#Underwareness FREE sample plus help spread the word – it’s really no big deal

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One in three American women suffer from bladder leakage. Whether it’s mild or severe, you should know that it could happen to anyone!  Who would you feel comfortable talking to about this problem, if you were that one woman?  For many, bladder leakage is a taboo subject. We might feel like we need to hide the fact that we have different undies in the drawer for those “just in case” moments.  Ladies, we need to support each other whenever possible. Childbirth and lady problems make bladder leakage just one more thing we have in common.  Let’s get the word out — wearing a different type of underwear is really no big deal!  Share the hashtag #Underwareness with a video or photo.  Depend will donate $1 to the research of, and education about, bladder leakage.  Up to $3 million will be donated!  Don’t forget to request your free sample, too. [Read more…]

Ryan’s is hosting Garfield Night on Thursdays!

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We always look forward to Family Night at Ryan’s Steakhouse in Greeneville, TN.  The kids look forward to the cotton candy and hot, buttered rolls. I love the convenience of a buffet (no wait time!) and the fact that the kid’s meals are the same price as a drink at most restaurants.  This month, diners will enjoy a Garfield-themed Family Night at participating Ryan’s restaurants. He’s everyone’s favorite cat!

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What to read this weekend – God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea

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Don’t forget that you can earn FREE books through the Tyndale Rewards program!  Click here to join and you’ll automatically earn 25 points.  I cashed out last month for a copy of Freedom’s Stand which I plan to give to my grandmother.  I love freebies!

Wondering what to read this weekend? Let’s enjoy the final month of spring with some good old fashioned southern books!  The first one on my list is God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea by Rose Chandler Johnson. This devotional contains journaling ideas, prayer focus, and challenges.  The thing I liked most about this book was the unique perspective RCJ takes with the prayer focus. For example, on one focus day, we prayed for those with brain injuries and disorders.  There is nothing off the table in God, Me, and Sweet Iced Tea. From gossip to forgiveness, the author tackles those moments of everyday life in which God needs to be a part. This would be a lovely book to start with a prayer partner.  Share each chapter over cups of delicious sweet tea, and deepen a relationship while strengthening your others!  [Read more…]

MAY I Suggest book giveaway hop featuring Channing O’Banning chapter books

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If your kiddo has worked through all the Magic Tree House, Box Car Children, and Junie B. Jones books in the library, never fear. I have a new series to present to you! Channing O’Banning books have a unique charm, along with a life lesson theme. Coming in at around 110 pages (15 chapters), these are perfect to read together as a family, too. Let’s not forget that Channing has a pet pig named Teeny! I wear my pencil in my ponytail just like Channing does, so she was a kindred spirit. Fourth grade has never seemed like so much fun.
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BING Rewards Sweepstakes – enter to win a Microsoft Surface 3 #giveaway #sweepstakes

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BING rewards sweepstakes

What will you be doing this summer? BING wants to make the sunny days even more fun for you. Enter the BING rewards sweepstakes for your chance to win this awesome prize!

Microsoft – Surface 3 – 10.8″ – Intel Atom – 64GB ($499.99 value)

Use it to stay connected with friends during the summer, share your photos from vacation memories, or just surf the net.

“NO PURCHASE NECESSARY” 18+ US only! Contest starts 04/23/2015 and Ends 05/22/2015 11.59pm EASTERN. Entry options: Join Bing Rewards. Prize: Microsoft – Surface 3 – 10.8″ – Intel Atom – 64GB. “The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.” Winners have 7 days to claim their prize. If potential Prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded, at the advertisers sole discretion. All prizes will be awarded. This giveaway has set a minimum of 1,800 entries required before it will end. Note that this giveaway is hosted by a third party. I have no involvement in the winner selection process.


Emergency Numbers Magnet for Babysitter and Daycare @MyPrintly #CMYK

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Make a free Emergency Numbers Magnet with @MyPrintly #CMYK #ad savingsinseconds.com

When you were a child, did you have all the important phone numbers memorized?  Even in my sleep, I could rattle off my best friend’s phone number, my mom’s work number, and (of course) my own phone number.  Things have changed with the introduction of cell phones and Bluetooth.  We no longer have to memorize these numbers.  I teach 6th grade and sometimes need to reach parents. Many of my students have no idea what their phone number is.  It’s time-consuming and inconvenient to look up those numbers on a computer database in every situation.  My own children don’t know all the numbers that they could reach in an emergency.  If I don’t answer my phone, they’d be lost!  That’s why I used MyPrintly to make a free magnet that goes right on our refrigerator.  If a babysitter is at our house, this magnet is a quick reference if she needs to get in contact with us.  It’s simple to print off extras to give this to a daycare teacher.  Don’t forget to tuck one in your child’s backpack!   My Emergency Numbers Magnet took just seconds to create.  Here’s how to make yours!  [Read more…]

IntelliGLASS screen protector saved my phone! #Giveaway

Welcome to the Kitchen Makeover Giveaway Hop Hosted by Planet Weidknecht and LeahSay’s Views.  Through May 14, visit each of the blogs listed at the bottom of this post to enter to win fabulous prizes for your kitchen.  Each blogger is hosting a giveaway worth at least $25. One lucky reader at Savings in Seconds will win an IntelliGLASS screen protector.   Enter to win #IntelliGLASS - #giveaway at savingsinseconds.com [Read more…]

The time when hormones were actually a good thing

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Image credit: Google

Image credit: Google


My background in psychology doesn’t make it easier for me to avoid being hormonal.  In fact, it might even make things worse because I know that there are chemical imbalances at play in my brain during certain times of the month.   My poor husband never knows when my hormones are going to be happy or sad!  I was given the opportunity to share with you this fascinating article on the influence of oxytocin.  It’s really interesting to note the tremendous impact of hormones on our lives.

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Amazing deals on clothes and shoes for kids! FabKids and Zulily exclusive event

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Now that spring is in full force, our wardrobe is at its wonkiest.  The temperatures are still hovering in the 50’s and 60’s, so long pants and long sleeves are in order for my 6 year old son.  The highs can top off at 80, though, so we need a few short sleeves to get us through.  Since I can’t justify spending a small fortune on a new wardrobe just for spring, I turned to FabKids. As always, I got a fabulous deal!  I’ve been saving my credits and points for such a time as this, and cashed them out to maximize the transition from winter to spring.  For just $19.95 — including shipping — I nabbed 7 tops and 6 bottoms for my little guy!

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Looking for Something Special For Mom – Enter to win Beaute La Royale Skin Cleansing System #giveaway

Something I’ve never purchased for myself was a skin cleansing system. I’ve seen them on TV and wondered about their effectiveness, but didn’t know if it was worth the splurge in time or money. When Beaute La Royale sent me this 6-piece set, I was curious about how to use it. The kit comes in a handy little bag that’s roomy enough to hold makeup and other personal care items, too.  Batteries are not included; you’ll need 4 AA batteries.
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