Are “Girl Geeks” Cool?

April 22, 2014

Back when I was a kid, it wasn’t cool to be uncool.  Back then, the tech revolution wasn’t in it’s infancy; it hadn’t even begun. To be called a “Nerd” was to elicit scorn and its accompanying exclusion. You see, the “cool” kids had no time for those who were more interested in pocket protectors, […]

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If You Could Turn Back Time…Would You?

April 12, 2014

How connected are you to your tools and toys? I’m not talking about the items that you may actually find in your toolbox or in your children’s toybox. I’m talking about the things that you’ve come to see as necessary parts of your everyday life – those things that you couldn’t live without. In many […]

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Kids: It’s Okay To Give Up

March 27, 2014

We all know the story of the little engine who thought he could. “I think I can, I think I can” he repeated until, overcoming a great obstacle, he did. The moral of the story? That positive thinking and a will to succeed is all that is needed to achieve a goal. While this may […]

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VIDEO: Huffington Post Live – Kids and Play

March 20, 2014

How much do you play with your kids, I mean really play with them? I was recently part of a Huffington Post Live segment where this question was posed. Along with some great panel guests including Jason Good (blogger and comedian), Farah Miller (Managing Editor of Huffington Post Parents) and Rachel Cedar (blogger at 28 Days of Play […]

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An Ode to Saturday Morning Cartoons

March 15, 2014

A recent Saturday morning found me waking up to the sound of my kids’ feet scurrying down the stairs. Ahh….weekends. No school or daycare, no deadlines for getting out the door, no stressed-out parent yelling about packing lunches and backpacks. Saturday mornings are what kids live for, what I used to live for when I […]

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Watch These Movies With The Kids This Spring Break

March 11, 2014

DISCLAIMER: As part of the Netflix #StreamTeam, I will be providing monthly thoughts and suggestions about movies currently showing on Netflix. As with all content on this blog, opinions are completely my own. —– Kids going crazy? Feeling stressed? Gotcha. You’re not the only one. March Break, Spring Break, it doesn’t matter what you call […]

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How to Deal With the Morning Rush – Top 10 Tips For Parents

March 5, 2014

The Morning Rush: It’s that very stressful period where we have to wake up the kids, get breakfast ready, get them dressed, fed and out the door and deposited to school or daycare – on time. For many of us, it’s a daily struggle. I’ve written about it before and put a humorous spin on in in […]

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What Type of Role Model Are You?

February 25, 2014

“The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” A wise saying and one that’s more true than many of the adages that we’ve heard over the years. The phrase is one that indicates what most of us already know: that what we do and how we behave is often mimicked and replicated by our kids. […]

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“Strike a Pose” – The Selfie Generation Battle Cry

February 13, 2014

“Strike a pose.” Remember that edict that Madonna pronounced to us so many lifetimes ago? In the song “Vogue,” she challenged us to go big or go home. “Strike a pose” was the battle cry for some heavy-duty showing off, if that’s what you want to call it. “Voguing” was the rage and narcissistic vanity […]

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Top 5 Tips For Kids’ Snow Safety

February 8, 2014

With the winter season, snowfall can mean just one thing to most kids: fun. To a child, nothing can be more enticing than piles of snow, taller than they could imagine, beckoning them to start the festivities of snowman-making, fort-building and igloo assembly. Unfortunately, these piles of snow can be deceiving and in some cases, […]

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