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Randi’s Toddler Snack Creations

Recently, I’ve trying to encourage my two-year-old to eat more by arranging his food in creative ways. I started posting the pics to Instagram and got such a positive response that I thought I’d share them here. Full disclosure: Most of these ideas were inspired by other blogs and sites– I can’t claim to be that creative.

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July 3rd, 2015|Fam|

Your New Year’s TECH Resolutions

A new year, a fresh start… While most people are making resolutions that focus on exercise and diet, here at Dot Complicated we’re challenging ourselves with tech resolutions– that is, changes to the way we use technology so it enhances our lives, rather than detracts from it.

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January 3rd, 2015|You|

5 Things To Do Now To Make The Holidays Next Year Less Stressful

The holiday season is my favorite time of the year but it is also when I stress the most! Shopping, gifts, decorating, wrapping, holiday cards… every year the list is the same and every year there are too many to-dos and not enough time do them. I’ve finally realized that the only way to remain [Read More]

December 29th, 2014|Help|

Making New Year’s Intentions, Not Resolutions

The New Year…it’s that quintessential time to reflect on the past, look towards the future, and probe deep inside with a lens of self-inquiry, introspection and honesty. It’s the season to make resolutions for all the things we want to change, do better, let go of, or fix about ourselves so we can achieve a healthier state of [Read More]

December 27th, 2014|Life|

Holiday Spending Survival Guide – 4 Tips To Stay Within Budget

The holidays are a joyous time of year, but arguably one that has the greatest impact on your finances. Hosting parties, traveling to see loved ones and of course, buying gifts, can add up quickly! To avoid a huge holiday shopping hangover in January, it’s [Read More]

December 18th, 2014|Help|

Does Your Family Have A Plan This Holiday Season?

When my oldest daughter was three, she pointed to a mini-Christmas tree decoration at our local supermarket with excitement.  “Can we get a tree?” she asked.  “No, sweetie,” I explained, “we’re Jewish.”  After further pleading failed to sway me, she wailed, somewhere around the cereal aisle, “I HAAAATE being Jewish!”

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December 17th, 2014|Fam|

Stop Sharing On Thanksgiving

May I so boldly suggest that this Thanksgiving, we focus on one-on-one conversations, instead of broadcasting our lives to the masses.

Yes, I do mean eating your Thanksgiving dinner instead of live-updating from the table. And calling or Skyping a loved one directly instead of shouting “Happy Thanksgiving” to your followers.  This year, let’s [Read More]

November 27th, 2014|Life|

How the Web Helped Me Plan Cheap Dates

On the nights that I have a date, I have high hopes that we will be able to do whatever we want and not have to think about money. There has been the chance occasion where credit card rewards have worked out well, but the trend seems to be that by the time [Read More]

July 21st, 2014|Life|

Is It Time For A Social Media Makeover?

As social media becomes more of a permanent fixture in our everyday lives, I think it’s important to understand some unwritten rules. Social media’s sole purpose is to share information by connecting with others. It can be a very powerful platform for social change and spreading awareness, but it has also been known as a [Read More]

July 21st, 2014|Life|

How to Prepare Your Car for Summer Road Trips

With summer officially underway, many families are heading out on vacations, and that means road trips. Whether you’re taking a long-distance road trip or embarking on a simple weekend  getaway, there are several things you can — and should — do to make sure your car is reliable, ready and able to make the trip [Read More]

July 16th, 2014|Help|