Posts By: onecommittedmama

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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Mar 14

March 14, 2017

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Clothes That Love You Back: prAna Review + Discount Code!

Disclaimer: I received these clothes for free from prAna in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. Let me start with this: You know how, every once in a while, you try on a pair of pants or a shirt and know—just know—that these pieces of clothing are going to become long-term favorites? That you’re probably going to wear these clothes so many times that your friends are going to wonder if you actually own any other outfits?…

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Mar 10

March 10, 2017

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Review: National Geographic Kids Readers

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. As a mom and a book lover, I’m always looking for ways to spark a love of reading in my little one—and that’s why March is an awesome month. Not only is it…

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Feb 28

February 28, 2017

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Review: Green Chef Organic Meal-Kit Delivery Service + SPECIAL OFFER

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. I have a confession: I love to cook, but I hate to grocery shop. For me, grocery shopping is an evil necessity, but not one that I typically enjoy…unless I’m at Target. Or Costco. Or Trader…

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Feb 26

February 26, 2017

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She’ll Pierce Them When She’s Ready

  My daughter’s fascination with pierced ears began about a year or two ago, after a few of her friends endured the rite of passage at the local mall and came home with sparkly, shiny studs adorning their lobes. Yes, she likes the way earrings look. But at 7 years old, my kiddo is not quite ready to confront the “scary-looking” piercing gun… Read the rest on Pittsburgh Moms Blog!

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Feb 22

February 22, 2017

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I’m in Love with a Frying Pan, and I Don’t Care Who Knows It

In our never-ceasing effort to rid ourselves of all of the chemicals lurking in our home, we recently discarded all of our nonstick/Teflon pans, especially after learning that they can kill pet birds and cause flu-like symptoms in humans, among a host of other problems. Immajustgonna let that digest for a minute: Yes, a Teflon-coated frying pan can kill a pet bird. This was news to me. At first, I thought my friend was joking when she told me that…

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Feb 14

February 14, 2017

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Questburgh Escape Room Review

By now you’re probably familiar with the concept of an “escape room,” a game in which you’re locked in a room with other people and given clues–and a time limit–to find your way out. Escape rooms have been popular in Japan for about a decade. In the past few years, they’ve made their way to the United States. Several escape rooms have opened up here in Pittsburgh in recent years, but only one local business, Questburgh Escape Room, has options…

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