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 →
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 →
#SharingSafety for New Drivers for National Teen Driver Safety Week PLUS Win Tires

#SharingSafety for New Drivers for National Teen Driver Safety Week PLUS Win Tires

I am sharing this post as a part of the Michelin #SharingSafety campaign along with She Buys Cars. I have been compensated, but the story below is my own real story and my own opinion. Even though my son has been driving for several years now, I still worry about him behind the wheel. It’s a mom thing I guess. T was always a “car guy”, even as a baby. … Continue Reading →
What Parents Need To Know About Mobile Gaming for Their Kids

What Parents Need To Know About Mobile Gaming for Their Kids

Our kids have adopted mobile devices faster than we can blink but just because they understand how to work these devices doesn’t mean they know everything. One of the most popular things for kids to do on smartphones and tablets is to play games. You may not have to teach them how to actually play the game, but you still need to know what to teach them about being safe … Continue Reading →
Light Therapy to Fight Acne with illuMask

Light Therapy to Fight Acne with illuMask

I hate pimples, well I guess everyone hates them really. At 45 I would have thought I would be done with acne, but no, I still get pimples even at my age. It is not nearly as bad as when I was a teenager though thank goodness. Nevertheless, it is still annoying. Most of us have tried all sorts of chemicals, lotions, potions, scrubs, and such to help clear up … Continue Reading →
Using Photos for Writing Prompts for Kids, Teens, and Adults

Using Photos for Writing Prompts for Kids, Teens, and Adults

During summer break kids, of all ages, can really get creative with their writing. I’ve done a few posts with lists of writing prompts for diaries, journals, and stories, 83 Teen Writing Prompts and 77 More Teen Writing Prompts. Today I want to share another great way to get minds thinking by using photos as writing prompts. There is no right or wrong way to use photos for writing prompts either. … Continue Reading →
Do your kids know what to do in a vehicle emergency?

Do your kids know what to do in a vehicle emergency?

We are a nation of on-the-go people. On average, Americans spend 541 hours per year in a car. That’s a lot of time spent, even if you are a child just riding in the car. There are approximately 5.25 million driving accidents per year – yikes! Now add to that vehicle emergencies that are not actual accidents and that number soars even higher. As adults we have a bit more … Continue Reading →
Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safer Online

Tips for Keeping Your Kids Safer Online

My son is now 20 and out on his own. Growing up he has always been immersed in the digital world though because I am so much. There have been so many changes with the internet since he was little and I had to stay on top of these changes through the years. All parents and caregivers need to have some understanding of the digital world we live in so … Continue Reading →
Learn about illuMask at #FightAcne Twitter Party

Learn about illuMask at #FightAcne Twitter Party

Disclosure: I am being compensated for sharing this information and participating in the Twitter chat. Opinions are my own. So who of us does not remember the dreaded acne of teenage years? I had very bad acne as a teenager and it was a constant battle. My son had acne as a teen as well, but thankfully not nearly like mine was. I tried all sorts of creams, lotions, ointments, … Continue Reading →
Going Beyond the Driving Test and Win a Set of Michelin Tires

Going Beyond the Driving Test and Win a Set of Michelin Tires

Disclosure: I have been compensated by SheBuysCars and Michelin to be a part of the #SafeTires and Safe Teen Driving Initiative. When our kids get to driving age we worry about lots of things… will our child be a safe driver? will our child make good decisions about driving? will our child’s friends be safe drivers? As parents, we help them practice learning to drive. We may even have them … Continue Reading →