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a day in the life

So excited to have a new Taylor Swift tune today!!  And it’s perfect that it came at the beginning of the school year because while the summer was drama-free, I’m fairly certain school will not be.  :(

What to do about all the haters?  Shake it off!!  I love it!!

(Of course, I’ve been telling Ariel that for years but now that Taylor Swift is saying it…..!)

 

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If only there wasn’t such a thing as a dress code at school!!  Sadly, all skin above the knee must be covered… so none of these bottoms would be appropriate.  But a tween can dream, right?

 

What to wear on the first day of school:

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It was the feel-good social media moment of last November.  One little boy’s wish, to be a hero, was granted and those of us who watched won’t ever forget the warm fuzzy feeling it gave us.

Now a documentary is in the works to tell the story-behind-the-story of that magical day.  Want to help it become reality?  Check out the Batkid Begins project on Indiegogo here.   Be sure to read down the page to relive the wonder of that fabulous day.  And have your tissues handy.  Again.  

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Eleanor Roosevelt quote purpose of life

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I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for BGCA. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating.

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Keeping my child safe on the internet is one of my biggest parenting concerns.  I know I can’t keep her locked away in a secluded tower (a la Rapunzel), but I do wish it would be harder for trouble to find her.

What kind of trouble? you ask.

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Moms Need To Know! Monday link-up party

 

It’s Monday and that means we’re looking for some fun ideas to fill our week!  Crafts!  Travel!  Recipes!  The door is wide open for us!

Have you posted any informative posts lately?  Product review?  Travel tips?  Craft ideas?  Recipes?

We’d love to have you join our Moms Need To Know! Monday link-up party so our readers can check out your tips and info!!

Party Rules:

  • It’s not required to participate, but we’d love it if you’d post a link back to TheTweenAndMe.com
  • Please click on other blogger’s links and leave some comment love–there are a lot of great ideas out there!
  • Please do not link to Etsy shops, giveaways or your home page. Please link only to specific posts.
  • Please link only original projects YOU created.
  • By submitting a picture, you are stating that you own or have permission to post that picture.
  • By linking up, you grant TheTweenAndMe.com permission to use your photos. Proper credit & links will ALWAYS be given.
  • We love to pin your posts to our various Pinterest boards and our special Moms Need To Know! Monday board!

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Maya Angelou quote

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Moms Need To Know! Monday link-up party

 

Happy Monday!  Ariel and I are looking forward to our first full week of summer fun and are planning our activities for the rest of the summer.  I have found some amazing crafts that we’re planning to try and more than a few books that we want to read.  And of course, there are some fabulous places we’d like to visit!

How about you?  Have you posted any informative posts lately?  Product review?  Travel tips?  Craft ideas?  Recipes?

We’d love to have you join our Moms Need To Know!  Monday link-up party so our readers can check out your tips and info!! [click to continue…]

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Jim Carrey quote

 

I was so pleasantly surprised to see this inspiring video clip from comedian Jim Carrey’s recent graduation speech at Maharishi University.  I’m including a clip but if you want to see Jim Carrey’s entire speech, you can watch it here.

 

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One of my favorite poets passed away today and I, along with many in the literary world feel deeply our loss.  RIP Maya Angelou.

Maya Angelou quote

 

If you’re not familiar with her work, The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou is a great place to start!

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