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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 […]

It’s Still Summer. It Still Can Wait.

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Tweet This post was sponsored as part of a compensated online campaign.  All opinions are my own. My newsfeed on Facebook has started to fill up with sponsored content from advertisers pushing their back to school sales and products.  Commercials on TV urging parents to run to stores to buy notebooks and pencils have now […]

Get Creative! Ending Texting and Driving

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Tweet This post was sponsored as part of a compensated online campaign.  All opinions are my own. My kids have long been the backseat driving police thanks to the running commentary they’ve heard from me their entire lives: Never turn your wheel to the left while waiting to make a left turn.  If someone rear-ends […]

You Know You’re a Mom If…

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Tweet As we kick off the summer, I’m bringing back an old favorite… You’ve ever used a silly band as a ponytail holder…in your own hair. You’ve built a fort despite the fact that it’s 2011 and you’re not colonizing a new land. You’ve not only stacked the plates when finished with a meal at […]

Summer Learning Ideas and Giveaway

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Tweet There’s a lot of talk these days about the “summer slide,” kids losing the skills they learned during the school year while on summer vacation.  I’ll be honest.  As a mom, I’ve never worried that my kids would somehow forget what they learned and start out in the fall behind where they ended in […]

Further Confirmation

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Tweet My tween daughter has decided that her favorite place to get clean each evening is in my master bathroom shower.  When we bought this house two and a half years ago, it was with the understanding that I would likely not tolerate the existing bathroom with its side by side claustrophobic showers, teal ceiling, […]

It Can Wait – 100 Deadliest Days for Teen Drivers

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Tweet Ever since writing about texting and driving in Raising Digital Families For Dummies, the topic has weighed heavily on my mind.  I find myself flinching when reaching for my phone at red lights.  I notice my children watching if my phone is still in my hand while I’m pushing the ignition button.  All summer long […]