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The One In Which I Tell You About My Monster Headphones

My headphones have been broken for a couple of weeks now. So, I’ve been doing what any mother in my position would do. I’ve been snaking my daughter’s old giant, pink headphones from her room while she’s at school and using them. They are awful, but they get the job done. However, my daughter is not too pleased with my solution to my Broken Headphones Problem. I almost always forget to put them back in her room before she gets home from school and she gets soooo annoyed when she goes to use them. She usually says something like “Mom, I don’t mind sharing, but you really need to get your own headphones!” Well, thanks to Monster, I didn’t have to go buy a new pair. They recently sent me a pair to review. I was happy for the opportunity, but not as happy as my daughter, who was all “FINALLY! Now you’ll leave my headphones alone!” haha. KIDS.

I’ve had a few days to use the headphones and here’s what I can tell you. They are extremely comfortable. I wear mine while working (and by “working” I mean “Facebooking”) and they feel fantastic. They’re lightweight, not bulky and feel really nice on the ears. I asked my son to try them on and the first words out of his mouth were “these are the most comfortable headphones I’ve ever worn!” (And it’s funny how every time I go to use them, I can’t because he’s using them. And he laughs and says “but they’re soooo comfortable!”) Untitled

The sound is awesome. I was totally impressed with the crisp, clear sound. I really love the way it handles the bass- it’s deep but doesn’t overpower the music. These headphones are designed for noise isolation and they seal out distracting noise so that allows you to get the full experience of the music regardless of your environment. A cool feature is the ControlTalk Universal. This is an In-line mic with controls that work with Androids, tablets and other devices. It allows you to pause the music directly from the cord so you don’t have to reach for your phone or device.

The headphones come in cool colors. (Mine are Candy Tangerine. They’re shiny, bright and I love them.) If you’re looking for a good, durable, comfortable pair of headphones, I would absolutely recommend these without hesitation. (And so does The Teenager.)

If you’d like a chance to win one of 25 sets of Monster Headphones, here’s all you need to do. Head over to the Monster Headphones page on Walmart.com. Come back and tell me which color of NTunes is your favorite. All comments left on all participating blog posts in this program will be combined and 25 winners will be selected at random. Good luck!

 

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BlogHer will pool entries from participating blogs and select a sweepstakes winner at random and will contact the winner with details about fulfilling the prize.

The Official Rules are available here. This sweepstakes runs from 10/2/13 – 11/1/13.

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StriVectin-SD Review and Your Chance to Win $100 Gift Card

When I was a teenager and in my early twenties, my skin care regimen consisted of terribly bad things, like dousing my face with rubbing alcohol to try to clear my pores and get rid of the oils in my skin I believed were “clogging my pores.”

I cringe now when I think of how poorly I cared for my skin in my earlier days. It wasn’t until I turned 30 that I begin to take care of my skin and learned the value of having a good skin care regimen. It wasn’t until then that I started to notice, or even worry about, things like “fine lines” and “crow’s feet” and “wrinkles”.

I’m 41 now, and so I am careful to do all the things I can to care for my skin. I make sure to drink plenty of water to keep my skin hydrated; I try to get plenty of sleep to keep my eyes from looking puffy and tired. Most importantly, I make sure to do these things every night before I go to bed:

Remove my eye makeup.

Wash my face with warm-ish water, using a good cleanser.

Apply an eye cream.

Moisturize.

I do this routine every night, without fail, except for the rare night that I pass out on the couch while trying to catch up on my recorded television shows because I am old.

I don’t spend a ton of money on creams and potions, but if I hear about something that really works and that’s worth spending money on, I will splurge and give it a try. When I was given to opportunity to receive StriVectin-SD™ Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles and give it a try for a review, I jumped at the chance. I’ve been told really good things about this product and was super excited to use it on my 41 year old skin.

