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Virtual Field Trip Friday: 8 Family Friendly Dishes from Turkey to Make at Home #WidenYourWorld
2015-05-29 11:00 UTC by Leticia

8 Turkish Dishes to Make to Introduce Your Family to Turkey. Recipes for family favorites on TechSavvyMama.com

“What did you eat while you were in Turkey,” Emily asked with wide eyes right after she gave me giant welcome home hugs.

“Everything,” I replied. “Each meal seemed more delicious than the last. Is that even possible?” I wondered aloud, knowing that my meals at home would pale in comparison to those sampled during my trip.

As someone who...

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How to Motivate Your Kids to Keep Reading Over the Summer #SummerReading
2015-05-27 11:00 UTC by Leticia

Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge helps maintain reading skills over the summer in a fun and flexible way that's designed to motivate your child to maintain their reading skills when school is out. For details visit TechSavvyMama.com

This is a sponsored post

Oh the dreaded summer slide. We hear about it and know it to be true but there’s nothing carefree in thick packets of work or the colorful cartoony workbooks designed to review concepts as the new school year draws closer. I’m a much bigger fan of integrating learning into the things we’re doing everyday, providing...

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Free Microsoft YouthSpark Summer Camp for Beginning and Experienced Coders at Microsoft Stores Near You
2015-05-26 11:00 UTC by Leticia

Free Microsoft YouthSpark Summer Camp for Beginning and Experienced Coders at Microsoft Stores Near You. Details on TechSavvyMama.com

With Memorial Day behind us and plenty of end of the year activities scheduled over the next couple weeks, it finally seems like summer is truly around the corner. Each year my strategy for summer is the same- a couple weeks of camp for both kids, a lot of pool and outdoor time, a family vacation thrown in there somewhere, and weeks where we just...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2015-05-24
2015-05-24 04:00 UTC

  1. What Would You Do if You Could #GetHomeFaster? (w. TomTom giveaway)
  2. How an 11 Year Old’s Ribbon Barrettes Raised $3600 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  3. #WidenYourWorld Virtual Field Trip Friday: Locating Turkey on a Map
  4. 7 Tips to Secure Your Mobile Device
  5. 12 Movies About Families to Watch on Netflix This Weekend #StreamTeam
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Virtual Field Trip Friday: Locating Turkey on a Map #WidenYourWorld
2015-05-22 11:00 UTC by Leticia

Finding Turkey on a Map- Lesson 1 in a Virtual Field Trip to Turkey to #WidenYourWorld with TechSavvyMama.com

It’s Friday and welcome to our very first virtual field trip to Turkey! Thanks for joining me for today’s journey that features a geography lesson to get you and your kids acquainted with where Turkey is in the world while providing information about the capital city of Istanbul.

It’s my hope that through the interactive content I’ve...

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What Would You Do if You Could #GetHomeFaster? (w. TomTom giveaway)
2015-05-20 11:00 UTC by Leticia

What would you do if you could #GetHomeFaster TomTom GO giveaway on TechSavvyMama.com

This is a sponsored post

Do you ever sit in traffic thinking about all the things you could be doing if you were at home instead of bumper to bumper with other cars on a clogged road? Having enjoyed the work at home lifestyle for many years, I’ve been spoiled by not having a daily commute but when I do need to leave the house and encounter...

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How an 11 Year Old’s Ribbon Barrettes Raised $3600 for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
2015-05-19 11:00 UTC by Leticia

Ava's Aviary with Kia Sedona Vans at 2015 Great Strides Walk Benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

When school ended last June, my eleven year old daughter, Emily, set out to raise more than the $142 she did the previous year through ribbon barrette sales benefitting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF). In the past eleven months she’s raised $3600 in honor of her best friend, Ava, who was born with cystic fibrosis. Their sweet story of...

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7 Tips to Secure Your Mobile Device
2015-05-18 11:00 UTC by Leticia

7 Tips to Secure Your Mobile Device I TechSavvyMama.com

Today I’m off to Seattle with Microsoft for the #ChampionsSummit (feel free to follow the hashtag to see what I’m up to!) and want to introduce Joe Siegrist, CEO and co-founder of LastPass, who is here to share seven tips for securing your smartphone.

By Joe Siegrist, CEO and co-founder of LastPass

For most of us in the modern world,...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2015-05-17
2015-05-17 04:00 UTC

  1. 4 Ways to Get Rid of Backyard Mosquitos and Ticks
  2. #IWantToGoHere: Dreaming of Istanbul with Findery
  3. 12 Movies About Families to Watch on Netflix This Weekend #StreamTeam
  4. Celebrate #RedNose Day with the #RedNoseClub on May 21
  5. Learn How to Manage Finances on the Go During #Popmoney Twitter Chat (5/12)
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12 Movies About Families to Watch on Netflix This Weekend #StreamTeam
2015-05-16 11:00 UTC by Leticia

12 Movies About Families to Watch on Netflix. More movie suggestions on TechSavvyMama.com

It’s been a crazy exciting month filled with fabulous travel but like the saying goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder. I love my job and traveling but I also really love coming home to my family. This weekend I have a respite between trips and I’m looking forward to doing the things that bond us together as a family like being on the...

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Virtual Field Trip to Turkey to #WidenYourWorld
2015-05-15 11:00 UTC by Leticia

While nothing is quite the same as being in Istanbul and other cities in Turkey, virtual field trips are powerful way to teach kids other cultures in places around the world. Join TechSavvyMama.com on a global learning adventure.

With each new experience I had in Turkey, all I could think of was my family and how much they would have enjoyed being right there with me. Since coming home I’ve been thinking of a way to teach my children about the many sights, sounds, and tastes of everything I saw, ate, and did during my global adventure. While nothing is quite the same as...

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#IWantToGoHere: Dreaming of Istanbul with Findery
2015-05-13 11:00 UTC by Leticia

Dreaming of Istanbul and Using Findery to Plan Your Near or Far Destination. A how-to on TechSavvyMama.com

This is a sponsored post written in partnership with Findery

How do you begin planning for a trip? If you’re like me, you absorb as much information from possible. Friends, guide books, online research, and more. I tend to leave no stone unturned as I prepare to travel to a new destination or one visited long ago.

Last week I traveled to Turkey...

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