Summer Books: Tips for Creating the Perfect Children’s Reading Corner

Reading isn't just good for the soul, it's good for your well-being too. Children who read often build stronger relationships with their parents and are much more likely to exceed academically. Not only do child readers experience less struggles in school, they also tend to possess better communications skills earlier on in life. If you want to encourage your child to read more, make the...
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Back to School with Thirty-One + GIVEAWAY

It's back to school time! This year we're ready for back to school with Thirty-One. They offer all the essentials we need -- a great selection of backpacks, totes, and lunch boxes too! And not just what my kid needs. As a teacher I also need a great bag or two for myself. Thirty-One has it all! I also thought you might need some of this back to school goodness so I'm giving away a great Thirty-...
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Summer Memories & 3 Summer Must Haves That Can Take a Big Splash!

We've been squeezing as much fun as we possibly can out of this summer -- making new memories and enjoying lazy days on the lake, long days splashing around at the pool and family vacations spent at the beach! Today I'm sharing with you some our favorite summer moments and 3 Summer Must Haves that can take a big splash. My kids are always ready to make a big splash and this summer I was ready to s...
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Back to School with Whiffer Sniffers – Scented Backpack Clip Giveaway

We're getting ready for Back to School with Whiffer Sniffers -- deliciously-scented, adorable backpack clips. My kids love these and your kids will want to collect these too! THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED BUT YOU CAN STILL READ ON TO LEARN MORE! Whiffer Sniffers are the hottest scent-sational collectible trend! You've probably already heard your kids raving over these fun scented plush characters ...
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Kids Love Learning with ABCmouse PLUS 4 FUN NEW APPs

has been one of my favorite online learning tools for some time now. I first discovered it when I taught kindergarten years ago. I quickly discovered how much my students loved learning with . Now my own kids love learning with it too! Through the years I've continued to use  with my K through 2nd grade students. Now as a mom I also use it at home with my own kids. And I can tell you that ...
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Do Robot Vacuums Really Help Keep The Floors Clean?

Mind-blowing inventions are created to assist in our daily tasks. Now, Hi-tech cleaning machines like robot vacuums have crept into our homes to help.
I hope you'd agree with me when I say that technology has become a huge part of our everyday life. Mind-blowing and earth-shattering inventions are created to assist us in our daily tasks. Our homes are not left out of this trend. Now, Hi-tech cleaning machines have crept into our homes to help us with our home chores. Today's guest post will highlight one of these inventions -- the robot vacuu...
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Generation Code: 6 Reasons to Send Your Kid to Coding Camp

I recently discovered Generation Code and it got me thinking about the 6 Reasons to Send Your Kid to Coding Camp this summer. As parents we have to start thinking of coding and computational thinking as the key skills our kids need to learn to excel in the careers of tomorrow. Coding is everywhere and our kids are asking to learn the language! Let me tell you why and how you can sign them up. It's...
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July is National Ice Cream Month – Celebrate with Sweet Sprinkles!

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice-cream! Did you know that July is National Ice-Cream Month? To celebrate we're eating loads of ice cream and getting ready for summer with some pretty sweet must-have Thirty-One products. Let me tell you all about it! Happy National Ice-Cream Month My kids love ice-cream! What kid doesn't? Right? Since it's summer I thought it'd be fun to celebra...
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Alligator Pie: Must-See Off Broadway Musical for the Family This Summer

Summer is here and we've been out exploring and enjoying all that our great city has to offer. This also includes checking out some of the great Off Broadway shows. Recently we got to see SOULPEPPER's Alligator Pie! It's a must-see Off Broadway musical for the family. Read on to learn more, plus I'll tell you how you can win tickets to take your entire family to see the show! Disclosure: Than...
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4 High-Tech Cooking Gadgets That Will Change Your Kitchen Forever

What's the best tech gifts for a busy mom? Something – anything – to make her life a little easier. There are a lot of options to choose from, but today's guest post focuses on high-tech cooking gadgets that help mom become a wizard in the kitchen. This a guest post by Joe Hughes   4 High-Tech Cooking Gadgets That Will Change Your Kitchen Forever You've seen cleaning gadgets before, b...
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8 Cloud-Based Productivity Apps to Help You Find Work-Life Balance

8 Cloud-Based Productivity Apps
If you find your job mentally or physically draining, try combining it with raising a young family. Today I'll tell you about 8 cloud-based productivity apps to help you find work-life balance. You leave the office and come home to feed your kids, some of whom could need to be driven to (and collected from) football practice or choir recital afterwards. There’s also the possibility of needi...
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Top Reasons Why the Samsung Galaxy S8 is Made for Summer

It's a fact that smartphone use increases during summer. In great part because we're all looking to capture and enjoy our best summer moments. For those of us looking to make the most of summer, the Galaxy S8 is made for summer! No matter where you're headed or what adventure your planning to embark on, today I'll share with you the top reasons why it's the phone you'll want to take with you this ...
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