Learn How the ShopKick App Will Change the Way You Shop

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The ShopKick app is one of my favorite money saving phone apps because it is extremely easy to use and fun!  If you like being rewarded for shopping, then you need to learn how to use ShopKick! We currently live very close to a large Outlet Mall and other retail stores. Sometimes my husband and I like to head out with the kids to get some fresh air, exercise, and window shop over at the outlets. We chat, look around, let the kids play with some toys (that we don't buy), look at a few things, play at the playgrounds, and eventually head home. But, would you believe that during our fun little shopping excursion, I earn money? And ...

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6 Things We’re Doing to Ensure Our Daughters are Cyber-Safe

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If you are raising girls, you want them to be safe online - these 6 house rules are great tips for keeping kids cyber safe online using the internet.

This post is brought to you by CJ Affiliate’s VIP Content Service. Thank you Norton by Symantec for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Norton, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. Given that my current occupation is as a self-employed blogger, I spend quite a bit of my time on a computer, laptop, and cell phone. I am no stranger to technology, the internet, or social media. And neither are my kids. The other day, my six year old daughter Lisa informed us that she wants a cell phone. This statement came only a day after she informed us she wants her own laptop or tablet.  She ...

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5 Useful but Overlooked Back to School Items for College Students

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Great list of back to school items for college students!

At 36 years of age, I'm still in school, though working on my PhD. Despite plenty of success academically, I still have anxiety dreams before a new school year begins. I dream I didn’t go to class all semester and now need to take a final exam that I cannot read.  I wake up with a bit of fear and stress, but it quickly washes away as I laugh it off and I know I work hard in school, attend my classes, and prepare for all exams, usually achieving good results. Being prepared is good in all aspects of life, but back to school preparation goes beyond simply having a backpack, notebooks, textbooks, pencils, and paper.  I want to ...

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The Affordable Online Early Learning Curriculum for Young Kids: ABCmouse.com

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ABCmouse.com is a subscription based learning curriculum program for kids ages 2-7. They offer a FREE 30-day trials too!

You may or may not know this about us, but we are homeschoolers. We recently completed our first official year of homeschooling as our daughters ended their kindergarten year recently. Only, we haven't actually stopped schooling them. Our year has gone great, and, well, not so great. My original curriculum - Five in a Row - eventually started to collect dust as the chaos of a new baby, a toddler, work from home, increased church responsibilities, and a husband gone with longer and more stressful doctoral classes prevented me from planning and getting to the library like I needed to for that curriculum to work. However, we ...

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Forget Peek-a-boo; Let the Kids Play Speakaboos! {Giveaway!}

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This post is sponsored by Speakaboos, but opinions are mine. Enjoy. My daughters just turned six and we are heading towards the end of our first homeschool year. As kindergartners we've been focusing a lot on reading, writing, and books. But, my daughters are still not fully reading books on their own (yet). They can read books with simple words and such, but they lack major confidence. One of the things we are trying to do to encourage their love of books, and of reading, is to surround them with stories. I recently became an Usborne Books & More Independent Consultant and have been reading story books to them out loud. ...

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How New Moms Can Get in a Post Pregnancy Workout

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This post is sponsored by Johnson & Johnson 7 Minute Wellness for Expecting and New Moms™  and The Motherhood but post pregnancy workout and exercise opinions are my own. Consult your doctor before starting any new exercise routine. You are a new mom, or rather a mom with a new baby (and perhaps a few older kids besides). This means you aren't getting a whole lot of sleep. You are also recovering from growing, carrying, and delivering a baby. If breastfeeding, you are continuing to grow said baby. The lack of sleep tends to zap any energy you thought you had, and the demands of a new baby (and other kids if you have them) ...

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The Safe Way to Let Kids Use the Internet

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A great way to keep kids safe online! Very cool internet filtering software.

This post on internet safety for kids was sponsored on behalf of Net Nanny via One2One Network. All opinions stated are my own. Our main desktop computer is on its way out, prompting us to buy (or rather my husband to assemble) a new computer so that we can better work from home.  We want to figure out what the big issue is with it so we can pass it onto our almost six year old twins daughters so they can use it to play educational games, watch videos, TV shows, look up information, and so on. However, our daughters have not had access to the internet before. Yes, we've streamed videos for them, looked up information in ...

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How You Can Get In Your Cardio and Have Fun Too

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Such a great way to get your cardio exercise in! Hook up the Goji Play 2 on your aerobic cardio machines and play your way through it! Fun!

Cardio equipment and the aerobic exercise they provide are great for toning your body, burning calories, and strengthening your heart. We all know it. So many of us dutifully climb aboard one of them at the gym or in our own homes, but man do we kinda hate how repetitive, monotonous, and generally boring it can be to get your sweat on for 30 or more minutes doing the same motion over and over and over. For the last few weeks I've been hitting up the gym and using a treadmill or an elliptical machine to get in my cardio exercise.  Thankfully, I've had a Goji Play 2.0 to use to help pass the time. Blue Goji understands people like ...

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4 Essentials for a Better Family Road Trip

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Want to score a great deal on your next vacation? Use Groupon Getaways. Check out the app on your Walmart Family Mobile phone when planning your family summer road trip.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #Tips4Trips #CollectiveBias Summer has always been my favorite season. Blame it on the fact that I'm a summer baby myself, or that I hate being cold, or looked forward to not having school. I love it. And one of the best parts of summer is traveling! As a child I would often go truck driving with my father in the summers, or we'd make our once every 3 year road trip from Wisconsin to Utah for a big family reunion. Traveling is just better in the warmer months and schedules (like no school) often allow for it. If you are ...

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10 Ways Your Family Can Save Money This Summer

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10 great ways to save money in the summer! Because summer fun doesn't have to be so expensive.

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #Save4Summer #CollectiveBias Summer is my favorite time of year! I was born in the summer and enjoy the heat and the outdoors and all the awesome adventures you get to have. But, I'm also aware that because there are so many fun things to do, that you can easily start racking up the bills! So, it is important find ways to save money on your adventures, and having a phone from Walmart Family Mobile can help! 1. Use Walmart Family Mobile Okay, if you have been following my blog for a while, you know that we are Walmart ...

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Ooma Telo Review – Say Goodbye to Home Phone Bills!

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Review of Ooma Telo - Buy one and stop paying home phone bills!

*My affiliate links are used in this post.* I am pretty much always looking into ways to save money and cut costs, especially when it comes to monthly bills. And, though I loved having a landline home phone, often preferring our home phone over a cell phone, I didn't love the $30+ monthly phone bill, especially when we didn't actually receive many calls. That's when I looked into Ooma Telo reviews, a VoIP phone (Voice Over Internet Provider). I decided the 4.3 out of 5 stars from more than 4,000 Ooma Telo reviews on Amazon, from real Ooma customers probably held some klout, so I went ahead and bought an Ooma Telo home phone system ...

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Cool Tech Gift for Dad – COGITO The Connected Watch

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I love this stylish and cool tech gift for dad! It'd make the perfect Father's Day present!

This post is sponsored by COGITO thanks to Sverve. Opinions are my own. I know I did a Father's Day gift guide post on Monday, but I had to share about this cool tech gift for dad - a COGITO watch. COGITO - The Connected Watch COGITO is a must have fashion accessory with a Connected Twist. ConnecteDevice once again brings a new flavor of fashion accessories with Bluetooth Connectivity, making this watch an award-winning piece! With the use of the Free ConnectedWatch App, Dad will be able to get smart device notifications right onto his wrist! So, not only will Dad be styling with a cool looking, fashion-forward, perhaps ...

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