This is an eventful month for my family as we get ready to send one daughter to middle school (6th grade) and the other to kindergarten. It’ll be quite an adjustment for everyone in the family.
Does anyone have recommendations on helping a preteen to become better organized? Apparently, staying organized is really important in middle school, and I know my little absent minded professor has some issues with that.
My brother was looking out his window one morning and this happened.
He lives in a rural area, but this still isn’t something he sees every day. I should note that black bears aren’t likely to bother humans unless you feed or provoke them. This big guy was just taking a casual stroll and not hurting anyone.
Out of camera range, he munched on a few apples from a tree. My brother estimated the bear’s weight at about 350 pounds.
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Best. Lawn Product. Ever.
I happened across this new product from WORX, and it immediately shot to the top of my wish list. I wouldn’t mind mowing the grass so much if my lawn weren’t sloped, making it extremely challenging to maneuver around with the mower. If the WORX Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower lives up to its potential, it would be a godsend for me.
TV Screens on Buses – What Could Go Wrong?
Hackers broke into the system that plays videos on Brazilian buses, and this happened.
It seems nothing is sacred (or safe) anymore – not even baby monitors, which have also been hacked, resulting in strangers spying on parents and babies.
Guest Post – Happy Songs to Make You Smile
I was thrilled to have a guest post accepted and published by Jingle Jangle Jungle this month. I wrote a list of happy songs that’ll put a smile on your face. You can find a YouTube playlist of my happy song choices here.
I’ll Take It
I had a HUGE one-day spike in traffic to my post, Top 5 Things to Do When You Get a New Android Device. Even using JetPack Site Statistics and Google Analytics, I can’t figure out for sure why I had the sudden traffic spike.
I’m certainly excited about it, but if someone linked to my article, I’d really like to know about it so I can thank that person.
What have been the highlights of your August? What are your biggest challenges in sending your kids back to school, and how do you deal with them?
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