May 012016
 
Sensitive Teeth Relief from Tom's of Maine

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions are 100% my own.  Having sensitive teeth can be a real pain. My teeth are very sensitive to cold things, like freeze pops, ice cream, cold beverages, and even just breathing in cold air. The pain I experience, a short, sharp pain, followed by an achy feeling, really makes it hard for me to enjoy any of those things. Hot summer days are fast approaching, and I want to be able to quench my thirst with a tall glass of ice water or share an ice cream or freeze pop with my kids without experiencing tooth sensitivity. When I learned about Tom’s of Maine Rapid Relief Sensitive Toothpaste, I just had to give it a try! Being from Maine myself, I am a longtime fan of Tom’s of Maine. They are just an all-around great company. Did you know that 10% of their profits go [CONTINUE READING…]

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Apr 272016
 
Potty Training with Pampers Easy Ups {+A Giveaway!}

This post and giveaway were made possible by iConnect and Pampers. I was compensated for my participation in this campaign, but all opinions are 100% mine.My daughter, Kayleigh, turns 3 next month, and she has been in the process of potty training for quite a while now. I’d love for her to be completely potty trained, as I have a one year old in diapers right now, too, but I feel it’s best for her to do this at her own pace. I don’t want to force it onto her or make her feel pressured to do anything she is not comfortable doing. Kayleigh has some good potty training days, and lots of days that aren’t really that great. As a parent going through potty training a child for the first time, I am always wondering if I am doing everything I should be doing to help her. Recently Pampers [CONTINUE READING…]

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Tips for Migraine Sufferers

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Apr 242016
 
Tips for Migraine Sufferers

I created this post as part of a campaign by Teva Pharmaceuticals. I received an American Express gift card for participating. I have been dealing with migraines since I was a teenager, and they can really put a damper on your day when you least expect it. I’ve had a few migraines since I last wrote about them, and I had one in particular that really freaked me out. It was an ocular migraine, one that I had not experienced before. I usually get the migraines with severe pounding in my head and nausea, where I feel like I have to lay down in a dark, quiet place immediately, but this one was really different. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, I started to see a jagged flashing light out of my left eye. I didn’t have any pain in my head at all, but just kept seeing this light. [CONTINUE READING…]

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Apr 182016
 
Medical Grants Are Available for Children in Maine

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for #UHCCF. All thoughts and opinions are my own.  When your child is going through an illness or has special needs, the last thing you want to worry about is how you are going to pay for their medical expenses. Even if you have insurance, often times it won’t be enough to cover all of the expenses that might arise. Fortunately, the UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is available to help. The UHCCF is a charitable organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their parents’ commercial health insurance plan. In Maine, UHCCF has awarded more than 7 grants since 2011 and is hoping many more local families will apply this year. This is such a great opportunity for families to get the help they need. What do the medical grants cover? Qualifying families [CONTINUE READING…]

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Apr 172016
 
Stylish Wedding Guest Dresses for Spring and Summer

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links. Stylish Wedding Guest Dresses for Spring and Summer Wedding season is upon us, and I’m so happy that I actually have one to go to this year! I just love weddings. They are a perfect excuse to get all dolled up and have some fun! My sister’s getting married in August, so I’ve been looking for a stylish dress to wear to her wedding. She’s getting married in a church, but the reception will be outside, in my Aunt and Uncle’s back yard. Since August is one of the hottest months of the year here in Maine, I really want a dress that’s breathable, easy to chase my kids around in, and flattering, of course. I’ve been working hard to lose weight since the beginning of this year, and even though I have already lost 21 pounds, I still have a bit of a postpartum [CONTINUE READING…]

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Apr 162016
 
Potty Training? Save Money on Pampers Easy Ups with This Printable Coupon!

This post is sponsored by iConnect on behalf of Pampers. I do most of my grocery shopping on Sundays, as I find it helps me to plan my family’s meals for the rest of the week. While doing my grocery shopping, I also stock up on household items and of course, diapers and wipes. With a 1 year old, and an almost 3 year old, I have to stock up on both of those things almost every single week. We sure do go through a lot of them! My daughter, Kayleigh, has recently started potty training, so we have switched her over to using Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants most of the time. She really likes wearing them, and being able to take them off and put them on by herself when she uses the potty. She is in that independent stage where she wants to do everything by herself, so [CONTINUE READING…]

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Apr 142016
 
Stock Up & Save on P&G Everyday Essentials at Walmart

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Walmart. All opinions are my own. Spring has sprung, and I’ve been on a huge cleaning kick this month! It feels so good to get rid of all of the stuff that’s just been collecting dust and taking up space in my house. My house is only 963 square feet, so it’s not really all that big, and we don’t have a lot of storage room. I was starting to feel so overwhelmed by everything that we have collected over the past few years, that just ended up being stuffed into a closet, or tossed on my bedroom floor, or stored in the garage or basement. After getting rid of several bags and boxes full of clothes and toys, taking the bottles to the redemption center and recycling all of our card board, our house just feels so much more comfortable! Now that I’ve [CONTINUE READING…]

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Apr 032016
 
Enjoy a Gourmet Coffee Experience at Home with Folgers Gourmet Selections

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Folgers. My life as a stay at home Mom to two kids under three is pretty crazy and stressful. It always feels like there is never enough time in the day to get everything done. The dishes and laundry pile faster than I can take care of them, the kids are always throwing their food and toys all over the house and getting into things they’re not supposed to, and I feel like I’m constantly being pulled in a million different directions trying to keep on top of everything. In the midst of my crazy days, I always try to take a moment or two for myself to recharge. It’s the only way I stay sane, really. The thing I look forward to most during the day, is sipping on a cup of delicious hot coffee. That first sip instantly transports me to my happy [CONTINUE READING…]

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Mar 252016
 
Blueberry Banana Oatmeal Bowl

Since I have started eating healthier at the beginning of this year, oatmeal has quickly become one of my favorite breakfast dishes. I used to think oatmeal was so flavorless and boring, but now that I have been experimenting with adding different things to it, I have realized just how amazing it can taste. It’s also really filling, so it keeps me from snacking on junk food all day long. I browse Pinterest for new oatmeal ideas quite often, and I recently came across this Healthiest Bowl of Oatmeal recipe. This recipe featured oatmeal, blueberries, honey, greek yogurt and almonds. Oatmeal can often taste dry, so I really love the addition of greek yogurt to make it creamy. While I do like to add nuts to my oatmeal on occasion, I just wasn’t feeling it this morning, so I added a few different things to mine instead. I absolutely loved the flavor [CONTINUE READING…]

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Mar 242016
 
‘Fun Day at the Park’ Easter Basket Idea

Thank you Frito-Lay for sponsoring this post. This spring, try the new twist on seasonal snacking! I can’t believe Easter is coming right up, can you? I feel like we just got through Christmas! I honestly don’t know where the time is going, but I wish it would slow down just a little bit. Admittedly, Easter kind of snuck up on me this year, as we celebrated my son’s first birthday this month, and my family has been busy preparing for the birth of my nephew, who will make his appearance any day now. I have been scrambling to put together an Easter basket for my family at the last minute this week, but instead of just hitting up the candy aisle at the store like I normally do, I wanted to try something new and different. I thought it would be a neat idea to put together an Easter basket with [CONTINUE READING…]

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