Keep Your Family Healthy with #YourGumsMatter

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Did you know that about half of Americans 30 and older have gum disease? Gums. Not the Juicy Fruit kind of gums. The ”in your mouth” kind. The “hold your teeth in your mouth” kind. The “should be pale and pinkish not red and swollen” kind. They’re kind of important. Most people tend to think of oral and dental health in terms of teeth and cavities. But that’s not the whole story. Of course … [Read more...]

Things To Do When You’re Unplugged + Ranch Popcorn Recipe

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of JOLLY TIME Pop Corn for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Have you ever made homemade ranch popcorn recipe using JOLLY TIME Pop Corn?  If not you're totally missing out!  Plus, JOLLY TIME wants to get families to take the JOLLY TIME Pop Corn Family Pledge. I think you'll like it as much as I do, especially with summer … [Read more...]

6 Reasons Family Time Is Important

6 Reasons Family Time Is Important

Family time is important for so many different reasons.  From the time I was little family has always been one of the most important things in my life.   Spending time together as a family is important for building a strong family bond, creating lasting memories, and showing one another how much they matter. As parents, we don't have to spend a lot of money on our children or … [Read more...]

5 Tips For The Perfect Indoor Camping Experience

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Summer is on the way, but we need to make it through Spring first. That means wind and rain can put a literal and metaphoric damper on plans. No need to fret, we have the perfect remedy for those stormy days and windy nights. Indoor camping is a fun (and weather free) alternative when plans change. Also, with the easy to use, colorful, soft, and fun ZippySack, making a bed wherever the kids decide … [Read more...]

Say No to Toy Discrimination with Woozy Moo

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Toys serve two purposes: there are educational toys that help children learn and then there are toys that children play with for pure enjoyment. However, the primary goal of most toy manufacturers is simply to make a profit making toys that are geared for only one gender: dolls for girls and cars for boys. The toys that Woozy Moo offers are toys that can be enjoyed by all children, … [Read more...]

Family Is What You Make It!

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The word family has so many meanings and the idea of family conjures something different to everyone. The simplest way to look at it is that family is what you make it. The traditional family now days is a totally different idea than the “nuclear family” in the past. Some families are consistent with that idea, having a mother father, son, daughter, dog, cat, and the white picket fence. That isn’t … [Read more...]

Sleep Number’s Commit To Sleep in May Sweepstakes

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sleep Number for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I hope you read our first post for Sleep Number – Sleep Deprivation: 8 Reasons You Should Get Enough Sleep. If not I’m sure you already have a good idea how important sleep is to both our mental and physical health as well as our sanity, lol. Our brain uses more energy than any organ in our … [Read more...]

When A Little White Lie Can Become A Black Hole

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Being human is great, but it is obvious that it doesn’t make us perfect, far from it actually. Everyone makes mistakes and everyone tells a white lie or two in their life. We are taught at an early age that lying is bad. What about all the lies that we are told as children? Santa Clause, The Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy. Even some of the bedtime stories we heard are elaborate tales. … [Read more...]

Spending Quality Family Time Together With ThinkFun!

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Remember, It's Not the overall time you spend with your children it's the quality of that time. Spending quality family time together is not only great for creating a strong family foundation, it also helps to promote a child’s cognitive development, self-esteem and improves school performance. Having family time is the best way to make your children feel special, learn about their interests, … [Read more...]

Swing into Summer with Simple Sports Essentials

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Ahhh summer. The time for kid activities. Baseball. Soccer. Football. Skating. Cricket. Jai Alai. All the summer kids sports. You know what else comes with the summer kid sports? Ticks. Sunburn. Grass burns. Dirt stains. And dehydration. As a parent of an active kid, you need tools in your arsenal to combat all these afflictions. Ticks? Light colored long clothing and keep them out of the tall … [Read more...]

