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NEW LEGO Games Your LEGO Fan Will LOVE + LEGO Worlds Giveaway

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a special preview event for the latest in LEGO games. This fun event was hosted by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and I was happy that I got to take my little gamer with me. We both had a great time but as you know I'm not much of a gamer. Can't say the same for my kiddo who was truly in his element at this event. THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED BUT YOU C...
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How to Fill a Perfectly Fun NO CANDY Easter Basket

Looking for Easter basket ideas that don't involve candy? Here's how to fill a perfectly fun NO CANDY Easter basket! My kids aren't into candy much. I should consider it a good thing, I guess, but I usually still buy the chocolate bunnies and jelly beans. Guess who ends up eating them? Can you relate? My kids prefer small toys and other items they can play with. That's why this year I'm goin...
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How To Get Your Family Talking About Finances

How prepared is your family to talk about money? Here's 5 tips to get your family talking about finances #ad #FamilyMoneyMatters
Thank you to TIAA for sponsoring this blog post. All opinions are my own. Today I'll share with you 5 tips on how to get your family talking about finances. Once your family starts talking finances your intentions and next steps towards a brighter financial future will become much clearer! However, you’ll have to keep these conversations going as you prepare for your family's financial future....
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Talking Finances with Your Family Doesn’t Have to be Scary!

Photo Credit: TIAA
Thank you to TIAA for sponsoring this blog post. All opinions are my own. Talking finances with your family doesn't have to be scary! TIAA recently invited families, including our own to sit down and have a conversation about money to show that it doesn’t have to be uncomfortable or stressful. Today I'll share with you my family's experiences talking finances. But before I share with you a...
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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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Missy President: Our Kids Need a President Like Her

Today as our country takes on a new president, many parents will be struggling to talk to their kids about our country's politics and what our future may or may not look like. As a mom, I remember having this kind of struggle during the recent presidential election. It was difficult to talk to my son about what he saw in the media and even more difficult to answer questions about how politics play...
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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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Struggling with Hair Loss? An Interview with Dr. Rapaport

Are you struggling with hair loss? In this interview with Dr. Rapaport you'll hear all about cutting edge PRP Treatment and how it can help you get back the hair you've always dreamed of.
Are you struggling with hair loss? If you've been following my journey, you know that I suffer from Androgenic Alopecia caused by PCOS. I've been struggling with hair loss for over 20 years but after giving birth earlier this year my hair loss has gotten worse. It's been devastating! Luckily I found PRP and I've been seeing a major slowdown on shedding and even have some new hair growth!!! Di...
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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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