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Smartphones for Grandparents

This post is a bit of a departure from the norm – it’s a quick post about smartphones, and I’m obliged to tell you that it is part of a compensated post for the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® community so that you don’t wrongly get the impression that I’m trying to be sneaky and pull the…

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Extra Birthday Fun

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and it’s advertiser. #GiveExtraGum #shop This weekend we celebrated Sophie’s 10th birthday with a giant “party of the decade” (including a craft project using Extra gum as part of…

A likely kraken: Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne (1870).  Also a fairly typical snapshot of life Chez Stephens.

On Ancient Sea Monsters, Wine, Super Powers & NickMom

I recently spent part of my evening swilling wine – yes, I know that part is not uncommon – and perusing the offerings at NickMom.com (as part of a sponsored post for the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community). My wine habit remains tragically unsponsored, which is shocking considering that I’m frequently told that my references to it in ratio…

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Start it up!

So, I’m excited to have some big (to me) news to share!  I’ve accepted an incredible opportunity to join the team at StartUp Cup | Global. I’ll still be working with clients through Magpie Marketing, which is an ideal way to stay connected to the front lines of entrepreneurs and the challenges and delights that…

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In Other Words

My long-suffering husband has joked {I don’t think he was joking} that I have such an excessive number of words to expend daily that I have to blog just to use them up. I suspect I would have run him off years ago if I didn’t have a few other outlets for my words, although…

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Photo Love {+ printing from Instagram}

I’ve realized recently that just about every great moment of our life over the last year or two has been captured on Instagram. I think it has officially become an affliction. Can’t. Stop. Filtering. So, I have waxed poetic before about how much I love Walgreens and, in particular, the mobile app – especially for…

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Summer Adventures + Goldfish Puffs

I mentioned recently that we are conducting Camp Stephens this summer as a way to better manager our days and avoid hours passing with all of us still in our PJs scowling and holding garlic up at the sunlight streaming through our windows. As a general rule, it’s been a smashing success. There’ve been library…