 

I briefly considered using the product on my stretch marks but decided against it. I’ve had these stretch marks on my body for almost 20 years, they’ve grown on me and become part of who I am. So I chose to use the products on my face because while I’m not super stressed out about wrinkles, I wouldn’t be sad to see them diminish. I’ve been using the product for about two weeks now and here is what I can tell you.

I love the way the StriVectin-SD™ Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles feels when it goes on. It’s got a bit of a minty smell and feel to it, but it’s not overwhelming. It doesn’t feel heavy or greasy at all. My skin feels invigorated after I apply it. I absolutely notice a difference in the way my skin looks and feels. The texture of my skin has improved. It’s softened, and it feels and looks much smoother. I don’t yet notice a huge change on the wrinkles, but my skin has definitely improved.

My husband even commented when I was putting my makeup on yesterday, so I’m not the only one who noticed.

StriVectin is the leading clinical anti-aging brand that rebuilds skin health over time, based on 25 years of biological research. Only StriVectin formulas have a patented, clinically-proven NIA-114 molecule that powers up skin to help repair damage and fight off all visible signs of aging for a youthful look and feel. The box claims that by week 2, my “skin will look smoother and more resilient.” Learn more about StriVectin on their website.

I have to say, that is very true of my skin. I actually look forward to see what happens as I continue using this over the next couple of months!

What interests you most about NIA-114, a key active ingredient in StriVectin-SD™ Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles? Leave a comment and be automatically entered for a chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. You must leave a valid email address to win!

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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 2/25/13-3/24/13.

Be sure to visit the StriVectin brand page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

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Mary Kay Review Plus a Chance to Win Your Very Own Mary Kay Gift Basket!

I love beauty products. I love makeup and creams and scrubs. I especially love finding new products and sharing the things that I love with friends. I was totally excited when I was asked to be a part of a Mary Kay campaign because I knew that I’d be receiving some new products to try and share with you all.

The products arrived in a pretty black box with pink ribbon. Here is a list of what was inside of the box:

  • Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color in Golden Vanilla, Truffle, Lavender Fog, Midnight Star, Sweet Plum and Black Pearl
  • Mary Kay® Compact Mini
  • Mary Kay® Mineral Cheek Color in Shy Blush
  • Mary Kay® Ultimate Mascara in Black
  • Mary Kay® Lash Love™ Mascara in Black
  • Mary Kay® Lash Love™ Waterproof Mascara in Black
  • Mary Kay® NouriShine Plus™ Lip Gloss in Mango Tango, Rock ’n’ Red and Café Au Lait
  • Mary Kay® Lash Primer
  • Mary Kay® TimeWise® Microdermabrasion Set
  • NEW Mary Kay® TimeWise Repair™ Volu-Firm™ Eye Renewal Cream

I have had enough time to try and use every product, and I have to say, I really do like them all, but there were a few products that stood out. My absolute favorite products were the NouriShine Plus Lip Glosses!

I’m picky when it comes to lip gloss. I hate glosses that are too thick or leave my lips feeling sticky. Let me tell you, these glosses are awesome. First of all, the colors are gorgeous (my favorite is Mango Tango). They are light, packed with moisture and go on super smoothly. Also? They’re super shiny. I love them and carry them everywhere with me. Because my daughter has the most amazing lips, I asked her if she’d be my Lip Gloss Model for this post. She hesitated at first, but when I agreed to let her put the lip gloss on all by herself, she happily agreed to participate.

Another product I love is the TimeWise® Microdermabrasion Set. I used it twice a week for the past few weeks and I absolutely notice a difference in the texture of my skin. My skin feels smoother and just generally more healthy. Unfortunately, I did not take a before photo, but here is what my forty-one-year-old skin looks like now.

I’ve also been using the TimeWise Repair™ Volu-Firm™ Eye Renewal Cream, and I do think my fine lines look somewhat diminished. What I love about this eye cream is the applicator– just press it directly on your skin and apply. Cool, yes?

