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Back To School Tech Tips To Keep Parents Sane and Kids Safe

It’s back to school season and for many it means new tech and upgrades to existing tech, and not just for the kids. Parents are often introduced to new technology to help kids with homework, communicate with the school, or just stay connected in an increasingly connected world. Kids may be experiencing new technology at school, switching […]

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7 Tips for Making Middle School Pick Up Less Stressful for Everyone

For most parents, when you talk about ‘back to school’ there’s a bit of melancholy in their voice. Having the kids home for the summer means lazy days, less rush, fun vacations, staycations. Lots of summer stuff making memories. But after all the “I’m bored!”, “There’s nothing to do.”, and “I’m hungry!” wails, there’s a […]

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Turning a Dream Vacation to Israel into Reality

I like to think I live “in the city”, but the reality is that I live in the ‘burbs. How do I know this? Easy, I drive everywhere. There’s no walking to the market, which I call a store because it’s not quaint and stocked with food fresh from the farm this morning. There’s no […]

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What To Do If You Only Have One Day In Dublin

On the way back from Israel, in an effort to ease the transition back home, we stopped in Dublin. Neither CycleGuy nor I had ever been to Dublin, except for the several hours we spent in the airport on the way out to Israel. In planning the trip, I didn’t want to bypass the opportunity […]

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Heirloom Guilt

Hi, my name is Sara and I have heirloom guilt. What is heirloom guilt? It’s a mental health issue, kind of. A psychological block that brings about feelings of guilt at having to get rid of family “heirlooms”. And I use heirloom loosely. It sounds fancier than “getting rid of the “crap my family couldn’t” guilt”. […]

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Is There Such A Thing As 80s Remorse? #SwitchersRemorse

Disclosure: As part of the Verizon Influencer team I have been compensated to share with you a situation in my life where I made a decision I later changed or wish I had. Because, really, who among us hasn’t had at least one of these? Have you ever listened to Snap Judgement? It’s a show on […]

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Teens, Tweens, Tech Safety and Making Mistakes

June is Internet Safety Month. Not a day goes by that BabyGirl isn’t online in some fashion. The interesting thing is that I’ve also seen October designated as Online Safety Month. As the parent of a tween, though, every month is Internet and Online Safety Month. Tech minefields are discovered every day and we can’t wait […]

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Own Your Health With Theranos

Disclosure: This post is part of the #OwnYourHealth campaign introducing Theranos and a new way to experience lab tests. Long before “ObamaCare”, I believed I had a right to control my medical care. I’d spent most of my childhood involved, in some way, with my mom’s health care. Given my family history, I believe in […]

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Summer Snacks For The Whole Family

Disclosure: I received several products from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LISTERINE® “Totally Take Care Of” campaign. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this post are my own.  When summer rolls around, the last place I want to be is in the kitchen heating up […]

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Take Sound On The Go With Ultimate Ears Boom Speaker

I grew up in the era of the boom box. If you don’t know what that is, it’s that giant portable stereo John Cusack held up in the movie Say Anything. If you’ve never seen Say Anything, you really should. Not just for the boom box scene, but it’s a really great movie. Anyway, teens […]

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