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Talking News and Current Events With Kids

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Growing up my knowledge of current events came from the 6:30 evening news, complete with commentary from family members. For my kids it’s different. They see headlines when they log in to their computers and phones, they get snippets from school assignments and they see television news every once in a while, if they’re in […]


We’re Learning To Sew

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One of the ways we’re supplementing this distant learning school life is “Mom School.” The rules are simple.  I teach them life skills in a fun, non-threatening way.  If it’s a topic I don’t know I find an online course.  Students earn an A for participation, and bonus points for making the teacher laugh. This […]

The Science Museum of Minnesota – Mom of Tween Girls Review

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Arriving at the Science Museum of Minnesota, it is obvious this place is a draw. We visited on a Saturday afternoon and had about a 15-minute wait just to enter the parking garage. Once in we were greeted by a Tyrannosaurus Rex and lots of families. There were kids in strollers and some taller than […]

Four Ways Working Moms Can Volunteer at School

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When my oldest started kindergarten I was so excited and jumped head first into volunteering. So what if I worked full time? I was not going to let that stop me from getting involved. At open house I signed up for a top position – co-room parent. Looking back I am extremely grateful that Ms. […]

These Guides Are Mini, Not the Info

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Tips that are less fluff and more straight-forward info. That’s the goal of these new mini guides! Each is ten pages or less, very easy to read, and leaves you with ideas that can be implemented as soon as you’re ready. Check out the guides, share them with other moms, and let me know what you think. Thanks so […]

Love You Forever Challenge – Parents Edition

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A few months ago I heard Sheri Salata, former OWN Co-President and past producer of The Oprah Winfrey Show, talk about her experience with Oprah. She said lots of great things, but one thing made a huge impact on me. She said, “Oprah ran it like a mission, not a business.” Of course there were […]

MOM REVIEW: Google Family Link – Parental Control for Android

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Monitoring Your Child’s Android Phone Using Google Family Link – What You Need To Know   Monitoring my kids phone usage, especially online habits and apps accessed, was a big deal for me when I gave them phones earlier this year. We have Android devices, so I decided on Google Family Link. We’re a few […]