Education

Family Dinner Project: The Importance of Talking About Giving During Meal Times

Family Dinner Project: The Importance of Talking About Giving During Meal Times
November 25, 2014 No Comments »

This post represents a compensated partnership with The Family Dinner Project. All opinions are my own. In today’s busy connected world, when do you take time to talk as a family? Growing up, we always took a few minutes at ... Read More »

Wind Power Renewable Energy Science Kit from Thames & Kosmos Promotes Hands-On STEM & Environmental Learning

Wind Power Renewable Energy Science Kit from Thames & Kosmos Promotes Hands-On STEM & Environmental Learning
November 24, 2014 No Comments »

This is a sponsored post written on behalf of School Specialty. Curious young environmentalists with a love for fans will love building a wind turbine to explore wind as a renewable energy source while learning the physics of force and ... Read More »

Inspiring Young Inventors Through STEM Learning, Creativity, and Camp Invention #CICExpo

Inspiring Young Inventors Through STEM Learning, Creativity, and Camp Invention #CICExpo
November 22, 2014 3 Comments »

This is part of a sponsored content series as part of my role as the exclusive 2014 Collegiate Inventors Competition Ambassador.  Earlier in the week when I attended the Collegiate Inventors Competition, I asked some of the 14 finalists what inspired ... Read More »

4 Things Parents Can Do to Teach Kids About Healthy Friendships

4 Things Parents Can Do to Teach Kids About Healthy Friendships
November 21, 2014 4 Comments »

Bert and Ernie. Woody and Buzz. Batman and Robin. Jerry and George. Scooby and Shaggy. Garfield and Odie. Laverne and Shirley. Tom and Jerry. Wayne and Garth. Fred and Barney. Lucy and Ethel. Beavis and Butthead. Norm and Cliff. Phineas ... Read More »

How to Eliminate Screen Time Battles by Finding Just-Right Apps for Your Kids

How to Eliminate Screen Time Battles by Finding Just-Right Apps for Your Kids
November 19, 2014 3 Comments »

This is a sponsored post One thing that can be a constant struggle for parents is screen time. Helping kids realize that televisions, iPods, Kindles, educational tablets, and our smartphones all have screens and count towards screen time while trying ... Read More »

Collegiate Inventors Competition: Meet Inspiring Finalists Whose STEM Inventions Were Sparked by Necessity #CICExpo

Collegiate Inventors Competition: Meet Inspiring Finalists Whose STEM Inventions Were Sparked by Necessity #CICExpo
November 17, 2014 3 Comments »

This is part of a sponsored content series as part of my role as the exclusive 2014 Collegiate Inventors Competition Ambassador. This morning’s Collegiate Inventors Competition Expo brought together 14 teams from colleges and universities around the country to share their ... Read More »

Collegiate Inventors Competition Showcases Emerging Ideas & Tech for Our Future (w. giveaway)

Collegiate Inventors Competition Showcases Emerging Ideas & Tech for Our Future (w. giveaway)
November 15, 2014 5 Comments »

This is part of a sponsored content series as part of my role as the exclusive 2014 Collegiate Inventors Competition Ambassador. This Monday, November 17 college students will assemble at the United States Patent and Trademark Office to showcase emerging ... Read More »

Quandary: Ethical Decision-Making Through Free Online Game Play

Quandary: Ethical Decision-Making Through Free Online Game Play
October 30, 2014 2 Comments »

This is a sponsored post It’s not always to teach our kids right from wrong as we hope we’re providing them with the capacity for good decision making in the future. Throughout life, kids will confront various issues at various ... Read More »

What Do You Do When Your Kids Ask for a Sip of Your Drink? #TalkEarly

What Do You Do When Your Kids Ask for a Sip of Your Drink? #TalkEarly
October 29, 2014 10 Comments »

This is a sponsored post written as part of my involvement with the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility “Mmmm…” said our 8 year old son as he caught a whiff of limes and mint as I put my mojito down on ... Read More »

GoldieBlox Goes Digital with GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine Free App

GoldieBlox Goes Digital with GoldieBlox and the Movie Machine Free App
October 22, 2014 7 Comments »

How do you build an interest in science, technology, engineering and math in young girls? Give them interesting and engaging products that foster their curiosity and a desire to want to know more. As a mom of a girl who ... Read More »