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Five Ways to Earn Real Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom

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Just because you are a stay-at-home mom does not mean that you cannot contribute to your family financially if you want to. There are plenty of jobs out there that you can do even as a stay-at-home mom--you just have to be creative enough to find them! Whether you need to supplement your income to make ends meet or you want extra spending money so you can go have fun with your kids, here are five ways to earn real money as a stay-at-home … [Read more...]



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10 Tips for Parents with Bedwetters #TruFitWalmart

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Disclosure: Thanks to GoodNites* TRU-FIT* for sponsoring our discussion of bedwetting.  It's 3 a.m. and you are sound asleep and cozy in bed. You hear a tiny little voice calling your name. "Mom!" You roll around with your eyes half open in a confused sort of state and finally realize it's your child. "What honey?" you ask. Your child responds in a quiet whisper, "I wet the bed."  You respond with a gentle, "It's o.k., I'll … [Read more...]



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4 Tips for Bladder Leakage #Underwareness #DropYourPants

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Disclosure: Thank you to Depend for sponsoring today's post about the #dropyourpants for #underwareness movement. This is a compensated post.  My body has gone through so many changes since delivering my two girls (naturally!) If you are a mom, you probably know exactly what I'm talking about. If your body bounced back quickly and you noticed you didn't have too many negative issues after childbirth, consider yourself a lucky one. I on the … [Read more...]



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5 Ways to Beat the Bloat and Enjoy Your Favorite Foods (+Giveaway) #CharcoCapsNoMoreGas

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Disclosure: This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received a 36-count carton of CharcoCaps® Anti-Gas Formula dietary supplement. All opinions, text and experiences are my own. This summer has been full of summer parties, good fun, and great tasting food. It's been a time to gather with friends and family and enjoy the hot summer sun with laughter and conversations. It's also a time that many … [Read more...]



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10 Must Have Items for Your Honeymoon (+Giveaway) #CystexBurningLove

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cystex®. The opinions and text are all mine. My husband and I recently celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary! It seems like only yesterday that we were celebrating our big day surrounded by our friends and family. I have so many great memories from our wedding. Many of these memories I'll be able to share with my children and smile at in the years to come. One of … [Read more...]



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6 Ways to Add Protein and Fiber to Your Diet #SilkAlmondBlends

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Silk. The opinions and text are all mine. If you are a busy mom and have a hectic schedule, eating right and exercising may be getting pushed aside because a never ending to-do list. Does this sound accurate? I'm guilty of being too busy lately and I'm struggling with preparing healthy dinners as well as finding the time to fit in exercising. The last few weeks, … [Read more...]



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10 Ways to Prepare for a Date Night + 5-hour ENERGY® shots Giveaway #ThisIsMySecret

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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Life can get busy as a mom and wife, but don't let the demands of each day keep you from enjoying your time with your husband! It's important to schedule regular date nights to keep your love life romantic. It's too easy to get caught up in taking care of the children day in and day out instead of taking care of the … [Read more...]



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How to Create an Emergency Survival Kit + Keep Kids Entertained During a Storm #PrepWithPower with Duracell

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Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Pictured above: The icy winter storm that hit the south in February 2014. Many were unprepared and faced electrical outages lasting for days. This is the view from my back porch. The ice was a few inches thick and covered trees, roads, poles, mailboxes, etc. This winter, we faced a very rare ice storm in the south. The … [Read more...]



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Four Summer Looks & Style Tips + Summer Trends! #ModSummer

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**The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. It’s hard to argue that barbecues are one of the best parts of summer -- enjoying food with friends and family outdoors can’t be beat. Your readers shouldn’t have to worry about what to wear to any backyard festivities, so share these four summer looks & style tips with them and send them to our summer … [Read more...]



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How to Use Over the Door Shoe Organizers to Keep Your Pantry Organized!

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I started using over the door shoe organizers to organize my belongings in 2011. Even after a big move this last year, I still use my over the door shoe organizers! I can't live without them. I love using these organizers in my home, not just for shoes, but for art supplies, office supplies, garage tools, and so much more! You can read about my first post using these organizers on my frugal blog. After moving last year, the size of our pantry … [Read more...]



