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Debbie lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two sons. She’s a #momprenuer who loves technology, toys, travel and anything that helps her squeeze more time with her children into her packed schedule. After graduating from Yale University with a BA and MA, Debbie worked in the travel industry at companies such as Site.59 (a start-up later acquired by Travelocity), Travelocity.com and Expedia.com. Debbie is currently a partner at Element Associates. In 2012, Debbie helped organize SheCon, and she is a frequent speaker at social media and tech conferences such as BlogHer, SXSW, Type-A Parent, Affiliate Summit, SheConExpo, and ASTRA Marketplace. Along with Candace, Debbie is the co-founder of Bloganthropy.org, which recognizes bloggers for using social media for social good, which is at the heart of what she does every day. Debbie serves on several charitable boards, focusing on education and at-risk students. Find Debbie at Mamanista.com

Getting First Day Ready for Back to School

If you could use some help getting started on the right foot this school year Understood.org is also offering a free First Day Ready Guide to help.
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Will You #LightItUpBlue For Autism Awareness?

April is Autism Awareness Month. Show your support for individuals with autism: change your porch to a blue light and #LightItUpBlue.

The Reality Of Missing School And Chronic Absenteeism

Many parents don’t realize that even when absences are excused or understandable, absences can greatly impact a child’s education.

10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Goodwill Shopping

Looking for more variety, more unique and special items, than the shelves of your department store has to offer? Try Goodwill!

Simple, Easy Giving This Holiday Season

Although we should work on giving back all year long—giving back this holiday season is as easier than you think. Donate to your local thrift store!

Using an IEP Binder for Learning and Attention Issues

Organizing an IEP binder with your child’s evaluation reports, IEP, report cards and other paperwork may sound like a lot of work...but it's not.

The Reality Of Missing School And Chronic Absenteeism

When missing school, many parents don’t realize that even when absences are excused or understandable, absences can greatly impact a child’s education.

Why You Should Consider Adoption

AdoptUSKids maintains a national photo listing service for children waiting to be adopted. Since the project launched in 2002, more than 26,000 children who were once photo listed on adoptuskids.org have been adopted and nearly 39,000...

Tips for Shopping the Humane and Healthy Way

There is a ton of information on the web about organic products, grass-fed beef vs grain fed, having too many hormones and antibiotics in meat and dairy, and buying chickens that have been raised...

Four REAL Questions to Yourself About Your Retirement

Retirement is one of those things that far too often is only thought about when it’s too late. According to a recent survey from AARP and the Ad Council, two in five households headed...