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Moms on the Move - Inspiring Moms on TV and Website

Moms on the Move is a television series and website that informs, educates and entertains viewers by showcasing celebrities, experts and inspiring moms across America. It was created and is hosted by Linda Swain, mother of six, musician ,writer, spiritual counceler  and Emmy Award winning host and producer.



I was privileged to attend a press lunch last week with Linda Swain for the launch of her Moms on the Move series onto DirecTV and to over 300 broadcast and cable…

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Added by Jennifer on January 20, 2011 at 1:11pm — No Comments

Best Technology Blogs for Parents

Are you overwhelmed by Technology? Technology is taking over our lives, especially if we have families to worry about. As much as I try to help out here on Connect with your Teens through Pop Culture and Technology, there is only so much one blog can do. Here are 10 other tech blogs written by parents for parents.

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Added by Jennifer on December 12, 2010 at 2:16pm — No Comments

10 Signs You Are a Helicopter Parent

If you are a helicopter parent, you probably already know it.

Many parents are proud of it. But for those parents of teens that think

they have escaped that label, why don't you see how many of these

questions you answer yes to.



10 Signs you are a Helicopter Parent to your Teens



1. Under no circumstances will you ever turn off your cell phone, unless

all your kids are with you. It doesn't matter how old they are or where

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Added by Jennifer on October 25, 2010 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Tips to Avoid the Summer Reading Slump

Guest contributor and MobiStories.com producer Wendy Toone, offers great

tips this week on how your kids can avoid brain drain when they're out

of school.



It's Summertime! Yipppee! Time for swimming, trips to the beach, camping, and all sorts of "no more school" activities. However, many

kids suffer from a backward slide in their reading development when

reading activities wane over the summer months.



Students can… Continue

Added by Jennifer on July 12, 2010 at 11:37am — No Comments

Sending Your Child to College - Best Manual for Parents and Teens to Prepare

There are many books on the market that try to prepare parents

psychologically for saying goodbye to their teens when they go off to

college. How helpful they are is hard to say. However, if you want a

book that will prepare you and your teens for everything you will need

to do and know, with great lists and ways to save money, then you must

get… Continue

Added by Jennifer on June 15, 2010 at 12:39pm — No Comments

Connect with your Family at Mealtime

Although I haven't written about mealtime as an important way of

connecting with your teens because it has nothing to do with pop culture

or technology, and because my family has never been very good at it, I

couldn't stay away any longer when I found Barilla's Share The Table" project.

This new updated website offers more than 700 recipes and expert tips,

interactive tools,… Continue

Added by Jennifer on June 10, 2010 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Join the National PTA Live Webcast

As a parent, it’s important to get involved with your local Parent

Teacher Association
, as you can make a difference in your child’s

education now and in the future. If you agree, then you might want to

take part in an upcoming exclusive LIVE online webcast event



At this year’s national convention there will be much to tackle:

  • The nation’s K-12 public education system is in crisis.
  • Our students lag behind compared to children in other…
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Added by Jennifer on June 3, 2010 at 10:07am — No Comments

Teen Girls Today - More Pressure Yet More Resources

Back when I was a teenager (in prehistoric times), girls did not have nearly the pressures they have today. Without cell phones and the Internet, there was no need to be constantly on, so there was more time

to relax. There also wasn't the same urgency to beef up the college

resume with hundreds of clubs and AP courses and we didn't have parents

that signed us up for every activity known to man. However, we still

had problems, and there were very few resources…

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Added by Jennifer on May 18, 2010 at 11:18am — No Comments

Distracted Driving Makes You a Deadly Weapon - Sign No Phone Zone Pledge

Question: Doesn't your life and the lives of your passengers and

everybody else on the road trump the need to be in on constant

communication with others?
If your answer is no, you have a big

problem. Mobile phones are wonderful devices, however they have many too

many people addicts. Yes, if you can't drive without using your cell

phone, you are an addict and a danger to your self and others.



I have felt this way for years now. That is why I was so… Continue

Added by Jennifer on April 30, 2010 at 11:22am — 1 Comment

Contest for a free membership in FamZoo - Fun Financial Management for Families

I have previously written about how important it is to prepare our

children, especially once they become teens, to money management
.

Since schools don't teach this, we must. I recently tried out a new

program called FamZoo and think it is a wonderful way for parents

and their children, tweens or teens to work… Continue

Added by Jennifer on April 26, 2010 at 3:43pm — No Comments

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