Family Vacation Plans in Missouri #VisitM

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This post brought to you by Missouri Division of Tourism. All opinions are 100% mine. I realized the other day that I've never been to Missouri.  You might be thinking "well, that's not so strange" but it kind of is, since one of my sisters lived there and was married there.  I also have friends there- ...

I’m co-authoring the Be Out There ebook! #BeOutThere

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This post announcing my participation in the creation of the Be Out There e-book is part of an ongoing relationship with The Motherhood and the National Wildlife Federation.  We'll be talking a lot about getting families and kids outdoors and ways to make it fun so that kids WANT to Be Out There. The launch of the ...

#AsthmaSense Twitter Party TONIGHT 6/18 9pm EST #win Prizes including #ipad ! #ad


I was asked to co host the #AsthmaSense Twitter party tonight at 9pm EST and I'd love for you to come join us tonight for the party! We'll be talking about SoundAsthma's AsthmaSense app and giving away fun prizes!!   Follow your hosts: BrettBMartin, AMomsTake and SoundAsthma and follow along with the hashtag #AsthmaSense RSVP below

Check out the new spray lotion from Vaseline#LoveSprayandGo

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This post about the new spray lotion, Vaseline Spray & Go, is brought to you by our friends at Lunchbox.  Vaseline has this new lotion called the Spray & Go and   it comes in three varieties: Cocoa Radiant, Total Moisture and Aloe Fresh.  I am in and out of water and sunshine almost constantly ...

Top Five Summer Window Treatment Ideas

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This post about the Top Five Summer Window Treatment Ideas is brought to you by our friends at Budget With the official beginning of summer only days away on June 21st, there are months of beautiful weather to take advantage of and enjoy. The solstice is just days away and with it come the longest, ...

Free, private video Websites with ProudOn TV #POTVFamily #ad

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This is a sponsored post about  ProudOn TV,  a free, private video website where you can share your personal family experiences. I've long looked for a simple way to share personalvideos with loved ones near and far without having to use social media. Sometimes, the memories are private and aren't for public eyes, or others eyes. ...

#ColgateWish #cbias Twitter Party Monday, June 24, from 1-2 pm ET #shop

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I will be compensated for hosting the #ColgateWish #cbias Twitter Party Monday, June 24, from 1-2 pm ET. We'd love for you to come and join us to talk about Colgate's Wish For A Swish event happening on Tuesday, June 25, in NYC Times Square. Guinness Book of World Records will be there and, along with ...

Making a Lego Terrarium

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We do a lot of gardening with our kids, but most of it happens outdoors. The kids are always asking for some plants in the house- and specifically, in their rooms, so I decided this week in honor of Miracle-Gro's The Gro Project, we would make a "Toyrarium" custom for our house.  We've done terrariums ...

Firecracker Surprise Cookies Recipe

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Happy Flag Day! In celebration of our flag, and really, you can use these cookies for Memorial Day and Fourth of July as well, we decided to take the Pillsbury Stars and Stripes Cake Mix and make some cake mix cookies- with a fun surprise at the end! These cookies are so easy to make.  Prepared, ...

Transform Your Summer BBQ with Hellmann’s Juicy Salsa Burger #Hellmanns100

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This post about all the different ways you can use Hellmann’s to transform your summer BBQ  is sponsored.  Watch videos and learn how to use Hellmann’s or Best Foods to transform your summer BBQ dishes into something that will leave your friends and family wondering, “what’s the secret ingredient?”. Mario Batali has lent his culinary ...