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5 Things No One Tells You About Postpartum Recovery

Light Bladder Leakage and Other Things No One Tells You about Postpartum Recovery

Thanks to Poise for sponsoring this post and for keeping new mamas confident! Postpartum recovery tummies, saggy boobs, light bladder leakage and more: what every veteran mom knows and every soon-to-be-mom will find out... You're pregnant for 9 long months.  If you're like most women, you long for the day when you'll no longer have to be pregnant.  You'll labor for an intense several hours, deliver your baby, and finally hold your baby in your arms.  The moment you gaze into your new ... [read more]


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How Learning to Let It Go Made Me an Unstoppable Mom – #UnstoppableMoms

I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.   2013 was a joyous year. We started the year off welcoming our third son into the world in ... [read more]

Emergency Preparedness with Energizer

7 Emergency Preparedness Tips for National Preparedness Month #PoweringSafety

Disclosure: Thanks to Energizer for sponsoring today's Emergency Preparedness discussion! Image Credit: Flickr When I was a kid living in San Diego, California we would watch the massive wildfires burn around our home during the summer and fall months.  Later, in my young adulthood I was living outside Memphis, Tennessee when we had a storm ... [read more]

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Increase Your Protein Intake and #CrunchClean

Most Americans have absolutely no trouble eating enough protein.  It doesn't take more than a visit to your local chain restaurant to see how infatuated we are with protein loaded dishes.  But even in our protein powered society it is possible to be on the deficient side. There are many reasons you might need to increase your protein intake. If ... [read more]

Raspberry Peach Pie Recipe

Delicious Raspberry Peach Pie with Cream Cheese Recipe

I don't think there is anything as joyous as making something with my own hands. Aside from raising my beautiful, obedient, clean children that is. But I do truly enjoy making great food in the kitchen when I get the chance. 'So when a friend called an asked me to take some peaches off her tree, I was excited to see what I could create. I ... [read more]

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At Home and on the Road: Tips for happy, healthy kids

Summer is a whirlwind of activity in our family!  Vacations, staycations, family reunions, sports, almost daily pool visits.  We are always on the go! I love having my kids home from school during the summer.  I love the freedom it gives us to go where we want, when we want!  But, without the proper planning, summer… [read more]


Guest Post: Sunshine & Surf Savings Plan – 3 Easy ways to save for vacation on an average income

I need a vacation. Like a no-kids, sand-between-my-toes, umbrella-in-my-drink-vacation. This morning the refrigerator stopped refrigerating, and I watched all of my vacation nest egg walk out the door tucked into someone else’s tool belt. Starting from ground zero again has renewed my zeal for saving tenfold. I am determined to sit under a palm tree in… [read more]

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AT&T Samsung Galaxy Express GoPhone

AT&T GoPhone Review

Thanks to AT&T for sponsoring today's post! Have you guys heard? AT&T is hopping on the prepaid phone bandwagon! With monthly rate increases and coverage disparities between providers, the ability to have a phone without a contract can be a huge blessing! AT&T recently sent me their Samsung Galaxy Express GoPhone to review. ... [read more]

Hasbro Transformers Age of Extinction toys

Take a Peek at the #Hasbro Toys Fall Lineup

Thanks to Hasbro for providing the samples for review! All opinions expressed are honest and are my own.   This past summer saw an excellent line-up of television shows and movies! And my boys were super excited when a box of goodies inspired by those shows and made by Hasbro arrived on our doorstep several weeks ago. "It's better ... [read more]

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$500 Fabulous Fall Cash Giveaway!

Welcome to the $500 Fabulous Fall Cash Giveaway! Who could use an extra $500? I know I could! I'd buy those two pair of shoes I've been ogling (I'm not a shoe hoarder, I promise!).  Then I'd buy something completely practical with the leftover $$$. :) With the holidays coming I thought it would be fun to join in a little cash giveaway! To do ... [read more]


Win a new PUR Pitcher with MAXION Filtration Technology! (3 Winners!)

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by PUR. Have you seen this guy? No? "NO STARS!" ...just watch the video, you'll get it. :) Wow, Arthur, you really know how to drive a point home. I think we'd all agree that drinking water is fairly essential to our existence.  Unfortunately, there can be a lot of nastiness that comes in our ... [read more]

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