Category: Reviews

Thrively.com Helps Children Pursue Their Passions

Thrively.com Helps Children Pursue Their Passions

Recently, I introduced my kids to a site that encourages kids to discover and expand their unique abilities. Thrively.com is an awesome startup website that helps children discover and pursue their passions in life and build upon their strengths and interests…

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GameSync Gaming Center – The Ultimate Kids Birthday Experience!

GameSync Gaming Center – The Ultimate Kids Birthday Experience!

Imagine the ultimate birthday party for your gamer kids – where you can sit back, relax and know everyone is having a great time in a fun, safe environment. I recently worked with GameSync Gaming Center and NBC San Diego The GOODS to help put together a fabulous birthday party of a gamer’s dreams that offers exactly that and more (and at a price that will make it that much easier to book today)!

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The M.O.M. Method – A Refreshing Approach to Household Management

The M.O.M. Method – A Refreshing Approach to Household Management

Founder of The M.O.M. Method (an acronym for Manage and Organize Myself), Stephanie came to realize that she needed to establish better guidelines and solid expectations to have a smoother flow at home (sounds familiar!). As a single, professional mom, she found her self so stressed out that she needed to totally revamp her method of delegating responsibilities with her son…

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Don’t Get Near My Precious Nokia Lumia Icon #VZWBuzz!

Don’t Get Near My Precious Nokia Lumia Icon #VZWBuzz!

I recently had the opportunity to check out the Nokia Lumia Icon as part of the Verizon Lifestyle Blogger program with The Online Mom. I consider it a delightful upgrade from my first true love (my first smart phone). This device frankly has me feeling like I need to take a university course …

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#TouchnKnow: Test the Substance and Not the Person

#TouchnKnow: Test the Substance and Not the Person

I recollect far too many stories from my days as a teacher/coordinator/counselor that involved students whom I had helped out (in some capacity) who either dabbed in the drug scene or habitually used illegal drugs – and this was as soon as in their preteen years.  The most tragic memory for me involves a certain (ex)student, in particular, who while under the […]

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Keys to Confidence: Individual Sports Teach Kids Valuable Lessons

Keys to Confidence: Individual Sports Teach Kids Valuable Lessons

San Diego is home to many indoor and outdoor options for individual sports, including surfing, tennis, running and motosports like motocross and dirt bike racing. Though you should let your child choose which type of sport to pursue, there is considerable evidence that participation…

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Should Your Daughter Snag Her Man in College?

Should Your Daughter Snag Her Man in College?

I was recently interviewed by NBC News journalist Jacoba Urist in regards to author Susan Patton’s (a.k.a. “The Princeton Mom”) book, Marry Smart- Advice for Finding THE ONE, in which, not without stirring up some controversy, she highly encourages young ladies to snag a husband before graduating college, while the pickin’s are good…

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Find Safe, Affordable Private Lessons Near You – Plus, Win 4 Free Lessons in This Month’s Drawing!

Find Safe, Affordable Private Lessons Near You – Plus, Win 4 Free Lessons in This Month’s Drawing!

Plus, now through March 16th, you can enter to win four free private lessons from TakeLessons with any of our instructors, in any subject you’d like! To enter the drawing, simply…

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Does Barbie on the Cover of Sports Illustrated Harm Girls?

Does Barbie on the Cover of Sports Illustrated Harm Girls?

Introducing Barbie’s image to a platform that glorifies half-naked pin-ups implies that our girl’s play doll now has assumed the status of sex symbol, and is now gracing the cover of the magazine that Daddy grabs at the store. Barbie, along with her multitude of roles as astronaut, president, and school teacher, is now also making the decision (by default!) to be portrayed as honoring the precise platform that for years has entertained men’s lustful eyeballs…

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SDBM to Share Big Grocery Store Savings Tips on Ch 6′s Wake Up San Diego

SDBM to Share Big Grocery Store Savings Tips on Ch 6′s Wake Up San Diego

Have you ever abandoned your coupon/grocery budgeting regime? Confession: I have been known to fall off the Bargain Mama wagon ever now and then. Sometimes my system of putting a little extra effort towards saving the BIG bucks off our grocery store bills just falls by the wayside…

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