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DC Residents: Family Friendly USA Science & Engineering Festival THIS WEEKEND! #STEM
2014-04-23 13:00 UTC by

USA Science & Engineering Festival 2014

Whenever people ask if I like living in Washington, D.C. over the San Francisco Bay Area where I grew up, all it takes is a mention of the wealth of activities that go on in our area that make them realize that I truly love living in the DC Metro Area. We’re truly fortunate to have incredible museums, cultural events, and also amazing free...

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Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinets in Honor of National Drug Take Back Day This Saturday, April 26
2014-04-23 12:00 UTC by

Spring Clean Your Medicine Cabinet in Honor of National Drug Take Back Day Saturday, April 26

I am being compensated as part of the CHPA OTC Safety Ambassador Program.  All the opinions reflected here are my own. 

I have to admit that nothing feels better than a thorough spring cleaning but rather than being hasty, I prefer to be strategic in my purging, targeting different areas of the house to make sure that I’m thorough. There are...

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Review: Rayovac Virtually Indestructible LED Spotlight for Everyday & Outdoor Adventures
2014-04-22 12:00 UTC by

I am a member of the Rayovac Power Bloggers and receive product and compensation for my involvement however, all opinions are my own. 

Perhaps it’s the former Girl Scout in me but I always like to be prepared. The mild spring temperatures will morph into warm summer months and it’s important to be prepared for summer thunderstorms and the...

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Adventures of Ash & Ollie App Helps Families Start the Conversation About Screen Time with Kids
2014-04-21 12:00 UTC by

Ash and Ollie Screentime App - Way to Start the Screentime Conversation Early

I was compensated for time spent reviewing this app but all opinions are my own.

I often hear from parents that all their kids want to do is play Wii, Minecraft, Xbox, or stare at the tiny screen of mobile devices to play their new favorite app and we all know that there’s a whole world out there beyond the screen. It can be hard to balance...

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Family Friendly Earth Day Activities
2014-04-20 11:00 UTC by

Family Friendly Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Each year Earth Day raises our consciousness and provides an opportunity for us to teach our kids about the planet we live on, the need for conserving precious resources, developing an appreciation for nature, and helping them understand their role in protecting the planet. Even though it is only one day out of the year, lessons learned and...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-04-20
2014-04-20 04:00 UTC

  1. Toshiba Chromebook Giveaway!
  2. The Importance of Listening to Create Lifetime of Conversations
  3. 5 Ways to Win Back Family Time
  4. #eBayMom Collections Make Shopping for Mother’s Day Easy
  5. Bandage or Stitches? 5 Steps for Treating Cuts and Scrapes

#eBayMom Collections Make Shopping for Mother’s Day Easy
2014-04-19 12:00 UTC by

#eBayMom Mother's Day Collections

This post was written as part of my collaboration with eBay.

Shopping for Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be hard and many times the best gifts are the ones found in unique places like the boutique down the street, local craft fair, and eBay. Yes, eBay! If you’ve always thought of eBay as a place to sell items that you no longer need, indeed it...

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5 Ways to Win Back Family Time
2014-04-18 12:00 UTC by

5 Ways to Win Back Family Time

There’s a common misconception that since I write about technology, I must always be online but I’m not. One of the things I love most about my job is the ability to unplug when my kids come home. Doing this has allowed me to win back family time. I’m able to fully focus on my children and have meaningful conversations with them when...

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The Importance of Listening to Create Lifetime of Conversations
2014-04-17 12:00 UTC by

Listening to Create a Lifetime of Conversations

As a #TalkEarly  ambassador, I am compensated for my involvement but all opinions are my own. 

No one said parenting would be easy but no one quite prepared me for life beyond babyhood and toddlerdom and the lifetime of critical conversations we would have about every topic under the sun. From the start, my husband and I made it clear that...

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Bandage or Stitches? 5 Steps for Treating Cuts and Scrapes
2014-04-15 12:00 UTC by

5 Steps for Treating Cuts and Scrapes

As a member of the CHPA OTC Safety Ambassador Program, I received compensation for this post but all opinions are my own and based on my family’s experiences.

We have an entire shelf devoted to different kinds of bandages in the medicine cabinet in our kids’ bathroom because they’re so prone to cuts and scrapes. Even though they love the...

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Toshiba Chromebook Giveaway!
2014-04-14 12:00 UTC by

Toshiba Chromebook Giveaway on

If you’re in the market for a new laptop, a Toshiba Chromebook may be a great choice thanks to the nice price of $279 and a 13” screen. According to Laptop Mag, it looks more like a “mainstream laptop” thanks to its “colorful 13-inch display, quality speakers and long battery life for a good price.” PC World liked that it...

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