12 Tremendous Tricks to Trim 20 Minutes off Your Morning

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12 Tremendous Tricks to Trim 20 Minutes off Your Morning  Um, I need more than 12. I need like...eleventy billion tricks. I do. We got into this nice routine, the kids and I, this summer.  As they woke up, one by one they'd climb into our bed and snuggle up to watch some tv with mommy.  They loved it, ...

Quick and Easy Meal Ideas: Ghost Pizza

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This quick and easy meal idea is brought to you by our friends at General Mills. With back to school here and activities starting up, life is hectic for everyone, it seems.  Hectic for us here at the Martin household, moreso than ever before.  I've been doing a lot of meal prep and cooking dinner ...

And with the blink of an eye, summer is gone #CherishedChildhood

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It's over.  Summer, that is.  We did something new this summer, the kids and I, and had a blast.  We laughed, we played, we swam (a ton) and learned a lot.  We made new friends, visited with old, and have so many new memories. Memories that I will cherish - and hopefully, my kids will ...

Press Release: ChromaGen lenses life changing aid for students with reading problems

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This post is brought to you by our friends at ChromaGen.  I'm sharing it because I think these lenses could help a lot of children and that's always a good thing. 30% Of Returning Student Population Suffer From Vision Related Learning Disabilities That Could Be Aided By The Use Of FDA Cleared ChromaGen Lenses Studies show that many students  ...

Hectic Schedule? Some tips to stay organized #GetFresh

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This is a sponsored post about tips to stay organized with a hectic schedule.  I will receive promotional items to thank me for sharing. So we're back to school.  We're almost fully started with all activities.  Almost.  Boy Scouts sign up is next week, my Brownies won't start meeting until October, and preschool soccer is ...

How to Get Your Kids to Share What’s Good #ShareWhatsGood

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I participated in a campaign for Share What's Good on behalf of Mom Central Consultingfor Welch's. I received product samples to facilitate my review, a gift code to giveaway, and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.  My kids are back to school.  That means they are spending hours and hours away from me, and I ...

Photo books made easy with Shutterfly Photo Story iPad app #Giveaway

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This is a sponsored post about photobooks made easy thanks to my affiliation with Global Influence and Shutterfly.  I am the first person to admit to anyone that I take hundreds- maybe thousands of photos each year, but that's it.  They are sorted into month folders and I'm just awful about actually doing anything with ...

Foreign Language Learning is fun and easy with Little Pim

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This review post about foreign language learning with Little Pim is made possible by product samples received.  In this day and age, it's hard to not encounter different languages no matter where you live.  Even scanning radio stations, we hear all kinds of music- sung in all different languages.  My kids seem to have inherited ...

Back to school memories preserved with Hallmark

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We received the Hallmark Pics ‘n’ Props School Days Activity Kit to review so that we can have our back to school memories preserved.  A few days ago, my kids went back to school.  Third grade, first grade and preschool. I usually try to get a pic outside on the first day, although this year ...

5 Tips for choosing the right baby crib

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This is a sponsored post about tips for choosing the right baby crib.  Opinions are my own. Hey, congrats! You are expecting a little bundle of joy to arrive in your home!  Now what? Well, you're going to need lots of things for baby, and it can be really hard to figure out what you ...