My Girls and Me … Building Strong Bones Together with Viactiv

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Did you know ... Almost 70% of women, on average, are calcium deficient. However, that number jumps significantly for teen girls: 86% of teen girls do not get enough calcium in their daily diets. This is critical because 95% of bone building happens by age 20. As the mom of two daughters, I often worry about providing my girls with nutritionally balanced meals. Given the fact I'm not a nutritionist or dietitian, I can't say with any certainty … [Read more...]

Put a Stop to Embarrassing Gas with CharcoCaps & WIN!

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It's no secret that I love cooking for my family. It's not only my job, it's a passion of mine. Unfortunately, the foods I love cooking (and eating) often taste amazing but leave me with an unpleasant reminder that sometimes the things I love doesn't always love me back. By that, I mean, many of of my favorite foods leave me with bloating and unpleasant gas. It's something that isn't so much a problem at home but definitely leaves me feeling … [Read more...]

TotalProtect Home Warranty – The Affordable Way to Protect Appliances

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It wasn't until last week that we realized how costly home ownership can be. Actually, it wasn't even as costly as it could have been but it was enough to grab our attention. A small piece of our clothes washer broke. That small piece ended up costing us almost $300 and a week without a washer to to do laundry. We were lucky that we happened to have the extra money at the time but if that had been a larger appliance like the hot water heater or … [Read more...]

Step Into My Computer Time Machine With Me #IntelAIO

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I think about my childhood a lot and even compare it to the one my children are living. My how things have changed! I remember spending a lot of time outside, even in the bitter cold months of winter. When I wasn't outside playing jump rope, hop scotch, kick the can or tag with my neighborhood friends, I'd go inside and play on my old Nintendo. But that wasn't often. Technology was not part of my every day life. In fact, I didn't even own a … [Read more...]

Finding the PERFECT Dog for Your Family – MEET TINK! #PredictablePurebreds

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Kennel Club. All opinions are 100% mine. For years, I’ve lived with the fact that I’m probably just not a dog person. They’re certainly cute and mostly friendly, but I’ve never had quite the same draw to dogs as I have had with cats. That is, until I met TINK. This adorable and sweet purebred Labrador Retriever puppy instantly captured my … [Read more...]

THE Litter Box Odor Solution – Litter Genie from Target

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Litter Genie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #petparents http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV. There are two things I love in this life more than anything else and that is my family and my pets. I might even go as far to say that they're one in the same because my pets are part of my family, just in a much furrier form. Like my husband and kids, my … [Read more...]

Household Finances and the #BMOScavengerHunt Sweepstakes

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. All opinions are 100% mine. Budgeting and finances. Those are two words that will immediately give me the grumpy face, a loud sigh and slump in my chair. I’ve never been a fan of balancing checkbooks, managing financial accounts and especially not budgeting. Even though my husband and I maintain separate financial accounts, I tend to leave … [Read more...]

The Coolest Coffee Around! #DunkinMugUp

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Cool is so not a word I would ever use to describe myself. Quirky, weird, maybe even odd, those are more my thing. But even though I'm not so cool, I'd say my coffee is. I mean, seriously, how could my Dunkin' Donuts coffee not be cool when it comes in edgy flavors like chocolate glazed donut, blueberry muffin and jelly donut??? I'd say my coffee is even cooler because it gets to hang out in my awesome collection of coffee mugs. You see, I … [Read more...]

Endless Fun with #HPPrintables and the HP Envy 5530 Printer

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I have received a printer and supplies for my review and comments. Spring break just started for our kids and during this time, the weather is still pretty chilly. That means I've got three kids at home for the week and they're all looking for something fun to do. While we often fill our time with family friendly movies, baking and even some housework, we still have a lot of hours to fill. That's where the HP ENVY 5530 e-All-in-One printer … [Read more...]

Fight Litter Box Funk with Fresh Step® Extreme Odor Control Scented Litter #FreshStepExtreme

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By now, I’m sure everyone knows I’m very much a ‘cat lady’. These furry friends are quite honestly my best friends and loved as much as my children! Most of the time, they’re loyal, sweet, cuddly, affectionate and friendly. But that doesn’t mean they come without faults. Fat Cat here, he’s my cuddler but he’s also the troublemaker of the house always knocking over laundry baskets so he can snooze in the clothes. The elusive Grey Baby … [Read more...]