The last of the summer squash and the Perfect Twist vegetable spiralizer

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This year, I’ve sadly neglected my garden.  It’s overgrown with weeds and untamed vegetable plants. Somehow it struggles on without my help, relying on rain and hope to keep going.  Today I harvested a few tomatoes, and discovered 2 yellow squash that were so big and hard that they resembled gourds you’d use for a bird feeder.  What to do?  It was time to pull out the Vegetable Spiralizer I just received from Smart Buy Center. [Read more…]

Faithful Workouts FREE 1 year membership f4 Plan

Disclosure: I received a free membership to Faithful Workouts.  Opinions shared are mine.

My family and friends are too nice to comment about it, but it really bugs me that I’ve gained 90 pounds in 13 years.  I remember the day the scale showed 150 pounds when I was walking into the hospital to deliver my first child…that seems like my SKINNY days now!  There are a lot of barriers to losing the weight, but time is the primary factor.  Between work, commuting, parenting, wife-ing, and all the other responsibilities I shoulder, going to a gym does not appeal to me at all.  We live on a busy road where walking=a death wish.  Most of my activity happens on camping trips when we swim, walk, and ride bikes.  What to do in between those weekend excursions?  I was invited to try Faithful Workouts and decided it was time to stop making excuses.

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SingleCare FREE service helps you find the best prices on medical care #ad

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My mom did a great job raising two kids on her own. It wasn’t easy to be a single mom in a foreign country, but she worked her fingers to the bone to provide for our little trio. At the time, I didn’t realize how much she must have worried when we fell ill with one sickness or another. You see, my dad held the family’s health insurance, and that luxury went away with the divorce.  That’s why I’m really excited to share SingleCare with you today. Who hasn’t worried about health care costs at some point in their adult lives?  Have you lived the balancing act of figuring out provider networks, deductibles, or coverage limitations? You NEED to know about your SingleCare option.

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Sleep Like a Baby with the Kinsa Smart Thermometer

Disclosure:  The Kinsa ear thermometer was sent to us for the Holiday Gift Guide.  Opinions shared are mine.

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When my babies were little, taking their temperatures was such a tough task!  Trying to get a thermometer under their tiny arms, hold in their ear, or even sweep across the forehead seemed to always stir the child’s light fever-induced slumber.   I wish we had owned a Kinsa Smart Ear Thermometer back then.  Taking a temp in one — read that again….ONE!– second would have been a dream!  Well, it’s your turn to sleep like a baby.  Take a peek into this treasure of technology!  [Read more…]

Do’s and don’ts of Amwell telemedicine #momsloveamwell #ad

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Over the summer, my daughter shared her knock-down-drag-out virus with me.  One minute I was fine, but sometime after lunch the illness hit me full force.  I spent the entire weekend in bed, not able to sleep because of the all-over body aches.  There was no way that my aching body was going to make it  to the doctor’s office! Thanks to  Amwell,  I was able to get some comfort from a healthcare provider without even leaving my house.   #momsloveamwell #ad - get your visit for less! savingsinseconds.com

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