I also love love love the Lash Love™ Mascara in Black. I used it with the Lash Primer and wow! Perfectly long, separated, non-clumpy lashes. It’s my new go-to mascara.

Another cool product is the Mary Kay Compact Mini. You can fit three eye shadows and one blush in it. You can also store the small brushes in the compartment in the back. I love that you’re not committed to the same three colors and that you can switch them out.

I’ve found several new products that I will continue to use in the future. Thanks, Mary Kay!

Would you like to try some Mary Kay products for yourself? If so then just tell me your greatest beauty tip for an opportunity to win a fabulous Mary Kay gift basket, courtesy of BlogHer.

Rules:

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You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 19 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

The Official Rules are available here.

This sweepstakes runs from 11/19/12-12/31/12.

Be sure to visit the Mary Kay page on BlogHer.com where you can read other bloggers’ reviews and find more chances to win!

I was provided with Mary Kay products to use and review, and was compensated for this post, however all opinions are my own.

Huggies Series Continued: The Mother In Law and The Nursery.

When I found out my third (and last) baby was going to be a girl, so many thoughts ran through my mind. One of those thoughts were “I AM GOING TO HAVE SO MUCH FUN DECORATING HER NURSERY!”

I was so excited that on my way home from my ultrasound appointment, I stopped by a few baby stores to start the search for a theme for my baby girl’s room. It didn’t take long before I found what I wanted. It was Wonderfully Girlie. It had pink and purple and blue and yellow and there were flowers and ruffles and TINY LITTLE DRESSES. (Ahhh, tiny! little! dresses!) I was so excited, I wanted to show everyone what I had chosen, so I took my mom and my mother in law to see what I had picked out. They both loved it and thought it would be perfect for our nursery.

A few weeks went by and I decided it was time to start buying All of The Things for our nursery. I asked my husband to go with me to purchase the bedding for the crib. He tried to talk me out of it. “It’s too soon! We don’t need to buy that stuff just yet.” he said. “What are you talking about? The sooner we get it and start decorating, the better.” “We need to talk.” He replied. He sat me down. “This was supposed to be a surprise, but since you’re insistent on going to buy the bedding, I have to tell you.” I was a little bit nervous. “My mom decided she wanted to give you something special as a gift, so she’s going to make the bedding and all of the accessories by hand.”

….. ……. ………

I know this sounds awful and makes me look like a very bad person, but I was FURIOUS. I was in love with this bedding and there was no possible way that anyone could duplicate it. It was perfect in every way and although I knew his mother could sew beautifully, there was no possible way she could duplicate what I had my heart set on.

I was angry with my husband for allowing her to do that. “Why didn’t you tell her no? Why DID YOU LET HER DO THIS TO US?” (I know, BAD, AWFUL, HORRIBLE PERSON.) He told me that she was almost finished and would be bringing it over for me to see very soon. I cried a little bit (okay, a LOT) because I was terrified that I was going to be disappointed, that it was not going to look anything like what I wanted and there wasn’t going to be anything I could do about it because it would hurt her feelings.

The big day arrived shortly after he told me about The Great Baby Bedding Surprise. She came over to show me what she had made. I was so nervous, hoping that if it was awful, I could hold back my tears and fake a smile. I was not going to hurt my mother in law’s feelings when she had went out of her way to do something so thoughtful and kind. She told me what she had done. I acted surprised. And then, she showed me what she had made. I couldn’t hold it in. I started to cry.

But they were not tears of disappointment. They were tears of relief, of happiness because what she made? Was perfect? In fact, I think it was better than The Real Thing. It was exactly what I wanted. I hugged her and I thanked her for her labor of love. Soon after, we painted the room and set it up.

And it was perfect.

Check out the Huggies Mommy Answers Facebook app and find more posts from bloggers sharing their experiences of motherhood on the Huggies page on BlogHer.com.

