Sunday Reads & Book Review: YA Stealing Snow

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About the Book From New York Times bestselling author of Dorothy Must Die comes a thrilling, Maleficent-esque twist on The Snow Queen, from the “villain’s” point of view that’s equal parts love story and Frozen—all grown up. Seventeen-year-old Snow has spent the majority of her life within the walls of the Whittaker Institute, a high […]

Five Tips for SAT Success

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  We are entering PSAT prep season here in my house – and one of the ways my oldest is prepping for the PSAT is to prep for SAT, which will be coming soon after.  We are starting early, because there is a lot of work to be done.  According to Tom Rose, co-founder of Testive SAT/ACT […]

Adult ADHD or Lack of Focus?

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On a rough day, have you ever felt unfocused, overly scheduled or mentally cluttered and caught yourself saying “I’m so ADHD”?  I know I have, even though I really know better.  We use that terms loosely now, but are there some adults who may have ADHD? When is it just a simple lack of focus due […]

Sunday Reads & Book Review: Surviving Death

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About Surviving Death “While exploring the evidence for an afterlife, I witnessed some unbelievable things that are not supposed to be possible in our material world. Yet they were unavoidably and undeniably real. Despite my initial doubt, I came to realize that there are still aspects of Nature which are neither understood or accepted, even […]

Great Online Degree Options for Moms

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The growth of online study has given many moms a chance to further their education. Many choose to do this with the aim to returning to work or to find a career in a more flexible industry. Some, however, chose to study to satisfy a love of learning and give themselves something to do away […]

Heads Up: Safety Tips for Concussions

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It’s springtime here in Western New York, and for us that means spring sports – for us horseback riding- has begun! With spring sports in full swing here, we wanted to reach out regarding something a bit serious for parents with children in sports – concussions. According to the CDC, 4 to 5 million concussions occur annually, and […]

Win a Tropical Vacation with Sour Patch Kids!

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #spktropicalsweepstakes #CollectiveBias   Could you use a vacation?? I know I could after a longgggg winter full of snow and ice here in Western New York.  Nothing sounds better than the beach and and book right about now! […]

Keep Your Kids Safe: Create a Fire Escape Plan

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According to a recent Good Morning America segment on fire safety, an estimated half of all house fires happen in the middle of the night while everyone is asleep.  Additionally, more than 80 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 13 do not wake up from a standard issued fire alarm. Why don’t […]

Tips on Preparing Your Dog for Baby

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Before your baby comes along, your furbaby may rule the roost.  Just like having a new baby at home is a HUGE adjustment for you, having a new small person at home can be a big adjustment for your dog.  Because you want your baby to be safe, and you want your dog to adjust […]

Ways To Talk To Your Kids About Sexual Abuse

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Sometimes, as a parent, to protect our children, we have to have difficult conversations.  April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and as difficult as it may be teaching our kids about sexual assault, and how to avoid it, is something we should do.  But how do you even start?  Sexual violence is a very serious […]