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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 TechSavvyMama.com

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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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-04-13
2014-04-13 04:00 UTC

  1. How to Teach Young Kids to Act Like Scientists
  2. #Rio2 Movie Prize Pack Giveaway
  3. 7 Must-Have Gadgets for Outdoor Adventures
  4. #Rio2 Unplugged: Stars Reveal Must-Have Gadgets Through Exclusive Interview
  5. 4 Must-Have Bags for Travel Inspired by Blu’s Love of the Fanny Pack in #Rio2

#Rio2 Movie Prize Pack Giveaway
2014-04-11 12:00 UTC by

#Rio2 Movie Prize Pack Giveaway

“Even though you got to see Rio 2 early, will you still take us when it comes out in theaters?” asked my oldest when I returned home from the world premiere in Miami. Without hesitation I answered absolutely!

Our family loved the adventures of Blu getting to know Jewel in the first Rio and I know my kids are anxious to see what happens next...

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7 Must-Have Gadgets for Outdoor Adventures
2014-04-10 12:00 UTC by

7 Gadgets for Outside Adventures

With winter’s chill finally going away to make way for warmer temperatures, we’re looking forward to more outdoor adventures like spring camping trips, summer trips to the pool, canoeing at the pond at the grandparent’s house,  beach trips, and just playing outside in the yard. Having the right kind of gadgets that are suited for the...

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4 Must-Have Bags for Travel Inspired by Blu’s Love of the Fanny Pack in #Rio2
2014-04-09 12:00 UTC by

4 Must-Have Bags for Travel Inspired by Blu’s Love of the Fanny Pack in #Rio2

In an exclusive interview with Anne Hathaway, Andy Garcia, George Lopez, and Rodrigo Santoro during the Rio 2 premiere weekend I learned the stars’ must-have gadgets but when I asked Jesse Eisenberg about his favorite device, he responded that he’s never without his backpack.

“I travel with a backpack like an adolescent everywhere I go… in...

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#Rio2 Unplugged: Stars Reveal Must-Have Gadgets Through Exclusive Interview
2014-04-08 12:00 UTC by

Stars who voice Rio 2 characters

The parental challenge of getting kids to put down their devices and unplug is one that Blu and Jewel face as parents of three young blue macaws in Rio 2 but during recent interviews with the cast, I found that the stars who voice the characters were split over their love for new technology versus traditional devices that are a throw back to the...

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How to Teach Young Kids to Act Like Scientists
2014-04-07 12:00 UTC by

How to Teach Young Kids to Act Like Scientists

This post is sponsored by the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge.

From potion making in the backyard, enlisting my kids to help me interview an astronaut at NASA headquarters, to making plans to go to the USA Science & Engineering Festival at the end of April, there isn’t much we wouldn’t do to encourage our kids into...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2014-04-06
2014-04-06 04:00 UTC

  1. 7 Reasons Why the Toyota Sienna is Perfect for Large Dogs #SiennaDiaries
  2. Janelle Monae Performs "What is Love" from Rio 2
  3. #Rio2 World Premiere and Celebrity Photos Through the Lens of my Samsung #NX30 Mirrorless Camera
  4. Using Pinterest Place Boards to Plan a #Rio2 Inspired Trip to Brazil
  5. Janelle Monáe Performs #Rio2 “What...

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Flash Giveaway Sunday for DC Readers! Tickets for Washington Ballet’s Peter Pan Tickets and USA Science & Engineering Festival X-STEM Symposium
2014-04-06 02:48 UTC by

TechSavvyMama.com Flash Giveaway

Loyal readers living around The Beltway! Today is your day! I have two amazing giveaways for local events that end Monday morning. So check your calendars and get ready to enter! Winners will be contacted the same day and are responsible for redeeming tickets before the deadlines. Good luck!

Win a Pair of Tickets to The Washington Ballet’s...

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Join #TalkEarly for a Twitter Chat About Underage Drinking: April 8 at 8:30 pm ET
2014-04-05 11:00 UTC by

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

April is Alcohol Awareness Month and #TalkEarly encourages parents to start having conversations with their kids at an early age about the consequences of underage drinking. Parents are the leading influence in their child’s decision to drink...

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Janelle Monáe Performs #Rio2 “What is Love” Live & My Sounds of Brazil Spotify Playlist
2014-04-04 12:00 UTC by

Janelle Monae What is Love Rio2

While you feast your eyes on the stunning scenery in Rio 2, your senses are treated to infectious music that combines Brazilian sounds from around the country with a contemporary twist. Songs performed by artists will.i.am, Janelle Monáe, Bruno Mars, Kristen Chenoweth, Jamie Foxx, Andy Garcia, Jesse Eisenberg, and even Anne Hathaway who give...

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