Dec 6

December 6, 2017

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GIVEAWAY: Win a copy of Nat Geo Kids’ “Hey Baby!”

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from Moms Meet to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliated links. Too cold to take your kids to the zoo? Bring the zoo to your kids with this amazing collection of photographs from one of my favorite book publishers: National Geographic Kids. Chock full of high-quality, colorful photos of baby animals, my kiddo and I recently had the chance to review…

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Dec 4

December 4, 2017

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Experience Kennywood’s Holiday Lights!

Disclaimer: This post is in collaboration with Kennywood Park. In exchange for sharing this promotion, we were given free admission to Holiday Lights. All opinions are my own. Chances are, if you’re a Pittsburgher, you’ve been to Kennywood Park. But if you’ve never been to Kennywood during the holiday season, you’re in for a treat! Running through December 30, you can see Kennywood Park spectacularly decorated with close to 2 MILLION lights! Enjoy holiday music, watch the light show over…

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Nov 22

November 22, 2017

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Product Review: New Barn Organic Unsweetened Almondmilk

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from Moms Meet to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links. As part of my constant struggle to eat more healthfully, I’ve been (mostly) dairy-free for the past few years. I’ve learned that dairy upsets my stomach and causes me more grief than it’s worth…and this is sad, considering that ice cream and chocolate milk are (were) two of my favorite…

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Sep 19

September 19, 2017

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Product Review: Perfect Bar Nutrition Bars

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com) to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links. Nutrition bars are a popular staple in our busy household, so I was excited when Moms Meet provided the opportunity to sample Perfect Bars, which are deemed “the freshest nutrition bars ever created.” Perfect Bar is a family company in every sense of the word. Founded in the kitchen…

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Aug 29

August 29, 2017

Childhood is too short

Why Our Family is Taking the “Wait Until 8th” Pledge

Like many folks, I have a complex relationship with technology. A self-described gadget geek, I love innovative, techy products. I work for a cutting-edge tech company in Pittsburgh. I love iPads and iPhones and my MacBook Air and how all of my devices “talk” to each other. Yet, to some degree, I’m also terrified of technology—specifically, the impact that technology is having on our kids. Even more specifically, I’m worried about the impact that smartphones are having on our children….

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Aug 22

August 22, 2017

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COOLA Sunscreen Review + SAVE 20%

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from Moms Meet to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links. School is back and session and summer might be winding down, but that doesn’t mean we’re done with the sun. The hot and hazy days of August are in full swing, and that means that there’s still a fair amount of swimming and outdoor playtime left! Between swimming, yard work, amusement park visits…

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Jul 26

July 26, 2017

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What’s Lurking in Your Beauty Products?

I have a question for you, dear readers: How many beauty and personal care products do you and your family members use per day? Myself, I go through the usual products: soap, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, lotion, sunscreen (sometimes), makeup (sometimes), deodorant. The average adult uses between 9 and 15 products a day, according to a survey conducted by the Environmental Working Group. Here’s what you might not realize: By using standard, conventional products, the average woman puts more than 150…

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Jun 29

June 29, 2017

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Product Review: Flavor Your Life With European Olive Oil

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from Moms Meet to use and post my honest opinions. Compensation for this post was provided and this page may contain affiliate links. If your kitchen is anything like ours, extra virgin olive oil is a pantry staple. We use it to cook with, as a salad dressing and, of course, as dipping oil for warm, crusty Italian bread. Not all olive oils are created equally, of course. Some olive oils aren’t pure…

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Jun 28

June 28, 2017

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Oh, hey there.

Oh, hey there. It’s been a while. I haven’t written a formal blog post since March, y’all. It’s been a rough few months. After sustaining a nasty fall in my driveway this past winter, I was diagnosed—weeks later–with post-concussion syndrome. Most of March and half of April are a blur, riddled with dizziness, headaches, nausea, and general malaise. This was all happening at the same time I started a part-time job helping out with marketing at a super-awesome innovative tech…

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Mar 18

March 18, 2017

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Product Review: Once Again Nut Butters

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from Moms Meet (momsmeet.com), May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own. We are nut butter fanatics in this house. We probably chow our way through 35,000 jars of peanut & almond butters per year. Ok, I’m exaggerating a little, but it seems as if…

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