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Monday, May 30, 2011

Dinosaur Train giveaway (open to US only)

Dinosaur Train giveaway (open to US only)
Giveaway will end on June 10th @ 11:59 pm EST. Open to US residents only.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Let's Get Social Blog Hoppin with the Fab Five 5/28

Let's Get Social Sunday 5/28




                                                              

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What is Let’s Get Social?

Let’s Get Social is a weekly link-up hosted by a fabulous group of five bloggers we call the Fab 5! The Fab 5 includes Tree of Mother of Pearl It Is, Bridget of Guide to Smart Shopping, Jennifer of Sweep Tight, Jessica of Mom of all Trades, and Brandi of Life with Five Monkies. They created Let’s Get Social as a means to socialize with other bloggers as well as help you and I gain more followers!

      You can follow via any social method you like. You can also follow more than one method

To Participate:

-Follow all of the hosts in the first 5 spots. Please leave a comment on the Let’s Get Social post letting them know how you follow and they will follow you back. Please be patient with them as it might take  a couple days to get through everybody.

-After you have made sure to follow each host, follow as many other bloggers as you like commenting on their hop post as you do so so they can follow you back!

-All blogs participating must post about Let’s Get Social each week when linking up. Please include their button using the code provided above in your post. This will help to get the word out about Let’s Get Social.

-Link-up the post you made on your blog for Let’s Get Social. Please link directly to your post instead of to your homepage.

Link Up every Saturday at 9pm! Direct links to your hop post only please!  Links to your homepage, other blog hop, or giveaways will be deleted.


I Don't Care Day!!!!

I Don't Care Day!!!!






20 Minutes ago I was sitting here at my computer with a shoulder load of anxiety weighing me down.I found myself running tapes over and over in my mind about all the tons of tasks that I needed to get done between today and wed. that I haven't even started.I have the basement to clean,all the blinds in my house need to be wiped down,my 3yr.old son has clothes in his room that I need to sored out to prepare for a yard sale I'm having next weekend,I haven't even began to pack the boxes with the items I want to sale.I have to summit an ad in the newspaper,ect,ect,ect,over and over again!!!!! Well I just decided I'm going on strike,lol,,I'm having a "I DON'T CARE DAY",
                                        
                                 



I'm going to enjoy this day by sitting on my butt surfing the Internet and reading.These are the things I like to do.The kids are all out enjoying their day with friends and family.It's about 90 degrees out.I already cleaned my bedroom and sorted the wash that needs done.But It will sit for today.I'm on strike.My shed needs to be cleaned out,my desk is a huge junk pile and the dusting rag is calling my name.That's right,I said it,I'm on strike.It can all wait until tomorrow,as a matter of fact tomorrow is a holiday so it will wait until Tuesday. 

Would you like to have an "I DON'T CARE DAY WITH ME"?? lol,, please leave a comment and let me know if you would take a I dont care day or if you have taking one and what you would do with it!!!!!!

Trying New Products: My Cascade Complete 24 Hour Challenge Review & Giveaway

Trying New Products: My Cascade Complete 24 Hour Challenge Review & Giveaway

Giveaway ends June 5 11:59central
enter here here
Good Luck!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Earn Money Easy With CrowdTap

Earn Money Easy With CrowdTap


Did you know you can earn cash for charity and yourself along with gift cards just by answering polls,participating in open discussions and sampling products??

CrowdTap is free & you can sign up with your facebook login!!

If you use my personal link by clicking here you will receive your 1st $1.00 on sign up

This is an invite only community so sign up now!!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Free $8 Credit to 8moms(Hurry)

Free $8 Credit to 8moms(Hurry)

Hurry to get a free $8 credit from 8moms HURRY

click here
sign up for a account:
1)click  "Buy Now" on  the homepage,it will ask you to sign up for a account (you won't have to purchase the deal to get the $8 credit)
2)Use promotional code PARENTING8  when signing up,,

The $8 will be applied to your account,you do not have to purchase the deal of the day!
Use it for another day to score a freebie!

Lots of great deals on their site!!!!!!  Thanks to Coupons and Freebies Mom 

Monday, May 23, 2011

Five Summer Getaways Every Kid Should Experience

Five Summer Getaways Every Kid Should Experience


It's the time of the year when school will be out and the kids are ready to enjoy their summer!As a Mother of 4 I feel it's VERY important for my kids to spend their summer being involved with alot of positive curricular activities to keep them focused on a positive level.I'm a strong believer in my kids being able to have fun but at the same time making fun into learning experiences.Below I will list what I feel are 5 summer getaways every kid should experience.Please feel free to add any getaways that you feel every kid should experience as well for the summer by commenting below.

