Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Starting My Day with Cereal & Milk at the Kellogg’s Recharge Bar

Cute vase filled with cereal ath the #CerealAndMilk event in NYC

Many thanks to Kellogg’s® for sponsoring today’s story, and keeping me recharged with a tasty combination of protein and grains. When I was in high school and college, I had to travel quite some distance to get to school.  Because of this, I used to skip breakfast regularly.  As a result, I found that I…

Swagbucks Is Celebrating Their 6th Birthday!

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The 6th birthday celebration of the popular Swagbucks.com is in full swing. In addition to their current $600 give away for 10 lucky birthday celebration winners, they are also hosting a challenge with six different teams to mark this momentous occasion. Everyone is encouraged to take part in the Swagbucks Birthday Team Challenge happening today,…

Aruba – What You Should Know About This Happy Island

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aruba Tourism Authority. All opinions are 100% mine. Years ago, I won a trip for two to Aruba.  I had never been there before and fell in love with the place.  Even before the new slogan came about, I saw first hand that Aruba…

The Great Nature Project Needs Your Pictures

Bison seen at Six Flags Great Adventure Safari

As a part of its 125th birthday celebration, the National Geographic Society is hosting the Great Nature Project. This interactive photo project lasts from September 21 through 29, 2013. The goal of the project, and of Nation Geographic as a whole, is to encourage people to explore and celebrate the world around them. The Great…

Keep the Kids Cool This Summer with Fla-Vor-Ice

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Jel Sert. All opinions are 100% mine. As a mom, I am always trying to find delicious new treats that are healthier than all the junk food out there. Sometimes it can be such a struggle to find a balance of good taste that…

3 Tips For Protecting Your Child From Drugs

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Well, we certainly live in a world that is filled with evil.  As parents, from the first day that our children come into the world, we immediately want to shelter them from all the dangers and evils that the world has to offer.  As children grow up, they face new evils and obstacles along the…

National Geographic’s Photo Contest For Kids

Winning photo entry of the National Geographic International Photography contedt for kids in 2011

In the last century, National Geographic has showcased the talents of some of the world’s best photographers. Now, they are offering kids a chance to show off their skills with their 6th Annual International Photography Contest for Kids. This photo competition is done in cooperation with the US version of National Geographic Kids, and ten…

Decisions To Make Before You Bring Home Baby

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Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman’s life, and it brings with it many changes in body and lifestyle.  While you certainly don’t need to have all the answers before your baby comes home for the first time, there are some plans to make and decisions to consider that will make the transition easier….

Learn How To Motivate Kids

Child helping at home by putting his toys away

Learning how to motivate kids is a priceless value that often takes time. Children are unique beings, and they are often very stubborn and selfish. This is not true of kids all of the time, but getting kids to do things around the house can be difficult. It seems like parents have to continuously ask…

So, What Exactly is BlogHer?

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I will be attending the BlogHer ‘12 conference this weekend and I’m really excited, but I don’t really know what to expect.  I’ve seen so much buzz around the event but a lot of that buzz has left me to wonder what BlogHer is really all about. Is it a fashion show? Sounds like one. …