Mom Matters: How to Be a Media-Savvy Mom

Mom Matters: How to Be a Media-Savvy Mom

Friday, July 10, 2015  Asbury Park Grove, 9300 Bob Beatty Road, Charlotte, 11:30am-1:30pm If you are a mom in 2015, you are not going to want to miss this event! Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. Although I was compensated by Charlotte Parent with a payment, product, or something else of value in exchange for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  It is challenging to be a parent in the digital age! Gone are the days …

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Geocaching 101

Geocaching 101

I’m sure you are thinking “what the heck is geocaching?” Well, I always describe it as a modern-day treasure hunt, only the treasure map is your smartphone or GPS and the treasure is a box of dollar store trinkets. There are nearly 6 million geocachers and over 2.6 million active geocaches worldwide—there are probably caches near you right now. What is a cache? Literally a cache is “a collection of items of the same type stored in a hidden …

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Picnics & Popsicles

Picnics & Popsicles

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied an outfit from FabKids in exchange for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in.  Well, summer has struck North Carolina with a vengeance (and I know we are not alone)! Two straight weeks of temps in the mid to high 90s, plus a few 100 degree days in there AND almost no rain. Basically …

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Joy Williams - Venus

Joy Williams – Venus [music]

Disclosure: I participated in the Joy Williams Venus album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own. Honestly, before I was asked to review this album I had no idea who Joy Williams was. That is, until I read she was one-half of the four-time Grammy Award-winning folk-rock duo The Civil Wars. I have several of their albums and especially love the popular songs …

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Survive the Summer Heat with Bj's Wholesale Club

Survive the Summer Heat with BJ’s Wholesale Club

Disclosure: I am part of the BJ’s Wholesale Club Blogger Ambassador program. The following is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied products and/or compensated for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in, and use myself. Well, it’s official! Even if the calendar doesn’t quite agree, summer is here. And it has hit North Carolina with a vengeance. We are only on day 6 of summer break and …

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Tasty Tuesday - Not So Sweet Tea

Tasty Tuesday – Not So Sweet Tea

I love iced tea. When I was little my mom would make iced tea all summer long and I always had to drink from her glass. For some reason it tasted better than the glass of iced tea I poured for myself. (My kids do this to me now and it irritates me to no end. So sorry mom!!) We have been living in North Carolina for just over a year now. I’m very much enjoying …

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$300 Father's Day Giveaway

$300 Father’s Day Giveaway [winner announced 3/21]

Who couldn’t use an extra $300?!? Click on the button below to enter to win $300 Cash!   Father’s Day Giveaway! Sponsored by The Everyday Home  and Our Good Life   |   Denise Designed Toadstool Pond  |   Brunch with Joy An Oregon College and  My Mom Made That  |   Homemade Ginger Yesterday on Tuesday Click here to enter. Giveaway is sponsored by The Everyday Home and all inquiries should be directed here.  

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Thirsty Thursday - Frozen Strawberry Starburst

Thirsty Thursday – Frozen Strawberry Starburst

Well, I did it! I survived the first day of summer break. It was touch and go there for a while. My kids tried their hardest to drive me insane, but I made it through. Barely. So for my heroics, I decided I deserved a yummy grownup treat! I looked through my liquor cabinet, also known as the kitchen counter (and freezer), and found the perfect combination. I purchased the ingredients to make a special …

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Kick off the Summer Season with FabKids!

The Unofficial Kickoff to Summer – FabKids Review

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied an outfit from FabKids in exchange for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in.  Yay!! It’s time for fireflies, outdoor fun, barbecues, and S’Mores! Even though we have two weeks left of school the unofficial kickoff to summer is here! I don’t know about yours, but my kids have pretty much checked out of school …

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Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Tasty Tuesday – Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

I received one or more of the products mentioned below for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers The other day I made my salad for lunch and I went to grab the bottle of balsamic vinaigrette and it was all gone! My kids have a terrible habit of putting empty bottles, milk cartons, and butter dishes back into the fridge and …

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