5 Ways To Keep Active This Summer

Need a jump start this summer? You totally need these 5 simple ideas on ways to keep active this summer with no fuss.

The summer heat can pose an extra challenge when it comes to staying active. With temps high, it can be not so motivating to working out. After all, you're already sweating as it is, right? I've been trying to work into a groove and it's all about finding new things that work! This is a sponsored post by Lunchbox about Degree MOTIONSENSE®, all opinions are my own. This year, I am going in with a different angle. I want being active to be fun!  Here are some of the ideas that I came up ...

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Make Mom “Appy” with Innovative Oral Care this Mother’s Day

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Are you still brainstorming for that awesome Mother's Day gift? I pride myself on "trying" to be an awesome gift giver, but it can be very difficult at times.  Even when you LIVE with someone and know their ins and outs, it's not all that easy.  Some people already seem to have everything they need and there are those that you haven't seen in a while... who knows what they have, want or need? Well, friends, I have a cool last minute suggestion that I think mom will love. This is a sponsored post ...

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What If Cold Medicine Could Taste More Like Chocolate?

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Did you know that it was "cold" season? We're right in the middle of it and it continues all the way through April. The struggles of getting kids to take medicine when they need it is endless. I can remember the trouble I gave my own mom. (Sorry mom!). She tried all different kinds of tricks, tirelessly.  Now, I was definitely a challenge, but let me tell you.... my son is horrible, horrible about it. I can't say I blame him for loathing the taste of most medicines, they generally are pretty ...

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5 Ways to Comfort yourself when you have a Cold

5 Ways to Comfort Yourself When You Have a Cold

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chloraseptic®. All opinions are 100% mine. Having a cold is a total bummer, no matter what time of the year. Between being congested and having a sore throat, these have to be the worst symptoms to experience. I'm a big baby too. Even with the slightest bit of stuffiness. Being sick is not fun, so I figured it would be nice to share some ideas on how to comfort and soothe yourself when you're feeling sick. 5 Ways to Comfort yourself when ...

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Bistro MD: Meals Worth Keeping your Resolutions for (Giveaway)

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I don't know what it is, but the older I get and the more eating plans that I try, the harder it is to stick to. Total nightmare.  It's easy to get lost in searching for "miracle solutions". Crash diet anyone? I'm ready to try something more balanced. My hope is that good old fashioned balanced eating is the way to go to keep healthy. That's what I want to chat about today! This is a sponsored post about Bistro MD, all opinions are my own. Bistro MD makes the kind of meals you wish you ...

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Breathe Right Sleep In: 5 Simple Ways to Get More Sleep

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This is a sponsored post for Breathe Right, regardless all opinions are my own. Have a spare hour to catch up on much needed sleep? Of course not, yet that is. But you will with Daylight Savings! I'm challenging you to join me to unplug and go to bed an hour early. It will be the best hour we've both had in a while. I have to admit, sleep is a struggle for me, especially lately. This past weekend it really hit me hard. I started to really feel it.  I've made it a personal goal to get my ...

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5 Simple Ideas to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer


October is filled with so many amazing things, but one that really stands out is Breast Cancer Awareness. It's always important to be concerned about our health, but I love that this has become a serious movement. Never fail, every year people get revved up and get to work. And, since I'm a woman, this really hits home. Thanks to Skechers for sponsoring today's discussion. They've encouraged me to think of simple ways we can help fight for the cause this month and beyond. 1. Do something ...

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20 Ideas for Inner Peace that can be done in 10 Minutes (Giveaway)


When I think about the term world peace, it reminds of Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality.  If you've seen it, you'll know what I mean. But for real, world peace would be more achievable if we all just took a few minutes to reflect on ourselves and gain some inner peace and perspective. I've been chronically busy for quite some time now and as much as I know that taking a minute for myself would be so good for me, I don't squeeze it in.  This is a sponsored post by Lunchbox. Today, I want to ...

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Would you drop your pants for a $1? Help Me Raise Money for a Great Cause!


What do you do when something is kind of embarrassing but necessary to talk about? You make it fun, that's what! I think Depend®  has done a phenomenal job doing this with their latest campaign. On top of that, they're encouraging us to get involved by donating money when we share our own pant drop, photo or video using the campaign hashtags. Not just a little money either. They are actually going to be donating up to 3 MILLION bucks to charities that advance the research, education and ...

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8 Tips to Help You Prepare for Family Emergencies #JNJWoundCare

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I wanted to take a little break from the norm and talk about something a little more serious today. Family medical emergencies happen quickly and without any notice. If you are not prepared for it you can panic and find it difficult to take care of the situation. Taking steps in advance so that you are ready when something like this happens is a must. This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own. I'm not a medical professional or qualified to give medical advise, I'm just sharing my own ...

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Getting Active: 10 Ideas to “Do More” with the Whole Family (+Giveaway)

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Now that I have started getting my own walking workouts in I have decided that we need to do more with the whole family and work on getting active together. Trying to do more with the entire family can be rather difficult with all the different ages and busy schedules but with a little creative thinking it can be done! This is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own.  10 Ideas to "Do More" with the Whole Family Learn a new activity together. I'm sure there is something out there that ...

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