Let Lenovo Sponsor your STEM Group (Middle or High School)

Lenovo Stem Sponsorship

Through the Pear platform, Lenovo is now sponsoring STEM/STEAM groups with $1,000 cash grants or custom apparel. What do you need to know about getting your group sponsored? First, I’ve written before about how Pear works. Essentially they run social media-type campaigns through their platform so that you can raise money for your group by […]

When a Mom Blog Becomes a Teenager

Mom Blog Teenagers

Today is a pretty major milestone for my blog, and not because of its own age. I started Helping Moms Connect back in 2004, when my daughters were only 1 and 3. It was a true “mom blog” before that term even existed. At the time I wrote about everything going on in our lives […]

Why I Love Group Projects at School


Another week, another group project at school. If your kids are over the age of 8, you’ve probably experienced one or two of these. If your kids are teenagers, you probably hear about them every other week. Group projects are probably directly responsible for about 67% of the tears in my house. I’m sure that […]

Orlando Attractions for Families (Plus Giveaway!)

LEGO Land Florida

We are fortunate to be partnering with Viator not only to help you find fun things for your family to do in Orlando but also to give away a $100 gift certificate to help you get there! Plus, everyone who enters will receive a special discount when the contest is over for you save on the […]

Confessions of a Pinterest-Hating Mom


As a mom and as an online marketer, I know that I am supposed to love Pinterest. I’m supposed to see it as a way to get inspired to be more creative and a way to build my business through the power of visuals. It’s a way to connect and share ideas and curate content […]

Enjoy Online Craft Classes During Winter Break


Are you looking for something unique to do with the kids over their Winter Break? Consider taking an online class together from Craftsy. They have so many different things that you can learn together including: Knitting Quilting Cooking Cake Decorating Weaving Crocheting Paper Crafts and more! You can also get the supplies you need from […]

Where’s George Stamps Make Money Fun for Kids

Where's George Stamps

Are you looking for a fun activity for kids? Maybe an inexpensive gift idea? One day while sitting and eating ice cream, my kids were looking at the change and saw a dollar bill with the words “Track This Bill www.WheresGeorge.com” on it. We pulled up the site on our phones and saw that you […]

How Cassandra Clare Helped Me Bond with My Daughters

Cassandra Clare Books

I started reading Young Adult books while my girls were still reading Junie B. Jones and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. In fact, I wrote about The Mortal Instruments being my “New Favorite Book Series” 4 years ago. Now that my girls are a teen and a tween, we read a lot of the same […]

10 Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy

Ways to Use Leftover Halloween Candy

Despite the fact that we only had one kid trick-or-treat this year, we somehow ended up with even more candy than ever before. Between our trip to Disney for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and my apparent overbuying for our own anticipated trick-or-treaters, we ended up with an entire table full of candy. As […]