Facebook Fan Me Friday Blog Hop #FF

Welcome to the eighth Facebook Fan Me Friday Blog Hop hosted by Saving with Sybil, Sassy Mama in LA, Great Contradictions, and Baby Costcutters.  This is a fun and quick way to find new blogs/business' as well as pick up fans for your blog/business. The rules are simple: 1. Like the four hosts on Facebook at the above links 2. Post ONLY your FACEBOOK URL (others will be deleted) 3. Like any other pages that look interesting to you! Note: You must use your PERSONAL PROFILE to like … [Continue]

DIY: Make your own #glutenfree playdough recipe #celiac

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Today was the boys' first day of school.  Since Hunter is starting pre-k, we have a lot of gluten free issues to consider within the school.  4 year olds with playdough was definitely one of my major concerns, so Hunter & I are making weekly batches of playdough for the whole class.  I love those teachable moments!  Using everyday items to create playdough is a great way to show children how simple ingredients can have wonderful results.  Hunter at age 4 has now had the experience of playing … [Continue]

How my boys & Frank the pirate (a.k.a Frank the cat) showed me tolerance is possible #glutenfree #celiac

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Over the past few weeks, I have been distracted. Hunter starts school in a couple of days. Needless to say I am scared of how it will go, but not for the reasons you might think. I would be lying if I didn't say avoiding cross-contamination in a room full of 4 year-olds seems like a miracle.   However, what it all comes down to is... Tolerance 1: capacity to endure pain or hardship : endurance, fortitude, stamina 2: sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting … [Continue]

Meet Risa “Lice Lady”: Lice Prevention Tips + @fairytalesinc Rosemary Repel Line #giveaway

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Since many of your kids have started school (or are starting soon), there are not too many issues that concern parents as much as lice.  While my boys have never personally had lice, I do have a horror story from my days as an inpatient counselor for kids. We had over 30 kids infected with lice .  If you have never had the experience of dealing with lice, let me tell you it is tedious and time-consuming.  Dealing with lice can be difficult both physically & emotionally for everyone involved … [Continue]

Functional yet Fashionable: @crystalynkae Troubadour Ruched Tote Bag *etsy treasure*

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Prior to being a mom, I was never a purse person unless necessary.  Don't get me wrong, I love accessories yet I can be a bit of a minimalist.  When I became a mom, I realized I needed to be prepared, which meant carrying a diaper bag.  Diaper bags while meant for the baby are a great chance to add another accessory to your life.  There is no need to have a diaper bag with a baby theme.  What is great about Crystalyn Kae's Troubadour Tote is the option can be used during either your professional … [Continue]

Facebook Fan Me Friday: Week 7

Welcome to the seventh Facebook Fan Me Friday Blog Hop hosted by Saving with Sybil, Sassy Mama in LA, Great Contradictions, and Baby Costcutters.  This is a fun and quick way to find new blogs/business' as well as pick up fans for your blog/business. The rules are simple: 1. Like the four hosts on Facebook at the above links 2. Post ONLY your FACEBOOK URL (others will be deleted) 3. Like any other pages that look interesting to you! Note: You must use your PERSONAL PROFILE to like … [Continue]

@Piczzle: custom made jigsaw puzzle review & #giveaway

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Sponsored by Tomoson.com About Piczzle Piczzle Picture Puzzle service is an Internet-based retailing and manufacturing service of Custom Jigsaw Photo Puzzles. We strive to provide the best custom jigsaw puzzle service by creating a fun, dynamic and an interactive option for those who wish to capture precious life’s moments through a photo puzzle game – for themselves and for the ones they love. Piczzle's Cardboard Puzzles are made of outstanding materials, top craftsmanship and the highest … [Continue]

Why are companies i.e. @calpizzakitchen validating #glutenfree fad dieting over #Celiac Disease?

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Look at this picture Can you tell by looking at this picture which of us have Celiac Disease? We are people not lepers... Sometimes, I am so confused about how to properly keep my kids with Celiac Disease safe outside of the home both physically and emotionally.  I enjoy cooking for my family, but it should be okay to go out to eat (or at least get carryout) every so often.  However, more & more companies are making me question the validity of what gluten free means to them.  There are … [Continue]

Attending #blogher11 as @salsasensations delegate: Taking advantage of opportunites #salsablogher

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I consider myself to be a fairly ambitious person. However, in the world of blogging, sometimes it is hard to make it on the radar of worthwhile companies.  Ranks, followers, and so many more factors go into play on whether a brand will consider you.  When I found out Salsa Sensations Blogher 11 delegate contest, I thought what do I have to lose.  I had convinced myself I would go next year to Blogher until I heard about the contest.  As many of you know, after what seemed like an eternity, I … [Continue]

@beachbody RevAbs with @bretthoebel: Final Results!

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When life is busy, I have to admit that committing to 90 days of anything is difficult.  There are so many unexpected circumstances, but RevAbs has been my rock.  I have tried other exercise programs that left me feeling defeated from the start.  RevAbs gave me motivation with the challenge and results from start to finish.  If you are just now joining for my RevAbs journey, find the other posts here.  I have enjoyed the daily energy, strength, and motivation from RevAbs, so I am going to … [Continue]