Box Tops For Education: Helping Close the Gap Between What Schools Get & What They Need

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Have you started collecting Box Tops for Education yet? If not, now is as good a time as any to start! Jacob goes back to school in a few days. The PTO always sends the first letter about Box Tops home with their welcome packet, to remind us how beneficial they are to the school. I’m going to be honest, I’ve been such a slacker at sending them in. I buy SO many things with Box Tops. I even clip them! Then I stick them in a drawer and forget about them. This year I’m vowing to do better! Why […] Read more »

Toss the Tube on National Toilet Paper Day!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scott Tube-Free for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Did you know that today is National Toilet Paper Day? Yep, it sure is! Think about it: toilet paper was a MAJOR invention! It definitely makes our lives a whole lot more comfortable and cleaner. I shudder to think where we’d be without it! Yet ever since it was invented, there really haven’t been a whole lot of major changes to it. Sure, it’s gotten softer and cushier over the years, but for the most part, it’s pretty much been […] Read more »

Look Your Best on Your First Day at College with Schick at Walmart #SchickSummerSelfie

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This post is brought to you by Schick®. All opinions are my own. Heading off to college is one of the most exciting times in your teens’ life. I remember it well, even though it’s been a smidge more time than I care to admit! It doesn’t matter if they’re staying in a dorm at a local school or a campus across the country, keeping up with beauty rituals away from home requires a whole lot of planning and list-making. That’s the hard part. The fun part? Shopping for everything on those lists! No really, it IS fun! Shop Schick at Walmart If […] Read more »

Support Your School While Feeding Your Family with Tyson Project A+™

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This post is brought to you by Tyson®. All opinions are my own. We all want to help support our children’s schools any way we can. Sometimes, it’s hard, though. We don’t always have a ton of extra time to volunteer for school fairs or a ton of extra cash for all those fundraisers that come home. I really love when I can support my son’s school while also doing something I already do everyday: feed my family. With Tyson Project A+™, that just got easier. Support Your School with Tyson Project A+™ The Tyson Project A+™ lets you support […] Read more »

Come Celebrate The Path’s Release Day with Tawdra Kandle!

Summer's almost over, but there's still time for #OneLastBeachRead. And you're in luck because the perfect way to end the summer is now live and available everywhere!

Summer’s almost over, but there’s still time for #OneLastBeachRead. And you’re in luck because the perfect way to end the summer is now live and available everywhere! THE PATH Abby Donavan came to the small beach community of Crystal Cove to start over. After a painful affair broke her heart and derailed her burgeoning career, taking over management for the just-opened bed-and-breakfast was the safe choice. In this sleepy town, Abby figured she could bury her memories and forget the pain. When the chance to have her own hotel falls into her lap, though, she can’t resist the temptation. Making […] Read more »

You’re Invited to Scott Natural’s #TossTheTube Twitter Party! #ad #sweepstakes

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scott Tube-Free for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Whos’ ready to #TossTheTube? The toilet paper tube, that is! Remember a couple weeks ago I told you about Scott Tube-Free? If not, let me refresh your memory. I shared with you about how we Americans go through 17 billion toilet paper tubes every single year! That’s enough to fill the Empire State Building twice! My household alone will go through enough to make up a piano over our lifetime!   Scott Naturals Tube-Free Toilet Paper solves the problem by […] Read more »

10 Tips for Staying Healthy & Positive While Trying to Conceive

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As many of you know, my road to conceiving was a bit long and windy. It took six years from the time I started trying until I got that beautiful second line on the pregnancy test. During those years, I learned a lot of tips for both staying healthy AND positive while trying to conceive. Whether you’re just starting your journey or years into it, these tips are for you. How to Stay Healthy & Positive When Trying To Conceive 1. Think pregnant, eat pregnant: I’m not saying eat for two right away, but start thinking more about what you […] Read more »

Easy Cheesy Hot Dogs in a Dash With Bar-S

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bar-S Foods for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. With a summer full of rainy days, you have to grab every chance you can to get out there and have BBQ! I kid you not, it rained for about five weeks straight every weekend! Even the days that the weather promised to be sunny, it rained! When the weather broke, it broke hard! We went from bundling up in sweatshirts to “are you kidding me?” hot literally over night! Sal and I took the kids to his parent’s community pool practically […] Read more »

Fall Survival Kit for Busy Single Moms

Fall is the busiest time of the year for single moms (or dads, I don't like to generalize!). Back to school is just the start! The second those kids are settled into their routines, it's time to start prepping for Thanksgiving! I've put together a sort of fall survival kit for busy single parents- single or otherwise.

Fall is the busiest time of the year for single moms (or dads, I don’t like to generalize!). Back to school is just the start! The second those kids are settled into their routines, it’s time to start prepping for Thanksgiving! Then Black Friday madness is upon us, followed by the holidays! Sorry, not trying to freak you out here, but Christmas will be here before you know it! Once Labor Day hits, there’s no rest for us! I’ve put together a sort of fall survival kit for busy single parents- single or otherwise. It’s an odd mish-mash of stuff, yes, but […] Read more »

5 Books Every Freelance Writer Needs on Her Bookshelf

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Every month, I join up with a bunch of other great bloggers to bring you a themed entertainment hop. I think you’ve figured that out by now, right? This month, we’re focusing on Labor Day. I struggled with the theme for a bit, because really, I don’t read a whole lot of books about jobs. Then I looked at my bookshelf and realized I have a boatload of books that helped me in both my freelance writing life and blogging life. So today I’m sharing 5 of my favorite books that every freelance writer (or blogger) needs on her (or HIS!) […] Read more »