Education

Dav Pilkey’s Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Series Motivates Reluctant Readers

Dav Pilkey’s Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot Series Motivates Reluctant Readers
September 17, 2014 No Comments »

This is a sponsored post One of the biggest challenges that parents and teachers face in the elementary years is getting reluctant readers to pick up a book. As teachers try to encourage independent reading skills by helping their students ... Read More »

ESRB Celebrates 20 Years of Rating Video Games and Apps

ESRB Celebrates 20 Years of Rating Video Games and Apps
September 16, 2014 1 Comment »

Characters like Mario, Sonic, Master Chief, Ratchet and Clank, Lara Croft, Snake, and other popular video game characters have shared one thing in common over the last 20 years: they’re all featured in a game that carries an Entertainment Software ... Read More »

How to Talk About Underage Drinking With Your Kids #TalkEarly {video}

How to Talk About Underage Drinking With Your Kids #TalkEarly {video}
September 16, 2014 No Comments »

This is a sponsored post written as part of my involvement with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. What’s harder? The anticipation of having a tough conversation with your kids or the conversation itself? As a parent, I’ve found that openness ... Read More »

Texas Instruments Back to School #STEMchat Twitter Party (Tuesday, 9/16, 9 pm ET)

Texas Instruments Back to School #STEMchat Twitter Party  (Tuesday, 9/16, 9 pm ET)
September 14, 2014 4 Comments »

This is a sponsored post Every parent wants their child to be as successful as possible and in order to do so, we need to arm them with the right tools. I’m a firm believer that kids need the right ... Read More »

Join me and the NEA for a Back to School Twitter Chat #NEAB2S 9/2 from 12-1 pm

Join me and the NEA for a Back to School Twitter Chat #NEAB2S 9/2 from 12-1 pm
August 29, 2014 No Comments »

It’s Friday which means our first week of school is coming to a close! My third and fifth grader have successfully settled into the back to school routine and are gearing up to start more activities after the long weekend ... Read More »

#Blogust: Lessons I’ve Learned From My Daughter as She Fundraises to Support Her First Cause

#Blogust: Lessons I’ve Learned From My Daughter as She Fundraises to Support Her First Cause
August 28, 2014 122 Comments »

This post is my contribution to Blogust ’14—Shot@Life’s month-long campaign to provide vaccinations for kids in need around the world. Please know that every comment and social media share on this post (and all #Blogust posts) is equal to a vaccine ... Read More »

6 Ways to Make Homework Less Stressful for You and Your Kids

6 Ways to Make Homework Less Stressful for You and Your Kids
August 27, 2014 8 Comments »

This post is sponsored by Sylvan Learning. On Monday afternoon I stood in my usual spot at the front of the school eagerly awaiting the sound of the bell signifying the end of school, anxious to hear how their first day ... Read More »

Join Me for Staples #MakeRoarHappen Twitter Party This Wednesday!

Join Me for Staples #MakeRoarHappen Twitter Party This Wednesday!
August 24, 2014 1 Comment »

This is a sponsored post. As a former teacher and current parent of two elementary aged children, I make it a priority to support classroom teachers in a number of different ways. It doesn’t take a lot of time or ... Read More »

Maintaining #SummerReading Momentum by Reading Under the Stars

Maintaining #SummerReading Momentum by Reading Under the Stars
August 22, 2014 2 Comments »

This is a sponsored post While summer may seem short, it can feel long to the most motivated readers  to stay inspired to stick with even the most captivating of books during the two and a half months away from ... Read More »

What Parenting Books Don’t Tell You About Creating a Lifetime of Conversations with Your Kids #TalkEarly

What Parenting Books Don’t Tell You About Creating a Lifetime of Conversations with Your Kids #TalkEarly
August 19, 2014 10 Comments »

This is a sponsored post written as part of my involvement with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility. In every parenting book I ever read before our first-born daughter was born, there was never any advice to always be prepared ... Read More »