Go Math! Academy Makes Math Easy for Kids AND Parents ! #HMHAcademy

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 I received compensation from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for writing this post. All opinions are my own. Let me start by saying that I am NOT good at math. Never have been, never will be. I did okay with addition, subtraction and even multiplication. Come long division it was all over. I figured I could at least help my son get through the first couple years of school before I became useless. WRONG! Have you SEEN the math kids are doing in elementary school? By 3rd grade, I had to enlist my mom to help Jake with his homework. I was LOST. […] Read more »

For the Love of Play: One Super Easy Way to Get Kids Active + Giveaway #QuakerPlayMaker

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Quaker asked me to talk about their fantastic partnership with Fuel Up to Play 60 and the NFL. All opinions are my own. Anyone who knows me knows I’m incredibly vocal about giving kids time to play. Ever since my son was in kindergarten, I’ve been a very loud advocate for more recess (I have yet to win, but that doesn’t stop me from trying!). I never had a problem getting Jacob active when he was little. As he gets older, though, his passions run more towards video games and other activities in the house. Oddly, he often gets more […] Read more »

My Son Went Back to School in Style with Zappos! #ZapposStyle

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zappos.com. I received product samples to facilitate my review. Remember about two weeks ago I told you that I am a Zappos Ambassador? I showed you all the great shirts, shoes and accessories that I bought to get ready for the start of the school year. Well, now I get to show off a few of those items! I’ve been taking pictures of Jacob every day since he started school last week. So far, he’s worn three of his new shirts: all the Volcolm ones. Back to School […] Read more »

Send Cuddly Love to Faraway Family with Cloud Pets Teddy!

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I received a complimentary Cloud Pets Teddy to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. First, let me tell you, this review is WAY overdue. I was waiting on pictures from my brother. Between summer vacations and his busy law practice, it took a bit longer than expected. I feel horrible about it, so consider this my public apology for the delay! I hope it was worth the wait! I think the pictures of my adorable niece make up for it though. As you may know, my brother and his family lives a good four hours away from me. […] Read more »

Learning to Swim with Aqua Sphere Seal Kid 2

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Back in August (I say that like August was so long ago, rather than three days ago!), Jacob, my cousin and I went to the Comfort Inn & Suites in Mount Pocono, PA for a mini getaway. Since I knew we would be spending a lot of time in the pool, I was happy for the chance to review the Seal Kid 2 Swim Mask from Aqua Sphere. They actually took the time to send it to the hotel for me so we would have it to use on vacation. We were supposed to use it at the water park, […] Read more »

Tummy Stuffers Make Clean Up Time Fun!

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  A few months ago, my son came downstairs and told me that if I got him Tummy Stuffers, he’d actually clean his room. He had just seen the ad on television. He’s always had a fascination for “as seen on TV” items. When the chance to review one came up, Jacob told me to go for it. He promised, again, that it would make clean up easier. Well, technically, they DO make cleaning your child’s room go faster, but honestly, he was more into snuggling with it than actually following through with cleaning! Still, he loves his Tummy Stuffer, […] Read more »

Excited to be Part of the Zappos.com Ambassador Program! #ZapposStyle

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“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Zappos.com. I received product samples to facilitate my review” I am excited to announce that I am participating in the Zappos.com Ambassador Program with MomCentral. Did you know that Zappos sells clothes and accessories as well as shoes? I’ll be honest, up until recently, I didn’t know that! I always heard great things about them as a shoe store. My aunt loved ordering from them because of their easy exchange policy. Now, though, I’m really excited to see just how many great items they sell for back-to-school! This […] Read more »

Take Redbubble to College for the Coolest Dorm Room Around

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You know how much I love Redbubble, right? Well I am loving them even more, since they gave me some great items to show how easy they make it to have the coolest dorm room around! Consider that your disclosure, I received complimentary items in exchange for an honest review. Whether you’re heading off to college for the first time or returning for your final year, your dorm room is going to be “home” for months at a time. It’s your place to crash after a long day of studying (I’m assuming you’re more well-behaved than I was at college […] Read more »

Kids Get Social at Provost Academy: The UnVirtual Online School + $100 BN Gift Card Giveaway!

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This post brought to you by Provost Academy. The content and opinions expressed below are that of http://www.prettyopinionated.com/. I’ve been thinking more and more about enrolling my son in an online school. I find that a “traditional” school setting just isn’t cutting it for Jacob, especially since his school is putting less and less emphasis on student relationships. See, relationships formed in school play a large role in how well your child learns. Kids learn as much from each other as they do from their teachers…if not more! I also think every child learns differently, and the public school model […] Read more »

Find the Cutest Back to School Clothes at Schoola! #clothesforschool

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This post is brought to you by Schoola, the best place to buy discounted kids clothes all while give back to schools in need. Click here to learn more about Schoola. Click here to see what people are saying.   Remember about two weeks ago I shared with you how you can help Yick Wo school get an amazing art program? Well, I wanted to take a few minutes to remind you that we’re still trying to raise funds for them. I also wanted to refresh your memory about Schoola, a fantastic place to buy gently used clothes for your […] Read more »