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How to Make Sidewalk Chalk Paint

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We spend a lot of time outdoors. In the evenings,  my girls along with many of the neighbors' kids love to come over to play on our driveway. I usually have a lot of fun activities for them to do and the fact that it's shaded in the evening makes it a bit more enticing to the kids. Who wants to play in the hot beaming sun when you can enjoy the shade? Recently, the kids found my stash of sidewalk paint that I found on sale at Amazon and before … [Read more...]



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Why I Take Mini-Vacations in My Bathroom #LetsTalkBums

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Cottonelle. All opinions are my own. I'm not a morning person. I've tried it, but it's just never worked out for me. I admire my husband for his desire to be an early riser and his amazing attitude when it comes to waking up in the morning. Me on the other hand, I'm the one pushing snooze on the alarm clock every morning. Who am I kidding? I don't even have to set an alarm clock thanks to my … [Read more...]



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15 Summer Activities to Keep Kids Busy

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Summer is around the corner! How do you plan to keep the kids busy this summer? I know I'll be busy this summer entertaining my girls, so I'm doing my best to plan ahead! There are too many days where I fail to plan out our day and it ends up a complete disaster. This year, I'm changing that and having a plan in place for these long summer days where the kids will be at home and it's my job to figure out how to entertain them all day! I always … [Read more...]



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Thinking of Buying a Puppy? Find a Responsible Breeder #PredictablePurebreds

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Kennel Club for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. My daughter is five and she's at the age where she asks us for a dog on a regular occasion. We are a military family and because we move a lot and travel a lot, I'm having a hard time deciding on the perfect time to get a dog for our family! I know several military families that own dogs, so I plan to take some … [Read more...]



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100 Books to Read in a Lifetime!

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Do you love to read? If you haven't taken any time to read lately, I highly recommend taking some time out of your busy schedule to do so. I've been taking my Kindle Fire to the gym each day and reading while I'm on the elliptical machine! I also read right before bed or when I'm blow drying my hair (my hair takes a long time to dry, so I read to pass up the time!) Head over to Amazon where you'll find a great list of 100 Books to Read in a … [Read more...]



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Little Passports Fundraising For Your School!

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Planning a fundraiser at your child's school? Little Passports is the perfect partner, with an award-winning educational product that kids and parents love. Here's how it works: your community shops at Little Passports and we donate 15% back to your school. They even have a flyer to help you spread the word. Get more information here: www.littlepassports.com/schools … [Read more...]



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Save the Date: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend – Feb. 7 #CookieBoss

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Disclosure: I was compensated by GSUSA for my participation in this campaign as a part of the Mom it Forward Blogger Network. All opinions are my own. Thin Mints and Do-si-doh's and Samoas....oh my! When someone mentions "Girl Scouts," I almost immediately picture boxes of cookies sold by the Girl Scouts each and every year. Thin mints. Yum! Peanut Butter Patties. Even better. I remember my mom would bring boxes of these delicious … [Read more...]



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Green Giant’s “Write a Letter, Raise a Giant” to Stand Up to Bullying #MyBlogSpark

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Disclosure: The information and prize pack have been provided by Green Giant® through MyBlogSpark. Bullying is huge problem and a concern of mine these days, especially now that my daughter is attending school. It seems like every time I turn on the TV each day I hear about another story about a child who is bullied. I know that I can't always be there to witness everything my daughter does at school, but I can educate her and teach her … [Read more...]



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DIY Soy Candle Making with Darby Smart

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Disclosure: I received a DIY Soy Candle Making Darby Smart Kit as a Klout Perk. Although a review post was not required, I wanted to share my first candle making experience with my readers. DIY Soy Candle Making with Darby Smart I've heard a lot about soy candle making, but I've never tried to make my own soy candles. I don't consider myself a DIY kind of gal, but lately I'm trying to change that and try more DIY projects. There's such a … [Read more...]



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3D Creepy Halloween Ghost Craft

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My daughter and I made Reese's cupcakes recently and I had a stack of white cupcake cups leftover. Usually I save them for future cupcake creations but a cute craft idea popped into my head as they were sitting there on my kitchen counter - a creepy Halloween ghost craft! (My husband actually drew the face you see there at the bottom!) This is a super easy craft that allows your child to be creative! Materials: 3 White Cupcake … [Read more...]



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