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Poached Egg over Fried Potatoes

Dinner in a Snap with Free Thomas Cookware from Save Mart: Poached Eggs Over Fried Potatoes

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for Save Mart Supermarkets. I received Thomas Cookware items to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for … [Read More...]

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Tasty Ways to Add More Protein To Your Diet with Easy Turkey Pinwheels and Other Mealtime Ideas

This post brought to you by Butterball Every Day. All opinions are 100% mine. Over the past 18 months I have been trying to live a more wholesome lifestyle by eating better and exercising more. For … [Read More...]

Jif To Go Photo Contest

Jif To Go Photo Contest

“I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Influence-Central for Jif To Go Dippers. I received a sample to facilitate my review and a thank you item for … [Read More...]

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My Cat’s Manifesto to Rule Our Home, and the Universe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh Step Lightweight Extreme Litter. All opinions are 100% mine. When feeding my cats the other morning, I noticed a piece of paper rolled up … [Read More...]

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Poached Egg over Fried Potatoes

Dinner in a Snap with Free Thomas Cookware from Save Mart: Poached Eggs Over Fried Potatoes

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central for Save Mart Supermarkets. I received Thomas Cookware items to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for … [Read More...]

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Tasty Ways to Add More Protein To Your Diet with Easy Turkey Pinwheels and Other Mealtime Ideas

This post brought to you by Butterball Every Day. All opinions are 100% mine. Over the past 18 months I have been trying to live a more wholesome lifestyle by eating better and exercising more. For … [Read More...]

Cooking Tips

5 Cooking Tips (and Life Tips) From Master Chef, Luca Manfe

I recently got the opportunity to participate in a live cooking demo and video chat with MasterChef Luca Manfe, as he shared cooking tips, advice and demonstrated how to use the Phillips … [Read More...]

Triple Berry Sauce

Triple Berry Sauce: Healthy Desserts Without Compromising Flavor

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Monk Fruit In The Raw. I received product samples to facilitate my post as well as a promotional item to thank … [Read More...]

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My Kind of Travel

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Family Fun in Morro Bay

This last month of summer has been filled with family fun, excursions and some excitement. July was fairly dull, which was much needed after a move, but August has been jam packed! Luckily Frito-Lay® had our snacking on-the-go covered! The month began with a big family reunion and some family … [Read More...]

Postcard from London

Cheerios From London: Energy to Tour the “Inns” and “Oats” of England’s Crown Jewels

AIRMAIL delivery brought to you from London and on behalf of Cheerios & Health.com. Read my London postcard to you and hear about how I need a ton of energy to tour and experience all that London has to offer! If you have been following my blog, you may know that I am currently enjoying a … [Read More...]

2014 Kia Soul

2014 Kia Soul – A Car with Spunk and Pizzazz

  This spring I had a Close Encounter of the Kia Soul kind when I was visited by this spunky Alien Green vehicle. It was a blast to drive! I was amazed by the roomy cabin, offering oodles of space and storage. After a very stressful winter, I was beyond ecstatic to get invited to the Disney … [Read More...]

5 Little Extras to Make Your Camping Trip

5 Little Extras to Make Your Next Camping Trip Extra Magical

I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Banana Boat® Sun Care. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. We just got back from our annual family camping trip! It's always so much fun to get … [Read More...]

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Product Reviews

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My Cat’s Manifesto to Rule Our Home, and the Universe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fresh Step Lightweight Extreme Litter. All opinions are 100% mine. When feeding my cats the other morning, I noticed a piece of paper rolled up … [Read More...]

Maleficent Toys

Maleficent Dolls and Make Believe with miWorld

For centuries, little girls have been playing make believe, and pretending to live in the world of their mothers. They sometimes dress up in their mom's clothes, and they play mommy. Come on, didn't … [Read More...]

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Watch Your Own Home Movies on TV with RealPlayer Cloud and Roku 2 + $200 Gift Card and Roku 2 GIVEAWAY

Learn how to let your kids experience the thrill of watching their own movies that your filmed from your phone on TV. Plus enter to win a fabulous giveaway for a $200 Giftcard and Roku 2 thanks to my … [Read More...]

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Fit Made Fun With an Easy to Plan Football Season Kick-off Party

Read how I planned an easy and fun get-together to celebrate getting fit with a fit made fun day, as a family during the start of football season. I received free products in order to host the … [Read More...]

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Tips & Ramblings

Dating After Divorce The Good, The Bad and The Ugly - Meet the Men

Dating After Divorce: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Meet MORE of the Guys!

