgent texts from...

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What Parenting Books Don’t Tell You About Creating a Lifetime of Conversations with Your Kids #TalkEarly
2014-08-19 11:00 UTC by

What Parenting Books Don’t Tell You About Creating a Lifetime of Conversations with Your Kids

This is a sponsored post written as part of my involvement with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility.

In every parenting book I ever read before our first-born daughter was born, there was never any advice to always be prepared to have any conversation at any time but as a mom of 5th and 3rd grader, I know they always tend to catch...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-08-17
2014-08-17 04:00 UTC

  1. 5 Ways to Teach Compassion, Empathy, and Kindness to Our Children
  2. Back to School Devices, Accessories, and Apps for All Ages (w OtterBox giveaways)
  3. How I Got My Kids to Keep Reading This Summer (and why it isn’t too late to start!)
  4. Educational Apps, Websites & Devices to Prepare Your Child for Preschool and Kindergarten
  5. ...

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5 Ways to Teach Compassion, Empathy, and Kindness to Our Children
2014-08-15 11:00 UTC by

5 Ways to Compassion, Empathy, and Kindness to Our Children

Each morning before I sit down to write, I take a quick glance through my Facebook feed, catching up on friend news for the day when I came across this adorably humorous 3 minute video that served as a reminder of the importance of teaching our kids social and emotional intelligence as well as academic skills.

 

The...

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