Holiday Scents to Improve Your Mood

It’s no secret that certain smells can be attached to specific memories. You might remember your mom’s perfume or ex-boyfriend’s cologne, the smell of the ocean to remind you of family vacations, or the scent of pine from camping trips with friends. Certain smells can do more than just evoke memories—they can also help you sleep or wake you up, stimulate the mind and boost productivity, or lift the spirits and and improve your mood!

With winter upon us, many of us get cold weather, less hours of sunlight, and the seasonal blues. So

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Building Immune Support this Winter

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Zarbee’s Naturals. I received a product and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

If the cold isn’t bad enough, winter also brings colds and illness to this house! The past TWO Christmases both kids have been sick and Ryan’s birthday is two days after Christmas and he hasn’t felt too hot during that either—it’s heartbreaking. I am so determined to keep the family healthy this year! I want to enjoy the festive family time, birthdays, and our vacation to CO

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The hottest game this year: LeapTV by LeapFrog

I received free products in order to host the LeapFrog sponsored MommyParty. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Do your kids love to play video games, but you worry about too much screen time and not enough physical activity? Looking for fun indoor ideas to stay warm this winter? The new LeapTV by LeapFrog is definitely the must-have holiday wish list toy for kids! We recently had friends over to try it out and it was a BIG hit, we all love it, and it’s now on their wish lists!

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Discover the LG OLED TV at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

I’ve always been into the latest tech gear—I get that from my mom. When I was growing up, she always knew about the fun, new electronics and usually had to have the coolest gadgets. Now my brother even runs his own business setting up and installing home theaters, speakers, wall mounts, etc…. you bet my home better be up to their standards!

The newest, coolest tech?

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Safe and natural nasal congestion relief with CLEARinse (giveaway)

It can be a nasty time of year–with all the back-to-school germs and the cold weather. Both of our kids have already been hit with colds and I know we probably aren’t done with them this season. It’s heartbreaking to see your kids sick and it’s worse when there isn’t much you can do to help.

Little ones aren’t so great at blowing their noses. When their noses get all stuffy, it’s hard for them to breathe, eat, sleep… and that means it’s hard for me to sleep, too! Many of the effective

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7 TIPS: preparing for emergencies

Did you know September is National Preparedness Month? It’s always a good idea to have a plan in place for unexpected moments! I want our family to be prepared for emergencies—as prepared as we can be—so I partnered with Energizer to bring you these tips for preparing for emergencies!

1. Create a plan. Have a plan with your family for what to do before, during and after severe weather. Make sure to practice your plan so you are ready for any situation.

Only 36 percent of households have discussed

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Sensational Memories of Summer

Five hours in the car with my brother… were we fighting or playing games? I can’t even remember that part of it. We probably sat mostly in silence, headphones on our ears, mine blasting some Aerosmith.

We finally get out and stretch. The air is clean and crisp with the deep scent of pine. My dad opens up the cabin and my brother and I run from room to room, throwing our stuff–just like home! A trip to the local grocery store to stock the kitchen and to the bait shop

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