Her’s Day Thursday

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Its been a while since I’ve written a Her’s Day Thursday post, and I promise you its been worth it! I’ve found some great books and toys to encourage your little lady to chase after her dreams, inspire her to create, and increase her self-confidence!

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This book by Ashley Rice is full of poems and mantras dedicated to helping your girl with confidence and motivation to chase after her dreams. Whether her dreams are to be a fashion designer or a firefighter, this book will pep talk her through it all!

 

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Is your daughter obsessed with building things? Or maybe she has an interest in all things STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and you want to build on that passion (see what I did there?). Snag her this awesome set from K’Nex Mighty Makers! This set comes with 13 world landmark building ideas, as well as information about the landmarks and surrounding areas!

 

 

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This coloring book is not only a great way to get your gal off of screens, its an awesome tool to help start conversations about your child’s aspirations. According to Amazon, “This groundbreaking coloring book is all about building a girl’s confidence, imagination, and spirit! The 22+ coloring pages encourage girls to think beyond social conventions and inspire conversations with adults about what it really means to be confident, brave, and beautiful.” 

 

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Got a gamer gal on your hands? Teach her how to code with this Wonder Workshop Dash Robot! This little robot (who, for some reason, reminds me of The Pigeon) comes with an instruction/challenge booklet and is even compatible with Lego bricks and Lego Technic bricks! The possibilities are endless!

 

Do you own any of these? What does your fierce female think of them? Share in the comments below!

 

 

 

Mommy Monday

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Sometimes I feel like we’re a little behind the times. Ahem, its 2018 and I STILL do not have a hoverboard, self-tying shoes, or food in the form of pills. Back to the Future really set us up for heartbreak.

However, I have found some gadgets that are sure to help you in your parenting journey and maybe, just maybe, make you feel a little more like one of the McFly’s!

If you’re a parent of a pre-teen or teen, I’m sure you’re already having the “Holy-Crap-My-Kid-Is-About-To-Be-Behind-The-Wheel-Of-A-Car” anxiety. Worry no more, because Autobrain is here for you!

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Autobrain is a small device (with accompanying app) that plugs into any car made after 1995 that can monitor speed, location, fuel levels, and battery levels. If the vehicle is in an accident, Autobrain automatically calls 911 and gives the location of the accident. This is not only great for new drivers, but for seniors whose older children may worry about them on the road.

New parents are usually walking around in a fog for about the first four months of their baby’s life. This means you can do a lot of crazy things from being sleep-deprived. Breaking your toe because you jumped out of bed to soothe a crying baby at 3:00 a.m. shouldn’t be one of them. Enter: Bright Feet!

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These LED-lighted slippers can help you maneuver the hellacious hallways while getting up at all hours to change diapers, feed your baby, or even do some late-night snacking!

 

Y’all, flu season really did a number on my nerves. Seriously. Everywhere we went I didn’t see people, I just saw piles of germs and bacteria waiting to attach to my family and I. My hands are literally cracking and bleeding because they are so dry from all the hand washing and Purell wipes I’ve been using. Thankfully, there’s a better–and more posh–way to sanitize my kids’ stuff!

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Meet Ellie, the first UV sterilizing pod! Here’s the skinny, according to the pod’s website: “Germs are a fact of life. Some bacteria are actually beneficial to us. But for dangerous, illness-causing, and potentially life-threatening bacteria and viruses—there’s Ellie with patented TRUVIOLET™ technology. Its digital UV light kills germs in a matter of seconds, eradicating E. coli, Salmonella, Staph and Listeria, plus antibiotic-resistant superbugs such as MRSA. It’s the most powerful, portable solution for sterilizing bottles, pacifiers and anything babies put in their mouths.” Yes, I’d like five, please.

 

Not only was I super-terrified of germs during this wave of the flu, but I was also scared that every sniffle, cough, or sneeze meant the flu! There were so many times I called the nurse’s line or wanted to go straight to the ER because I was sure we all had ebola. Thankfully, this was not the case. However, it does make me want to invest in the TytoHome Telehealth Kit!

