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PTPA and Blurb Challenge


  As we leave Summer behind us and get back into the swing of things with school and sports we are taking more pictures but they are never printed.  Don’t let all of your beautiful pictures stay in JPEG form! We have an awesome challenge for the chance to win a 1 of 10 $50 credits for Blurb.  Blurb gives you the option to Create, Publish and Sell right on … Read More →

Fan Friday Contest: Proof Bed Bug Spray


Welcome to PTPA’s Fan Friday contest! We’re super glad that you’re here. We are thrilled to announce that one (1) lucky winner will receive: 16oz. bottle of Proof 100% Bed Bug Spray, a 3 pack or Proof plus a $10 Amazon Gift Card! Enter for your chance to win!   This contest will run all day on Friday, September 19th, 2014! Tell your friends!   Proof is an EPA registered plant-based … Read More →

The Ultimate School Lunch Checklist For Healthy Litterless Lunches


It’s September and school lunches are back in the news – mostly because everyone quickly runs out of ideas of what to put in them. There seems to be two camps on school lunches– on the one side we have those that take great pride in creating amazing works of art that are beautiful to look at and also healthy to eat. I secretly admire those parents and wish I … Read More →

Baby in a Pumpkin

Baby in a Pumkin

Fall is right around the corner, so that means cooler weather, changing colors and decorations that consist of pumpkins and cornucopias. I love taking walks outside and seeing the crisp leaves that have turned orange and brown and the scarecrows and pumpkins that welcome you at your neighbor’s front door.  As I sit here and enjoy the upcoming season of fall, I think to myself what a perfect time it … Read More →

Join PTPA for an #ESETProtects Twitter Party!


Looking to learn more about mobile security and how to keep your smartphones and tablets protected?! Join us for some fun on Thursday, September 18th from 12-1pm EST (9 – 10 am PST)! We’ll be covering all things mobile security and you’ll get the chance ask to interact with other parents and swap your own stories, whether you’ve lost a phone or have dealt with a virus!  If you’re looking for a … Read More →

My kids don’t eat red meat … Managing the menu hot-dogma of Kids’ Birthday Parties.


For many years we did not eat red meat or basically any meat that came from four-legged creatures. This wasn’t because of cultural or religious believes or even over the treatment of animals (although I do support the ethical treatment of animals). It started with my husband living in England during the Mad Cow scare. He cannot donate blood to this day because he spent more than 3 months in … Read More →

Top 10 Picks: Great Gifts for College Students


1. Ardium Pastel Smartphone Flip Case, $35.20, 2. Anker® Portable Charger, $19.99, 3. Positive Mantra Banner Necklace, $30.00, 4. snack Subscription, $6.49/month, 5. TOMS Music Bar Men’s Classics, $44.00, 6. Letters to My Future Self, $14.95, 7. Airtech Backpack, $89.99, 8. Nomad Key,$29.00, 9. Bosch Tassimo, $64.98, 10. 100 Good Deeds Bracelet (clay), $30.00

Hope In A Doll…


This makes me happy – My American Girl® 18″ doll provides new dolls without hair in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and Alopecia Areata Awareness Month.  As well, children who own a previously purchased doll can admit it to the Doll Hospital where experts will be happy to replace her head to create a doll without hair — how amazing is that? As a mother of two boys who really love their … Read More →

ESET Challenge

ESET Mobile Security

Go explore the Internet on your smartphone or tablet, protected by ESET® Mobile Security for Android’. Protective Anti-Theft responds instantly to loss or theft, increasing chances of recovery by emailing you notifications, transmitting locations so you can track the device on, taking camera snapshots automatically and allowing you to erase the contents remotely. Anti-Phishing shields your identity and personal data against theft, while SMS & Call Filter helps you manage your time by making it easy to define who can contact you and when. Powerful Antivirus technology is always working, scanning all apps and files, helping keep you secure online 24/7. Read More →

What Happened When We Tried Organic Eating for Our ADHD Child

Lucas tea cup

I remember last year when the doctor told me Lucas had more than enough symptoms to confidently give him an ADHD diagnosis, and how the doctor asked me if I would like him to prescribe medication. I was all, “Huh??? I thought you were supposed to tell me what to do!” I felt like I was slapping the doctor in the face when I hesitantly asked him if there was … Read More →