Posts tagged kids

Daughter’s digital detox earns $200

   June 24, 2014 9:10 am    1

You know you’ve wanted to dare your kids (or other loved ones) to take a break from the digital world — go an hour, a day, a week — without checking those infernal text messages, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine feeds. Well, one dad went one better, according to an NPR report. Software company exec Paul…


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Fashion Friday — jewelry that doubles as perfume and more

   June 20, 2014 6:45 am    0

An industrial French start-up company of perfumers, designers and engineers sent me an e-mail to tell me they developed “pearls of perfume worn as part of a jewel offering to women — another way to wear fragrances.” It’s the latest in Fragrance Wear and the company is Obo Pearl. There it is as a bracelet,…


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Fashion Friday: Texas teen designs fish flops

   May 30, 2014 9:01 am    0

FishFlops — cute name for some really cute sandals — a dream business for a Galveston, Texas teen named Madison Robinson. She has been so successful, she caught the attention of Forbes last year. Read it here. She designs flip flops and T-shirts for kids, women and men. Fish abound on these cute clothing items. Most…


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Eggsuberant words to impress the family on Easter

   April 20, 2014 6:29 am    0

Every Easter, my husband gets into the eggs — eggstra special egg banter, that is. Here are some of his faves used in sentences for your enjoyment. We are eggcited to see family today. My stepdaughter-in-law is eggspecting. Cadbury creme eggs are not eggstravagant treats. There is no such thing as eggstraneous chocolate. I will need…


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House Lady — bring on the Cadbury eggs … and houses

   April 19, 2014 6:38 am    0

I know you’re thinking what do Cadbury eggs and houses have in common? Well at our house, they go together quite well, and apparently in Canada also. Here’s a link to a Huffington Post story that discusses Cadbury eggs are among the top 15 things we want to eat on Easter Sunday. If you don’t  want…


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What I learned from Shark Tank

   April 15, 2014 9:59 am    0

If you need an idea on how to make a presentation, you can learn it all in an episode of Shark Tank.  Big tip: Know your numbers and your competition. And know the questions — it’s always the same. In essence, be prepared — tell the kids. In a Forbes interview, one of the best…


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Things I learned from my kids 03/04/14

   March 4, 2014 6:14 am    0

Christopher Parker: you can turn your box of Chinese rice into a plate. See the video at left from Food Beast. I never knew. Howie Eckert: Bluetooth keyboards are fast. Here’s an article on five top keyboards. He sent me this message at 6 a.m. one day. Kelly Eckert: Google has instant messaging functions in…


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Why I shopped on Black Friday

   November 30, 2013 7:22 am    0

Just in case you’re wondering — yes that is a hanger and dishrag attached to the left side of my Dell computer screen. I am a genius to find this novel response to technology’s foils. A few weeks ago, my screen started acting up — horizontal lines and freezing. The nice young man at Staples…


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Scavenger hunt for school supplies

   August 28, 2013 6:40 am    0

I hated buying school supplies. I can admit it now. It’s been a long time. And if you hate it too, I feel your pain. Don’t let your kids hear you say it, but know that I am listening. It’s not the purchase or necessity that bothered me — it was trying to find the stuff. My…


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My poinsettia says it’s Christmas in July

   July 24, 2013 6:46 am    0

It’s July 24, and my 2012 poinsettia is still hanging on with a few red leaves. The red ones look pretty sad, but the green ones are quite healthy. Ordinarily, I don’t pay a lot of attention to Christmas in July — which celebrates that Christmas is six months away. This year,though, I have had…


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