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[…]

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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[…]

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Does Technology Bring Family Closer Together? #TwasTheStanley [Sponsored]

Yes, technology can bring family closer together if you have the right tools. And if you use technology to enhance your life and not take over your life. This post is sponsored by Verizon FiOS. My family have been techies for decades. My 70-year-old grandfather had a computer in his home and that was over 25 years[…]

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Tech Gifts for Teens

With two techie teens in the house, I’m always hearing about the latest tech gifts they want. The good news is I can share that knowledge with you. If you have a teen in the house, one of these tech gifts will put a smile on their face. Some of these items I received for[…]

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Teens and Social Media and Privacy [INFOGRAPHIC]

This weekend is the Digital Family Summit and I’ll be speaking on Saturday about digital well-being. Since the focus of the conference is on family, there will be lots of discussions about privacy, tweens, teens and social media. UKnowKids.com created the following infographic about teens and social media which I thought was perfect as I[…]

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Life360’s Circles Keeps Track of Your Family and Friends #Sponsored

Have you ever tried to find out where someone is, but they are driving? I have this problem almost daily in my house. Life360 has created Circles to help you answer that question. Disclosure: I am being compensated by Splash Creative Media on behalf of Life360 to write this post. The opinions contained within are mine and mine[…]

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Talking To Your Kids About Underage Drinking #TalkEarly

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post through The Motherhood working on a project with the Century Council. All opinions are my own. Affiliate links within post.  Have you talked to your kids about underage drinking? Do you know when you should start talking to your kids about underage drinking? These are questions that most parents[…]

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Texting While Driving, AT&T #ItCanWait

As the parent of a teen who is learning to drive, my biggest fear is the texting and driving. I know that no one means to get in the car, text and die or kill someone, but sometimes that beep of the phone is too much to resist. But, IT CAN WAIT!!! Disclosure: I received[…]

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What To Consider Before Buying Your Child A Cell Phone

It’s inevitable. Your child is going to ask you for a cell phone at some point and more than likely, it’ll be before you are ready. I have dealt with this issue with my kids and I’m going to share some of my insight. Answering The Big “When” Question The biggest question most parents have[…]

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AT&T Mobile Safety School Info For Ages 8 Through 16

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m working on a campaign with AT&T and The Motherhood about mobile safety for kids of all ages. As a tech addict with 4 kids, this is a topic that is discussed in my house quite often. I don’t claim to have all the answers, but one of[…]

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