Tag Archives: kids

Sgrouples, The Privacy Revolution, and Me – At Last!

August 20, 2012

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Oh, you’ve heard me say it long and loud: everything we do online is monitored, and it’s heinous. Our online information and activities is much more than a data collection for targeted advertising, it’s social engineering and a means to control us. Did you know that Facebook is going to be implementing facial recognition software?! […]

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Turn Right. No… The Other Right

March 6, 2012


I love my GPS. I really do. But some days…. POW, right in the kisser! I used to wrangle with paper maps. And once I opened one of those things, I could NEVER fold it back up. NEVER. It was like the Rubik’s Cube to me. HOW THE HECK DO YOU DO THIS, AGAIN?!?! In […]

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Veggie Tales Drives Me Nuts

February 6, 2012


Any of you parents suffer through Veggie Tales? They were a big hit with my kids when they were little. I thought Veggie Tales was *OK* but sometimes it was REEELLY annoying. Like Larry’s “silly songs.” Those songs drove me out of the living room every time. :bangwall: If I even caught a whisper of […]

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Teaching Kids About Money, Responsibility

February 3, 2012


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of DoughMain.com for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Having trouble organizing family activities, chores, money, allowances, and bank accounts? Oh, life is so much more complicated and busier than ever before. I have tried a few “family organizers” and management books and software, but […]

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In the Email Bin

December 21, 2011


In light of the Christmas holidays right around the corner — and with all the relatives coming and all — I thought I’d give you guys a little head start on discussing politics at the family dinner table. Of course, this one is disguised in a bit of humor. If anyone takes offense, you can […]

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Boy Scouts: Boys to Men

September 8, 2011


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Boy Scouts of America for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. A common complaint by some young kids around here is that there is “nothing to do.” No matter where I live, that seems to be a pretty common complaint. Well, I have an […]

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Back to School Gag Gifts

September 6, 2011


Woohooo! It’s that time of year again, parents! Back to prison public school! I remember those historic “first days” of school very well… the sinking feeling that summer is officially over, the crack-of-dawn bus rides, the sweaty classrooms… yeah. I thought I’d pitch in, do my part as a very devoted taxpayer and offer you […]

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Random Childhood Story For a Gloomy Rainy Day

August 15, 2011


I should be working today. I have a zillion articles in my queue for two companies. But it’s raining. And damp. And gloomy. And I’m so tired. I don’t want to be productive today. I was already really productive last week. Can I be unproductive this week? So I’m procrastinating, reading some blogs that I […]

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Rethinking the Cell Phone Strategy…

July 22, 2011


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TracFone for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. It was inevitable. All the kids want their own cell phones. I have FOUR kids. Plus there’s me and my husband. That’s a lot of cell phones, you know that? The husband and I have had […]

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Summer Vacation Ideas

July 18, 2011

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hiltons of Branson for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Got the summertime blues? Hey, how about a trip to Branson, Missouri! I have heard nothing but praise from the area. When we finally take our road trip, we are staying there for a […]

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