Beating financial stress and gaining a life well spent

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Over 70% of Americans are financially stressed. 12% of Americans skip going to the doctor because of financial concerns. 80% of people admitted that their personal finances keep them awake at night. 21% of couples who rate their financial stress as at least "somewhat high" are arguing more. 32% of adults say their finances keep…

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Healthy snacking during the holidays with Cuties

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cuties. All opinions are 100% mine. 'm not sure it matters how hard you try to avoid it...Christmas ends up being a time of over-indulgence. Cookies and candy canes, stockings and classroom parties, parades and family get-togethers—there are sweet treats everywhere you turn! For…

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Thomas & Friends TrackMaster™ Shipwreck Rails Set for the tiny conductor in your life!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Fisher-Price. All opinions are 100% mine. Jackson (2 years old) recently discovered trains, and they've quickly become an obsession for him. (I love toddler obsessions!) So when Fisher-Price asked if we'd like to review the Thomas & Friends™ TrackMaster™ Shipwreck Rails Set and Thomas & Friends DVD, Sodor’s Legend…

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#BeActiv for baby with Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews

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Several months ago I shared a post about the importance of adequate calcium for teen and adolescent girls. However, they're not the only group who needs to be aware of their calcium levels; it's especially important for pregnant women as well. That's because babies need calcium to build healthy teeth, bones, muscles and hearts, and…

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Quick chicken pot pie with Campbell’s Homestyle Light

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell’s Soup Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. In addition to the current line of Campbell’s® Homestyle Light soups in 29 different flavors, Campbell's is always innovating to create new flavors and combinations, like this Baked Potato with Bacon and Cheddar. Serve it straight…

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Simple Sunday dinner with Campbell’s Chunky soup

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell’s Soup Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I've started boycotting dinner preparations on Sunday nights. We have a full morning out—wake up early, rush to get everyone ready for church, grab lunch and run errands, and then rush back home to…

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On authentic sponsored posts and which brand partnership has been my favorite

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In my 7 years of blogging, I've done quite a few sponsored posts and campaigns—from private collaborations like my work with Plant Therapy and King Arthur Flour during last year's 101 Days of Christmas—to bigger campaigns through companies like TapInfluence, who helps connect bloggers with companies through online media kits, simplified assignments, and a dedicated…

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