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The Voices in My Head

Tweet I remember deciding long before becoming a mom that I would never yell at my kids. It was a ridiculously unfair construct to create for myself, a childless young woman who struggles to close a cupboard door without slamming it or say hello to a friend without tackling them. I live loudly and that […]

Raising Digital Families: A New Educational Game Network From Sylvan Learning

Tweet Anyone who has read my book (thank you!) Raising Digital Families For Dummies knows that I advocate for limited screen time for kids. I also suggest often that parents follow the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations regarding screen time limits and age restrictions. The key to making digital time work for your family is finding the apps, […]

Creating a Fire Safety Plan

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Tweet It’s official – you’ve made it through January and all the pressure to commit to a resolution for the New Year! Now it’s time to settle in and make some real changes that will improve your life in 2014. As promised, I’m coming to you to talk about fire safety again, a goal I […]

Kidde Brand Ambassador Kick-Off

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Tweet Growing up in a small town, you tend to know everything that’s happening around you. I sometimes joke that if I sneezed while grabbing the newspaper off the front lawn, the phone would be ringing with someone saying “God bless you” by the time I got back into the house. Honestly, that’s only a […]

#ItCanWait Drive 4 Pledges Day

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Tweet Tomorrow is the big day.  HUGE. For months you’ve heard me talk about the dangers of texting and driving (it’s deadly), the ways you can stop (there’s an app for that!), and how to talk to your kids about pledging not to text and drive (and you should pledge, too). Now September 19th is just one […]

Introducing Kinsights {Giveaway}

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Tweet Okay, folks, I have owed you two important blog features for quite some time, and today I’m making good on some old promises.  This post not only offers you a (valuable! exciting! fun!) giveaway opportunity, but it also provides you with resourceful information. I know, right? After all, it says right there in the […]

Child Hearing Safety

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Tweet With back to school now in full swing post Labor Day, it’s a great time to think about your child’s hearing health.  As parents, we often take for granted that our children can hear and see well, but the truth is that there are many experiences that can damage our children’s hearing, including repeated […]

Think You Can Text and Drive Safely?

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Tweet This post was sponsored as part of a compensated online campaign.  All opinions are my own. We just wrapped an amazing summer filled with hours upon hours of family time, including multiple road trips.  Every single time we traveled farther than just around town, we encountered at least one vehicle drifting in and out […]