PreK12 Plaza launches new eBook Plaza app – Contest

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Your child's education doesn't have to stop in a book, there's a cornucopia of educational apps that will keep your child's mind active in and outside the classroom! My boys are visual learners and love to learn with educational apps. I will go to great lengths to get them to read, often. They love reading books and they enjoy reading ebooks, especially when they get a chance to create their own ebooks!  One such app is … [Read more...]

Combat summer learning loss with PreK12 Plaza

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This is part of a sponsored collaboration ̊with the PreK12 Plaza. However, all opinions expressed are my own. #PreK12Plaza It’s hard to believe that summer break is soon coming to an end. The smell of campfire s’mores will soon be replaced with the smell of new pencils and crayons.  The beginning of a new school year is usually received with many emotions… excitement, hesitation and even worry. Parents may worry about … [Read more...]

Hairy ‘N Scary – Halloween Dangers for Dogs

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During the week of Halloween, especially the weekend of Halloween, calls to the veterinarians at Pet Poison Helpline increase by 12 percent, making it the call center’s busiest time of year. We have all heard stories of the dogs eating children's left out Halloween candy, unfortunately some candy can be poisonous to dogs. Candy wrappers and wreak havoc on their tummies as will overindulgence and raisins. In large … [Read more...]

The Power of Clean program – clean water for families in need

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Disclosure. I am participating in a paid campaign on behalf of P&G and The Motherhood to share information about the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program. Do You Know the Power of Clean Water? There is nothing like water to quench thirst on a hot day or to warm you up on a cold day. My drink of choice is water, I get my full 8 glasses a day if not more.  Many of us don't even think about water, as … [Read more...]

Let’s ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for ALL.

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Today's heroes are often celebrities, actors, singers, athletes and entertainers, children look up to them and want to to be like them. I think it's time that we introduce our children to a new type of hero... the real super heroes of our time, the ones that saves lives, the ones that daily serve their communities and help protect and nourish the lives of others, Community Health Workers.  I was able to spend a week with … [Read more...]

LivingTree – Bridging the gap between parent and teacher

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This is part of a sponsored collaboration with the LivingTree. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Today more than ever, it's so important to be involved in a child's education as well as staying connected and informed with your child's school and teachers. However, staying on top of a child's daily activities, lessons and homework is not always easy. It can be difficult to know exactly what your child is doing … [Read more...]

Make memories and make a difference – Summer of Good Challenge

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Disclosure: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, travel or giveaway. Opinions expressed herein are that of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of the sponsor. A few weeks ago, I shared how our family was going make this summer the summer of smiles for children in need of cleft lip or cleft palate surgery. I asked you all to join us, … [Read more...]

Operation Smile – Smile Event

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Disclosure: This is a “sponsored post.” The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, travel or giveaway. Opinions expressed herein are that of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of the sponsor. There is great power in something as simple as a smile. Research shows that smiling is contagious, smiling has the power to set off a chain reaction of happiness.  Science has … [Read more...]

Contour from Cox Recap – It’s a Keeper!

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{Sponsored Post} “I am a member of Everywhere Society and a Cox Communications’ brand ambassador reviewing Contour by Cox. Everywhere and Cox Communications have provided me with compensation and a 6-month trial of Contour in exchange for my coverage of this product. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own.” It's been a little over three months since we switched to Contour from Cox … [Read more...]

#LATISM14 Takeaways: Raising caring kids, social good & family values.

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The LATISM {Latino’s in Tech Innovation and Social Media} conference in Anaheim gave us another weekend filled with inspiring conversations, sessions and panels that focused on health, tech, supporting causes, being a voice for the voiceless and raising caring, compassionate children. LATISM is the largest organization for Latinos and Latinas engaged in social media.  Its mission is to empower the Latino community in … [Read more...]