Teaching Sun-Safe Habits with Neutrogena #MimicMommy

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This post was sponsored by Neutrogena® as part of an influencer activation for The Motherhood. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions (FTC) guidelines concerning the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review. Summertime is HERE in Western New York! This past weekend […]

Taking Family Vacations Without Debt

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I cannot WAIT for my kiddos to get out of school!  We have so many summer plans and we are taking a big old roadtrip in August.  This is the first big road trip we will be taking in a long time, and I’m a little nervous as a single mom, but I know it […]

Teaching Your Kids Healthy Tech Habits

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Smartphones and digital devices are provided to children at a young age these days, as they are relevant and function as safety, social and academic tools. While these devices provide ample information and open up opportunities for communication and learning, they can also be misused and cause harm or behavioral issues. Make sure your child […]

Be a Food Smart Family with 4-H

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This post was sponsored by the National 4-H Council as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. We have been a part of 4-H for years! My daughter started her horse showing experience with 4-H, and we have really enjoyed the family-friendly aspect to […]

How to Be the Perfect Picnic Guest

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareIceColdFun #CollectiveBias It’s SUMMERTIME here in Buffalo, and if you live in a place where it is winter a good chunk of the year, you LIVE IT UP when Mother Nature blesses you with pretty much perfect summer […]

It’s a Jungle in There! – Building a New Dad Survival Kit

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NewDadMustHaves #CollectiveBias Father’s Day is coming up, and it’s such a great time to appreciate the dads in our life and how much they mean to us.  It can be an even extra-special time of year for new […]

Tips For Keeping Kids Healthy this Summer

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This post was sponsored by Align as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. Summertime is drawing nearer here in Western NY, as my oldest is preparing for finals and my youngest is starting the stretch of where pretty much every day is a […]

Five Money Tips for Your High School Graduate

If you are a parent of a high schooler like me, chances are you are thinking about college.  We talk a LOT about not incurring huge student loan debts, but I now there are more things I could be doing to help educate my daughter. When it comes to debt, student loans and credit cards […]

Five Test Taking Survival Tips for Teens

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It’s getting to be that time of year for my high school sophomore – the end of the year means the prospect of summer coming, but before that FINALS and for the first time this year, an AP test! While she survived her first AP test, the end of the year always brings some stress. […]

Build, Learn and Code with Jimu

Sponsored by UBTECH Robotics Corp with WomensForum As my girls get older – my younger daughter is 10 and my oldest just turned 16 last week (gulp!) – I find that they can become more engaged with electronic devices than traditional “toys”.  Sometimes I worry about this – I want my girls to find activities […]