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Live More and Do More with MiO Water Enhancer #MiOWhatsNext

Live More Do More with Mio Water Enhancer

I’m sharing MiO in my life as part of a sponsored series for Socialstars™. MiO is a water flavoring that gives me a boost and prepares me to do more each day.  I first tried MiO a couple of years back as I wanted a drink to keep me up and going, especially around 1-2 pm when I usually start to crash.   I was specifically looking for an electrolyte…

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Create Summer Fun with Dr Pepper #PickYourPepper

Create Summer Fun with Dr Pepper at Walmart

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dr Pepper®. The opinions and text are all mine. #PickYourPepper #Walmart. Create Summer Fun with Dr Pepper. Tis the season to party!  I can’t tell you how excited I am that summer is here.  For me, summer officially kicks off when the kids get through their last day of school.  Although they’ll have some summer camps and activities going on,…

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Superfood Health Warrior Chia Bars – Feel Full Longer + 30% Online Discount Code

Superfood Health Warrior Chia Bars

“This blog post is part of a paid Megan Media and Health Warrior blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.” Snacking is one of the most important parts of my daily routine. It supports my energy and satisfies my sweet tooth cravings. Let’s be honest with ourselves, those cravings will come. So instead of driving ourselves crazy trying to suppress them, it’s better to fulfill those…

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Creating Memories & Things To Do In Your Backyard This Summer – TruGreen #LiveLifeOutside

TruGreen Creating Memories Things To Do In Backyard This Summer

Summer break is fast approaching, and I am sure many of you may have already been knee-deep in planning a summer getaway with the kids to visit beautiful beaches, mountain resorts, possibly here in the US or a far-off place.  Sounds fun, right?  Or maybe some of us have decided to keep kids active in summer classes because we can’t take a long break from work. This year, my family…

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It’s Always the Husband Unboxed #AlwaysTheHusband

its always the husband review

This is an advertisement for SheSpeaks/St. Martins Press.  All opinions of the book are my own. Following is my book review of It’s Always the Husband.  Over the past week I burned through this book, a fun read that’s quite different from other fiction books that I’ve read with a murder (such as John Sanford books, which are focused mostly around the crime, not their lives before and outside of the crime…

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Summer Fun with Family + Wet Ones® Hand Wipes Summer Fun Giveaway

summer fun wet ones hand wipes giveaway

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® Hand Wipes. The opinions and text are all mine. Have you started planning summer fun activities for your family? Summer is approaching fast so it’s time to hop on it.  My kids and I love spending most of our summer times outdoors, from taking road trips, visiting animal parks, gardening, going to the park or playing in the…

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Watch Your Kid Grow with Mott’s from Walmart #WatchMeGrow

Watch Your Kid Grow with Mott's from Walmart

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mott’s®. I used to hear parents tell me that their kids were growing like weeds, and that in the blink of an eye they’ve grown from babies to toddlers, to teenagers to adults.  What they said didn’t’ really hit me until I had kids of my own.  Every time I take notice they’re an extra inch taller and growing…

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Snacking Moments with Teddy Soft Bakes

Teddy Soft Baked Snacks

I’m sharing Teddy Soft Bakes in my life as part of a sponsored series for Socialstars™” #myfirstTeddy #discoverTeddy Nobody is around my kids more than me for those times when they are experiencing trying moments and aren’t necessarily at their happiest.  This includes when I need to put them in timeout, enforce homework times or monitor their chores.  That comes with the territory of being a parent, so I do…

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Probiotics Made Delicious by Tropicana #BelieveInYourGut

Tropicana Probiotics Drink

I partnered with my friends at Megan Media and Tropicana for this post. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. My family’s health is always my top priority, and I will never put their health at risk.  As a mom, I am very careful with the products I choose and cook for my family, in particular those that are for the kids.  What I feed them has a…

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Real Simple® Magazine: A Best Friend During my “Me Time”

ME TIME WITH REAL SIMPLE MAGAZINE

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Real Simple®. The opinions and text are all mine. One of my overarching goals for 2017 was to make it a less stressful year than 2016. Last year it seemed as though every week was overflowing with commitments, deadlines, rushed trips here and there and too little sleep. Coupled with all of this there was also very little “me…

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Heal App Give Us Doctors on Demand!!!

Heal App

This post is sponsored by Blog Meets Brand on behalf of heal.com. All opinions are 100% my own.  There’s one thing sick people have in common; they would rather be at home! But getting treated by a doctor usually meant going out into the world and finding one. You went to see a doctor at their location, and at their convenience. The last time I had a migraine, I realized I…

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How to Excel as a Soccer Coach

How to Excel as a Soccer Coach

How to Excel as a Soccer Coach If you’re a soccer coach who is looking to further your education, become a better coach, and help to lead your team to success, then looking for ways to excel as a coach is a necessity. There are a number of things you as a coach can do that will benefit you and the players. In fact, the best results usually happen when…

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Nature Made® Probiotic : Support Digestive Balance + Giveaway

Nature Made Probiotics

“This post was sponsored by Nature Made® as a part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.” Probiotics are a crucial part of my diet and something I try to get a healthy daily dose of through kiefer, yogurt as well as through a daily supplement.  I had tried out a few different brands but was really happy to learn that they are also available from Nature Made®, a brand that…

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The Olympic Games: Let’s Power Their Dreams

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This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. The summer season is almost over and my family and I have been anticipating watching the Rio 2016 Olympic Games together for quite some time. It’s an experience that is positive in so many ways. May kids learn about working hard for their goals, sportsmanship, pride in our country, and some fun geography and culture lessons about the rest of the world, too.…

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Tips for Managing High Blood Sugar

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I have been compensated by Glucerna for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own. Talk with your health care provider about a diabetes management plan that’s right for you. #GlucernaHungerSmart #CollectiveBias I have always been a very active person and pretty good about maintaining my healthy lifestyle before I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy. My gestational diabetes went away after first pregnancy…

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Flat Stomach Exercises + Free Workout Planner

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LALAOnTheGo #CollectiveBias I can’t ignore the benefits to my body and mind of eating healthy and exercising regularly.  They form the overall lifestyle that I strive for and help me find balance in just about every area of my life.   When I divert from good food and regular exercise even for one day I…

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Medical Grants Are Available for Children in San Diego #UHCCF

Medical Grants Are Available for Children in San Diego

Great news! If you are a San Diego family who needs financial assistance to help pay for your child’s health care you may be in luck. Just submit a grant application to The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation, and you could receive up to $5,000 per grant! This could go towards treatments, services or equipment not covered or fully covered by your commercial health insurance plan. A qualifying family could receive up…

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More Fun Please! (and Less Stress Please, too!) #UnlimitedFun

Unlimited Fun with Chase

Today’s post is sponsored by Chase Freedom Unlimited, but my love for the new Chase Freedom Unlimited card is all my own! A day “out on the town” has a completely new meaning when I’m out with my kids.  They are all about hands-on activities and adventures, and the local science museum is one of their absolute favorite places under the sun.  It’s pretty cheap to get in and well-worth…

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