1. Make Some Decor with the Kiddos Make your day even more patriotic by making some decorations with the whole family. The kids will have a blast and it will make the day super! Pinterest has some great ideas, you can check out what we’ve pinned here.   2. Throw Together […]

10 Fun Things to Make This Fourth of July Explosive

Every year when the last school bell rings for the summer, kids across America hope to close their textbooks and spend their afternoons at the neighborhood pool or playing video games. However, as much as they want to take a break from the demand of schoolwork, summer vacation can actually […]

7 Simple Ways to Get Kids Reading More This Summer

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My generation is pre-millennial, but just barely.  We’re Generation X.  We were raised with old school Nintendo and note passing during class. Our parents let us explore our neighborhoods and only called us in when it was time for bed.  We were held accountable for disrespectful behavior and only won […]

Parenting in the Digital Age

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Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society. This year it falls on Sunday, June 19th. What a perfect day to share with your Dad how much he means to you. You can tell him in a card, face to […]

Email Your Dad for Fathers Day

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I’m a mean mom, I fully admit it. There’re some things I just don’t let my kids do. Like any mom, I can pick and choose what my kids are allowed to participate in, and then there’re the things I don’t.  I let my kids have friends over to the […]

My kids don’t have a social media account- on purpose.

Live streaming apps are gaining more and more popularity, It’s a way for people to broadcast their own life or experience in real time. As this can be a great tool, it can also have some serious consequences for children. It’s important for parents to understand what dangers can occur […]

What Parents Need to Understand About Live Streaming Apps

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Did you know that you can get e-mail on your phone? This is a great way for kids to be able to “text” their parents messages and stay in contact without having a cell phone. All you need to know is your cell phone’s e-mail address, we’ll explain how to […]

How to Use Email to Text

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Not too long ago, in a time far far away, families had one phone and one phone number.  If your household was lucky enough, you may have had two or three land line phones.  Kids were taught at an early age how to answer the phone, take down a message, […]

10 Smart Phone Etiquette Rules to Live By

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Its so easy to stay connect to loved ones now.  We have access to Skype, texting, and social media to keep our family and friends up to date with our crazy lives.   Its important to stay in touch with all of our loved ones- and its very crucial to […]

Are Your Grandparents Connected?

The winter has been dragging on and on! Spring seems so far out of reach, but there is one simple thing to do to make each day a little brighter. The ABC’s of Genuine Happiness is a great place to start. So simple and so powerful!  Do one a day […]

The ABC’s of Genuine Happiness