Our Family Day At Knott’s Berry Farm.

I’ve lived in Southern California my entire life. There are places here that are near and dear to my heart because of the memories made both as a child and as an adult with my own children. Knott’s Berry Farm is one of those places.

If you’re not familiar with Knott’s Berry Farm, let me tell you a little bit about it. Knotts Berry Farm is a theme park in Orange County. It’s 160 acres and has five themed areas. There are roller coasters, thrill rides, live shows and attractions. Something fun for all ages, for sure!

It also has funnel cake. Delicious, fresh, fruit-topped funnel cake I sometimes dream about.

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A Love Story (And a Chance to Win a $100 Visa Gift Card.)

I got married when I was nineteen years old. Needless to say, I did not have a chance to experience The World of Dating. I mostly feel grateful I didn’t have to experience bad or weird or scary dates to find the man of my dreams. However, my lack of experience in the World of Dating makes me very curious about the dating lives of other people. I love hearing stories of how people met, about their first dates, or about all of the bad dates they had to go on to find The One. My sister-in-law recently met the man of her dreams and married him in November of 2010.

Let me tell you about these two.

They are in love. Head over heels in love. They connect in every way-physically, spiritually, emotionally. A year later, they are still going strong. How did they meet?

On eHarmony.

As part of this program, I sat down to talk to her about her experience. Here is what she had to say.

Me: Was there a reason you chose eHarmony over the other dating websites out there?

Her: Yes, absolutely. The other sites had reputations for being “meat markets.” On one of the sites, it was possible for anyone to view your profile and see your photo. Most people base whether they want to date you or not based on your photo. That’s not the case with eHarmony. I had to fill out a very intensive survey that took me a long time to fill out. They really try to get to know your personality. Then, the only people who are allowed to see your profile are those who eHarmony matches you with, based on your personality.

Me: How many dates did you go on before you met Steve?

Her: Six. Most of those dates were meeting for coffee. I didn’t want to get stuck in an uncomfortable situation because I didn’t click with the person. Honestly? I clicked with every person I went on a date with. I had something in common with every one of them. We had great conversations. The only problem was that there wasn’t a romantic connection. I remember thinking to myself “even if I don’t end up dating this person, I could see myself being friends with them!”

Me: When you met Steve, when did you know he was the one?

Her: I knew right away, and so did he. We waited a year and a half to get married, but we only waited that long because we thought it was the responsible thing to do. We both knew in our hearts we were meant to be together.

For a chance to win a $100 gift card, courtesy of eHarmony and BlogHer, answer the following question in comments:What is the most important character trait your partner must have and why? Can’t wait to read your responses!

Rules:

No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
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This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here.
This sweepstakes runs from 2/14/2012 – 3/15/2012.
Visit the BlogHer.com eHarmony page to check out more blogger success stories and for more chances to win!

Review: Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. Your Second Shot, Your Chance to Win a $100 Visa Gift Card.

I love photography. It is a passion of mine. I love Canon. I currently own a Canon 40D SLR. It is a fantastic camera and I love it more than I love most anything else that I own. However, there are certain situations in which carrying around such a large camera isn’t practical. For months, I’ve been trying to convince my husband that I need a point and shoot. Now, thanks to Canon, I have one– a Canon PowerShot ELPH 300 HS. I was given this camera as part of a review program for BlogHer. grad854 (1 of 1).jpg Oh, this camera. I absolutely love it. It’s compact, lightweight, but make no mistake about it. This little camera is packed with powerful features. The most impressive feature by far is the HS system. The HS system is technology that helps the camera take better photos in low light situations. It also takes amazing videos (1080p HD.) I recorded some video of my daughter over the weekend and was totally impressed with the quality. Super crisp and clear image and sound. There are quite a few different camera modes, so much fun to play with! Here are a few different shots I took using several of the different shooting modes. (all of these are straight out of the camera, no editing whatsoever.) Fish-eye effect: 018.JPG Toy Camera effect: toycamera1.JPG 052.JPG Macro mode: 044.JPG Poster effect (taken in low light) 049.JPGNow, I’d like to introduce what I think is a really great project that Canon has started. It’s called the Second Shot Project. From their website:

When photographs don’t turn out, great moments are lost. Your Second Shot is an ongoing project to help real people recapture these moments. Armed with Canon’s low-light HS SYSTEM, we’re traveling the country to give people their moments back–from a bet involving a mechanical bull to a father’s surprise birthday party.

