Shout Wants You to Have More Fun: Partnering with The Color Run {Giveaway}

Shout® is on a mission for Americans to Shout it Out and have fun this 2014. The mission is simple; get out and have fun with the family and yourself even if that means making mess! You know Shout® will have your back with those messes, no joke! I have been a customer for Shout® products since I became an adult, it works amazingly at getting those tough to clean stains out of my kids clothing. That is why I am never fearful to have some messy fun with these kiddos of mine! Shout® has partnered with The Color Run […]

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American Heart Month and Quaker #QuakerHearts #spon

During American Heart Month, Quaker is teaming up with heart-throb chef Fabio Viviani to energize and inspire women to take action for their hearts.  I must admit I am always on my kids about how staying fit, trying to eat healthy and making good decisions in your lifestyle is what can help keep your heart healthy. I have a Grampa who has had bypass surgery of some sort, I am not fully educated on what happened but from what I *think* is true is that the pipes leading all to his heart and such are no longer the real arteries, […]

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HomeTeam App Making Sports Parents & Coaches Lives Easier

This year when Kiara had cheerleading the coach used a program to have a way for all players, coaches and parents to be able to easily communicate. It was awesome to have that luxury of being in touch so quickly with everyone involved in cheerleading, I wish all sports had something that organized. Going forward, teams, coaches and parents can use an app called HomeTeam, it’s $1.99 and I am going to tell you a bit about it today! Those parents with children in sports can enjoy the quick access to team roster, easy place for all children’s sports schedules […]

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A Four-Year-Old’s Birthday Done Right

I’m sorry, but spending $32,000 on a child’s birthday is downright ridiculous. Don’t get me wrong. I love my son, Reid. He’s the greatest three-year-old I’ve ever met. But, I wouldn’t spend 30k on his birthday party, even if I had that much to spend. Why? Because there’s no need to. Maybe I’m just too cheap, but I think it’s entirely possible to have an amazing party for less than $100. Maybe even less than $50. Throwing a lavish party doesn’t necessarily mean everyone will have a great time. Often, the pressure to have a great time at an expensive […]

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Who Says A Three Year Old Doesn’t Know It All?

A short moment in my life with the three year old, Baby K. Baby K is a three year old boy and the baby of the family who has an answer for everything. I find it rather amusing at times then frustrating at other times, although I try to keep a straight face because I have to remind him I am still Mama and in control. Scenario One: Baby K was causing trouble as usual and my reply to him was “if you do that again I am going to find the duct tape and tape you to the wall […]

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Vapor4Life e-Cigarettes Review @Vapor4Life

I received a package of Vapor4Life e-cigarettes as a way to test out the idea behind e-cigarettes. I have heard many people using e-cigarettes as a method to quit smoking or continue smoking without all of the harsh chemicals that regular cigarettes have in them. About V4L Vapor4Life was founded in 2009 by Chicago native, Steve Milin. As a lifelong smoker, Steve easily switched to e-cigarettes as a smoking alternative in 2008. As a consumer, he saw many flaws in the products that were on the market at that time. They were messy, inconvenient, and had many parts to them. […]

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Midwest Vacations: Save Money this Holiday Season

There’s no better feeling than packing up the bags, hopping a flight to Hawaii, staying in a gorgeous hotel on the beach, taking lavish boat rides, swimming with dolphins and topping it off with a helicopter tour of the Big Island. Then, two weeks later, there’s no worse feeling than looking at your credit card statement and realizing you’re several grand in the hole. Oops. Sure, we all want a fabulous vacation, but at the same time, we don’t want to break the bank. That being said, there’s a tough push and pull between taking expensive vacations every year and […]

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Moms: It’s Ok to Refresh

A lot of moms feel guilty about taking time off for themselves or asking a family member or friend to watch their kid(s) for a night while they take a much-needed rest. It’s perfectly fine to have a little “you time” here and there, or even to take out-of-town trips. The Perfect Weekend Getaway I traveled to Chicago recently for work but decided to stay an extra few days just to relax and spend some time alone. I’m a single mom and I own my own small business as a licensed personal trainer, so I often feel a little run […]

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Did You Celebrate Train Day?

May 7, 2011 was National Train Day this is the 4th annual “holiday” celebrated by Amtrack where there were day long events in four U.S. cities; Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Chicago. We were celebrating in our own way at the Happily Blended household. We played a great game of Traintastic Cargo and watched a new Chuggington DVD called “Chuggers to the Rescue”. Baby K and I were a little silly while playing the game, after all he is two and has a short attention span. What a fun filled day we had playing games, watching Chuggington DVD’s and […]

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TGIF Everyone!

Yes it is Friday and I bet you all are so ready for the weekend. I just wanted to take a moment and wish you all a happy weekend and ask for your vote. I haven’t asked on my blog for a vote for Mom Central’s Blog Grant Contest in a while and it seems many are so supportive that I have been able to stay in the Top 25 for two consecutive weeks, please vote for me daily until April 15th and help me stay in the Top 25. This grant would mean so much to me and you […]

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