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#VeryBadDay Is Very Good News #VeryBadDayEvent

  I am excited to make the official announcement that in a week's time, I will be joining 24 other bloggers in Los Angeles for another incredible Disney movie press event. Although my travel … [Read More...]

Bedwetting and Older Children #TRUFITBetterNites

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  I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for GoodNites* TRU-FIT*. I received samples for this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. By the time my 5th child was born, I figured I'd seen it all. I had girls and I had a boy, so I thought I knew what to expect from … [Read More...]

Provost Academy: The UnVirtual Online School #MyUnVirtualSchool

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  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Provost Academy. All opinions are 100% mine.   This past week, I attended back to school night for 3 of my kids. Before I headed to the middle school, my 6th grade daughter said, "Make sure you meet Mrs. H! She's my favorite teacher!" That same night, my 10th grade daughter asked if … [Read More...]

Sponsored: Enjoying Everyday, Even the Ordinary Days #EveryDayMoments

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  This post has been sponsored by the American Express Everyday Card, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Could grown-up Soleil Moon Frye be more cute? After watching this video, I think I want to be one of her kids. Author, actress and parenting mogul Soleil Moon Frye tells about the roller coaster of emotions she went … [Read More...]

Cousin Power! #PSF Give Me Your Best Shot

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  Cousin Power! While the kids and I were in Utah this summer, we spent a lot of time with cousins. My mom and dad have 14 grandchildren between the ages of 17 (almost 18) and under a year. Sadly, not all of the grandkids were together at the same time (we had one group of 12 together at the beginning of the summer, and then at the end of … [Read More...]

Sponsored: On the Journey to Extraordinary #JourneyOn

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  We are all on a journey to extraordinary. Where is your journey taking you? This post is sponsored by Holiday Inn, but all thoughts and opinions are my own. Social entrepreneur Majora Carter is a woman on a mission to end poverty in the US. Watch her inspiring story: "I know what it feels like to feel like you don't matter. … [Read More...]

Seven Peaks Water Park Fun #WW

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  One of our favorite spots this summer was the water park a block away from my parent's house. We had so much fun there! I don't have many pictures because I didn't bring my camera along, but I wanted to make sure to "memorialize" our time there anyway. And now I'm missing summer... Until the next time, Seven Peaks! What wonderful … [Read More...]

Nutella Brownie Bites Recipe

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  You know me. I love a good excuse to bake goodies, especially when those baked treats contain chocolate AND Nutella. When I was trying to think of something I could bake that would be a perfect book club treat (based on this post I did for the book This is Where I Leave You), I saw a picture on Pinterest that I thought would be a lot of … [Read More...]

Grab the Goodies – Free App to Teach Kids About Underage Drinking

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Kids and alcohol don't mix. Educating our kids about underage drinking is important to me, and so I'm excited to introduce my readers to Grab the Goodies, a free educational app by the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR). I was compensated by FAAR for the time spent reviewing and writing about the app. All opinions are my … [Read More...]

You Love Your Pets, So Take the #Paws4Life Pledge

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Purina®. All opinions are 100% mine. Did you know? Pets have proven to increase their owner's health and happiness while promoting socialization, patience and motivation. That's pretty awesome! I often think about the first time we dog-sat for my sister's chihuahua brothers, Ace and … [Read More...]

September Blogging Prompts #blogprompts

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  I can't believe it's already September! The kids are safely (and happily) in school for a new year...and I admit that I am missing all of the time we spent together this summer. One good thing about the school year? I've got a little more time to work. I'm still adjusting to being back home...the early mornings getting kids up and ready … [Read More...]

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  Cousin Power! While the kids and I were in Utah this summer, we spent a lot of time with … [Read More...]

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  One of our favorite spots this summer was the water park a block away from my parent's … [Read More...]

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  I've put off writing this post, not because I didn't want to, but because I knew that I … [Read More...]

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  This recipe for Creamy Spinach & Artichoke Dip is brought to you by MIRACLE WHIP but all … [Read More...]

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  Some of the best foods in the world are breakfast foods....but I don't really love cooking … [Read More...]

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This is Where I Leave You Book…

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I love to read. I wish I had the time to dedicate a few hours to reading every day. Several years … [Read More...]

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  This blast back to school giveaway is sponsored by YesVideo. All thoughts are my … [Read More...]

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