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This kit can examine your child’s ears, nose, throat, abdomen, heart, lungs, and skin as well as monitor heart rate and temperature. The data can then be sent to your child’s doctor to remotely diagnose things such as ear infections, flu, upper respiratory infections, sinus infections, pink eye, and many more common ailments. And, you don’t have to drag your sick kiddo to the petri dish, er, I mean doctor’s office!

 

Now that its FINALLY starting to warm up outside, I’m able to take the kids out and go for a walk. After reading about the 4Moms Moxi Stroller, I want to snag one for myself!

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This ain’t your momma’s stroller, honey. This bad boy is PACKED with features! Not only does it grow with your baby (going from bassinet, parent-facing seat, to a forward-facing seat) but this stroller also has headlights and taillights, an LCD-screen that displays distance walked, speed, calorie burn, temperature, time, and battery level, and it can even charge your phone! That’s right–there’s a self-charging battery via generators in rear wheels! Holla!

 

BRB, gonna go on Amazon and get to shopping!

 

Fan Girl Friday!

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Happy Friday, peeps! I know, I know… I’ve really been slacking on the blogging this week. With sickness infiltrating the Huffman Homestead at every turn, its been tough to get us back on our normal routine. Thankfully, all of us are on the uphill swing and I’m getting my shiz together so I can bring you more of the blog posts you’ve come to know and love. Well, maybe not love, but at least tolerate.

Let’s dive in to the nerdy nifties I’ve found for you this week!

Sometimes, being an adult is hard. Just the day-to-day responsibilities and duties that we have to fulfill can be a drag and you just want to feel like a kid again. Enter our first find, courtesy of Perpetual Kid:

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Oh yes, you read that right: Chardonnay Cotton Candy! For those days when you want to feel like a kid again, but also sophisticated adult that drinks wine. There’s also beer-flavored,  birthday cake, and even bacon!

 

There was a debate this week at the Huffman Homestead as to which was better: Star Wars or Star Trek. Needless to say, things got pretty heated between me and Huff the Tot. I’ll always be hashtag Team The Force, but even I have to admit that Star Trek has some pretty cool tech. And its actually become a reality! Check out this exclusive from ThinkGeek:

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Yes, that is an actual WORKING Combadge! This bad boy uses Bluetooth® technology to sync with your phone so you can totes feel like Picard, Crusher, Worf, and the whole TNG gang! Click here to check out all the specs–its not just for calls!

 

Are you new to a fandom? New to the world of cosplays, cons, and fanfic? Need a helping hand to navigate the geeky galaxy ahead? Then look no further than Sam Maggs’ book: The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy!

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This book tells you all you need to know about this fantastic, fun, fabulous world of fandoms and everything it encompasses! Plus, Sam includes stories of kick-a women in various fandoms–doubly awesome!

 

Have a geeky goodie you want featured on FGF? Hit me up on Twitter: @thehuffmanpost!

Fan Girl Friday!

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It’s Friday! *Flavor Flav voice* “YEAH, BOOOYYYYEEEE!” Today, we’re shaking things up on Fan Girl Friday–I actually don’t have fandom finds for you today! GASP! I know, I know… take a breath, it’s going to be okay. I DO, however, have some awesome tech that will make you FINALLY feel like all those predictions about life post-2000 in 80’s movies were accurate! To quote the modern-day poet, Bruno Mars: Don’t believe me? Just watch!

Her’s Day Thursday

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If you’ve read my blog at all, you know that I love to write about strong women. Especially strong women that have paved the way for future generations in lines of work that are predominantly male. So when I saw this trailer, I literally got goosebumps!

 

 

The film, Hidden Figures, tells the story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson (a physicist, space scientist, and mathematician, respectively); three incredible women who used their brain power to help the Project Mercury mission (aka, the mission in which John Glenn orbited the Earth)  a success. Not only did these women break massive ground for women in STEM fields, but also for women of color.

(The film is actually an adaption of a book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly. Read more about it here!)