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#TheOnlineMom Party – Tomorrow ...

Tomorrow from 9:00 to 10:00 p.m. EST is @TheOnlineMom’s weekly technology chat for parents, and I’ll be joining The Online Mom, Monica Vila, as we discuss all of your biggest technology questions when it comes to your kids. And of course…there are great prizes! Will you join me there? Below is the official invitation from…

Building Strong Families: Twitter Par...

Join us this Monday for an especially entertaining Sitewarming sponsored by #GotMilk. Comedian and family expert Anita Renfroe will be tweeting from @MilkMustache sharing her tips on how to build a strong family – while making a few good jokes – while I answer questions and give away prizes as @ResourcefulMom. To enter to win:Follow…

Resourceful Rewind: The Best of 2009

As we begin 2010, I thought I’d take a moment to remember some of my favorite posts from 2009. Hopefully you’ll find a few new tips or enjoy a laugh or two. Happy New Year! OrganizingTry using bins and baskets in unusual places and watch the clutter disappear! Every time I follow this e-mail management…

LATCH Cross Country Blog Tour

The holiday season is solidly upon us, and if your family is like mine, you’re currently getting ready to travel to see family for Christmas. Whether you’re driving across the country to visit family or across town to holiday shop, it is important that your child passengers are riding safely and that child safety seats…

Resourceful Living: The Best Wrapping...

This product was not provided to me, nor does Pampered Chef have any idea that I wrote this post. However, it would be pretty darn amusing if suddenly their i-Slice sales shot through the roof and they had no idea why… I have a secret to share with you. While store shelves are lined with…

#ChocolateMilk Twitter Party This Wed...

Raise Your Hand 4 Milk This Wednesday!For all of you moms out there worried about what your kids should or shouldn’t be drinking at home or at school, I’m hoping my next Twitter party will help clear some things up!Raise Your Hand 4 MilkYou may have seen some talk in the news recently about the…

National Adoption Month – Twitt...

November is National Adoption Month, and Adopt Us Kids is helping recruit and connect foster and adoptive families with waiting children throughout the United States. Funded by the Children’s Bureau of the Administration for Children and Families, the national photo listing website contains photos and information about children in foster care. This year’s outreach is…

Blogger Press Conference: Children...

Bloggers, you are all invited to an online Blogger Press Conference this Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. EST. Where: Twitter – please tweet with the hashtag #strollerbrigade to participate in the conversation. New to hashtagged events? Try Tweetchat for ease of use. Who: Please follow moderator @ResourcefulMom and MaryLee Allen, Director, Child Welfare & Mental Health…

How to Keep Kids Safe This Cold and F...

A national H1N1 emergency has been declared. Schools are equipping their classrooms with hand sanitizer dispensers. My son’s pre-school is requiring all children and parents to wash their hands every time they enter the building. And today on the walk home from the bus I found out that our neighbor just recovered from H1N1 and…

Resourceful Parenting: Child Seat Saf...

Last month I hosted two Twitter events connecting safety experts from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration with parents who had questions about anything from carseat regulations to proper installation. What many people do not know, however, is that there are safety experts available on Twitter every day. If you have any questions for Child…

Book Week at Resourceful Mommy Contin...

Last week was Book Week at Resourceful Mommy. While we covered great books for moms, we ran out of time to focus on the kids.For that reason…Book Week continues!There will be reviews and giveaways as well as some information about reading readiness tools. I hope you’ll join us!

Spilt Milk: Devotions for Moms –...

Do you have one of those friends, or maybe it’s your mom, who will tell you what seems at first to be just an interesting story? She engages you, draws you in, makes you laugh. Then, at the end of her story, there is suddenly a lesson to be learned that you never saw coming,…

Halloween Twitter Party – Spons...

Every Halloween my husband and I allow our children to choose just a few pieces of candy and the rest is “traded in” for a candy-free treat. This year that treat will include #chocolatemilk – the official drink of Halloween! Please join us Tuesday from 8 to 9 p.m. on Twitter using the hashtag #chocolatemilk…

World Sight Day

My son has beautiful eyes. They are blue, sparkling, and framed by long, dark lashes. And they can see. Both of my children are blessed with wonderful eyesight, a gift that many of us take for granted. It is estimated that 45 million children and adults worldwide suffer from blindness. Every year one to two…

What to Look for in a Family Vehicle

Every day I hear from numerous agencies and associations about resourceful tips for my readers, and while many of them are not a fit, many are actually very useful! Decisions about what I share and what I do not often come down to time crunches, but I am making a more concerted effort to find…

Why Do We Celebrate Halloween?

A year ago this month I wrote a piece for Blissfully Domestic about the origins of Halloween. I was surprised by how much feedback I received after the piece was posted, and I thought it was time to share the information with my Resourceful Mommy audience. I did not write this piece to take a…

Highlights State of the Kid Report an...

I receive e-mails every day that seem to have come out of left field: Would I like to try a foot-pedal operated mucus extractor for infants and toddlers? Would I be willing to post branded content on my site for 100 days straight just for the fun of it? Would I like a free tip…

Wordless Wednesday

Thank you for a wonderful dinner at the Type-A Mom Conference, ladies!

#ChildSeatSafety Event TONIGHT –...

Please join us tonight from 8 to 9 on Twitter as we tweet one more time with the #ChildSeatSafety hashtag to spread the word to our followers about this week’s national Child Passenger Safety Week. Just today I learned that a friend believed that children who are either twenty pounds or one year of age…

Child Passenger Safety Week

Thank you to all who were able to make last week’s Twitter event to kick-off this week’s Child Passenger Safety Week. Not able to make the event? You can still participate in this important campaign organized by NHTSA to help protect the nation’s youngest passengers. Stop by a free child safety seat inspection station: Use…