“Just give me two minutes,” I say to my son and frantically add hashtags to my Instagram post for the day. #lifestyleblogger #motherhoodthroughinstagram. Is anyone else guilty of this? How about a quick check of your Facebook feed while...
{This is a sponsored post. A mini photography session and digital prints were provided in exchange for my honest review.  All opinions are my own.} Is it time for you and your family to get some professional photos? If you're...
I recently overheard a group of mom's having a conversation about social media. It went something like this: “I’m so over Facebook. I’m deleting my account.” “Me, too. I shut down my Instagram last month and I’ve never felt so free!” “I’m...
If your family is like mine, monitoring your kids' screen time and media exposure throughout the week is a constant worry. With schools now utilizing technology like iPads more often, our kids are spending multiple hours looking at a screen...
Frequently there are articles in my newsfeed regarding children and screen time. How much is too much? What effects does it have? Are we all turning into technological zombies? If our kids look at screens too much, are we...
Washing dishes, driving carpool, pushing the kids on the swings. So many parenting tasks are mindless, repetitive, and well, boring. My lifesaver to get through the boring parts of motherhood is a good podcast.  You're not alone if you’re thinking...
I love the Street of Dreams. I go every year and geek out over new design ideas, including the smart home tech stuff. I also geek out over the laundry room. Maybe it’s a mom thing? I’m really digging...
When I first heard that schools were transitioning to online learning due to the coronavirus, my first thought was, “But what about all the kids without home internet?” While teachers are being amazing and reassuring families that we're all...
According to experts, children can lose 20-50% of their school year gains in reading and math each summer. These learning losses (called the 'summer slide') become even more dramatic as students move from elementary school into middle and high...
Jury duty, paying for used car repairs, having major dental work, or dealing with an abnormal pap are all necessary "adulting" duties I dread, but nothing beats having to educate parents about internet safety for their children. Sometimes I...

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