So Aldi blew my mind. #AldiSaves

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Earlier this week I headed into Aldi for the first time ever.  Yes, that's right- I've heard of the awesome of Aldi for a long time but I rarely have cash on me and so I was always like "oh shoot, I'll head in next time I'm shopping" and time got away from me.  I ...

Online protection. It’s not negotiable.

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Today I took some necessary steps to protect myself and my family online a bit more.  We've had online protection since we had the internet installed at home... but lately- with the kids starting to use the internet more, and multiple devices in the house....my oldest has had a few research projects she's needed to ...

How long do cats live? #HillsPet

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This post about cat life expectancy is brought to you by Hill’s. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Hill’s Science Diet for Cats, but This Mama Loves only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. is not responsible for the content of this article. #HillsPet Our ...

I’ll show you mine if you show me yours #DunkinMugUp

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  Happy Fall, my friends.  Happy October! I can't even believe it's October already, largely in part due to my denial and also because it's 75 degrees here in Connecticut today.  The only surefire signs that fall is here are the sounds of the leaves rustling on the trees as they get drier and drier, and the lovely ...

I never knew I needed a mobile hotspot. #SprintMom

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I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sprint. I received a mobile hotspot product sample to facilitate my review. I really never did know I needed a mobile hotspot...until I had one.  Holy moly, I'd like to know why I didn't do this sooner!  Having wi-fi wherever I go means I can get ...

Who left the lights on (again)?

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 I participated in a campaign about "who left the lights on"on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Lutron. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item as a thank-you for participating. If you live with someone- anyone, chances are, like me, you've asked "Who left the lights on?" a time or two.  Or ...

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Pretzels and Avocado Recipe

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Chocolate chip cookies are a favorite in our family, and sometimes, no matter how much we love the classics, it's fun to change things up a bit.  Part of my Ambassadorship with Avocados from Mexico was a promise to create an avocado recipe each month over the summer, and today I'm sharing a new one ...

My first blogging conference was a blast #blogherfood #afmpitcrew #iloveavocados

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Last month I attended the BlogHer Food Conference in Austin Texas.  I've not been to a blogging conference before- I did get one day squeezed in last summer in NYC at BlogHer but honestly, there wasn't much "conference" in my day and it was such a blur I don't remember.  This year, Avocados from Mexico ...

Chocolate Avocado Brownies Recipe #ILoveAvocados #AFMPitCrew

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This recipe for chocolate avocado brownies is sponsored as part of my Ambassadorship with Avocados from Mexico. Opinions are my own.  I love brownies. They love me too.  It's a long, rocky road for us (and another brownie flavor I can't seem to say no to) and it usually ends with the brownie being devoured ...

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 ...