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Encouraging Young Animal Lovers Towards Career in Zookeeping with TailsUp! and Advice from a National Zoo Zookeeper
2015-03-04 14:55 UTC by

Interested in Becoming a Zookeeper? Using Apps to Foster Learning Between Zoo Visits & Advice from a Smithsonian National Zoo Zookeeper

Living in the DC Metro Area, our family has many favorite places to visit but the Smithsonian National Zoo tops our list. Over the years it’s become the place where we’ve marveled at animals, learned about wildlife, and developed an appreciation for conservation. It’s also been the place where the kids have some of their fondest memories....

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3 Tax Essentials for All Life Stages #LSSS
2015-03-02 11:00 UTC by

3 Tax Essentials for All Life Stages

This is part of a sponsored content series written as a compensated member of Master Lock’s Live Secure Safety Squad. 

Whether you’re taxes are filed or if you’re still working on them, the importance of maintaining receipts and tax records remains the same. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recommends that you keep tax paperwork for at...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2015-03-01
2015-03-01 05:00 UTC

  1. YouTube Kids App: A Safer and Easier Way for Kids to Discover and Explore Educational Content
  2. Metalwork Artists in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
  3. Flying into Port au Prince, Haiti
  4. Haiti Through My Daughter’s Eyes as Youngest Member of #Bloggers4Haiti
  5. Top 14 Shows Tweens Stream on Netflix #StreamTime
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Top 14 Shows Tweens Stream on Netflix #StreamTeam
2015-02-28 11:00 UTC by

Gone are the days of sitting down and tuning in to watch your favorite shows live. These days savvy viewers watch their shows when they want and our kids are even getting into the act by streaming favorite content on Netflix. With the ability to set up separate profiles in your Netflix account for your kids, you get more control over the content...

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Flying into Port au Prince, Haiti
2015-02-27 15:10 UTC

Taken with the Samsung NXMini, Emily captured the view as you fly into Port au Prince, Haiti
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Why Taking My Daughter to Haiti Was an Investment in Her Future as a Global Citizen
2015-02-27 11:00 UTC by

Why Taking My Daughter to Haiti Was an Investment in Her Future as a Global Citizen

I’ve spent a lot of time reflecting about our trip to Haiti while editing countless photos documenting our journey. As a veteran traveler to Haiti, this trip was very different for me because I brought my 11 year old daughter, Emily, along. To have the chance to see the country through Emily’s young eyes was refreshing but the vibrant photos...

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Haiti Through My Daughter’s Eyes as Youngest Member of #Bloggers4Haiti
2015-02-25 11:00 UTC by

Haiti Through My Daughter's Eyes as the Youngest Member of #Bloggers4Haiti

We’ve been home from Haiti for just over a week and every time someone asks Emily about her trip, her eyes light up. Today she’s here to share her thoughts about our trip and the many things she experienced through a piece she wrote for Girl Scouts about a place she’s visited and why others should go. 

By Emily Barr

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Metalwork Artists in Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
2015-02-25 07:15 UTC

This video showcases the traditional Haitian handcraft of creating metalwork out of recycled oil drums.
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Photos for 2015-02-24
2015-02-25 05:00 UTC

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YouTube Kids App: A Safer and Easier Way for Kids to Discover and Explore Educational Content
2015-02-24 11:00 UTC by

YouTube Kids App: A Safer and Easier Way for Kids to Discover and Explore Educational Content

Wary parents who have been fearful of turning their kids loose on YouTube to search for age-appropriate content can breathe a sign of relief thanks to the YouTube Kids App. Launched just yesterday, this free app for iOS and Android is designed to make it safer and easier for children ages 2-8 to discover and explore the millions of videos they are...

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Netgear’s Arlo Smart Home Security Cameras Offer Wireless Operation, Easy Setup & Free Service Plan
2015-02-23 11:00 UTC by

Netgear’s Arlo Smart Home Security Cameras Offer Wireless Operation

I am a NETGEAR Ambassador and I received this product in exchange for my honest, unbiased opinion and review.

There are a lot of webcams on the market and most of them are now sold as part of home security packages. The trouble is that even if the camera connects to your WiFi, many times you want to put it where there isn’t good access to a...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2015-02-22
2015-02-22 05:00 UTC

  1. Celebrating Chinese New Year: Teaching Kids About Lunar New Year & Family Traditions
  2. Cars for Every Stage of Life and the Importance of a Kid Proof Vehicle
  3. Things We Love Doing in the Car: The Yellow Car Game
  4. Family Car Confessions: Things we do in the car that we're not supposed to do!
  5. 3 Tax Time Essentials and Tips for All Life...

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Watch the Academy Awards & Tweet with Rayovac Fusion to Win on Oscar Night
2015-02-22 04:53 UTC by

Tweet with Rayovac Fusion to Win on Oscar Night

This is a sponsored post written as part of my involvement as a Rayovac Power Blogger.

It’s Oscar Sunday and the anticipation of the Academy Awards is always such fun! From the glitz and glamor of the red carpet to the excitement of the winners in each category, Oscar night is one not to be missed!

As you make final preparations to watch...

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3 Tax Time Essentials and Tips for All Life Stages #LSSS
2015-02-21 22:57 UTC

How can you stay organized through the year so taxes are easy? Learn about 3 products to securely store receipts and expenses for this year's taxes and past year's returns. #LSSS #sponsored
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Photos for 2015-02-20
2015-02-21 05:00 UTC

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Cars for Every Stage of Life and the Importance of a Kid Proof Vehicle
2015-02-20 11:00 UTC by

Cars for Every Stage of Life and the Importance of a Kid Proof Vehicle

Thinking back on the cars that I’ve owned over the years, each one has fit a different age and stage of my life. There was the hand me down station wagon from my parents whose battle wagon status made it a safe vehicle as my first car, the sportier car that helped me navigate Boston traffic and fit into tight city spaces during my grad...

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Family Car Confessions: Things we do in the car that we're not supposed to do! #ChevyFamily
2015-02-20 04:51 UTC

My kids fess up about the things they do in the car that they shouldn't do, who is a better driver- Mom or Dad, and share their ideas of what kidproof means. This sponsored video was created for the #CleverGirls #ChevyFamily campaign.
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Things We Love Doing in the Car: The Yellow Car Game #ChevyFamily
2015-02-20 00:38 UTC

Our kids made up The Yellow Car game to honor the few yellow cars that are seen on the road. Here Emily shares how to play and the rules. This sponsored video was created for the #CleverGirls #ChevyFamily campaign.
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Celebrating Chinese New Year: Teaching Kids About Lunar New Year & Family Traditions
2015-02-19 16:58 UTC by

Celebrating Chinese New Year: Teaching Kids about Lunar New Year & Family Traditions

This morning as I stood at the sink, preparing our special meal to celebrate the start of Chinese New Year, my mind wandered back to my childhood and the traditions I grew up with. Today as we usher out Year of the Horse and welcome Year of the Sheep, Ram, or Goat, I wondered how good of a job I’m doing imparting these traditions to my own...

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