How to Inspire an Exercise Hater to Make Healthy Choices

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I have a confession: I hate to exercise. In my 40 years on this earth, I have never found an exercise that appeals to me enough to actually keep doing it. For example, I like yoga. It's stress-reducing and actually would be good for my anxiety, but you can't just do it once and call it a day. I … [Read more...]

Style Report: Colors for Fall. Monroe and Main Boots Review and Handbag Giveaway (RV $99.95)

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Disclosure: This is a Fashionista Event Opportunity, and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic. Review and Giveaway courtesy of Monroe and Main. All opinions as always are my own. Fall is my favorite time of year, seriously. Its when I got married and became a mom, and … [Read more...]

Your Child’s School Vaccines Can Help a Child in Need

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A few weeks ago, I took Ellie to her well child check up and back to school immunizations. As we sat waiting for the nurse to return to give Ellie her three required vaccines (ugh) she really started to get nervous. I could see her wheels start turning and her sweet little mug began to switch … [Read more...]

Avoid the Media and Reach Out

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There is so much sadness all over the internet today--as well as ignorance about mental illness and suicide--for me and for many who have either lost loved ones or who struggle themselves, it's really hard to read. The loss of a beloved public figure like Robin Williams is heartbreaking. We all feel … [Read more...]

Kids of Summer Love Music

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by WestMusic and their Kids of Summer Video Contest. My kids love music and dancing. From bitty babies they loved playing, singing and dancing to their their bongo drums, shakers and other little instruments. Ellie had so much fun in her music class as a baby and … [Read more...]

Peach Berry Smoothies with Almond Milk

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A few years ago we had the kids tested for dietary intolerances at a naturopath. We were trying to figure out a few issues including Ronin's night terrors and skin issues. Both kids came back as intolerant to dairy and gluten, so we adjusted our lifestyle including switching from cow's milk (which … [Read more...]

Donate a Photo to Help Give a Baby in the NICU a Blanket

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Disclosure: This post was compensated as part of a social media campaign by Acorn Influence.  Throwback Thursday: The Comes Family Circa 2010 A few good friends of mine is a preemie moms, so when I heard about a simple way to help babies in the NICU, I was definitely on board.  Johnson & … [Read more...]

Summer Safety Tips for Kids

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Summer. We're not quite there yet, the kids are still in school until next week, but its coming up fast. I know it'll be a busy one. Always a lot of activity and play time since we have to enjoy the good weather. Its beautiful and sunny (yes even in rainy Seattle) and with the sun and extra outdoor … [Read more...]

How to Dip Dye Hair with Kool-Aid Beverage

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My big Overnight Walk for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is next weekend, and in honor of this big event, I'm dyeing my hair blue with Kool-Aid drink. Remember back in 2011 when I dyed my hair blue after raising funds for suicide prevention? It was a big statement, and helped me … [Read more...]

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Blu-Ray/DVD Exclusive Deal

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I loooove Chris Pine. Seriously, if he's in a movie I'm seeing it. So yum! And the cool thing about the film Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is that not only do you get the eye candy, you can actually enjoy this film with your partner. Can you say at-home movie date night!!? This film is non-stop action … [Read more...]

How to Text the Technophobe Dad: Lowest Price Unlimited Plan

Its not easy to encourage a technophobe Dad to text. But its more than possible with low priced unlimited talk, text and data/web with #FamilyMobile. Here are the steps we took to get my Dad to step into the 21st Century. #shop #cbias

How do you text a thrifty technophobe Dad who doesn't own a phone? Get him one for Father's Day of course...and be sure to make it the lowest price unlimited plan with talk, text and web/data. With Father's Day on its way, the kids, John and I took a little family shopping expedition to Walmart … [Read more...]

Healthy Habits for Women’s Health

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When I think of women's health of course mental health comes to mind. It's what I do after all. But its not just about those of us diagnosed with a mental illness. Mental health is so much bigger, and when it comes to all women, particularly moms, it takes on a whole new meaning. All of us lose … [Read more...]

Mobile Apps To Help Reduce Stress and Anxiety

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"I love living in the future." ~ John Comes, the husband Its one of his favorite sayings, he's such a tech guy. I  love living in the future too truly, but its also pretty stressful. Even for those not pre-disposed to an anxiety disorder, life "in the future" can easily become overwhelming. Our … [Read more...]

Easy Home Management with Homezada {Giveaway}

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This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by HomeZada. Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic. Opinions as always are my own.   Owning a home is a TON of work, am I right? In 2005, when we moved into our current home it … [Read more...]

SoFabCon: Worth a Cancelled Flight & Lost Luggage

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Sitting at the Dallas airport Friday's with my pal Kerri @_themaven, we toasted our SoFabCon adventure about to begin. I was fortunate enough to win the trip from the conference because of this post and was so excited for the adventure. Fifteen minutes later and the American Airlines mobile … [Read more...]