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5 Podcasts We Can’t Quit

5 Podcasts We Can’t Quit

Lynsey and I seem to always be on the go. Although we both love to read, sometimes it is hard to sit down with a book…and driving while reading is not advisable (ask Lynsey how many times she’s almost rear-ended someone in the car rider lane). ENTER the podcast. This talk radio/books on tape inspired audio trend is essential to our way of life at the moment.  Podcasts are a great way to keep yourself current on almost any topic you can find. It’s…

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3 STEAM Activities to Rock Their Next Snow Day

3 STEAM Activities to Rock Their Next Snow Day

I don’t know about you guys, but this last snow storm really caught DataDan and me off guard! The pantries were bare and so were our creative parenting brains. Luckily, DataDan is an avid snow slope builder, and he provided hours of entertainment for our tribe. I however, was only interested in the snow while it was falling. After about two rounds of  playing “chase, tackle, zip, button, lace” with Gus, I was ready for a hot mug of coffee and some arts…

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Book Review: Dear Data

Book Review: Dear Data

I had been anxiously awaiting the release of Dear Data  from the moment I heard of it’s two artists and their weekly data visualization project. In all honesty, this project was the inspiration for our own Whiteboard Data Visualization venture.  Dear Data is as beautiful as it is thought provoking, and makes for a superb addition to any data enthusiast’s collection. The publication itself, serves as a chronicle for the visualizations sent between the two authors over one year’s time. Stefanie Posavec and Giorgia Lupi…

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1 Million Cups: What To Expect

1 Million Cups: What To Expect

Entrepreneurs unite! Weekly at 1 Million Cups: What is 1MC? It’s pretty simple really. Entrepreneurs, small business owners and dreamers gather every Wednesday morning over a few cups of coffee. There is typically one or two presenters who pitch their start up, shop, idea or fully functioning business to the crowd. These presentations are about 6 minutes followed by questions, ideas and feedback from the audience. Oh and it’s FREE…and there’s coffee…did I mention there’s a silly amount of it? The…

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12 Gift Ideas for the Modern Family

12 Gift Ideas for the Modern Family

The holidays are here, and you’re stumped. The last on your list is the modern family in your life. They seem to have more “stuff” than they need. They’ve made it clear that closet, basement, shed and creative storage space is maxed out. Each member of their crew is at a different age with different interests. What’s a gift giver to do? You have two options: 1) Spend a fortune on individual, anxiety producing, pain staking gifts for each of them…

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Wisdom Wednesday: A 6 Year Old With Something to Say

Wisdom Wednesday: A 6 Year Old With Something to Say

Why we’re empowering our daughter to host her own weekly video feature: The Platform Social media is something we indulge in, network through and consume content from daily as adults. As parents we already know that our children are watching and making subconscious notes of our behavior. We try to share the applications of social media with our tiny humans in a safe way. Whether it’s a clip of another kid across the world doing something amazing, a photo of family…

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Share The Love: 3 Tools for Curating Content

Share The Love: 3 Tools for Curating Content

I write about the rule of thirds in social media often. When it comes to your strategy, following this break down will create a balanced presence and awesome outreach for your small business. The first time I was introduced to this concept was while reading, The Art of Social Media by Guy Kawasaki & Peg Fitzpatrick. If only I had some glittery time sand that could transport me delicately back to 2013 when we opened Dinos&Darlings. This eye-opening book would have made my life…

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4 Ted Talks To Inspire Your Movement on Social Media

4 Ted Talks To Inspire Your Movement on Social Media

We love Ted Talks. They are short, full of inspiration and perfect for our attention span. We’ve pulled some of our favorite episodes all about social media and community. These talks have inspired us to look at our social media strategy differently. They all communicate one eye-opening theme…make your strategy engaging and INCLUSIVE of your followers.Here are 4 Ted Talks that will change your use of social media for your business or organization: 1. How to Make a Splash in Social Media…

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This Is NOT Your Office: a compact twist on office space

This Is NOT Your Office: a compact twist on office space

Last week I had a frustrating realization eye-opening moment. As I sat on a lumpy futon in the playroom, clicking away on the blog, Gus piled more and more of his toys onto my lap. You can imagine this eventually impeded my ability to balance my laptop, coffee and note pad in my ever shrinking real estate. As I explained to Gus that I had enough Mr.Potato Head pieces, he scowled. I realized this was just as frustrating for him as…

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