Archive for August 2014

Feeding the sharks at the Shedd Aqaurium: a review of our extraordinary experience

Feeding the sharks at the Shedd Aqaurium: a review of our extraordinary experience
Welcome back to Shark Week on Tween Us, designed to get you in the spirit for Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, which starts on August 10th. Today’s installment is my very favorite.  We were lucky enough to go as a family to feed the sharks at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. My daughter and... Read more »

7 fascinating facts about sharks for Shark Week and beyond

7 fascinating facts about sharks for Shark Week and beyond
Sharks are incredible creatures that strike fear in the heart of many, but how much do you really know about them? Sharks are often misunderstood. In preparation for Shark Week on the Discovery Channel, learn some fascinating facts about sharks here: * Sharks are smaller than you probably think they are. Half of sharks are... Read more »

Shark Week products and promotions, from Rob Lowe to Dunkin Donuts to Cold Stone

Shark Week products and promotions, from Rob Lowe to Dunkin Donuts to Cold Stone
Shark Week is coming! The annual event begins on the Discovery Channel on Sunday, August 10th. The excitement is building and Shark Week is popping up everywhere. Check out the many Shark Week products and promotions, from ice cream to soap and everything in between. (And if you want facts about sharks, click here.) Even... Read more »
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Book Review: Middle School Makeover helps make the tween years easier for parents and kids

Book Review: Middle School Makeover helps make the tween years easier for parents and kids
The tween years are notoriously tough, and while puberty doesn’t make much of anything easier, they have gotten a bit of a bum wrap. The middle school years could use a PR person, because they aren’t always a bad as everyone seems to think. Michelle Icard may be the closest thing to that needed PR... Read more »