Children, Teens and Reading
in Family Life

Finding Books For Your Kids To Read; Surprising Facts #LearnON [Sponsored]

Do you have kids who do not enjoy reading? The facts from Common Sense Media’s latest research about kids, teens and reading both scared and surprised me.  (I am a LearnON Ambassador, but no compensation received.) Children, Teens and Reading Infographic This infographic shows the information from the latest research. Surprising and Scary Statistics These statistics both surprise me and scare me. I’m surprised because my kids are always reading. When my kids were young, they didn’t…

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Once Upon A Care Book
in Family Life

Once Upon A Care; Download and A Book Is Donated To A School

Just a quick post to share with you a great program sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. The video below shows how author, Patricia Lakin took the stories of school children and turned each one into a book. You can download the compilation of stories in a free ebook. For each download of Once Upon A Care, one hard copy is printed and donated to a school.   Disclosure: I received no compensation for sharing this…

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Keep track of gift card balance
in Geek Life

Keep Track of Gift Card Balance With Post-it® Flags

Are you have to constantly looking up the balance of the gift card? I hate doing that. I guess my daughter does too. Post-it® Flag With Gift Card Balance The other day, I noticed some Post-it® flags sticking out of her wallet (affiliate link.) I looked closer and realized she had put the balance of the gift card on the small flag. How brilliant! Why brilliant? The Post-it® flags are very small, so they don’t…

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tech gift guide for grads
in Geek Life, Gift Guides

Tech Gift Guide for Grads #SmartHappensHere

Sponsored Post Every year as May approaches and I read about the graduates choosing colleges and looking for jobs, I think about what it would be like when my own kids graduate. No more thinking for me. This year, my oldest son is graduating from high school. We went on a lot of college tours this year and my son and I have talked about some of the gadgets he may need next year. This…

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running with your teen
in Healthy Life

Running With Your Teen #NRD

Today is National Running Day, so I thought it was the perfect time to share my running story for 2014. Throughout the years, my kids have run with me. I’ve run a 5k with all of my kids at some point. I love that they have all realized that running is fun and you can run anywhere. My kids running their first 5k with me 4 years ago. Running A Half Marathon With Your Teen…

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