In the age of texting, Snap Chat, Instagram, IMs, DMs, and probably lots of other Ms that I don’t even know about, handwritten letters are beginning to feel like a lost art. The type of letters where we actually...
Let’s just get this out of the way right now, I am not a Gen Z person and have no business being on TikTok. I’m not even a Millennial… technically I fall right into that generation gap that no...
Asians in the media have always been few and their portrayal was often immersed in negative stereotypes. Historically, movies with Asian representation have portrayed Asians as weak, corny, nerdy, and/or kung-fu sidekicks. It has been refreshing to see Asian...
Should I be tracking my child? And to what degree? Parents now have access to numerous apps that provide real-time tracking of locations, driving data, battery life, and more. One particular tracking app advertises that it “lets parents just...
According to a study by InfluencerDB in 2018, more than 500,000 active influencers are operating just on Instagram. That makes up 39% of all Instagram accounts with more than 15,000 followers. And among this group of active Instagram influencers, 81% have followings between 15,000 and...

Technology Troubles

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Phones and screen time. These have been big topics in our household lately. And not quite for the reason you'd think. My husband and I are not worried about our son’s amount of usage (he’s only 11 months old)....
In a time where so many of us are navigating an isolated motherhood journey, there is something to be celebrated about finding social media spaces that radiate community, compassion, and encouragement. As a Black woman and mother who knows...
Financial mistakes. I’ve made a few. There was the time I scoured the couch cushions for change to get to a job interview. The time I withdrew money from my retirement account because I felt like taking a month...
Toddlers are busy little people with seemingly limitless energy. Caring for them is incredibly joyful, but can also be exhausting in the best circumstances. This winter, there are no library story-times, no playgroups, no music classes, no trips to...
In my last surge of nesting, I had convinced myself that a Roku would be a maternity leave necessity. Little did I realize just how timely this on-the-whim, Black Friday purchase would become. Three and a half months later,...
Back in the day, play used to consist of banging on neighbors' doors and riding bikes (sans helmets) all over the neighborhood, possibly to the gas station if you were brave enough. It was yelling and screaming with stick...
Questions to Ask Your District About Virtual Learning "Whether in-person classrooms are a thing this year or not, we know that a virtual classroom is going to be an option for families for the 2020-2021 school year. How will...
Whether in-person classrooms are a thing this year or not, we know that a virtual classroom is going to be an option for families for the 2020-2021 school year. How will you know if virtual school is a good...
I have a gaming injury. Yep. I'm 43. I've been playing Fortnite with a handful of 9-12 year olds for about 3 months now, and now I have tendinitis. I have to wear a thumb splint every night, I'm...
With cancellations, disappointment and all the long days, we're all looking for something to keep these kids entertained. We had the opportunity to try out Code Ninja's popular camps - offered both in person or virtually. Camps are offered...

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Guide to Great Wolf Lodge in Kansas City

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Over winter break I took my kids to Great Wolf Lodge for a fun staycation. We only stayed one night but packed in a...
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