Dog Shaming – Are American Fidos Too Dog-Gone Bored?

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At first blush, it’s a cute trend on social media – Dog Shaming.  People post photos of their dogs with signs telling what mischief they got into, and what bad habits they have.  I’ve laughed out loud reading some of them!  But truth be told, many of these bad dog behaviors are created by us […]

Sing Your FROZEN Heart Out to Appear in Kohl’s Commercial #FrozenFunAtKohls

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It is time to Sing Your Heart Out, Disney FROZEN fans for your chance to appear in Kohl’s Christmas commerical that will air during the 2014 American Music Awards (AMAs) broadcast! I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Kohl’s. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item […]

Fight Hunger. Spark Change. #Vote2FightHunger

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It is hard to believe that 1 in 6 people in America don’t know where their next meal will come from – that is 12 million children!  1 in 7 people in the United States turn to the Feeding America food bank network for assistance with food. Wow! That is a LOT of hungry people. […]

Slow Down and Live Intentionally with Notes from a Blue Bike

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We all live busy lives. It seems that society applauds jam-packed schedules and frowns upon those that aren’t busy 24/7. I personally don’t like to be so busy that there is no time to chill with my family. We intentionally only allow our children to participate in one sport and one extra culinary activity at […]

Fashion and Fun with The Great Gatsby

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Did you watch The Great Gatsby movie starring DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire? It came out in May but my husband and I didn’t see it until it came out on DVD. We were fascinated by it – what a story! The unforgettable love and tragic ending. It was a good movie but we aren’t normally […]

Score Sweet Swag at belVita #MorningWin Swag Shop

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Who doesn’t love swag? Score sweet swag now through through September 19, 2015 from 9am ET – 1pm with the belVita #MorningWin Swag Shop! Not only do you have the chance to score some fun swag but their campaign is guaranteed to put a smile on your face, it’s hysterical! Go to MorningWin.com from 9am […]

Bison Airlighter Lights Fires Faster and Safer

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My family loves cooking over an open fire, whether with our charcoal grill or a bonfire. It can take some time, patience, and occasionally lighter fluid to start the fires. This isn’t the fun part. We were just introduced to the Bison Airlighter – a revolutionary air-driven lighter that delivers 4-inch flames that ignites charcoal […]

The Ultimate Guide to Moving with Your Kids to a New City

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Moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do, and it’s even more stressful with kids! You have to find the time to pack, prepare the kids, hire movers and get your affairs in order at both the old and new houses. And all of that while you keep doing everything you […]

Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport for Active Moms

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Samsung Telecommunciaitons America teamed up with Under Armour and MapMyFitness to offer a solution for active people into health and fitness. The new Samsung Galaxy S 5 Sport smartphone is a dream come true! I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sprint. I received a sample device to […]

Young Frankenstein is Finally on Blu Ray After 40 years

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It is a blessing when your kids understand your outdated cultural references.  Wouldn’t you agree? Whether it’s Elijah screaming “Citizen’s Arrest!  Citizen’s Arrest! (ie. Gomer from the Andy Griffith Show) or now, Elizabeth stating in a loud clear tone: PUT THE CANDLE BACK I feel a little more understood. I am excited to bring that […]

Celebrate National Lemonade Day by Supporting Alex’s Lemonade Stand with Red Robin

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When life hands you lemons, do you make lemonade? That is exactly what 4 year old Alex did in 2000. As a cancer patient, Alexandra “Alex” Scott set up a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for children with cancer. Since her first lemonade stand, the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has […]

Kids Making a Difference at the Akron Canton Foodbank #PURELLLendAHand

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It is back-to-school time which means time to shop for school supplies for your children! For many local families, it isn’t as easy as running to the store for supplies, millions of American children who live in poverty don’t have that luxury. I was introduced to the PURELL® Lend a Hand Program earlier this month. […]

Why Moms Need the Kyocera Hydro Vibe Waterproof 4G LTE Smartphone

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As a Sprint Ambassador, I have the opportunity to test out various Sprint devices and services this year and share my experience with you. I was so excited to receive the Kyocera Hydro Vibe waterproof 4G LTE smartphone because it is waterproof! I believe every busy mom deserves a waterproof smartphone because of all the […]

Veil Of Tears: Hope Is Coming – Movie Review

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As a woman who grew up overseas, my heart has a soft spot for women in poverty around the world. This film from the Saylor Brothers, worked with an organization called Gospel for Asia, they have worked with women in India who have gone through traumatic life experiences because of how the Indian culture views […]

10 Tips for Camping with Kids

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When you are making the decision to go camping, it can be quite a feat to remember each and every thing you need. Add in children to the equation and that list (and the chance you might forget one or two things) increases dramatically! We’ve come up with a few things you won’t want to […]