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AUTONOMOUS by Andy Marino

YA Book Review: AUTONOMOUS by Andy Marino

Entertainment, Latest By April 3, 2018 Tags: , , , No Comments

Before I turn over the site to AUTONOMOUS author, Andy Marino, I have to give you all a little bit of my opinion on this book. First, I don’t typically read YA books but, considering we’re a little backed up with some amazing titles, I took one for the team and *I* actually read this one! Of course, I was…

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5 Easy Social Media Tips for Parents

Latest, Social Media and Technology By January 4, 2018 Tags: , , , 4 Comments

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_video admin_label=”Video” src=”https://youtu.be/1jKOLYqIeJo”] [/et_pb_video][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] 5 Easy Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe Did Santa bring a new smart device (phone, tablet, computer, etc.) this year? Or has your child had one for a while and you’re looking for ways to keep tabs on them and help them learn how to navigate…

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What's your word of the year for 2018

A New Year, A New Word. What’s Your Word of the Year?

Latest, Lifestyle By January 2, 2018 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

Word of the Year I’m not sure when the trend began, but over the past several years it’s been a common theme among my group of friends and colleagues to choose a “word of the year” (WOTY) at the beginning of a new year. This is a word that will help one focus on something tangible for the year and…

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When it comes to your kids and social media, hate the player not the app

Social Media – Hate the Player, Not the App

Latest, Social Media and Technology, Teens By December 31, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Teens and Social Media It’s December 31st and around the world, people are celebrating or getting ready to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of a new one. Holiday gifts have been exchanged and if there were electronics or technical gifts given, you as parents may be concerned about what your kids are doing online and what…

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Random Life Lessons Teens Need to Know

5 Important (but Random) Lessons Teens Need to Know

Latest, Teens By October 26, 2017 Tags: , , , 4 Comments

You thought you had a lot of lessons to teach your toddler? Well I hate to break it to you, but potty training and spoon feeding are only messy in the literal terms when it comes to the lessons you will have to teach your teens and tweens. Most of our kids friends are pretty smart and self-sufficient, but every…

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Does It Really Matter How You Learn History?

Latest, Netflix StreamTeam By October 24, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

I love history. It’s like an escape from reality except it’s… real.Or it was real. Now it’s..¬†history. When my girls come home from school and talk about what they’re learning in history (or memorizing…), it’s fun to engage with them and discuss the time eras that they’re learning about. Well, it’s fun for me… not so much for them. But,…

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For the Love of Birthdays!

Latest, Netflix StreamTeam By October 9, 2017 Tags: , , , 2 Comments

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Birthdays have always been a big deal in this house. I honestly think it stems from my birthday being 8 days before Christmas and always getting the shaft. From “combined” birthday/Christmas gifts (if you have someone in your life with a December birthday, don’t do that to them. Ever.) to…

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4 Ways to Get Your Teens to Watch Netflix Shows WITH You!

Latest, Netflix StreamTeam By September 9, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

When my girls were little, it seemed I was always getting sucked into watching shows with them. Whether it was Blues Clues when the oldest was little, or Dora when the middle was little, or Wonder Pets when the youngest was little, every day brought some new wonderful moment of sugary sweet saccharine viewing. I’d never admit it to them,…

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