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SlugTerra Return of the Elementals

Samples Received The big screen adventure Slugterra: Return of the Elementals is coming to DVD! Today September 16, 2014, Shout! Factory, in collaboration with Nerd Corps Entertainment, will release the epic sci-fi comedy adventure feature Slugterra: Return of the Elementals on DVD. The DVD has a MSRP of $14.97, and also includes a bonus “Slugisode” […]

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Fashion & Function With Zoe: The MagnaMini Vest

Fashion meets function in the newest trend for kid’s coats this back-to-school season. MagnaMini, designed by a mom of two young girls, is a line of jackets and puffy vests for children that have no zippers, buttons or snaps. When I was in college I had a black jacket that used magnets like this. I […]

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Smartphone Security 101: 6 Simple Tips to Teach Your Child

by Alicia diVittorio, Mobile Safety Expert, Lookout Whether we want to admit it or not, smartphones have become a constant presence in most of our lives. For kids in particular, phones are essential for keeping in touch with friends and family, and serve as an important lifeline in an emergency situation. Having our lives so […]

Guacamole Hummus

Guacamole Hummus Recipe

Did you know that today, September 16th, is National Guacamole Day? I love guacamole, so this is a holiday I can get behind! I also love hummus, so I will definitely have to try this recipe that combines the two, courtesy Cornelia Guest of Cornelia Guest Events: Guacamole Hummus Recipe by Cornelia Guest, owner of […]

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Truvia Baking Star Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies

This is a partnered post as part of my Truvia Ambassadorship. As a Truvia Ambassador we receive new products before they hit the shelves and we received the new Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend to use. So we made cookies, Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies using the new Truvia® Brown Sugar Blend. Since we are partnering with […]

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Reading With Miles: Ricky Ricotta Book Series Giveaway #RickyRicotta

This is a partnered post and all opinions are my own. We received the RICKY RICOTTA series by Dav Pilkey and they are perfect for my new reader Miles. They have adventure, colored pictures and are comic style. Miles’ favorite books to read right now are comics. ABOUT THE AUTHOR When Dav Pilkey was a […]

Tofu Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Tofu Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe

Last week, I shared a recipe for tofu cookies with you. If you’re more into raisins than coconut, then here’s another variation on that recipe from House Foods Tofu: Tofu Oatmeal Raisin Cookies Recipe created by House Foods America. Ingredients: ½ pkg House Foods Premium or Organic Tofu Soft 1 ½ cup all purpose flour […]

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Play & Learn Go Math Academy #HMHAcademy #AD

I received compensation from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for writing this post.  All Opinions are my own. So on September 3rd after just arriving home from a three week vacation we dove into a new family adventure. HOMESCHOOL. I am still very nervous and not sure I made the right decision, but we’re in it and […]

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Are You Going To See The Quitter In Theaters

When a failed baseball player’s (Matthew Bonifacio) ex-girlfriend (Julianna Gelinas Bonifacio) moves back to the neighborhood with her seven-year-old daughter (Destiny Monet Cruz), he realizes he carries more regrets than how he handled his baseball career. What follows is his earnest, awkward, and at times hilarious fight to become the father he never was. Directed […]

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Sneak Peek at Big Hero 6 #BigHero6 #MeetBaymax

I’m so excited to share this Sneak Peek of Big Hero 6 with you all     From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized inflatable robot, and prodigy Hiro […]

Crunch and Munch Bars

Crunch and Munch Bars Recipe

Have you ever used a food dehydrator before? Excalibur Dehydrators shared this really fun recipe for making “Crunch and Munch” snack bars using a dehydrator – this would be great for packing in school lunches! Crunch and Munch Bars Recipe courtesy Excalibur Dehydrators. Ingredients 4 Cups Rolled Oats 1/3 Cup Oil ½ Cup Honey ½ […]

Gooey Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Recipe: Gooey Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite, and you simply cannot beat homemade! Try this delicious take on the classic next time you’re whipping up baked goodies: Gooey Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe courtesy of COOKINA & Celebrity Chef George Duran. Ingredients: 2 ¼ C. all purpose flour 2 tsp. cornstarch 1 tsp. baking soda 1 […]

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More About YouthSpark: Microsoft Expands Free Tech Resources

YouthSpark, launched two years ago this month to provide opportunities to 300 million young people around the world and specifically the technical skills and education that experts say youth need to get jobs and start businesses. In an effort to reach even more young people, Microsoft today announced: · The TEALS program (Technology Education And […]

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The Talkback Toy! Little Live Pets Birds

We received a sample. Little Live Pets are the newest interactive line of pet birds that look and act like a real pet. Each Bird responds to touch, fits easily in the palm of the hand, and makes 30 different sounds, including tweeting, chirping and even whistling popular nursery rhymes. Kids will love the Birds’ […]

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The MINI JAMBOX® by Jawbone is Bad to the Bone! Giveaway

We received this sample from our friends at AT&T. Today they dropped the price from $130 to $99 at their retail stores   MINI JAMBOX® by Jawbone, um WOW! From the box to the business, this thing is AWSOME!! The closest thing this family had to a portable speaker for jamming tunes was a boom […]

Interview with Benedict Comberbatch: Penguins of Madagascar

This is a really cute interview with Benedict Comberbatch who plays a new penguin in Penguins of Madagascar.       This fun video is the official launch of The DreamWorks Download, a weekly look into the excitement that’s happening at DreamWorks Animation! From behind the scenes of new animated movies to one-on-one interviews with […]

Tofu Oatmeal Coconut Cookies

Tofu Oatmeal Coconut Cookies Recipe

I love cooking with tofu, but I’ve never tried it in cookies before, so I thought this recipe from House Foods Tofu was fun: Tofu Oatmeal Coconut Cookies Recipe created by House Foods America. Ingredients: ½ pkg House Foods Premium or Organic Tofu Soft 1 ½ cup all purpose flour 1 ½ cup old fashioned […]

Maintaining Three Jobs

After talking to my kids they now say that I have three jobs and it’s the truth. I’m their teacher, their mom and all being a mom entails, and my blog, well sort of. After a day full of home schooling I have no energy or bandwidth for anything else. Even right now I’m so […]

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