Noke Bluetooth Padlock – Perfect for Back to School PLUS GIVEAWAY

Noke Bluetooth Padlock – Perfect for Back to School PLUS GIVEAWAY

For those of you with teens who are headed back to school and who love technology I have an amazing new product to share with you today. Disclosure: This is part of my work as a Verizon #VZWBuzz Ambassador, opinions are my own. If they had this when I was in high school I would be all over it! The Noke, pronounced as no-key (get-it), is a padlock but instead … Continue Reading →
Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures Infographic

Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures Infographic

This week’s infographic is all about words. Specifically 11 untranslatable words from other cultures. It is always so interesting to me to learn words and phrases and their origins. If you are familiar with the late comic, George Carlin, you might remember his fascination with language as well. Napalm and Silly Putty is one of Carlin’s books that is all about words and phrases and is not only interesting but also … Continue Reading →
Keeping Summer Fun

Keeping Summer Fun

Summer is here and that means it’s time for baseball games, barbecues, camping trips and other vacations. However, it’s also a time for continued learning, whether you’re staying at home or out on the go exploring your community and beyond. Research shows that children who don’t read over the summer risk losing up to three months of important skills they obtained during the school year, and for students from economically … Continue Reading →
Preventing the Summer Slide and Tips for a Fun and Educational Summer + Infographic

Preventing the Summer Slide and Tips for a Fun and Educational Summer + Infographic

Summer is here and I think just about all the kids are finally on summer break from school. “Summer Slide” is the term used for the kids when they lose some of what they learned in the school year over the summer break. It is well documented. It doesn’t mean that kids have to do traditional studying in the summer, but there are fun activities you can guide them towards … Continue Reading →
Educational Toys – Suggestions and Infographic

Educational Toys – Suggestions and Infographic

This week’s infographic is about educational toys. While the twins are a bit young for most toys, it is still something I am already thinking of as their grandma. When my son (the twins daddy) was young I really tried to purchase toys that were not only fun but also educational. Many toys can become educational if you use your imagination as well. I think math and literacy are the … Continue Reading →
Learn to play music and sing at MusicSchoolOnline.com

Learn to play music and sing at MusicSchoolOnline.com

The folks at MusicSchoolOnline.com recently asked if I was interested in reviewing their online courses (disclosure – I was provided free service to facilitate this review). While I am not a musician, Hubby is! He loves to play guitar and to sing. So he has been trying out MusicSchoolOnline.com for a couple of weeks for me and is sharing his experiences here today. This service is perfect for kids, teens, … Continue Reading →
Infographic: Opal, the October Birthstone

Infographic: Opal, the October Birthstone

Happy birthday to all of you celebrating in the month of October! I have always been mesmerized by opals so I thought this week it would be appropriate to share an Opal Infographic so we could all learn a little more about this beautiful stone. Continue Reading →
T-Shirt and Underwear Basics

T-Shirt and Underwear Basics

While most have bought the kids new clothes for school this fall, one thing people often forget are the new underwear and t-shirts. The brand I buy for Hubby and T is Fruit of the Loom. They recently sent some free samples of boxers and t-shirts for T and that made him very happy! It made me happy too because you know us moms always say to wear clean underwear … Continue Reading →
Infographic: Elephants for Elephant Appreciation Day

Infographic: Elephants for Elephant Appreciation Day

I shared on my recent posts about things to celebrate in September and one of those things is Elephant Appreciation Day on September 22. Elephants are such amazing creatures – I love watching shows about them on TV. Visiting the Elephant House at the zoo when I was a kid was one of my favorite things too. So for this week’s infographic I found this interesting one about some basic … Continue Reading →
National Video Games Day and Infographic: How Video Games Are Changing Education

National Video Games Day and Infographic: How Video Games Are Changing Education

Today, September 12, is National Video Games Day! w00t! These unique holidays are fun for me. I am definitely a child who was brought up playing video games. Back then we just thought of them as fun. Today education has jumped on the gaming bandwagon though and is a great tool to help kids learn. With my own son we used a lot of various video games as part of … Continue Reading →