Nov 25

November 25, 2016

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Product Review: Dr. Mercola’s Complete Probiotics

I received this product for free from Moms Meet 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 first discovered probiotics a few years ago when I was dealing with digestive issues stemming from a thyroid disorder. My doctor—and a few friends who swear by them—suggested I try adding a probiotic to my…

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Nov 21

November 21, 2016

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Why I Don’t Do Black Friday

This is Thanksgiving week. For many of us here in good old U.S of A., that means we’ll be spending time with family, eating too much pumpkin pie and, of course, preparing for the most evil of all shopping days: Black Friday. Don’t get me wrong. I love me some shopping. I like to hit the stores and enjoy finding good–nay, GREAT–deals. However, as a self-employed, work-at-homer, I like to do so at about 9 a.m. on a random Tuesday,…

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Nov 17

November 17, 2016

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National Geographic Heroes & Heroines Product Review & GIVEAWAY!

I received this product for free from Moms Meet, 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. If you follow my blog, you know that my daughter is obsessed with superheroes. Namely, she loves the DC Super Hero Girls, but she also loves watching the old “Batman” TV show (yes, the old…

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Nov 16

November 16, 2016

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3 Programs & Companies That Empower Girls (Guest Post)

The following is a guest post from freelance writer Sara Upton. No matter how much we love our girls, sometimes the odds are stacked against them. Even though more women than ever have obtained high-ranking political positions and are taking advantage of STEM programs, the numbers are still paltry compared to men. But there are ways that we can help encourage and guide them so that they may achieve any and all of their dreams, no matter what stereotypes they face….

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Nov 11

November 11, 2016

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We Are Better Than This.

For the past 18 months or so, I have avoided posting or sharing anything political on this blog. I’ve been tempted to—oh boy, have I been tempted to—but I decided long ago that I wanted to keep this blog free of the vitriol and divisiveness surrounding the presidential election. I can no longer be silent. For the past few days and months, I’ve been witnessing the crumbling of an America I barely recognize. After staying up until the wee hours…

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Nov 11

November 11, 2016

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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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Nov 10

November 10, 2016

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November’s One Successful Mama Profile: Mama’s Milkbox

“Overall, the largest benefit to my family has been my happiness. I like working. And my being happy as a function of flexing my creative and working muscles means my kids have a happy and creatively thriving Mommy.” – Elena Petzold, Mama’s Milkbox This month, I’m profiling Breastfeeding Stylist Elena Petzold, creator of Mama’s Milkbox, a Pittsburgh-based nursing apparel subscription for breastfeeding moms who want to look good, feel good and breastfeed their babies. Elena is also the founder of BFS…

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Oct 21

October 21, 2016

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My Least Favorite Question

Many years ago, I was working in my backyard when I struck up a conversation with a then-neighbor. This woman had several children who, at the time, were teenagers or nearly teenagers. I didn’t know her that well, other than to say hello. The family rarely came out of the house, so we didn’t have many opportunities to chat. The few times we did manage to talk, however, she always wanted to talk about my uterus: Mainly, why it hadn’t…

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Oct 6

October 6, 2016

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Moms Meet Product Review: MegaFood Kids Nutrient Booster Powders

Disclaimer: I received this product for free from Moms Meet 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 honest opinion on my blog. The opinions posted are my own. As far as my daughter’s eating habits go, we’ve been mostly lucky: she likes a decent variety of foods, devours plenty of fruits and veggies and understands the difference between foods that are good for you…

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Oct 5

October 5, 2016

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October’s One Successful Mama Profile: Mary DiMatteo, Precious + Posh

“I didn’t have to put my dreams of owning my own business on hold because I became a mom. I actually pursued my dreams because I became a mom.” – Mary DiMatteo, Precious + Posh Happy Fall! After a summer hiatus, I’m excited to introduce my newest One Successful Mama profile: Mary DiMatteo of Precious + Posh, a new Pittsburgh-area baby and children’s boutique! Located in quaint Oakmont, Pa., which is just outside of Pittsburgh, Precious + Posh carries modern and quality…

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