You can read about the “Second Shots” they’re helping others create on the Your Second Shot blog. While reading the stories there, I began to think about which photo I would submit if I were to participate in this project. There was one recent photo that came to mind. It’s a simple photo, one that would be meaningless to anyone looking at it. A few weeks ago, my daughter asked me if I’d have a tea party with her. “Not right now, sweetie. Maybe later” was my response. I was busy with a work project that I had to finish that night. After some time had passed, I put my laptop down and was going to tell my daughter that I was finished and would love to have that tea party with her after all. I walked into the living room to find a few chairs around the coffee table. in those chairs were stuffed animals. “It’s okay, Mommy. I got my friends to have a tea party with me.” I felt a little sick to my stomach. Why hadn’t I taken a few minutes to sit down to play with my daughter? I left her alone with her stuffed animals, grabbed my camera and took a few shots. I didn’t want to ever forget that moment or the lesson that I had learned. (To always make time to enjoy the little moments.) Fact: I do not like to use flash. I will avoid it at all costs. I understand that sometimes it is necessary, but personally? I’d rather avoid it when at all possible. This means that sometimes I have to crank up the ISO in order to get the shot. Doing this usually makes an image appear a bit grainy. Here is the shot: IMG_8724.JPG I asked my daughter to help me recreate the scene so I could retake that photo, using the Canon PowerShot 300 HS. Once we got the scene set up, I used the low light setting and snapped the shot (without flash!) This is what I got, straight out of the camera. 038.JPG Color me impressed. Have you ever had a moment lost due to a low light situation? A blurry shot. A shot that was too dark or too grainy. A shot you wish you could go back in time and re-do with a better camera?

Leave a comment for the chance to win a $100 Visa gift card.
Visit Your Second Shot to read other lost moment stories, and then leave a comment here sharing which is your favorite for the chance to win a $100 Visa gift card!

Rules: No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:

a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
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c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry. This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected. The Official Rules are available here.

Sweepstakes will run from 12/5 to 12/18

For more opportunities to win, visit the Canon round-up page on BlogHer.com to read other bloggers’ reviews!