  1. Family visits are very important,If your family are in another state where you don't travel to see them through the year,I think it's very important to take the kids to visit so they know that part of them.Especially Grandparents houses should be on the list to visit.Kids will cherish those memories of the summer days of fun spending time with their family,getting to know them and hearing stories about their family history,where generations were raised,etc.I feel it's such a learning experience for kids to know their roots.
  2. Museums are another important summer getaway every kid should know about.Learning about our history of ancient artifacts such a dinosaurs and their bones,fossils,cave men,ice age.So much could be learned.A museum has many exhibits available for kids.They will love the walk through especially with all the exhibits they can touch and smell.It's a beautiful learning experience for them.
  3. Summer Camp is very good for kids for summer getaways,they will have the time of their lives.Most summer camps are a week long with daily schedules so full of learning experiences for kids.They go canoeing with each other,play different games,they build great friendships during the experience that can last for a life time.Camp is just so fun and hiking is always a must! It's so positive  because a lot of camps offer workshops to refresh or teach the kids about CPR,swimming lessons,how to put up tents and fire safety.The list could go on.It's just such a good program.
  4. Disney Land is a MUST for every kid to experience at least once in their lifetime.I know it's expensive and it could take a while to save for but if you can do it then I would suggest to give them that experience.They will never forget it.Kids has such big imaginations,their eyes will light up just to see all the Disney characters and events that are included with Disney Land.It would be awesome if they had a chance to give Mickey Mouse a great big hug!
  5. The Zoo is a wonderful place for our kids to getaway to.They get to see the animals close up.Alot of animals they can pet.Alot of zoo's has staff that will give a complete tour of the zoo and talk to the kids about the animals.They learn what they eat,how they live and things the animals like or dislike.They offer alot of information that alot of kids will listen about and learn.Taking pictures to share when they go back to school would be such fun.
I just love for kids to get to experience fun along with education over the summer.They grow so fast! They are such a blessing.I hope my ideas help.It never hurts to get the kids up and active.I'm sure you all agree.

I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Alamo blogging program, for a gift card worth $25. For more information on how you can participate, click here

Thursday, May 19, 2011

What Makes Me A Proud Mother

                                                
                                       
                          What Makes Me A Proud Mother.........



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What makes me a proud Mother is the unconditional love that my kids has for me,In my heart I know I'm not the perfect Mother,I make and have made mistakes as a Mother but they still love me.When my patience is short my kids find a way to make me smile when I scream at them.When I can't afford the latest pair of Nike sneakers for my kid's they understand and settle for what I can afford without complaining.When my kid's has only 2 gifts for their birthday with no party they still love me and understand about the thought is what counts.On my hard day's when I can't stay awake due to my Narcolepsy they hug me and cover me up with a blanket so I can sleep and assure me that everything will be ok.I'm no way near perfect but my kid's love me as I am.These are some of the many ways that make me a proud Mother.My kid's are my world and I am theirs.
I love you Shatala,Devantey,Eternity and Stylez!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Narcolepsy Is Killing Me Softly

Every since I was a child all I ever wanted to do was sleep.I was called "dopey" from Snow White because I was always tired.Everyone just passed my sleepiness of for being "lazy".As I got older I had meds shoved down my throat for depression,I knew something had to be wrong because I still slept.Medicine only made things worse.When I turned 26yrs.old I started researching my symptoms on the Internet.I knew I had some kind of sleeping disorder.I talked with my Dr.about what I learned on the Internet.I had all the symptoms of Narcolepsy.Finally my Dr. agreed to have a sleep study set up for me.What a relief to know I wasn't going crazy.I had Narcolepsy and the test proved it.Till this day alot of people and family don't understand why I want to sleep all of the time.They just assume I'm lazy.I have to take pills throughout the day just to stay awake,just to some what function.After being on medicine for the past 7yrs. my body is just immune to the med's.All I want to do is sleep.It's so hard because I feel like I haven't slept in 4days right after I wake up in the mornings from sleeping 8hrs.,I have 4 kids that need me and It's like I can't even function to be a Mother.Narcolepsy has caused me to gain a ton of weight,It has caused me depression,I stay in my house like a prisoner.It takes so much just to shower,to comb my hair,to brush my teeth and even make dinner or do wash.I feel like a failure as a Mother.I'm not looking for sympathy in anyway,I don't want anyone to feel pity for me or think I'm looking for attention.I just needed to vent and get this off my chest.
Do any of you know anyone who can relate?I'd love to hear from others who suffer from Narcolepsy.As of now there's no cures.I'm praying that one day one might come up.It increases as years go by.I think 2 of my 4 kids has it as well.I know other people may have more harder medical issues then me,I try to remember that every time I feel down and out.It's just so hard to live like a turtle.I thought I'd just tell you a little about myself.

