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Create The WOW – Parenting On A New Level

As summer was coming to a close for most, my family and I headed out to Florida for our pilgrimage to theme park central. As someone who has strong memories from childhood, it’s important for me to help create opportunities for BabyGirl to make her own memories.  As an only child, BabyGirl is often required to […]

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Kids, Smartphones, and Emergency Preparedness

September is National Emergency Preparedness month. I didn’t know there was a month dedicated to this. And because I didn’t know and I consider myself to be well-informed I figured you may not know either. As part of the Verizon Influencers group I participate in the weekly #vzwbuzz chat on Twitter (Friday at 3pm ET […]

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Disney and the Art of Henna

I’ve been fascinated by henna art for many years, but never thought it was something I could experience. I didn’t see a Jewish person with a henna until I was an adult. That was the first time I began to research henna art and discovered it’s role and significance in many of the middle eastern […]

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Minecraft and Girls

Microsoft announced the purchase of Mojang, creator of the wildly popular game Minecraft, and there was a loud sigh in my household. BabyGirl is a Minecraft junkie and it’s a topic of constant conversation with her friends. Interestingly, she’s the one who came home and told me about the rumors of a sale. Minecraft girls […]

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Donate Mobile Phone To Help Domestic Violence Survivors

We tend to hear about domestic violence in the news when there are celebrities involved or when something so heinous occurs the news outlets know it will get viewers or readers. When celebrities are involved, there are often people who defend the behavior or try to give justifications for how we, the public, are misinterpreting […]

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How To Use IFTTT To Protect Your Kids Online

Kids and tech. Like every other aspect of parenting, talking about kids and tech brings about some very strong opinions. More specifically, bring up kids and cell phone or kids and texting and everyone has something to say or horror stories to share. Recently, I was having a conversation with a few online friends about […]

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5 Vacation Memory Lessons From An 11 Year Old

Disclosure: This post is my entry into a contest with Mom It Forward for a chance to win an upgraded suite at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando for the Family Forward retreat. I remember one vacation from my childhood, a trip to California with my grandparents. That family vacation was everything to me, […]

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Refresh Your Routine for Back To School 2014

This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions and experiences shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them. Back to school. While many schools across the country […]

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The Back To School TED Talk Everyone Should Watch

In May, 2014 my friend Stephanie Quilao (famously known as @SkinnyJeans on Twitter) was doing a daily TED Talk challenge. One of the TED Talks she posted was about using paper towels. Compared to many of the inspiring and riveting talks, how could a less than 5-minute talk be so captivating? Part of the draw is […]

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Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Review – Two Perspectives

Disclosure: I was invited to a press screening of Guardians of the Galaxy and agreed to write a review. Given that I have never seen a Marvel movie as an adult, I brought along my best friend since she’d have some clue what was going on. This review is from two perspectives – someone who […]

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