Friday, July 13, 2018

Gryphon Home Internet Protection

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We live in a scary time. A time where kids have access to adult things that are way over their heads. Nowadays kids have lives that we don't know about all thanks to social media. That all can change thanks to Gryphon Home Internet Protection.

I have parental controls on my children's phone just like most people. I also do a random check of my teenager's phone so she won't have time to go into let's delete all of this as fast as I can so mom can't see it.

Let's just say over her first year of high school I learned some pretty shocking things and she didn't have her phone most of the school year.

Gryphon Home Internet Protection

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The Gryphon is a hack-proof secure router that will change your life. You will have control over what your children view, and anyone else in the household for that matter!

The installation is easy. Okay, I had my husband set it up. Basically, it plugged into our Xfinity router and into the wall. You download a nifty little app, and the setup begins.

You set up each person's user account when you connect to the wifi. After you set up this system, I highly recommend changing your passcode on your old wi-fi or better yet change the password and then set up the new system. Kids are smart if you don't change the password on the old wifi your kid will just switch back over to your old network and we don't want that to happen.

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As you can see I have 4 managed devices which means if my kids don't listen I can pause their internet. Woot, score a win for team mom. This works for computers, tablets and all the electronics that you can connect to the internet!

I'm not going to show the user accounts to protect our privacy, but when you set up the kids phones it allows you to mark what school they're in meaning middle school, etc. and the list of what you allow is completely customizable!

You can even block your child from apps like Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook.

Also, you can see every website your child visits. I just wish they made this clickable instead of just giving a snapshot.

My favorite part is you can setup bedtimes and homework times, so you don't have to worry about what I call phone abuse.

Do you have spotty internet in your home? Well, Gryphon also fixes that. It covers up to 3,000 square feet, and you don't have to worry about dead zones in your house.

So, what's stopping you? You need Gryphon home internet protection today! 

5 Things on Friday

Welcome back! It's good to see you here again, and it's Friday! Woot! So, grab a chair and let's chit-chat! Make sure to fill me in on your week in the comments.

1. Saturday, we came back from almost a week at our beach house. It was a fabulously relaxing week. We spent plenty of time doing my most favorite activities of all, laying on the beach, eating at restaurants, napping, oh and enjoying my occasional cocktail. We did get some chores done. We (hubby) installed three ceiling fans. 

2. I was so glad to go back to teaching this week. It made it even better I had zero phonics classes this week. I love having the kids that are about 10-12 years old. I can have regular conversations with them because they understand what I'm saying.

3. I started doing Door Dash at lunchtime this week. I could work a few extra hours teaching that pays really well, but I would have to either stay up late or get up early 6 or 7 days in a row, and I say no thank you to that nonsense. I had fun doing Door Dash this week and also discovered some crazy busy restaurants that I need to visit.

4. I've been still spending time weeding my jungle of a backyard. Matt and I spent a whole day out there working and we're progressing. I want to get to the point where I can sit out there and relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. I'm happy with my cute little front yard we just gotta keep battling in the backyard. LOL!

5. My girls are little sporty spices. They only want Nike, Adidas, or UnderArmour which all can be pricey if you don't catch it on sale. We all know I love my name brand clothing, but I also enjoy going on treasure hunts at the Salvation Army. So, the girls and I went on a treasure hunt and my oldest found tons of treasure. She found tons of equestrian shirts along with her sporty spice shorts. I guess that must be in style. I will complain about it and then catch myself in the same type of getup! Oh, well!

I hope you have a great week!

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Disney's Christopher Robin

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Most of us grew up reading or watching Winnie the Pooh. The chubby little fuzzy bear is back in a new live-action adventure that will truly move your heart and bring out your inner child. Also, who doesn't love Ewan McGregor!

Disney's Christopher Robin

In Disney’s heartwarming live-action adventure, the young boy who shared countless adventures with his stuffed animal friends in the Hundred Acre Wood has grown up and lost sight of what’s important in life. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin rediscover the joys of family life, the value of friendship and to appreciate the simple pleasure in life once again.