Please feel free to comment or if anyone you know has Narcolepsy maybe they can message me or something.I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks

Monday, May 16, 2011

Verging On: bareMinerals Firming Eye Treatment Giveaway!

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Wishful Thinking 247: Introducing PongCano (and a giveaway!)

Wishful Thinking 247: Introducing PongCano (and a giveaway!)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Wishful Thinking 247: GIVEAWAY: $30 gift code to 1-800-FLOWERS

Wishful Thinking 247: GIVEAWAY: $30 gift code to 1-800-FLOWERS
Enter to win $30 code to 1-800-FLOWERS
Giveaway ends May23 11:59pm
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Wishful Thinking 247: Prefense Alcohol Free 24-hour Hand Sanitizer Review and Giveaway

Wishful Thinking 247: Prefense Alcohol Free 24-hour Hand Sanitizer Review and Giveaway

Enter to win a 8oz.Bottle of Prefense Hand Sanitizer! Giveaway ends 5/17 11:59pm EST.
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

How Verizon Fios Makes My Life As A Mom Easier

How Verizon Fios Makes My Life As A Mom Easier




With living on a strict budget I'm always trying to save money on any monthly bill I can save on.After paying close to $200 per month for the past 2yrs just for cable,Internet and phone I started researching other providers and their specials with bundled packages.When I researched Verizon Fios I knew I would be in love! I just had to try them out.I purchased their TV,phone and Internet bundled service at a discounted price.I can't complain now because I found a way to save and be happier!

I would like to share with you how Verizon Fios makes my life as a Mom easier!

With the triple play bundled package we receive TV, phone and Internet service.


With 230 channels we have many more shows available to watch that are more clearer and free from interruptions.The picture is so much better with many more features.Shows such as cooking,home repairs,history and many more.My husband can watch his golf and fishing.The kids has tons of great educational shows they learn from so we all make out! It makes my day more peaceful when their all quiet and keeping busy.

I love my super-fast Internet.It came with virus protection included,I have a speed level that is out of this world.Verizon Fios offers speed levels of 15/5-15 mbps downloaded speed and 5 mbps uploaded.It gets as high as 25mbps.As a blogger I have to have my Internet so It is great,if I'm happy everyone is happy!

I love to read so when I need quiet time the kids can play the online kid games.The games are very educational so I don't feel bad allowing them online.My 3yr.old can play as well.He has learned a lot of vowels.The Internet service is amazing.

My 2 oldest are teens,they love chatting on the phone with the new clear phone service Verizon Fios has.With friends all over the world to call it keeps my mind at ease with the nationwide unlimited calling.I don't have to worry about long distance charges and it's nice to be able to chat with family across the world.
Did I mention Verizon also offers a bundle which features cell phone service as well?No joking.

We were paying monthly for Netflix movies or odering movies On Demand at prices that are sky high.Now with the On Demand service we can choose many,many free movies.I don't have to worry about a Netflix bill anymore.Since I love my computer I'm always online so most movies or t.v shows I can't watch I'm able to catch later with the DVR service.I can set the DVR to record my favorite shows and skip the commercials as I watch them when I want to watch them.

My family and I are so happy with our Verizon Fios,I can't believe we haven't connected sooner!

I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Verizon FiOS blogging program, for a gift card worth $25. For more information on how you can participate, click here

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Modern consumers enjoy the ultimate digital lifestyle at work, home and play with Verizon FiOS advanced and integrated TV and broadband services. The speed and intelligence of the nation’s largest all-fiber-optic network lets FiOS customers create personalized, integrated entertainment and information experiences that connect them to everything they care about -- anytime, anywhere, on a multitude of devices. FiOS helps make life easier, more productive and more fun.



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