Announcing Winners for a Contest – Moms Night Out & Pearl Necklace

Giveaway WinnerS Announced

Today I am announcing winners for a contest hosted earlier on in October as well as one that just ended. Moms Night out DVD Winner is … Pearl Necklace Winner is …   Congrats and please complete THIS FORM so that I can send your details to the sponsor. PLEASE remember to submit the color pearls you would like, if you are the person who won that contest.

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SeaWorld® Kids Stay on the Ice App for iOS and Android

I received a complimentary download of this app for review purposes. All opinions are my own. I am always on the look out for both education and fun entertaining games for long car rides, most recently we attended my Grandfather’s wake, funeral and a family gathering. As many of my long-time readers know, my middle child is autistic and long car rides are really not his thing. If I can find an app of any sort to hold his attention during these long trips, I am a happy mother. Most recently I was invited to test out SeaWorld® Kids Stay […]

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Get Organized & Make Study Time Easier with Post-it Brands New Line of Products

Many people already know I have an addiction to Post-it Brand, I have them all over my desk, the kitchen and on our craft desk. Any possible place that I may need a Post-it Note, you will find a pile of them somewhere. Recently Post-it Brand sent me a bunch of their new lines to assist in making study and back-to-school time a lot more organized, fun and efficient for us! While I am usually really good at offering organizational tips, I tend to be inconsistent in my ways and that is why once I received this product line from […]

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Getting a Social Worker Degree Means Helping Others

Can you name something better than working to help people find homes, to find a way to eat and to work to better themselves into becoming an integral part of society no matter what unfortunate cards they may have been dealt? The answer should be that there are very few things better than helping those in need. The oppressed, the downtrodden and the unfortunate are the kind of individuals whom social workers work with every single day. They ensure that no person should have to live in a despairing situation without some sort of hope. With 15 percent of the […]

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What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?

When my daughter was in third grade, I was the parent volunteer for art class. One day, the art teacher asked the students, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I was shocked by the answers. Every child wanted to be a media star. The boys wanted to be sports stars and the girls wanted to be pop stars, models and movie stars. No one wanted to be an educator, in the medical field, a business person, run a farm or be a chef. One of the first things you learn in Psychology 101 is that happy […]

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Get an Online Degree in Social Work

A rewarding career in social work might be in your future. Get your degree with online courses. Social work is one of the caring professions that reflect the humanity of person-to-person interaction and help. An individual with a Master’s Degree in Social Work can pursue a number of different career paths in social work: o Counseling in a clinical and informal situation o Family and community support through administering social programs o Supervision and care of the elderly in nursing homes o Counselling students at school o Community work with teens and young adults o Substance-abuse counseling for all ages […]

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Rough Play for Kids Teaches Respect, Ethics and Boundaries

My two sons love to rough play and when they first started out with rough play, let me tell you what, I cringed! I really had to get used to the idea that rough play was fun for these too rough n tumble boys, and figure out ways to supervise that allowed them the fun with rough play. Through watching my two sons play rough, I have seen what it is that rough play actually teaches these boys and I am now an avid promoter of rough playing. Many parents who come around, that are not parent to boys cringe […]

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School-to-home communication: Taking the stress out of everyday life

If your home is anything like mine, the mornings are definitely the most stressful part of the day. Trying to get everyone out of the house on time is always a challenge. It doesn’t help that my young son suffers from selective hearing, when it comes to subjects such as showering or cleaning his teeth. It often feels as if the only way I can get him to move quickly is by saying the same thing again and again and again or screaming like a banshee! Life for us busy working mums can be a real juggling act and I […]

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Squam Lakes Science Center Field Trip #NH #science #nature

Last week I went on a field trip with my middle child’s class to Squam Lakes Science Center in Holderness, NH where we were able to walk on trails and learn a bit about the nature around us. We saw bears, river otters, foxes, a skunk, a mountain lion and much more. Each chaperone was given a group of children to “watch” and run the trails with, rather walk the trails with. I was with my son and four of his classmates alongside his teacher. Our group, as well as the other groups we ran into during the trip, were […]

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Examination Grades on the Decline

Throughout education there is a large amount of pressure on students to perform, to reflect the things that they have learnt and to earn the grades that secure their futures and will look good on the establishment where they have undertaken their learning. Every year, students are subjected to examinations to test the knowledge they have gained throughout the educational year. It is important for students to listen, learn and revise in order for them to perform well during exams which will not only allow them to pass their courses and schooling but will eventually shape their futures. The recent […]

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