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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep #FoodforSleep

September 16, 2014
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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep #FoodforSleep

If Bo (Jackson) knows football.┬áThere’s no doubt that I know sleep. Sleep and I go waaaaayyyy back. In fact, I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of times I have had insomnia…and I would still have fingers left. I put my head on the pillow and within seconds I am...
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Start the Conversation with #GrabtheGoodies @GoFAAR @AskListenLearn

September 4, 2014
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Start the Conversation with #GrabtheGoodies @GoFAAR @AskListenLearn

I can be an ostrich. I can bury my head under the sand. Sing La La La when confronted with a situation that makes me uncomfortable. But I’m an adult. I can’t avoid unpleasant conversations with issues that affect my kids. I need to remove my head from the sand, come up for air,...
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Give a Book, Get a Book with Disney #DisneySMMoms

May 6, 2014
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Give a Book, Get a Book with Disney #DisneySMMoms

I’ve been home from the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration for about three weeks. The bags are mostly unpacked. The laundry is mostly done. The kids’ missed schoolwork is completed. The house is still a mess…but really it was a mess before we left for California…so no surprises there. My plan has always been...
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Giving Back: Starting a Family Tradition (Part 2)

April 22, 2014
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Giving Back: Starting a Family Tradition (Part 2)

Giving back. I teach my children to give back. I encourage them to bring in food donations…toys for an adopted family…mittens for the “Christmas Glove Tree.” Basically, if the school or church asks for items, I’m happy to provide items. I lead by example. I show them that I donate clothes, toys, and household...
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Giving Back: Starting a Family Tradition (Part 1)

April 3, 2014
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Giving Back: Starting a Family Tradition (Part 1)

As my children get older, I want to teach them to give back. I want giving back to be a part of their lives. When they were little, we would talk about people who had very little. I would show them that I was donating to the needy by placing an envelop of money...
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Deep Cleansing Hand Washing To Promote Family #Health #PurexInsider #giveaway

March 11, 2014
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Deep Cleansing Hand Washing To Promote Family #Health #PurexInsider #giveaway

Disclosure: I am a Purex Insider. I was sent a sample pack of Dial┬« Deep Cleansing Hand Soaps. The opinions expressed in this post are my own. My family goes through A LOT of hand soap. I’m constantly refilling the pump dispensers. I credit my family’s use of hand soaps for how little we...
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Thin Readers: Never Lose Your Reading Glasses Again! #giveaway

February 27, 2014
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Thin Readers: Never Lose Your Reading Glasses Again! #giveaway

Disclosure: I was sent a phone case and a pair of Thin Readers to facilitate my review. You always remember big events in your life. They stick in your mind. You can recall everything. Every little detail. When I walked out of the eye doctor wearing glasses for the first time, it was as...
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Will You Survive the Search for the Perfect Prom Dress?

January 9, 2014
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Will You Survive the Search for the Perfect Prom Dress?

Disclosure: I was compensated to write this post. The views expressed in this post are my own. I did not know anything about American high schools. I made the decision to go to college in the United States, by looking at college brochures. This was in the Dark Ages pre-internet and streaming TV/movies. I...
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Making a Better World for All Kids with Project Sunlight #brightfuture

November 21, 2013
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Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. There has never been a better time to create a brighter future. Unilever recently launched Unilever Project Sunlight. Watch the video and learn more. Through Project Sunlight, Unilever believes in a world: where no child goes to bed hungry where every home has enough water to drink, wash...
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I Smashed a Burger at @Smashburger @SmashburgerDMV

November 16, 2013
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I Smashed a Burger at @Smashburger @SmashburgerDMV

A few weeks ago I was invited to a media event. Often I have to turn these events down due to conflicts with kid activities. Fortunately, I didn’t have to turn this one down as it was a lunchtime event at a new restaurant only a 30-minute drive from my home. I live in...
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