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Let’s Rally! Join the Fight for Fair Education Funding #FairFundingPA

I’m teaming up with the Campaign for Fair Education Funding to speak out for students across Pennsylvania. Although I am receiving some form of compensation, all opinions remain my own. #FairFundingPA We moved to our current home about four years ago. At the time, I was considering leaving my job and long commute behind, so I put my son in daycare part-time and went through the process of getting cleared and trained to become a substitute teacher in our new school district, Line ... [read more]

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Potty Learning Fun at our #PampersEasyUps Potty Party!

This potty learning post was sponsored by Pampers. All opinions are my own. I can't believe it's almost time! Time to pack away our cloth diapers, time to put away our diaper bag, time to stop keeping a stash of sposies in the car. Our 2-year-old is starting to learn how to use the potty! ::queue tears of sorrow...and joy:: So when Pampers asked us to throw a party to kick off our milestone and spread some useful tips about potty learning, we were all about it. After all, we want to ... [read more]

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Peach Melba Iced Tea Slush Recipe #SipYourSummer

This iced tea recipe shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SipYourSummer #CollectiveBias Sometimes, at the end of a long, hot day of ripping out shrubs and digging in dirt, you just want to kick back and relax with a tall, cool something wonderful and put your feet up. What do I mean by "something wonderful"? Well, that all depends, but my something wonderful starts with all-natural iced tea made with "the best stuff on ... [read more]

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10 Summer Energy Savings Tips (and 5 Summer Drink Ideas!) #ProjectEnvolve

I am a member of Project Envolve, which is sponsored by PPL Electric Utilities. I received compensation in exchange for this post about your summer energy bill. All opinions are my own. #ProjectEnvolve #GetEnvolved It's time for another Project Envolve mission, and our goal this month is to give you tips on how to cut your electric usage and save money on your energy bill during the hottest days of the year. As much as I love the summer season, I don't love the way running our air ... [read more]

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Why We Should Stop and Think About Our Support for Caitlyn Jenner

Throughout most of the 90s, I worked in a grocery store bakery. There was a regular customer who came in often, and I always marveled at how well-put-together she looked. She wore sky-high heels and lots of red, and her long, dark hair was always carefully curled. She was also very tall, with broad shoulders, large feet, a prominent Adam's apple and a shadowed chin. Each time she appeared to pick up her weekly groceries, the same snickers and whispers swept through the store. A few of my ... [read more]

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Bathtime Tips: No More Tears in the Tub with TOMY! (Giveaway)

I received bath toys from TOMY to facilitate this post. All opinions and bathtime tips are my own. What comes to mind when I say "bathtime"? If you think, "Aw, bathtime is the best time of day! My kids play and laugh and the whole world is happy and clean!" then this post is for you. On the other hand, if you think, "Bathtime makes me want to pour a popcorn bowl full of wine and stick my head in it because all my kids do is scream when I try to pour water over their heads," this post is ... [read more]

Recipes

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Peach Melba Iced Tea Slush Recipe #SipYourSummer

This iced tea recipe shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SipYourSummer #CollectiveBias Sometimes, at the end of a long, hot day of ripping out shrubs and digging in dirt, you just ... [read more]

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10 Summer Energy Savings Tips (and 5 Summer Drink Ideas!) #ProjectEnvolve

I am a member of Project Envolve, which is sponsored by PPL Electric Utilities. I received compensation in exchange for this post about your summer energy bill. All opinions are my own. #ProjectEnvolve #GetEnvolved It's time for another Project ... [read more]

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Family & Parenting

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Let’s Rally! Join the Fight for Fair Education Funding #FairFundingPA

I’m teaming up with the Campaign for Fair Education Funding to speak out for students across Pennsylvania. Although I am receiving some form of compensation, all opinions remain my own. #FairFundingPA We moved to our current home about four years ago. At the time, I was considering leaving my job and long commute behind, so I put my… [read more]

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Potty Learning Fun at our #PampersEasyUps Potty Party!

This potty learning post was sponsored by Pampers. All opinions are my own. I can’t believe it’s almost time! Time to pack away our cloth diapers, time to put away our diaper bag, time to stop keeping a stash of sposies in the car. Our 2-year-old is starting to learn how to use the potty!… [read more]

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Easy Birthday Gift: Handmade Superhero Crayons and Hallmark Cards #SendSmiles

This handmade superhero crayon craft has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SendSmiles #CollectiveBias Is it just me, or does the spring bring in a whole new crop of kids’ birthday parties? And where you find kids’ birthday parties, you need to find kids’ birthday gifts. Ugh!… [read more]

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Homemade Puffy Paint Activity (Inspired by The Hulk!) #AvengersUnite

This easy craft ideas for kids post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AvengersUnite #CollectiveBias In our house, superhero movies are kind of a big deal. And superhero movies that feature several of our favorite heroes joining forces? Well, that’s a SUPER big deal, so I have… [read more]

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