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7/23/14

Check me out!

 
If you're my friend on facebook, you know that I just had a photography article published.
 
If not, well...I was asked a month or so ago to contribute an article on photographing
children to Resource Magazine.  Of course, I jumped at the chance, and here it is...
 
 
http://resourcemagonline.com/2014/07/photographing-kids-tips-tricks-mom-blographer/
 
 
I still shoot with my 6-year old Canon Rebel EOS, so in no way do I consider
myself a pro.  Therefore, this was extra cool.
 
Plus, I got to showoff some of my all-time-favorite photos!
 
 
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7/20/14

My View

 
So, I'm still catching up and trying to ensure that the boys have plenty of summer
fun, as we only have 2 more weeks before school starts.  I haven't gotten my camera
out one single time, and I gotta say...it's been nice.
 
So, here's a shot from our beach trip in June.  I never shared it...
 
 
 (I had my Canon D waterproof, so I was standing out in the ocean.)
 
 
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7/15/14

Treat.com

 
I love cards...sending and receiving!
 
And, what's better than a personalized card?
 
I've recently fallen in love with Treat.com from Shutterfly.  They have more
than 4,500 cards to choose from, for every occasion you can think of, and
personalizing them couldn't be easier.  Here's what I quickly put together...
I send a lot of photos to my in-laws in NY, and I know they would love
getting one of these cuties in the mail!
My absolute favorite feature on the site is the scheduling.  You can create and
schedule your card up to one year in advance.  When the birthday/anniversary date
rolls around, they print and mail your card for you.  (No more worrying!)
And, they only add on the cost of the stamp.  How cool is that?
Check it out.  You're gonna love it, too.
 

***Many thanks to treat.com for this opportunity!***
 
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7/13/14

Relaxing

 
For those unfamiliar, our oldest son, Sam, was in the hospital for several
days with a bad infection.  He is home now, and doing great...but I'm still
soooo behind.  I wanted to get something posted and Max was game, so...
 
 
 
 
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7/10/14

LeapFrog: Get Ready for Kindergarten!

 
LeapFrog has a new series catered to kids entering Kindergarten, including
fun games, books and activities.  There's a cartridge for the LeapPad and a
read and write set for the LeapReader.
 
 
The series follows 4 students, Chris, Pilar, Daniel and Grace, around the classroom.
Naturally, Luke was drawn to the game cartridge.  He loved the cute characters and
fun learning activities.  Here's a sample:
 
(Stretchy Monkey was definitely his favorite game!)
 
I'm pleasantly surprised at how much he's enjoyed the LeapReader set in the last few weeks.
I find him reading and doing the activities quite often.  And, it's always neat to see how well
he's reading now.  He only uses the LeapReader on certain words.
 
 
 
 
Both of these are great additions to your LeapFrog library, especially over the summer,
when kids lose so much of what they've learned.
 
 
 
***I received the aforementioned items free-of-charge, in exchange for an honest review.***
 
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