The Microsoft Store in Farmington, Connecticut #WindowsChampions

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A few weeks ago, the new Microsoft Store opened at the Westfarms Mall in Farmington, Connecticut. I was all kinds of excited to attend the media tour before the Grand Opening celebration and check out the store itself....but sad for me, I had a nasty bout of strep throat and wasn't even able to get ...

How to stay safe on Facebook

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This post about How to Stay Safe on Facebook is brought to you through my Ambassadorship with Hotspot Shield.  Opinions are my own.   When it comes to Facebook, virtually everyone is joining in the fun. (Except my husband). In world where your Grandma is just as likely to have a profile as your best friend, Facebook ...

Weight Watchers Simple Start Program #SimpleStart

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It's the New Year, which inspires new resolutions by  many to lose weight, be healthier, and so many other things.  I was given a free one month subscription to Weight Watchers to try their Simple Start plan and write about my experience.Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own. I made ...

Shattered iPad? Cracked phone screen? No problem!

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I had my iPad 3 for almost a full year and never ever dropped it.  I had this adorable case on it, that was super cute, and everything was alllll kinds of hunky dory and happy.  I even would read books or watch episodes of True Blood on my iPad while in the tub.  NEVER ...

8 Internet Safety Tips for Kids, Tweens and Teens (This is TO the kids)

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It's past Christmas, and many kids have shiny new devices that access the internet.  I figured it might be a good time to share some reminders for all of us to think about and share with our kids.  We have to protect them and teach them to protect themselves! Here are 8 Internet Safety Tips ...

Knock it ON with LG G2 #SprintMom #MC

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I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Sprint. I received product samples to facilitate my reviewI've been using my new LG G2 Smartphone for a few weeks, and it's a toss-up on which feature is my favorite. The two I'm enjoying the most right now are: KnockON Feature Do a double-tap on ...

Create shareable video memories with Voyzee

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This is a sponsored post about video memories.  Opinions are my own. Whether I'm blogging or just hanging out with the kids, sometimes I like to tell stories - isn't that what being a parent (and blogger!) is all about? Voyzee helps me do just that, and makes it simple, too! I'm not the best ...

Wordless Wednesday: Microsoft Minion visits Seattle #WindowsChampion #Seattle

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Of course, if you know me, I'm never actually wordless. So this is fewer-than-normal Word Wednesday? These pics are from my Seattle trip last month with Microsoft.  The kids were wanting to know what I was going to be doing when I was away and instead of bringing a toy from all 3 of them ...

Windows Gift Cards for apps now available (Giveaway) #WindowsChampions

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Last month, I was invited by Microsoft to fly to Seattle and learn all about Windows 8.1, Windows Phones, Laptops, Desktops, Tablets, AIO PC's and XBOX One. While I was there, I learned a TON about Windows and how to navigate, use, and appreciate all of the features and elements that make it so user ...

123 Tracing App Helps Kids Learn to Write Numbers

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Kid's Academy, one of the most successful developers of apps for kids has released what might be their biggest app yet. 123 Tracing  is an excellent educational app designed for younger students. This cute game helps kids trace numbers and get in the habit of writing and forming these letters that they will use the rest ...