Education

#Do1Thing to Clean Up Your Digital Footprint

#Do1Thing to Clean Up Your Digital Footprint
September 29, 2014 6 Comments »

Social media and technology allow us to get information and stay connected constantly but now more than ever the digital footprint we leave has a lasting impact on all ages and stages of life. Over the weekend I was talking ... Read More »

Virtual Club Penguin Play Helps Build Real-World Schools in Ecuador, Haiti & India

Virtual Club Penguin Play Helps Build Real-World Schools in Ecuador, Haiti & India
September 25, 2014 No Comments »

Besides teaching kids about safe social networking through a fun interactive virtual world, Club Penguin is committed to helping kids get involved in creating change around the world even at the youngest ages. In addition to the annual holiday Coins ... Read More »

#GearUp with 6 Must-Have Tools to Stay Organized and Streamline Productivity

#GearUp with 6 Must-Have Tools to Stay Organized and Streamline Productivity
September 24, 2014 No Comments »

This is a sponsored post Now that the newness of back to school has worn off and we’re well into the routines that go with homework and busy afternoons full of after school activities, it’s more important than ever to ... Read More »

4 Ways to Use Your Voice to Advocate for Moms Around the World #2030Now

4 Ways to Use Your Voice to Advocate for Moms Around the World #2030Now
September 23, 2014 13 Comments »

Pour yourself another cup. Sit down. And buckle up. This could be the most important thing you read all day. As I sat on the high speed Acela train taking me home from the Social Good Summit in New York ... Read More »

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 Comments Off

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 »