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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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13 Reasons Why… Not. According to a 20-Year-Old

Entertainment, Latest By April 23, 2017 Tags: , , , , 3 Comments

A note from Kristen:  I had the opportunity to get a sneak preview of the now insanely popular Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why and while I found it to be a great show with a lot of talking points for parents to have with their teens, the show has not been without criticism. Some parents feel that it sensationalizes suicide, while…

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Using art to help kids understand current events

How Do You Explain News and the State of the World to Your Kids?

Around the Triad, Parenting By November 17, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

You Can’t Escape the News Media and specifically, social media, has changed the landscape on how we as humans get and consume our information and news. If you had any doubt about that, this past election should have made a believer out of you and any other naysayers. As a society, we’ve been reduced to driveling idiots who no longer…

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Netflix shows you can binge watch with the whole family!

Binge Watching: It’s Not Just for the Adults!

Entertainment, Netflix StreamTeam By August 10, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Family Friendly Binge Watching Shows on Netflix! Summer is coming to a close and before you know it (or some you already do!!) we’ll all be back in the early morning routine, packing lunches and checking homework. For now, though, we’re hanging on to the last days of Summer 2016 – overnight camps are done, vacation pictures have been printed…

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House of Cards, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Orange – Oh My, Netflix!

Netflix StreamTeam By March 13, 2016 Tags: , , , 1 Comment

So Much More Great Stuff Coming Up on Netflix! I can’t believe it’s been almost 2 months since I was in California with Netflix at the TCAs!! Still kinda buzzing high from it – especially since a lot of the ‘sneak peeks’ we were seeing are finally showing! As you know, the big reason we were asked out there was…

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I have to take a break from the people of Facebook.

It’s Time for a Face-Cation

Social Media and Technology By November 17, 2015 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Call it a Face-cation or a Face-break… whatever you want to call it, I’m taking it. And unlike a lot of the dramatic Debbie’s out there, I’m not making a grand announcement via a status update on my personal account.  No “I’m deleting my Facebook account”. Nothing. I’m just stepping back and shutting the doors. This post is the biggest…

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target thinks girls are pretty

Oh Snap! Saturday: Shame on You Target and Legoland

Lifestyle By January 17, 2015 Tags: , , , , No Comments

This is a little mix of good and bad.. because well, the good is great and the bad is Target and Legoland! First the good – The Audition – I’ll admit it has taken me YEARS to even come close to shaking the image that Leonardo DiCaprio is not 12 years old and while it’s still a struggle, I’m getting…

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2014 Blog Review and 2015 Goals – Looking Back, Looking Forward

Blogging By December 29, 2014 Tags: , , , , 13 Comments

Raise your hand if you’re stunned that it’s New Years Eve. Sweet baby Jeebus where did this year go?! As I did last year and the year before, I like to end the year by looking back at the goal-setting post from the year before, see how I did and then tell you what my goals are for the upcoming…

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