Learning To Play The Piano: 4 Key Takeaways I Learned

Learning To Play The Piano: 4 Key Takeaways I Learned

Get it, key? Like Piano Key? Ha, I crack myself up sometimes. Yeah I know, I did a lil’ play on words there. I had to, it’s me. So you guys remember that I started homeschooling our youngest son again. We gave him a chance at going back into mainstream schooling again, and it just wasn’t the right time, so we pulled him back out. He’s been great since. However, I’m not musically inclined and he THRIVES off of playing a musical instrument. So when I was approached by Playground Sessions to collaborate, I jumped. Guys, this program is FANTASTIC!I’m seriously not just saying this either. EVEN I am learning to play the piano and I never thought I would learn. But I guess, you really can teach an ol’ chick new tricks!

WIN a Nintendo Switch+ $35 towards Nintendo Eshop

WIN a Nintendo Switch+ $35 towards Nintendo Eshop

May not already know, but  my family LOVES gaming.Okay, that may be a slight understatement. Whenever we get free-time we’re gaming. We game either via consoles or PC. We don’t discriminate. Any console, PC, mobile, etc. One of us, or all of us are playing some type of video game.Thanks to our friends at GameStop for offering up an amazing prize package for one lucky reader! Enter to WIN a Nintendo Switch+ $35 towards Nintendo Eshop from GameStop!

FortNite Has Taken Over Our Home and I’m Okay With it

FortNite Has Taken Over Our Home and I’m Okay With it

I know you’re probably thinking I’m crazy for saying that I’m okay with FortNite taking over our home, and you’re probably right. It’s a game my son loves, is into and even though he can get a little out of hand at times. It shows his determination to keep getting better. Here’s the thing, so many people are against video gaming, especially FortNite, because they say it doesn’t teach kids today how to succeed. I believe it’s quite the opposite. Kids who are playing video games, whether it’s FortNite, COD, GTA, etc.

2018 Holiday Gift Guide For the Tech & Gamer

2018 Holiday Gift Guide For the Tech & Gamer

My family consists of gamers, techies or geeks. And I LOVE IT! That’s why this Holiday Gift Guide for Techy & Gamers is probably my favorite. My 13yr old is obsessed with FortNite and my Oldest loves the racing games like Grand Theft Auto 5 or Forza.  My husband loves  Final Fantasy Games (he pretty much loves all of them) and my obsession with The Elder Scrolls Series or Assassin’s Creed. Gaming aside, I love tech. ALL things tech! If I could have everything, I would. I’d probably have all of the latest computers, tablets, cell phones, smart devices, etc. My husband always rolls his eyes whenever I talk about swapping out the old out dated thermostats for new smart thermostats.

Five Ways Digital Marketing Will Change Over the Next Few Years

Five Ways Digital Marketing Will Change Over the Next Few Years

You’ve probably already seen sponsored social media posts from social media influencers. A company will pay the influencer to showcase one of their products or services. For example, Audible is popular in several videos of YouTubers. This will only continue to grow. As there become more social media influencers, target markets become more specialized. Think about it. You’re following your favorite influencer or celebrity, and they’re using a new brand of hygiene products they love. Viewers will think, “If they love it, and I love them, it’s worth trying.” Millennials and Gen Z-ers are more likely to buy a product from someone they look up to than a billboard they see while driving down the highway.

Who Would Have Thought This Safety Device Could Help with Anxiety

Who Would Have Thought This Safety Device Could Help with Anxiety

I already have anxiety, so going out ANYWHERE without my husband or at least one of my kids, is horribly frustrating and throws my anxiety through the atmosphere! I recently had a blogger event about an hour away from home and it was just for me. I couldn’t take my husband or a kid. JUST ME! Sure, I could go into “work mode” and sometimes that works, but what am I going to do BEFORE “work mode” sets in? I knew I was going to be at least 30 minutes early, so I wanted to walk around town a little. I was an anxious mess. I was looking around me like crazy, making sure that I was safe and no one was entering my bubble.

On July 13th, Hotel Transylvania 3 Will Open Nationwide in Theaters

On July 13th, Hotel Transylvania 3 Will Open Nationwide in Theaters

Hotel Transylvania 3 we join our favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. It’s smooth sailing for Drac’s Pack as the monsters indulge in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to exotic excursions, and catching up on their moon tans. But the dream vacation takes a dangerous turn when Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the human captain of the ship, Ericka, who holds a mysterious secret that threatens them all.

How Often Do You Monitor Electronic Devices That Your Child Uses?

How Often Do You Monitor Electronic Devices That Your Child Uses?

As a parent, you have to be proactive. If you did not know the answers to those questions I mentioned above then your child is at risk of being taken advantage of by a child sex predator. No, I am not just being an alarmist. I am not chicken little and the sky is not falling. However, children are falling prey to online sex predators far too often. Besides that, they are being exposed to pornography, inappropriate content, and even illegal content. If your child is trading in pirated music, movies, and software, you can be sued for thousands of dollars. Do you really think saying, “You should not do that” is enough if there is a song or a movie they really want and they know you will never find out about it?

14 WordPress Plugins You Need to Start Blogging + Bonus Theme

14 WordPress Plugins You Need to Start Blogging + Bonus Theme

Several years ago when I started blogging I had absolutely NO idea what exactly I was doing. Heck, some days I think I still don’t know, but I just keep chugging along. If you’re just starting out with blogging you’re going to be overwhelmed with “must-haves” whether it’s going with WordPress, Blogger, Wix, etc. One thing is for sure though, if you’re going to select WordPress, you have to have the right WordPress Plug-ins to make sure your blog/website functions properly. It’s honestly a never-ending cycle with blogging or running a website. There is always something new coming out or some type of guideline is going to change. 

Giveaway: Amazon Echo with Alexa Skill Blueprints

Giveaway: Amazon Echo with Alexa Skill Blueprints

We know that Alexa is the Top Girl these days! You would think, as much as I order from Amazon, I would have one already! It’s not that we “NEED” Alexa… but I really want one. Unfortunately, my husband said no. So until I can convince him otherwise, I guess I’m going to live vicariously through all of my readers and friends who have that gorgeously voiced lady giving them the weather, their music, and ordering them their Almond Flour! If you haven’t heard of an Amazon Echo or Dot or that beautiful voice, you need to.. like now!

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