Archive for March 2014

9 Funny parenting quotes

9 Funny parenting quotes
Parenting is a wacky journey, but as with everything, a sense of humor makes it a bit easier. Here are some funny parenting quotes to keep you in stitches even when you’re at the end of your rope. “The truth is that parents are not really interested in justice. They just want quiet.” – Bill... Read more »

St. Patrick's Day trivia: 12 fun facts about Ireland's patron saint and the holiday honoring him

<strong>What was St. Patrick's given name at birth?</strong><br>

Maewyn Succat.<br> I can't image saying "Happy Maewyn Succat's Day!" Happy St. Patrick's Day rolls far more trippingly off to the tongue. When he became a priest, he changed his name to Patricius, from the Latin term meaning "father figure."
<br>Source: <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/03/17/st-patricks-day-history-m_n_502386.html#s74433" target="_blank">The Huffington Post</a>

<br>Photo by gubgib at FreeDigitalImages.net
Regardless of your heritage, everyone’s Irish on March 17th.  Get your green on, bust out your brogue, and impress your friends and family with this fun St. Patrick’s Day trivia. See how much you really know about Ireland, St. Patrick and the traditions that surround the annual celebration of him. Please like Tween Us on... Read more »

Kids think marijuana is safe, but pot is harmful to their developing brains

Kids think marijuana is safe, but pot is harmful to their developing brains
Have you heard about the group of third graders in Sonora, California who were caught smoking marijuana in the elementary school bathroom? Yup. It happened last week. You can read about it here. The police chief said the 8 and 9 year-olds are too young to face criminal charges. It’s an unusual case, thank goodness,... Read more »
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Yik Yak app is wreaking havoc in schools: 11 things parents need to know

Yik Yak app is wreaking havoc in schools: 11 things parents need to know
Problematic apps that are popular with kids and full of inappropriate content keep popping up. It’s like a game of whack-a-mole: just when you get a handle on one and smack it down, another one pops up. The latest offender: the app Yik Yak. Parents could be fooled by the friendly-looking yak logo, but hiding... Read more »

11 Fun facts about Mardi Gras

11 Fun facts about Mardi Gras
Happy Mardi Gras!  You may know that Mardi Gras means “Fat Tuesday” and  “Laissez les bons temps rouler” is a Cajun French phrase that translates to “Let the good times roll!” But here are a few fun facts about Mardi Gras that you may not know. * Thank Pope Gregory XIII for adding the event... Read more »

Darby Girl DIY kits make crafting easy and affordable for tweens and teens

Darby Girl DIY kits make crafting easy and affordable for tweens and teens
Subscription boxes are all the rage and tween and teen girls can now get in on the fun with Darby Girl. Darby Girl is a DIY craft box that arrives bi-monthly, filled with everything a tween or teen girl needs to make a fun craft project. It’s the result of a partnership between Darby Smart... Read more »
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