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Lenovo ThinkCentre X1 Review: Powerful and Attractive All-in-One
2017-05-23 11:00 UTC by Jim

Our computer on the first floor of the house just got an upgrade to the Lenovo ThinkCentre X1 Signature Edition. It’s a 23.8” all-in-one PC with a 6th-generation Intel Core i5 processor. The ThinkCentre system works at our frantic pace and doesn’t get in our way.

Lenovo ThinkCentre X1 front view

Using the Lenovo ThinkCentre X1 as a Family Machine

Lenovo ThinkCentre X1 Review

The PC in the kitchen is...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2017-05-21
2017-05-21 04:00 UTC

  1. techsavvymama.com/2016/04/5-reasons-teachers-need-the-littlebits-steam-student-set-for-hands-on-steam-learning.html
  2. techsavvymama.com/2013/05/club-penguin-teaches-safe-social-networkin.html
  3. GoNoodle for Apple TV: Productive Screen Time Encourages Kids to be Active with Short Safe Videos (w. giveaway)
  4. Free Teacher Resources for Teaching...

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2017-05-20 04:00 UTC

Everything, Everything: 3 Things to Discuss with Teens After the Movie
2017-05-19 11:00 UTC by Leticia

“Mom,” Emily said breathlessly waving a copy of Everything, Everything at me from the couch. “This book is SO good. You have to read it before we go to the screening!”

original everything everything book cover

Emily is an avid reader who devours books but her new love of Everything, Everything is right up there with her obsession with The Breakfast Club, The Fault in Our Stars...

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2017-05-18 04:00 UTC

Test Drive Kia EcoDynamic Vehicles at Green Events Nationwide
2017-05-17 11:00 UTC by Leticia

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It’s hard to believe that my little girl is 13 and in just a couple short years she will be learning how to drive. When she was born, the first hybrid vehicles had been on the market for just a few years and while we considered them as an option for our family car, the current models fell short. They felt too light to be...

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8 Steps for Teaching Middle Schoolers Not to Smoke
2017-05-15 11:00 UTC by Leticia

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“I don’t understand why people smoke,” Emily said as we had just exited a cloud of smoke exhaled by the person in front of us. “It causes black lungs and does other bad things to your body” my middle schooler stated as she shook her head and talked about the risks of tobacco use. Clearly 7th grade health lessons...

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2017-05-15 04:00 UTC

Weekly Top Posts: 2017-05-14
2017-05-14 04:00 UTC

  1. www.hersheypark.com/rides/details.php?id='95
  2. 5 Steps to Having a Fun Family Movie Night with The Secret Life of Pets (now out on Blu-ray & DVD!)
  3. techsavvymama.com/2013/11/13-movies-that-bring-books-to-life.html
  4. 4 Reasons for Tweens to See He Named Me Malala #StandWithMalala
  5. ...

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9 Reasons to Run as a St. Jude Hero During St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend
2017-05-09 11:00 UTC by Leticia

I’ve never considered myself a runner but when I got a text notification from St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital earlier this week about St. Jude Heroes VIP race registration for St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend, I felt the same nervous excitement I had when I signed up last year.

This past December I ran my first ever half marathon as part...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2017-05-07
2017-05-07 04:00 UTC

  1. www.hersheypark.com/rides/details.php?id='95
  2. {Guest post} How to Mount Your Flatscreen TV: Tips and Considerations
  3. techsavvymama.com/2013/11/13-movies-that-bring-books-to-life.html
  4. 5 Reasons Your Tween Will Love Rick Riordan’s The Hidden Oracle: The Trials of Apollo (w giveaway)
  5. Add Holiday Touches to Photos with Free PicMonkey...

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2017-05-06 04:00 UTC

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2017-05-05 04:00 UTC

6 Easy Ways to Celebrate Star Wars Day
2017-05-04 14:09 UTC by Leticia

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Happy Star Wars Day! Every year on May 4th fans celebrate their love of the films and if today snuck up on you, don’t worry! There is still plenty of time for you to show your allegiance to the Rebel Alliance or the Galactic Empire before the day is done and here’s how.

Dig that Star Wars shirt out...

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2017-05-04 04:00 UTC

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2017-05-03 04:00 UTC

Cubenizer: Ultimate Kid Fantasy Combines Gaming, STEM & DIY Maker Skills to Create Your Own Candy
2017-05-02 13:05 UTC by Leticia

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These days my kids are all about making. They love visiting our local maker space where they’re only limited by their imagination. The two hours a week they spend at the open workshops has transformed the way they think and problem solve and it’s always fun to see them bring home their newest creations and then head to...

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2017-05-02 04:00 UTC

17 Favorite Gifts for Moms This Mother’s Day
2017-05-01 11:00 UTC by Leticia

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How can you show your mom you really love her? While ongoing expressions of love and appreciation throughout the year are always preferred, Mother’s Day is a chance to give her a gift that she wouldn’t buy herself or doesn’t know she needs or wants until she unboxes it. Whether the home is her castle, she...

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Weekly Top Posts: 2017-04-30
2017-04-30 04:00 UTC

  1. www.hersheypark.com/rides/details.php?id='95
  2. {Guest post} How to Mount Your Flatscreen TV: Tips and Considerations
  3. 2013 Mazda CX-9: Affordable 7 Seat Crossover with Room for the Whole Family
  4. techsavvymama.com/2013/11/13-movies-that-bring-books-to-life.html
  5. Uncommon Goods: Unique Affordable Gifts for Everyone on Your List

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Streaming vs Cable: Have You Cut the Cord?
2017-04-27 11:00 UTC by Leticia

Back in 2009 just over a year after I started blogging, I wrote about streaming content being the new way to watch favorite shows. The big revelation eight years ago was kids were less likely to watch live television thanks to DVRs and streaming. I was excited to hear that new shows were being added to Netflix for instant gratification but who...

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2017-04-27 04:00 UTC

How to Build in Summer Learning in Fun Ways to Prevent the Summer Slide (w. giveaway)
2017-04-26 11:00 UTC by Leticia

This post is sponsored by Workman Publishing

The school year isn’t even close to over but I’m already thinking of summer. Summer camps, summer vacations, and combatting the summer slide by helping my kids prepare for a new grade.

This year Thomas will graduate from elementary school and as he moves on to middle school, I want to make sure he’s...

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