A couple of weeks ago I decided to start writing about my experiences in dating after divorce. It has NOT been pretty! I am also requesting that you all help me come up with nicknames for the fellas. Be sure to read my first post, if you haven't already, where you can meet the first two guys. I … [Read More...]

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Fit Made Fun With an Easy to Plan Football Season Kick-off Party

Read how I planned an easy and fun get-together to celebrate getting fit with a fit made fun day, as a family during the start of football season. I received free products in order to host the Leapfrog and CLIF Kid sponsored MommyParty. The opinions expressed here are my own. My family is a … [Read More...]

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Preparing Kids For College (In Elementary School) + Sweepstakes to Win $2500 College Money from ScholarShare

Read how I am preparing kids for college by teaching them valuable skills and by starting a ScholarShare California 529 Savings Plan. Plus read about how my sponsors at ScholarShare have a way for you to win college money for your future grad! As a mom and a preschool teacher, education has … [Read More...]

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Zappos for Back To School Needs and Winter Essentials

“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zappos.com. I received product samples to facilitate my review.”   School is well under way and I think we've finally got a pretty good handle on things. I try to prepare my kids with a few new things before a … [Read More...]

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DIY

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Encouragement for a Poopy Day: DIY Baby Shower Gift with Free Printable

This post brought to you by Huggies and Kleenex. All opinions are 100% mine.   Having a new baby is a wonderful and amazing experience that changes our lives for the better. However, when you … [Read More...]

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Building Friendship While Building Boxtrolls To Win a Trip for Four to LA

Read how I turned a fun weekend activity with the kids into a chance to win an amazing trip to LA (and how you can too) thanks to my sponsors at Focus Films and The Boxtrolls A few weekends ago I … [Read More...]

Homemade Chalkboard Paint

3 Secrets to Painting Built-in Furniture + Homemade Chalkboard Paint

This post brought to you by FrogTape. All opinions are 100% mine.   My "baby" girl is not such a "baby" anymore. She is growing up so fast, and we thought it was time for her to get a cool … [Read More...]

Easy Kid Craft: DIY Derby Track

Easy Kids Craft: DIY Derby Track Inspired by The Boxtrolls and Special Sweepstakes

Learn how to make this easy DIY Derby Track with your kids, and read how I was inspired by my sponsors at Focus Films and "The Boxtrolls" to run a family Derby Race! To top it off, they are running an … [Read More...]

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Movies & Entertainment

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Behind the Scenes of The Boxtrolls: Now In Theaters!

As an ambassador for The Boxtrolls, I am pleased to bring a special clip and info about the movie’s release. It's FINALLY here! Ever since I saw the first preview for The Boxtrolls, I knew it … [Read More...]

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Learn the Language of The Boxtrolls

As an ambassador for The Boxtrolls, I am pleased to bring a special clip and info about the movie’s release. Aside from being adorable little creatures, The Boxtrolls have quite the unique voice … [Read More...]

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What Makes a Family: The Boxtrolls In Theaters Friday

As an ambassador for The Boxtrolls, I am pleased to bring a special clip and info about the movie's release. Who is excited for The Boxtrolls to hit theaters this Friday, 9/26?! I have been … [Read More...]

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Imagination Foundation Events for Kids + The Boxtrolls Cardboard Challenge

This weekend is a big weekend for our friends and sponsors, The Boxtrolls. It's the LA premier weekend for their brand new, highly anticipated (including by my own kids) movie, followed by the … [Read More...]

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My Story of Infant Loss

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Celebrating an Angel’s 5th Birthday at the Cemetery

Yesterday, May 29, 2013, marked my little angel's 5th birthday. I truly cannot believe it has been 5 years since I gave birth to a little girl with one of the most amazing spirits ever! In case you … [Read More...]

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Giving Birth After Infant Loss

Giving Birth After Infant Loss My last post on infant loss discussed the decision to get pregnant after losing a baby. If you haven't already, you can read from the beginning of my story (<--click … [Read More...]

Pregnancy After Child Loss

It has been a while since I have talked about my story of losing Gianna. I thought it was time to add to it with my pregnancy after child loss. Just a reminder that this is a continuation of my story … [Read More...]

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Getting Pregnant After Infant Loss

It has been quite some time since my last post about baby Gianna. Some people have said they feel like my story is incomplete, so I thought it was time I added to my story with the decision of getting … [Read More...]

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