True Blood, Sad Things and Life Insurance.

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This post about life insurance is brought to you by our friends at Genworth. Opinions are my own. I  What do True Blood, sad things and life insurance have to do with one another?  Well, they all sparked this particular post, for one.  Plus, on  the latest episode of True Blood...Terry Bellefleur took out a ...

Swimming Pool Safety PSA #PoolSafely

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Today I'm going to talk a little about swimming pool safety.  Part of owning a swimming pool includes safety, and there are some things that folks often overlook or just don't think much about.  Safety isn't just about watching swimmers, not swimming alone, or not swimming while intoxicated (nor supervising swimmers while intoxicated).  Swimming pool ...

Why potty training isn’t fun #PullUpsPottyBreak #ad

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This is a sponsored post about potty training and why it isn't fun written by me on behalf of Huggies Pull-Ups. If there's one part of parenting I'd honestly outsource if I could, it would be potty training.  It's been one of my least favorite activities to date, and quite honestly, my kids kind of did ...

Polly Pocket Zipline Adventure Pool to the rescue!

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Disclosure: I participated in a campaign with  Mom Central Consulting for Polly Pocket toys. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.   It's summer, it's hot, my kids want to swim all day long.  We have a pool here at the house and we're doing 6 weeks ...

Making home safe for baby (and kids…parents…pets) #HealthyBaby

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This post about making home safe for baby is brought to you through my affiliation with The Motherhood. About 4 years ago I hosted a Healthy Baby Home Party here with some MOMS Club friends.  Last week, I attended another- virtual- Healthy Baby Home Party with Seventh Generation, Stonyfield and Healthy Child Healthy World, along ...

How many people around you are feeling depressed? #lifescript #ad

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This is a sponsored post by me about feeling depressed and depression on behalf of Lifescript.com. Before I really begin this post, take a moment and really think about this question: How many people around you are feeling depressed?  Sadly, it's probably far more than you think.  Did you know that 1 in 10 adults in the US suffer from ...

10 reasons why I’m not SuperMom and why I never will be

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10 reasons why I'm not SuperMom and why I never will be 1. I get annoyed with my kids.  If I lived with you, I'd probably get annoyed with you too.  (To be fair, I'm fairly certain I've annoyed them at least twice in their lives...it was a really long time ago and I'm sure they've ...

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 ...

How to potty train your kid. #PullUpsPottyBreaks #ad

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This is a sponsored post about how to potty train your kid , brought to you by Huggies Pull-Ups. There are tons of experts who will tell you THE way to potty train your child.   I'm going to tell you that there is no one answer.  There just isn't. Every kid is different and ...

What my parents did to give me the Good Life #GoodLife

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This post brought to you by Allstate. All opinions are 100% mine. Allstate’s “Good Hands for the Good Life” is new and different for an insurance company. It has a voice of optimism and celebration vs. fear. The Allstate brand commercial tells the story of how there are risks everywhere, but we as people don’t let ...