National Seat Check Saturday – Information and Resources for Child Passenger Safety

National Seat Check Saturday – Information and Resources for Child Passenger Safety

Today is National Seat Check Saturday (September 23) as part of Child Passenger Safety Week. The purpose of this day, and week, is to remind those of us with children in our family (parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.) that many deaths and injuries of children can be prevented by proper use of car seats, booster seats, and seat belts. This week’s infographic provides a lot of useful and important information … Continue Reading →
Baby Safety Tips and Infographic – September is #BabySafetyMonth

Baby Safety Tips and Infographic – September is #BabySafetyMonth

September is Baby Safety Month and as a grandma of twin babies this is always of importance to me. The girls are growing fast, but at 18 months they are still babies. This week’s infographic (I share infographics each Saturday) is all about baby safety and making sure you strap babies in safely in all of their gear. Plus I’m sharing a few other tips and useful information and links to … Continue Reading →
17 Ways for Parents & Students to Use Smartphone Cameras During School Year +6 Super Student Apps

17 Ways for Parents & Students to Use Smartphone Cameras During School Year +6 Super Student Apps

Smartphone cameras can be used as a powerful tool during the school year for both parents and students. Mom and Dad can utilize the camera as a great way to store important paperwork and information, create ways to reinforce learning at home, along with documenting the kids’ journey throughout the school year. Students can use smartphone cameras to get creative with their schoolwork, study, and learn even more. Through my … Continue Reading →
Photo Placemats Project – Use Your Smartphone Photos

Photo Placemats Project – Use Your Smartphone Photos

Do you and the kids take a lot of digital photos? Use your photos in this fun photo placemats project. This is a great craft project for the adults and kids to work together on and get creative. The ideas and options for this project are endless! Last Friday I mentioned this photo placemats project when I hosted the #MobileLiving chat and it got a lot of positive reaction. On … Continue Reading →
Super Wubble Is Even Stronger and Super Wubble Giveaway

Super Wubble Is Even Stronger and Super Wubble Giveaway

The Wubble is back – this time the Super Wubble! (disclosure: I received a free test unit and am being compensated but all opinions are my own) You may remember that last fall my nephew, Colby, did a review of the GloWubble for me and he really enjoyed it. This fall I received the new Super Wubble to review. Like the original Wubble – which was named the #1 Selling Sports … Continue Reading →
Tips to Get Kids Outside and Away From Screens

Tips to Get Kids Outside and Away From Screens

(Family Features) Remember taking off for a day of adventure on your bike, returning home only for dinner? Kids these days don’t have the same incredible experience of exploratory, unstructured play. According to a new survey commissioned by Nature’s Path, 54 percent of moms say their kids spend more time playing in front of a screen than playing outside. “Playing outside in nature is critically important for kids’ development. Research … Continue Reading →
Tech Tips for Parents for Back-to-School – Do you know how to do these things?

Tech Tips for Parents for Back-to-School – Do you know how to do these things?

Fall is on the way and that means the new school year begins. Schools are getting better about using technology not only in the classroom, but also to share information and stay in touch with parents during the school year. This means that parents need to know more about using tech also. Here is a list of tech things parents of students need to know as school starts again. If … 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 →
Yes, I am here still!

Yes, I am here still!

Yikes! It has been over a week since I have posted anything here on the blog. I’m so sorry. I promise, I am here still. Life has just been a bit crazy though. Everyday I say I am setting aside this amount of time to blog and then something happens and I don’t do it. Ugh. I used to be able to stay up late to work, but now, with … Continue Reading →
Full-Time Grandma Duties – I’m getting old!

Full-Time Grandma Duties – I’m getting old!

So for those wondering where I have been the last several days, here is the explanation. First, you all know that my amazing twin granddaughters, Violet and Valerie, were born on March 10. It is so wonderful being a grandma even though I still feel far to young to be one. At the time the twins were born (and for a bit before) my son, T, and DIL, Caitlan (she’s … Continue Reading →