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Pre-Black Friday Deals at Walmart

This year, there seems to be a trend of starting Black Friday deals more than a week in advance of the actual event, and Walmart is leading the pack. What's that you say? Five additional days of Black Friday level sales and pricing? Sounds like a plan to me. This is an opportunity to get some holiday shopping done ahead [...]

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Hairfinity Vitamins are Made for Growth

When I decided to grow out my natural hair way back in 2009, the decision was based upon one factor: My desire to rid my life of as many toxic chemicals as possible. I never really thought about what my texture would look like, how I would style it, or even how long it would get. The realization that I [...]

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Baby Style: #GiveHappy with OshKosh B’gosh

Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for OshKosh B’gosh. I received an OshKosh B’gosh gift card to purchase product and to thank me for my participation. As the holidays approach each year, one of the things I most look forward to is taking our annual family photo. It's a tradition that gives the whole [...]

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Virgin Mobile Custom = a Smartphone Mom & Dad can Control

Let's be honest. Most of us treat our smartphones like an extra appendage. We check them when we wake up and before we go to bed, and use them for everything from grocery lists to driving directions, social media, gaming and everything in between. So it's understandable that our kids — even young ones — will want to join the [...]

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Walmart Continues to Honor Veterans

Veteran's Day is always a special time for my family. My grandfather, husband, and brothers-in-law have all served their country, and my sister-in-law is still serving. I can easily recall many their stories of service both domestic and overseas, though I will never really know what it is like to potentially sign away my life in service of another. Today, [...]

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OOTD: Nicolette Mason for ModCloth, Part I

I'm wearing: Forever 21 moto jacket | Nicolette Dress c/o ModCloth | Madden Girl boots (similar & similar) (aff) A few weeks ago, the best thing ever happened. If you follow fashion blogs, you absolutely must know Nicolette Mason. She's one of the top fashion bloggers, and I've been following her for years. I was so excited to learn she [...]

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Baby Juliza: Month 10

I feel like I start every one of these updates in exactly the same way: Disbelief at how fast my little jellybean is growing up. So why break with tradition? This one will be no different. The one year mark is creeping up on us slowly, but surely, and I can't deal. My baby is 10 months old today! It's [...]

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Wild Mint Makes it Easy to Find Natural Products

A few years ago, I was THAT mom: The one who was militant about making sure everything I bought had some sort of eco-friendly story behind it. It had to be organic, or made of recycled materials or FSC-certified wood, or acquired secondhand, or made by Fair Trade artisans. I'm not that mom any more. I still care deeply about [...]

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Walmart’s New Baby Box: Try It for Just $5

New motherhood can turn a person into a product junkie. With my oldest daughter, there was a lot of trial and error. I was a first-time mom and was learning by experience. Plus my daughter had a sensitive stomach and sensitive skin. If I could go back and do it over, I would breastfeed her for longer than 2 days [...]

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For Me, USA Kids Sippy Cups = Freedom

I love breastfeeding. Really I do. Baby Juliza and I have been at it for almost 10 months now with no sign of stopping soon. I can honestly say that it has been one of my best experiences as a mother. So what's the problem? Well...this nursing relationship has left baby Juliza really, really attached to me — day AND night. This [...]

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