Tag Archive: screen-free week

Saturday Edition: On boosters, bad words, and giving screens the boot

Oh great. I’m still in a booster at age 8. So apparently, my son had the misconception that once he turned 8, it was bye-bye booster. Poor kid. I guess I forgot to tell him that it’s really his height that matters. I think he might be a little embarrassed considering many of his 8…

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Lessons learned during Screen-Free Week: the good, the bad, and the eye-opening

I’m baaaack! So, I’m here which means I survived Screen-Free week. As expected, I had the hardest time with it; my family handled it wonderfully though. And, yes, we put Big Brother and Little Sister to work. Thankfully, at 7 and 4, they still enjoy a little work in the yard. Here’s the lowdown on…

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Dr. Mom is on call for allParenting

I know what you’re thinking…and no, I am not breaking my vow of media silence for Screen-Free Week; this is the beauty of scheduled posts. So please, no need to start throwing your virtual pies at me. But…I do have some fantastic news to share, I’ve been dying to share my latest writing project with…

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It’s here…Screen Free Week

Well it’s time to dust off our board games and get our hiking shoes on because Screen Free Week is here. Of course, now at the 11th hour, I’m kind of wondering…what in the heck was I thinking? No…this will be good. It will be good. I hope. I’ve prepped the kids. They’ve had plenty…

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7 ways to maximize your child’s health

When discussing the health of our children, the big picture perspective is hugely important. We often (I included) get side-tracked or preoccupied with specific symptoms or worrisome habits in our children. We want to know why those pesky ear infections keep coming back or why our kindergartner can’t seem to sit still for more than…

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Media Detox

I thought our little family was doing pretty darn good when it came to moderating screen time. I mean, I have always been very intentional about our kids and TV viewing; and up until this past Christmas no one owned any handheld gaming device or iPad. My iPhone is still relatively new to me and…

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