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CHRISTOPHER ROBIN is directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder and a story by Perry based on characters created by A.A. Milne and E.H. Shepard. The producers are Brigham Taylor and Kristin Burr, with RenĂ©e Wolfe and Jeremy Johns serving as executive producers. The film stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin; Hayley Atwell as his wife Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline; and Mark Gatiss as Keith Winslow, Robin’s boss. The film also features the voices of: Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh and Tigger; Brad Garrett as Eeyore; Toby Jones as Owl; Nick Mohammed as Piglet; Peter Capaldi as Rabbit; and Sophie Okonedo as Kanga.

Doesn't this movie look adorable? I know I will be taking my family on opening weekend to see this timeless classic!

CHRISTOPHER ROBIN arrives in theatres everywhere on August 3rd!

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Friday, July 6, 2018

My Gift Stop Deals & Giveaway

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I love a good deal, and I adore getting deals on brand names. Recently, I discovered My Gift Stop. My Gift Stop is an online store offering luxury goods that are dedicated to giving back to society by donating 5% of every sale to the global medical relief non-profit, Direct Relief. It fills my heart knowing that some of my money spent is going to help other people out.

My Gift Stop Deals & Giveaway 

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I love sunglasses and purses. What women doesn't? My Gift Stop carries some of my favorite brands including the one and only Kate Spade, Guess, Oakley & Michael Kors. I'm drooling just thinking about a new Kate Spade bag! Don't forget that My Gift Stop is perfect for shopping those last minute gifts for men and women! You will find the best selection of luxury and designer brands at incredible prices!

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This Kate Spade crossbody bag is perfect for summer. I can picture myself wearing it with one of my summer dresses or even taking it to the amusement park. I love crossbody purses for the reason you can take them on roller coasters.

I would love the Kate Spade bag, and it's affordable because you can use my special code MOMAMONGCHAOS1  to receive 10% off your order at My Gift Stop. This deal is sitewide! So, if you're looking for a new watch, bag, sunglasses or just a gift make sure you use it to take advantage of this great deal!

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My Gift Stop is giving away a $300 gift card! Woot, tell me in the comments what you would buy with your gift card and make sure you're entering here

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Kids Summer Schedule

I'm the mom that's all about keeping a schedule. Every summer I had a list on the refrigerator stating exactly what my kids had to do each and every day before they touched the electronics. My list for them looked something like the below just to give you an idea.

Kids Summer Schedule

  1. Do 20 minutes of math daily.
  2. Clean your room.
  3. Do one chore of my choosing.
  4. Spend at least 20 minutes outside.
  5. Do a craft for 20 minutes or more.

I recently asked on the Mom Among Chaos Facebook page what other parents did for the summer when school was released. I ended up with a little of everything. Some parents were just like me, and others said they can do pretty much anything just don't drive them nutty.

I'm a nag, yes, I think most moms tend to be. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that. It's a proven fact when kids are reminded, nagged, etc. they tend to do better in school and in life in general.

But, what happens when you just don't feel like nagging?

You get to the point that you even annoy yourself with your nagging.

Yes, I annoy myself that I even have to remind my kids to put that dish away or also flush the toilet. Can you actually believe that I have to tell a teen and tween to flush the toilet? C'mom even two-year-olds flush. They even find it big fun.

This summer there is no list. Yes, no daily math, crafts, or anything else I can dream up to add to the list.

What has been the result?

I'm finding that I have helpful mostly quiet kids. My teenager has gladly helped around the house when I've asked. I seriously haven't had many chores in the last two weeks.

My tween is helpful in spurts. I think her hormones are starting to make her grumpy.

So, I'm not saying that it's a free for all. No, you shouldn't allow your kids to sit like a zombie on their phone all day, but maybe we just need to let go a little. Perhaps it's not about the kids..maybe we all need a step away from the crazy schedules that life throws at us. 

I want you to try to spend a few minutes watching your kids. I know my kids lay in bed for quite awhile and just play with their electronics. So, I sat in my bed for an hour today just being lazy and boy did it feel good.

Let's give ourselves and our kids a little freedom from schedules and see where it takes us. We might just save our own sanity!

Tell me about your summer schedule in the comments!