6 Tips To Get The Family Together For Dinner With Lee Kum Kee Sauces

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Trying to get the family together for dinner is sometimes a pretty difficult task to carry out. The kids get home and head to their rooms or hop on their gadgets. Mom and Dad catch up on work,bills, and schedules. Even the pets seem too busy chasing their tails or each other. That's when Lee Kum Kee Sauces come to the rescue.  Creating a healthy and tasty dinner with Lee Kum Kee … [Read more...]

Things To Do With Kids On Spring Break

Things To Do With Kids On Spring Break

“I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’Gosh. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.” I’m so excited it’s spring!  With the warmer weather comes spring break, Easter and spending time outside.  It’s a great time to bond with your kids, recharge for the rest of the school year, and maybe even take the kids on a … [Read more...]

Made With Love | Straga Personalize Cutting Boards

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I love to cook for my family and I usually make each meal from scratch. This method calls for more fresh ingredients and numerous steps. It also calls for the most important ingredient as well: Love. It is an ingredient so delicious and satisfying that no meal is complete without it. When I cook for my friends and family, I put everything I have into preparing, cooking, and serving the … [Read more...]

Hearty Ham & Potato Shepards Pie | Bear Creek Kitchens Soup Mix

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As everyone who reads Jennsblahblahblog probably knows, we love food. Creating new recipes, cooking up a storm with the kids, making a wholesome and delicious meal for everyone. That's what makes me so excited in the evenings and when I get a chance to create something new I'm on it. I received Bear Creek Kitchens different soup mixes and wanted to come up with something unique and out of … [Read more...]

Be Safe with SafetyTat

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The safety of your child is the most important thing in the world.  Keep them safe and happy with SafetyTat.  Be Safe with SafetyTat  One of the most fun times I can remember as a child is when we used to get tattoos inside a box of candied popcorn and peanuts.  I can remember fighting with my brothers and sister over these temporary tattoos.  Now, I have not … [Read more...]

Baby Gear With The Technological Advantages Of Silicone.

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I love Baby Fashion...and I love shopping, the two go hand in hand for me!! Well, I recently came across super cool, baby gear with the technological advantages of silicone! WHAT? SILICONE you ask?? Yes indeed, silicone! I have done away with most of our little Miss Novalee's cloth, plastic bibs because for one, their ugly, worn, stained and secondly they are useless since we have started to use … [Read more...]

18 Life Hacks For Busy Moms

Life Hacks For Busy Moms

There are so many great life hacks for busy moms.  With four children, a husband, dogs, cats, rabbits, and everyone else who needs this or wants help with that, I’m a busy mom who’s had to learn to maximize her time and is still always looking for life hacks to save me time and make things easier.  I'm excited to share a few of my favorite life hacks with you in this post sponsored by … [Read more...]

9 Benefits Of Keeping Your Kids Happy, Healthy & Active With Yoga!

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Being parents we know that kids are physically active and love to move around. The best benefits Of keeping your kids healthy, happy & active is through some kind of indoor/outdoor recreation. I love taking my kids to the park and watching them tear around, having fun on the playground. I also know that as kids grow it can be challenging to get them enough daily indoor/outdoor activity, … [Read more...]

If You’re A Jewelry Lover, You’re going To Love Joseph Nogucci!

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I simply love jewelry!! My mom & I both have a designated dresser full of our jewelry!! Out of all my jewelry pieces, my over all favorites are my bracelets. My personal opinion is, bracelets are the perfect accessory for any outfit or occasion, they can be worn with anything from sweat suits to formal ware and even your sexiest lingerie!! I love the empowerment of accessorizing my jewelry and … [Read more...]

Fun Ways To Teach Kids Money Management Skills | CASHFLOW

Fun Ways To Teach Kids About Money

We just finished playing the CASHFLOW Board Game, which made me start thinking about things.  Do you think teaching kids money management skills is a critical part of parenting?  I most certainly do.  I wish the world weren't all about money, but it is, you need money to get a home, car, and stay healthy.   Huge thank you to RichDad who is not only sponsoring this post, … [Read more...]