Education

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 »

5 Ways to Teach Compassion, Empathy, and Kindness to Our Children

5 Ways to Teach Compassion, Empathy, and Kindness to Our Children
August 15, 2014 18 Comments »

Each morning before I sit down to write, I take a quick glance through my Facebook feed, catching up on friend news for the day when I came across this adorably humorous 3 minute video that served as a reminder ... Read More »

Streamline Online Shopping for Back to School Essentials When You #PayPalIt (w discounts from favorite online stores)

Streamline Online Shopping for Back to School Essentials When You #PayPalIt (w discounts from favorite online stores)
August 13, 2014 4 Comments »

This is a sponsored post This weekend we did a little back to school shopping for some of the remaining school supply items that are on the kids’ must-have lists. Our goal was to hit only one store and go ... Read More »

Educational Apps, Websites & Devices to Prepare Your Child for Preschool and Kindergarten

Educational Apps, Websites & Devices to Prepare Your Child for Preschool and Kindergarten
August 12, 2014 19 Comments »

Even though it may seems like summer just started back-to-school season is here! School shopping lists and new clothes and supplies are a big part of preparing for back-to-school and since parents always want to give their kids the best ... Read More »

How I Got My Kids to Keep Reading This Summer (and why it isn’t too late to start!)

How I Got My Kids to Keep Reading This Summer  (and why it isn’t too late to start!)
August 11, 2014 9 Comments »

This is a sponsored post. “Do we HAVE to go anywhere today?” asked my 10 year old daughter in an exasperated voice one mid-summer morning. “I just want to stay at home and read.” While I usually reprimand my daughter ... Read More »

Back to School Devices, Accessories, and Apps for All Ages (w OtterBox & Philips headphone giveaways)

Back to School Devices, Accessories, and Apps for All Ages (w OtterBox & Philips headphone giveaways)
August 10, 2014 36 Comments »

August is here and with it, last hurrahs of summer as we head back to school later this month. With photos of friends arriving at college campuses to get their beloveds settled and first day of school pictures appearing on ... Read More »

Back to School $100 Gift Card Giveaway from Kohl’s

Back to School $100 Gift Card Giveaway from Kohl’s
August 4, 2014 97 Comments »

This post is part of a sponsored series with Kohl’s Back to school shopping can feel overwhelming but it doesn’t have to! This year Kohl’s is the place for one stop back to school shopping for apparel and school supplies. ... Read More »

Back to School Guide: Appropriate Locks & Security Products for All Ages

Back to School Guide: Appropriate Locks & Security Products for All Ages
July 28, 2014 2 Comments »

As a member of Master Lock’s Live Secure Safety Squad, I have been compensated for my time in writing this post and receive samples for review. When heading out to go back to school shopping for clothes, school supplies, and dorm ... Read More »

Clothes, School Supplies, and Classroom Essentials at Kohl’s Provide One Stop Back to School Shopping #Kohls101

Clothes, School Supplies, and Classroom Essentials at Kohl’s Provide One Stop Back to School Shopping #Kohls101
July 21, 2014 1 Comment »

This is part of a sponsored series with Kohl’s. If you’re already dreading back to school shopping and the mental anguish that comes with trying to find the exact items on each child’s school supply list and replenishing a wardrobe ... Read More »

Earth to Echo Movie Review and Our Geocaching Adventure #EarthtoEcho

Earth to Echo Movie Review and Our Geocaching Adventure #EarthtoEcho
July 2, 2014 1 Comment »

Content created for this post is sponsored by Relativity Media. Since school ended, we’ve been seeing Earth to Echo posters pop up while wondering what exactly the movie was about. The deep blue posters featuring an owl-like robotic creature provided ... Read More »