Runners: Protect Yourself from Crime When Running Alone!

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    I’ve mentioned a lot that I started running again last summer but one thing I didn’t mention was that I was always a little nervous about being out alone. For most of the summer I was able to get one of my teen daughters to run with me and being in a group of two or three made me feel safer. We run out of our neighborhood, through our downtown area and then a small neighborhood where the houses back up to the river and are a little spread out. Sometimes that scares me. What if … [Continue reading]

Spring Fashion for Kids at OshKosh B’gosh | #ImagineSpring with a 25% Coupon

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central (#IC) for OshKoshB’Gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #ImagineSpring   Eeeek… is SPRING time! Spring break is next week and everyone is so excited! Along with spring comes spring fashion at OshKosh B’Gosh! I love when the seasons change so I have an excuse to shop, especially at OshKosh B’Gosh. They always have the cutest, most colorful clothes each season. I love the fun colors … [Continue reading]

Join the Celebrate Differences 5K Fun Run 2015 4/26 | Oswego, IL #Discount

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  Last week I told you about how I was partnering with Champions for Kids to donate snacks for students. I was supposed to choose a local organization to have these snacks donated to and I chose Celebrate Differences in Oswego, IL (my hometown), which is a disabilities awareness center. This was my first chance to work with Celebrate Differences and since working with them with this campaign, I found out they have an upcoming 5K fun run 2015 coming in April that I hope my whole family can … [Continue reading]

Wear CRAZY SOCKS on 3/21 for World Down Syndrome Day 2015 #WDSD #WDSD2015

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  World Down Syndrome Day is coming up in a couple days on March 21st 2015. World Down Syndrome day is on March 21 because 3/21 = 3 copies of the 21st chromosome, which is Trisomy 21, you know… Down Syndrome. World Down Syndrome day is a day to spread Down Syndrome awareness and one of those ways is to wear crazy socks. This will get people talking and asking – why? And that’s when you can say it’s for World Down Syndrome Day!   And of course you all know that I am passionate … [Continue reading]

Champions for Kids Launches #SnacksForStudents

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I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.   I have really enjoyed partnering with Champions for Kids over the past year. Last spring I told you about the SIMPLE Giving program, making it simple for you to help kids in your community by purchasing oral hygiene items at Walmart and then dropping them in the purple Champions for Kids bin located inside your local Walmart. Then last summer my family participated in Champions … [Continue reading]

Urbini Emi Travel System Review

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central (#IC) for Urbini. I received an #Urbini stroller to facilitate my review as well as thank me for my participation.   I’ve been an Urbini Baby fan for a while now. I had the opportunity to review the Urbini Avi Baby Jogger last year and have really had a great experience with it. Not only do I use the baby jogger for running, but we also use it when going out for the day because it offers so much comfort for … [Continue reading]

Caramel Cashew Crunch Bars | MyMixx Shopping App

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  Earlier this month I wrote about my first experience shopping at Jewel-Osco while using their new MyMixx shopping app. Then a couple weeks ago I wrote about how using the MyMixx shopping app helped me shop at the last minute for an unplanned slumber party and how it also helped me save a ton of money during an awesome 3-day sale going on at Jewel-Osco. Have you had a chance to try out the new app for saving money at Jewel-Osco? It’s the new shopping app called MyMixx. I LOVE shopping … [Continue reading]

The MyMixx Shopping App from Jewel-Osco Saved Me a TON this week!

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      A couple weeks ago I wrote about my first experience shopping at Jewel-Osco and using their new MyMixx shopping app. Then last week I wrote about how using the MyMixx shopping app helped me shop at the last minute for an unplanned slumber party. This awesome new app for saving money at Jewel-Osco just came out a few weeks ago. Have you heard of theMyMixx app? I LOVE apps that can help you save money and that help simplify shopping. I downloaded MyMixx and played around … [Continue reading]

BODYARMOR: A Healthy Sports Drink Perfect for Me AND My Family

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A big thanks to Body Armor for sponsoring this conversation. All opinions are my own.   Last summer I finally decided to start taking my healthy a little more serious. I made a lot of changes like eating cleaner, running and biking and I also cut out pop. I do my best to drink a lot of water and I changed my regular coffee over to healthy coffee. I drink my Greens every day and take a few vitamins and supplements too. I managed to lose 20 lbs and I am hoping to lose another 15 lbs before … [Continue reading]

Tips to Keeping Your Old Car Alive and Kicking #DropShopAndOil

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DropShopAndOil #CollectiveBias   This year marks our minivan’s 10th birthday! Mike’s truck is even older. We’ve kicked around the idea of buying two new cars because there are so many out there that we love… but then we go back to the same answer. Why buy a new car when the one’s we have are working just fine?!? Yes, my minivan is 10 years old, but who cares? We’ve done our best to … [Continue reading]

Last Minute Shopping? View the Weekly Ad and Clip Coupons on the MyMixx App!

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  Last week I wrote about my first experience shopping at Jewel-Osco and using their new MyMixx app. This awesome new app for saving money at Jewel-Osco just came out about 2 weeks ago. Have you heard of the MyMixx app? I LOVE apps that can help you save money and that simplify shopping. I downloaded it and played around a bit to get to know my way around. It’s pretty easy and self explanatory. You simply register, clip coupons and add items to your shopping list. Once at the register, … [Continue reading]

Dirty Girl 5K Mud Run and Obstacle Course

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I received registration in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.   Well, I am happy to say that my spring and summer is filling up with 5K fun runs and obstacles course races. I have every Saturday in May filled up and June and July is almost all booked too. I just got word that I will now be running the Dirty Girl 5K Mud Run and Obstacle Course in Chicago on June 27th, although the Dirty Girl is in cities all over. This one is going to be FUN! I am going to be running with … [Continue reading]

Dirty, Rotten, Filthy, Stinkin’… Unvaccinated. Oh the Ignorance.

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  Remember that album? I guess it’s showing my age, but I went to Skid Row and Bon Jovi back in 1989 and I can still hear them screaming, “Dirty, rotten, filthy stickin’ rich”. Anyway…   I’m not usually one to get my panties in a wad over much. I do things my way, and I have my reasons. Other parents do things their way, and they have their reasons. I do the best I can as a mother to keep my kids safe and healthy according to what I believe works – as do other parents. The vaccine … [Continue reading]

Simplify Shopping AND Save Money at Jewel-Osco with the MyMixx App

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    If you shop at Jewel-Osco, check out their new app called MyMixx. This awesome new app for saving money at Jewel-Osco just came out last week. Have you heard of the MyMixx app? I LOVE apps that can help you save money and that simplify shopping. I downloaded it and played around a bit to get to know my way around. It’s pretty easy and self explanatory. You simply register, clip coupons and add items to your shopping list. It’s an easy app to use to save money at Jewel-Osco. … [Continue reading]


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