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Host a Summer Reading Party #summerreading

summer reading

We’re about three weeks into our summer, and although we are having lots of fun swimming, vacationing, and playing sports, I’m also concerned about my kids’ learning. I know that it can take just a few weeks to start forgetting things, and I want to make sure they don’t fall into the “summer slide”. Each… [read more]

Family Fun With Clue

Clue

It started with the arrival of the DVD of the Hub Network’s 2011 miniseries Clue (we received it at no cost for purposes of review), based on the board game. Like many others of my generation, I grew up with the board game Clue as well as the 1985 movie and loved it. When I… [read more]

Making Summer Reading Fun #SummerReading

summer reading

  Thanks to our endless winter here in Massachusetts, my kids are still in school for four more days. Despite the late end to the school year, they still have more than two months out of school. While I want them to have fun this summer and hope that it’ll be a good, relaxing time… [read more]

Wordless Wednesday

coffee

We’ve all had days like this……

Scratch Wireless: Free Mobile Service Over Your WiFi

Scratch Wireless

Although our cellular phones can do more than ever before, service plans are expensive. My tween daughter is just a few years from needing her own cell phone, and I’m not looking forward to paying for her monthly service. Since so many cell phone users now connect their phone to WiFi much of the time,… [read more]

Give Thanks To A Teacher

thankateacher

Now that my kids are both in elementary school, I often think back to the teachers that I had in my life. Teachers are such unsung heroes in our kids’ lives – often spending more waking hours with them than I do. We’ve been lucky that my children have had such fabulous teachers in their… [read more]

Must-Have Astrology Book for Understanding Mother/Child Relationships

momstrology

I’ve been a fan of the AstroTwins – Ophira and Tali Edut for a while now. Their horoscopes in the TV Guide are spot-on, and I love reading their weekly emails each Monday. So, although I haven’t been doing many book reviews lately, I jumped at the opportunity to check out the AstroTwins’ brand-new astrology… [read more]

Giveaway: The Trash Pack Goodies for Easter

The Trash Pack

Disclosure: I received product samples for review. All opinions are my own. Like most kids, my children love candy, and can’t get enough. Holidays like Halloween, Valentine’s Day, and Easter are an opportunity for them to have even more candy than usual, so I try to mix in some fun non-candy gifts that they’ll enjoy.… [read more]

Giveaway: Mega Bloks Skylanders Swap Force™

SkylandersHeroes

Disclosure: I received samples at no cost for review. All opinions are my own. My son has been obsessed with Skylanders for years, and has loved all three of the video games so far. Since he also enjoys building, he’s really loved the Mega Bloks Skylanders toys that we’ve reviewed so far. With the release… [read more]

Suddenly I See…

suddenlyIsee

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by UNITY digital lenses. All opinions are my own. Like most moms, I had a crazy-busy holiday season. Between buying presents, baking, selling Origami Owl, writing my gift guide, and preparing my holiday blog posts, I was totally exhausted by the time Christmas Eve rolled around. During Christmas… [read more]

Giveaway: Mega Bloks Barbie™ Build ’n Play Luxe Camper

Barbie Camper

Disclosure: Mega Bloks provided this giveaway to my readers. Looking for a fun toy for a girl aged 4-10? This new Mega Bloks Barbie™ Build ’n Play Luxe Camper is lots of fun for little girls. After putting it together, they can then have lots of fun playing with it! From the company, here’s more… [read more]

JOMO, FOMO, and Turning 40

JOMO and FOMO

Last Wednesday, with little fanfare on this blog, I turned 40. Besides my quick transition into reading glasses last week (the joy of aging!), I really didn’t feel any different physically. The truth is, very little changes from one day to the next, even if it’s a birthday. Mentally, things have changed quite a bit… [read more]

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