Oct 052015

This shop and my DIY faux campfire project has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PureLifeRippleEffect #CollectiveBias

Someone once told me that you should always keep a kite in your trunk.  So this is what my trunk usually looks like:

Always keep a kite in your trunk - just in case!

I like to keep at least one or two kites plus a ball, some kid-size sporting equipment, sand toys, and a lightweight stroller.  That way if the mood strikes us we can hop out and spend some time playing in a local park or even take a walk. Continue reading »

Sep 122013

This is a partnered post on behalf of Tech Time Out.  All words and opinions are my own.

There’s no doubt that tech devices are pretty much cemented as part of our daily lives.  People text, Tweet, and Facebook status-update 24 hours a day.  Video games are no longer just PC or console based; they’re at your smartphone fingertips.  And phone calls are almost a thing of the past with Skype and other face-talk programs on our phones and PCs.

I’m actually a huge supporter of using technology to it’s fullest.  My father took one of the first computer courses available at a local college when I was probably 4 years old.  I learned to make the screen change colors and play “music” by programming on the Commodore 64 he bought on which to practice (yes, I’m that old).  By the time I was in high school, I had my first webpage (anyone remember Geocities?), was teaching adult ed classes on how to use the Internet, and was working for my school’s computer-building start-up company.

Taking a Family Tech Time Out - Blowing Bubbles

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