The Photo Canvas and a Tiny Prints Giveaway

And the winner is…
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Congratulations to Firemom! :)
For this review, I was given a $75 store credit to Tiny Prints so that I could purchase a product and write an editorial review of that product. I was not compensated for writing the review. The opinions expressed are my own and are not paid for.
Last month I was contacted by Tiny Prints They offered me $75 credit so that I could choose product to review and share with my readers. I was familiar with their site, loved their products and was excited to take them up on their offer.
Tiny Prints is an online stationery store carrying a large assortment of beautiful products– thank you cards, birth announcements, business cards, photo cards, and holiday cards.
I spent days browsing their website, trying to decide what to use my credit to purchase. SO MANY CHOICES. I could use new business cards, but I could also use thank you cards and ohhh, look at the pretty photo stationery!
I eventually found myself in the “photo gifts” section.
I’m ashamed to admit this, but we do not have a single family portrait in our home of the five of us. I can’t tell you how many times I say “I need to hire a photographer to do a family portrait!” I never actually follow through and it makes me sick to my stomach because time is passing us by, our children are growing older (one of those kids is a LEGAL ADULT!) While looking at their custom canvas section, a photo the five of us had taken at my brother’s wedding came to mind. It wasn’t a professional photo, but it was a beautiful photo of the five of us, all together. I knew in that moment that I would have to order a photo canvas with my credit.
I’m so glad that I did.
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The canvas is beautiful– the photo is crisp, clear. The colors are vibrant and the canvas itself is well crafted and pretty much perfect. I couldn’t be more happy with my choice.
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Working with Tiny Prints has been a fantastic experience and I’m grateful to them for the chance to experience their products. I’m also grateful that they were more than happy to offer a giveaway with this review– a $50 gift card to TinyPrints.com!
Here’s what you have to do to be entered to win.
Go to their website.
Browse their products.
Here are some fantastic places to start:
The holidays are just around the corner, check out their assortment of seasonal cards:
Holiday cards
Christmas cards (For the time being, this one is my absolute favorite. I most likely will change my mind by the time I actually order my Christmas cards.)
New Years and Rosh Hashanah cards.
Once you’ve looked around, come back and leave a comment telling me what product you would most likely purchase with your gift card.
I will close comments next Wednesday. I will then choose a winner at random (using random.org)
Only one comment per person, you must use a valid email address.
That’s it! Have fun–I look forward to seeing what you would choose!
Comments have been closed. Winner will be announced on Thursday. :)

The One Where I Interview My Boys About Texting.

This is sponsored content from BlogHer and LG Text Ed

Earlier this week I interviewed my boys using questions that readers left in my previous LG post (thank you, readers. You are wonderful.) My boys were excited to take part in this interview. I did not have to force them, in fact, they kept asking me “when are we doing our interviews, Mom?” I was relieved at their answers and yes, I believe that they were answering honestly. I can’t say I particularly enjoyed the part where I got called out by my son, but yay, honesty!
I feel like I need to mention that I did not watch the videos–the sound of my speaking voice makes me cringe (Also? There is a reason I do not do interviews for a living.)– but I do hope that YOU watch and that you enjoy the conversation I had with my boys.
Because this topic is so important for our kids and their futures, BlogHer really wants to get the conversation about texting, sexting and safety going – both with our kids and among parents. It will match LG’s donation of .50 to dosomething.org for every comment on this post.

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The One Where I Ask You To Help Me Interview My Teenage Boys.

This is sponsored content from BlogHer and LG Text Ed

Earlier I was asked to participate in LG’s Text Ed campaign. I agreed because I have two teenage boys (Two! Teenage! Boys! How am I still alive and walking around this world?) and this topic is relevant to my life.
In my first post on this subject, I made a confession:

I have 2 teenage sons who both have cell phones and who both use those cell phones for texting. I suppose as a responsible parent, one would expect me to say that I’ve had conversations with them about “sexting.” But the truth is, I haven’t.
I have had conversations about what is and is not appropriate to post online. But I’ve never had the conversation about what is and is not appropriate to send via text messages.
I trust my children with their cell phones. They’ve been responsible cell phone users and to my knowledge, have never engaged in sexting. But, I suppose I would never know that unless I checked their text messages.
I do not check my children’s text messages.

This is about to change. As part of the LG Text Ed campaign, I am going to interview my boys on this subject and post that interview here. But! I need your help. Will you help me? I’m looking for suggestions for questions that I will ask my boys. The questions can be anything cell phone related–phone ettiquite, sexting, bullying. Keep in mind that I am open and honest with my boys and that they have an AMAZING sense of humor. So, this will not only be educational, but most likely HIGHLY ENTERTAINING. You’re going to want to be a part of this. Trust me.
Added Bonus: Your comment will help others!
Because this topic is so important for our kids and their futures, BlogHer really wants to get the conversation about texting, sexting and safety going – both with our kids and among parents. It will match LG’s donation of .50 to dosomething.org for every comment on this post.
So, would you please be so kind, so helpful and give me your suggestions on questions for my boys? Dosomething.org will get a $1.00 for each and every one.