Healthy snacking during the holidays with Cuties

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!

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

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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What would YOU do with 100 lbs of Brookside Chocolate?

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BROOKSIDE Chocolate . All opinions are 100% mine. I come from a long line of chocolate lovers, and I consider chocolate to be one of the greatest simple pleasures of life! That's why I couldn't help but laugh at this Brookside Chocolate ad, where…

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Meals on the run with Pace® and Prego® Ready Meals

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Campbell Soup Company for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I've mentioned before that one of our biggest challenges for avoiding fast food is that we're on the go so much. If we know we won't get home until 7pm, it's easier to just…

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Quick chicken pot pie with Campbell’s Homestyle Light

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

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

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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When your dishwasher bites the dust…

I am part of the Kenmore Home Team, and the following is a sponsored post, but—sadly!—our dishwasher really did bite the dust as I was preparing for this post! On an average day, we use between 25-40 plates and bowls, more than 35 utensils, 7-10 cups and water bottles, and dozens of other pots, pans…

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Help your teen #BeActiv about her health with Viactiv Calcium Soft Chews

We are steadily marching toward adolescence here, with one...two...three...four girls in quick succession. Our oldest is approaching her teen years and growing so quickly that I can't even pretend it's not happening! We've already had some concerns about scoliosis (although an x-ray put her curvature in the normal range), and I can't help but worry…

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