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Toy Fair 2017: Classic Meets Tech & Makes This the Best Year to Play

Today I want to share with you a pretty cool toy trend I noticed emerging at this year's Toy Fair -- let's call it 'classic meets tech'. Thanks Toy Industry Association for providing me with a Press Pass to attend Toy Fair 2017.  As always, all views and opinions are entirely my own. If you follow my blog you know that I'm all about the tech toys. However, I was happy to see that technology ...
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Toy Fair 2017: Cool New Toys Make This the Best Year to Play!

I'm so excited to share my My Toy Fair 2017 Recap with you today! These COOL NEW TOYS make this the best year to play! I know what you may be thinking... Toy Fair was weeks ago. But you know, #momlife happens! With the kids off from school during the week after the show, I'm just now digging myself out (so many photos and notes to go through). Things are just getting back to normal so we...
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Stay Connected with Those You Love Most and DieHappy

Life gets busy! Many times I get caught up with things and I'm not as intentional as I want to be in doing the things that make me most happy, like finding the time to spend with the people I love. I know you can relate! But what if I told you could you could stay connected with those you love most through your very own personal social network? Well, there's an app for that! It's called DieHappy. ...
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Challenge Your Kid Inventor with these Competitions!

Are you the parent a curious kid? One that's always exploring the world around them and coming up with creative ideas for getting things done? Maybe he or she dreams of becoming a kid inventor? Today I'll tell you about two very cool kid inventor competitions. Take this as a chance to encourage and challenge your kid inventor! Or maybe you're an educator and have one of those little dreamers si...
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A Celebration of Kid Inventors with NYU and Autodesk

Today I want to introduce you to some amazing kid inventors, plus share with you loads of free STEM resources for kids and educators. Remember to pin this so you can easily access these free STEM resources later! Last week I had the pleasure of attending an awe-inspiring event at NYU Tandon School of Engineering's new MakerSpace in Brooklyn. In celebration of Kid Inventors' Day on January 17...
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Charge All Your Devices at Once with Atomi Charging Station – Review & Giveaway

How often do you find yourself fighting over the outlets in your home? Or maybe it's all those charger thrown about that drive you mad? Is it the tangled wires that get to you? And I'm sure the kids always forget to plug-in their devices and then whine when they discover they're out of power? Right? Drives me CRAZY. every. time! Today I want to tell you how I won my family's charging battles and i...
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Teknikio STEM Kits – Review & Giveaway

Teknikio creates gender-neutral engineering toolkits that are packed with fun to empower makers of any age to build their own toys and gadgets - Learn more here!
Happy new year!! Here at NYCTM we're starting off 2017 with a little #FamilyFunFriday giveaway. As a mom, it's my job to teach my kids about how the world works. Right? It's also my job to get them excited about learning and find new ways to make learning FUN. So when I heard about Teknikio and their fun STEM kits I knew we had to give them a try! NOTE: This giveaway has ended but you can still...
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Save Money on Holiday Shopping with My Favorite App – Flip

FREE Apps to Save Money
Are you still scrambling to buy last-minute gifts? Not looking to break the bank? Today I'll share with you a FREE app to help you save money on holiday shopping and make it super simple for you to find great deals from different stores, all in one place! Save Money on Holiday Shopping with Flipp Flipp I'm not one to clip coupons or search through paper circulars. Because seriously, w...
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Reasons Why Kiwi for Gmail is a Game Changer

I've been using Gmail for a long time. And not just for the blog, but as a teacher, and as a mom too! I have 3 accounts and juggling all of them isn't always easy. Opening multiple browser windows, signing in and out of accounts, forgetting passwords -- It gets so annoying, not to mention unproductive. Kiwi for Gmail is a game changer! It eliminates my Gmail triggered anxiety and gives me the desk...
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Teachers and Classrooms Learn to Code with CodeCampus

Teachers can be coders! Teachers and classrooms learn to code with codeCampus -- completely FREE for K-6 teachers -- short & fun #coding lessons & activities
It's #TeacherThursday and today I wanted to take a moment to wish all my teacher friends a Happy Computer Science Education Week! If you're an educator, you've already heard all the buzz about coding. Maybe you're up on your computer game and are already coding in your classroom OR maybe you're completely at a loss since computers are not your thing. Not to worry! Teachers and classrooms learn to ...
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Families Learn to Code with CodeCampus

I thought it'd be fun for our family to take part in some fun coding activities together. Families learn to code with codeCampus so when I heard about it I knew it was the perfect way to get my entire family to try something new, have a little fun, and learn a little coding too (because the hubs and I really do have no clue). We started using codeCampus earlier this week and what I love most abou...
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Techy Gift Guide for Kids – Super Cool Toys That Will Have Your Kids Flipping Out

I can hardly believe Christmas is almost here! Can you? In the past, I've shared gift guides for moms but this year as the holidays roll around, the new tech products I'm most excited to buy and gift are those for my kids. After all, isn't that what the holidays are all about? There's nothing like seeing their little faces light up with joy when they open that much-anticipated gift! It's magical, ...
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