Increase Your Protein Intake and #CrunchClean

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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… [read more]

Check Out My Feature on the Proverbial Homemaker!

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Want to get a closer look at “Real Homeschoolers”? Tauna at Proverbial Homemaker is writing a blog series featuring homeschooling moms.  Prompted by questions from readers curious about homeschooling or about what their fellow homeschoolers are doing, Tauna is sharing her interviews with 20 homeschooling moms! I am so excited to participate! I don’t think our… [read more]

10 Tips for Staying Healthy during Cold and Flu Season

Tips for Staying Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Thanks so much to Wash It for sponsoring today’s discussion. I imagine the whole country breathing a sigh of relief as we cross off another day from the calendar. The heat is leaving and the wondrous season of Fall is settling in. Unfortunately, with the cooler weather comes the obnoxious flu and cold season that… [read more]

Beautiful DIY Fall Wreath Ideas for your Front Door

11 Fun DIY Fall Wreath Ideas

Autumn truly is the best time of the year! The weather is great, clothes are comfy, drinks are warm and yummy and the people are happy. (In Louisiana we just have to pretend it’s Fall and cool when it is still 80 degrees and shorts and ice are still on the menu!) Even though the Fall season encompasses… [read more]

AT&T GoPhone Review

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Express GoPhone

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.  This AT&T prepaid phone comes… [read more]

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Health Insurance Plan #TimeWellSpent

My first baby

I remember the first time I had to actively select my own insurance plan.  I was 25 (not terribly young) and I was recently no longer eligible for coverage under my University’s health plan.  I pulled out our phone book — remember those big yellow things? — and looked up the nearest agent to me…. [read more]

Little Scholar Tablet by School Zone + Giveaway!

Little Scholar Tablet by School Zone

I’m always on the lookout for fun learning games for my boys!  My phone is filled with educational apps. I’ve subscribed to multiple online educational sites for my boys.  With homeschooling I want to make sure my boys have ample opportunities to learn, and to have fun while doing it. When I was sent the… [read more]

See What is New with the NEW FuzziBunz One Size Cloth Diapers

The New FuzziBunz One-Size Cloth Diapers

In the 4 1/2 years I’ve been cloth diapering my boys I’ve tried a lot of different brands and styles of diapers.  But, up until a month ago I had never tried a FuzziBunz diaper.  Last month FuzziBunz sent me a couple of their new one-size diapers to try out. This year FuzziBunz has redesigned… [read more]

$500 Fabulous Fall Cash Giveaway!

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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… [read more]

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

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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… [read more]

Ideas for 100+ DIY Halloween Costumes!

DIY Halloween Costumes - Over 100 Ideas!

I’d be preaching to the choir if I told you that buying costumes at the store is expensive for an outfit worn an average of one time. Not to mention that they are usually poorly constructed and mass produced so you’re likely to be a multiple at that party. But that’s why you’re here isn’t… [read more]

Take a Peek at the #Hasbro Toys Fall Lineup

Hasbro Transformers Age of Extinction toys

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… [read more]

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

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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… [read more]

Do More Knowing Baby is Sleeping Safe and Sound – Levana Video Baby Monitor Review and Giveaway!

Levana video baby monitor

Remember when I posted this on Facebook post last month? Post by Oh So Savvy Mom. Yeah, I was none too happy that my 19 month old had just learned how to climb out of his crib. Though one of my boys transitioned to a toddler bed at this age, Little Z is nowhere near… [read more]