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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 ( 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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Jan 27

January 27, 2017


Would Your Kids Know How to Handle an Emergency?

I can’t tell you how many times we’ve talked about what she should do in an emergency. She’s 7. She knows to call 9-1-1. We still have a landline phone in our bedroom and it has a giant “9-1-1“ sticky note stuck to it. She knows our neighbors, and that she should go to one of them and ask them for help if something terrible happens and she can’t get to a phone. I’m pretty sure that, had I been…

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Jan 24

January 24, 2017

Dominique Perri, Founder of Baby Dino

One Successful Mama: Baby Dino + $50 Giveaway

“I love having control over what direction I take the business and looking back at how much it has grown.” – Dominique Perri, Baby Dino This month I’m featuring Dominique Perri, founder of Baby Dino, an online retail store for kids 0-10. Baby Dino stocks the coolest fashion brands from around the world with a focus on function, design and sustainability. Their goal is to provide a premium and personalized shopping experience to make shopping easy and exciting for fashion-forward parents and gift givers….

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Nov 11

November 11, 2016


I Wouldn’t Have Survived as a ’50s Housewife

Let me preface this post with this statement: I hate housework. In particular, I hate ironing…and when I say I hate ironing, I mean I loathe it with the burning intensity of a thousand suns. I do love to cook, but I hate to clean up the mess it makes. I abhor scrubbing the bathroom–especially the tub. I absolutely despise doing laundry. I’ll leave towels in the dryer for days on end, hoping a troupe of magical towel-folding fairies will…

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Oct 2

October 2, 2015


Yes, We Need to Talk About Gun Control

Every morning, I drop my 5-year-old daughter off at kindergarten. And every morning – every single morning, as I watch her run down the sidewalk into the school, her blue Elsa backpack bouncing with her every step – I pray that she comes back to me, safely. This, tragically, is the America that we live in today. I don’t care what gun proponents I enrage with this post. Really, I don’t. Because I am one pissed-off mama. Because once again, young…

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Jun 26

June 26, 2015


Moms Meet Product Review: NoGii Gluten-Free Solutions

I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agreed to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product. We’re a pretty active family, so I’m always looking for nutritious, travel-friendly snacks for when we’re on the…

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May 20

May 20, 2015

Why Can't Kids "Just Wait" Anymore?

Why Can’t Kids “Just Wait” Anymore?

A few weeks back, the kiddo and I ventured to her semi-annual eye doctor appointment. She’s been wearing glasses to correct esotropia in her right eye. Each appointment requires a lengthy examination and, therefore, a good deal of waiting. First, we wait for the assistant to take us back. Then, we wait for the doctor to come in. Then, the doctor examines her and dilates her eyes. Then, we wait again while her eyes dilate. Then, we get taken back…

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Apr 9

April 9, 2015

What a Scary Health Diagnosis Taught me About Living Life

What a Scary Health Diagnosis Taught Me About Living Life

Most of my life, I’ve been a go-go-go person. I guess I’m what I’d probably call an almost-Type A. I’m not a full-blown Type-A, but I’m not a fully chillaxed Type- B person, either. I don’t dislike order, and while I can be a little…bossy at times, I get bored with routine and don’t like having a set schedule. Even when I’m relaxed, my brain is whirling, thinking about those have-to-dos and want-to-dos and should-have-dones. Nothing, however, can knock you off…

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Jan 3

January 3, 2015


Announcing OCM’s Liebster Award Nomination!

Before the holidays, I was excited to learn I had been nominated for the Liebster Award from Mariet at Practicing Normal! Then, Mother Nature decided that it would be MUCH more fun for us to celebrate Happy Flu Year instead of Happy New Year. (Get it? Ha! I’m here all week, folks!) Five industrial-sized boxes of Kleenexes later, I am finally feeling human again — and now have a chance to give Mariet a huge THANKS for the love! What is…

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Jun 19

June 19, 2014


Welcome to One Committed Mama!

So, I started a blog. What makes this blog different from the thousands of other blogs out there in Internet Land, you ask?  Honestly, I can’t answer that question right now. What I can tell you, however, is what you can expect from my blog. I plan to share anecdotes about my personal life (as long as they don’t embarrass or threaten the integrity or livelihood of me or anyone I know or care about), musings about the absurdity of…

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