About musingsfromme

Jill is a writer who stays at home or a SAHM who writes...it depends on her mood. She blogs about seizing family time one dinner - movie - game night at a time at http://www.musingsfromme.com. When not blogging, she writes about preteens on TypeAParent, and for several other websites. She is the community manager for two local mommy sites and one national site for moms.

When the Sports Season Goes Awry

By |December 2nd, 2011|

I like to think that I am open-minded. I can roll with the punches. Take it on the chin. But, when it comes to my […]

Liveblogged: Patti Digh Opening Keynote #typeacon

By |July 5th, 2011|

Session: Opening Keynote

Speaker: Patti Digh

Where: TypeAParent Conference, June 23-25, 2011, Asheville, NC

Patti Digh is a published author. She wrote two books on global business, before […]

Liveblogged: Traffic Building Bootcamp #typeacon

By |June 27th, 2011|

Session: Traffic Building Bootcamp

Speaker: Heather Solos

Where: TypeAParent Conference, June 23-25, 2011, Asheville, NC

Ask yourself…Why do I want traffic on my blog?

Building a community
Making as much […]

LiveBlogged: Blogger Outreach That Works #typeacon

By |June 25th, 2011|

Session: Blogger Outreach That Works
Speakers: Cecily Kellogg, Jessi Langsen of Edelman, Ana Roco-Castro, Jenn Fowler
Where: TypeAParent Conference, June 23-25, 2011, Asheville, NC

Blogger & Brands — […]

Liveblogged: Engaging with Email Newsletters #typeacon

By |June 25th, 2011|

Speaker: Kelby Carr @typeamom
Session: Engaging with Email Newsletters
Where: TypeAParent Conference, June 23-25, 2011, Asheville, NC
Engaging with Email Newsletters

Email is a very viable and powerful tool. […]

LiveBlogged: Transitioning from Blogger to Social Media Consultant #typeacon

By |June 24th, 2011|

Session: Transitioning from Blogger to Social Media Consulltant

Speakers: Amanda Henson and Sarah Pinnix

Where: TypeAParent Conference, June 23-25, 2011, Asheville, NC

Amanda — If people ask you […]

A Review of AboutOne.com – All Your Family Deets in One Place

By |June 20th, 2011|

Chances are good that you are an online parent. You probably clicked to this site from Twitter or read a clip of the post on […]

A Review of College Planning 101

By |June 14th, 2011|

Lately, I have been clenching my jaw. Why is this? Well, I woke up to the realization that my oldest child will apply to colleges […]

Decadence Is Reading a Book at the Pool!

By |March 4th, 2011|

For years I have carried a book to the pool. I recall taking a book with me to the “swimming baths” in my hometown of […]

Stay in Touch with Your Tween

By |February 8th, 2011|

Text. E-mail. Face-to-face. Whatever method you use. Staying in constant contact with your tween is vital.

Do you remember worrying about staying in touch with your […]

Journal Buddies: Boy and Girl Version

By |December 11th, 2010|

I never realized how much my daughter wrote on her own, unprompted by me, until my other children hit the writing stage. Whereas my oldest […]

MenuPlanningCentral.com: A Solution to Busy School Nights

By |December 7th, 2010|

If you read my blog, you will quickly find that I don’t write about cooking or recipes or menu planning. I write about raising a […]

The Tote Buddy: Keep Your Recycled Shopping Bags in Order

By |December 7th, 2010|

Are you like me? Do you have the best intentions to use recycled shopping bags on ALL shopping trips?

Do you dutifully collect bags from conferences, […]

A Pocket-Sized Book That Packs a Punch

By |December 1st, 2010|

I should be ashamed of the books piled on my nightstand. A stack of books on parenting and other educational issues. A book for my […]

I Need My Kids to Go Back to School

By |August 17th, 2010|

It’s supposed to get easier right? Life with little ones is challenging, time-consuming, and exhausting. Surely life with a kid, a preteen, and a teen […]

Setting Guidelines for Your Family

By |July 2nd, 2010|

When children are little, you we set rules about not throwing food or hitting. The rules we set helped our children know what was expected of […]

Chocolate Is Chocolate, Right?

By |June 14th, 2010|

I don’t know about you, but I am particular about the chocolate I eat. I want to make sure that my splurge is worth it. […]

Braces: What Preteens AND Parents Need to Know

By |May 18th, 2010|

My oldest — a teen — just got her braces off. My tween is now sporting upper and lower braces. As I navigate having a […]

Preteens and Braces: Responsibility

By |April 23rd, 2010|

Let’s face it – kids love candy. O.K., I know a kid or two who can take or leave candy. My teen regularly throws away […]

How Can Parents Help Preteens Do Their Best on Standardized Tests

By |March 13th, 2010|

Standardized tests are a fact of life for the public school student. Each state administers a test to its students to access their knowledge of […]

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