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I am always looking for new ways for the boys to be online in a way that is both fun and educating. Like most kids, if they think it’s boring work, they have no interest! I received an email about a website called Cwist. Here is a little bit about it. And yes FTC, I was paid to do so, however, I am recommending this site because after having the boys use it, I truly think it is a great educational tool!
Cwist is the only digital platform to harness the creative power of both parents and educators to develop, test and share hundreds of challenges that educate the whole child.
Crowd-sourced from parents, educators, mom bloggers and experts, cwist features an interactive library of educational, community service, outdoor and unique challenges or “cwists” for kids ages 5-10, AND helps them to make a healthy connection between the things they want and the effort it takes to get them.
While a great resource and community for parents, cwist is also a great way to see what your kids are wishing for and giving them a way to earn it. Partner companies, like Imagine Toys, Edmund Scientific and others, make it easy for kids to select rewards they really want. And if it’s not on cwist, kids can chose to enter their own unique reward.
The cwists can be anything from organizing a community clean-up, researching fun facts for upcoming family trips or simply finishing chores every day on time. Kids choose parent-approved rewards which can range from a sleepover, day trip, toy or gadget they have wanted or something completely unique and original. read the rest of this entry »
I recently went to New York for the Excedrin Migraine Media Event. Even though I have been using Excedrin Migraine for many years, there was so much information that I was unaware of. According to a recent survey from the makers of Excedrin Migraine, a large majority of women who suffer from migraines agree that with a better understanding of their triggers (90%) and the right tools to track their triggers and symptoms (83%), they can better manage an attack. That’s why the folks at Excedrin® Migraine have developed a new app called My Migraine Triggers. This apple is available free on iTunes. It allows you to track and gather information so you can understand what might be triggering your migraines. Once you find those triggers, you can begin to try to prevent them. You can download the app at MigraineResource.comI never tracked my triggers so I was really excited to learn about the My Migraine Triggers app. I really recommend checking it out because some of the features are really impressive and helpful.
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Seems like just yesterday we were shopping for back to school. Right after Halloween, stores are already beginning to put out Christmas stuff. It’s crazy! Whether you are an in-store shopper or an online shopper, you are at risk of identity theft. If you are like my best friend, you are sitting there thinking, “That wouldn’t happen to me. Who would want to steal my identity? I have nothing to steal!” Guess what? The day after Christmas last year, someone stole her identity. She didn’t know it for almost 2 months! You can not imagine the headache and hassles included with this. From dealing with banks, the police, credit cards companies and so on. It took her almost 8 months to get it all cleaned up.
Before I started working with Lifelock, I wondered how people get their in formation stolen. For her, she was standing in line waiting to pay, holding her card and the person behind her wrote down her number. The only reason she knew this was because it was captured on the store security camera. One thing I always do it leave my cads behind my drivers license and my license is always backwards in my wallet. when you flip it open, everyone can see your information.
Christmas is supposed to be a fun and happy time of the year. No one wants to start the new year off fighting identity fraud. We always want the new year to be better than the last in one way or another. LifeLock is a great and affordable way to protect not only yourself, but your family as well, from identity fraud. When I say affordable, I am really not kidding, it starts at just $9 a month or $99 a year. read the rest of this entry »
October is National CyberSecurity Awareness Month and National Crime Prevention Month, two really fantastic things I think everyone should pay attention to. I find it very difficult to sit here and write this post. I was just fine until I read that I would be writing about “Crime Prevention Month”. This is something that really touches my heart, more so in the past few weeks than ever before. For personal reasons, I won’t go into a lot of detail but I will share a little bit about why this is so important to me.
I am sure many of you know about the most amazing man that I have been with for the past two years. A kind, gentle, loving and strong man. He taught me to love again and for that I will forever be in his debt. You are probably wondering what on earth this has to do with the topic. Earlier this month, he passed away in a very tragic way. Someone thought that it was okay to put their hands on him and because of this, my baby lost his life. The person who did this has a pretty extensive criminal record and I feel shouldn’t have been able to around walk freely. The amount of things happening in our city has become sickening. I really think that the punishments are getting ridiculously light for certain crimes. Perhaps Judge and Jury really need to take a closer look of how light many sentences are. Please, talk to your children about things that can happen and to make smart choices for themselves. My sons are 5 and 10 and we have had many long talks because of the recent tragedy in our lives. They are starting to see that it is NEVER okay to put your hands on another person for any reason. Bad things can happen even if you don’t intend for them to. Now of course they are typical boys but, they are slowly taking a lesson from this. John gave my family many special gifts and we will always remember those and hold these lessons in our hearts. read the rest of this entry »