Free Data For Life with TMobile Data Plan #TabletTrio #CollectiveBias #shop

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One hundred miles #running

Last week I hit a milestone in my running – according to the MapMyRun app, I’ve now run over 100 miles since I started running in mid-March. After my last run I’m sitting at 108 total miles. I am blown away by the fact that I not only am STILL running after my original goal of just being able to survive the Girls on the Run 5K in May – but that I enjoy it as much as I do ....more

Review: Catalyst #Waterproof iPhone case #CatalystLifestyle #CatalystCase

I received a waterproof iPhone 5 case from Catalyst to try out and review, along with a bike mount, floating lanyard and tablet sleeve. As always, all opinions stated here are 100% either my own or those of my family. I tend to be a bit paranoid when it comes to electronics ....more

Reminiscences of a soccer mom…

I never truly thought much about it back when Abbi was four years old. “Let’s sign her up for soccer!” I suggested to my husband. I don’t exactly remember why, although I’m sure it had something to do with wanting to help work out all the energy she had, get her into some kind of activity or sport to help her make friends and since I’d played soccer as a kid and enjoyed it, it just seemed right ....more

Movie Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

My daughter and I attended an advanced screening of this film for free, but as always all opinions stated here are 100% my own or those of my family. Before reading on, please be aware that this review contains mild spoilers. Back during the winter, I truly wondered how my oldest daughter, Abbi, was going to survive a summer without new episodes of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to look forward to and watch every week (or every few weeks) ....more

Gearing up for Back to School with #WalgreensPaperless Coupons #shop

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Working from home with kids (Or how I spent my summer vacation)

Ninety-nine percent of the time, I love working from home. Believe me, I completely understand exactly how fortunate I am that I have the chance to do so. And most of the time – well, 9 months of the year – it’s amazing ....more

Exploring Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula #PureMichigan #hosted

Thank you to Pure Michigan for hosting me on this press trip to Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. As always, all opinions stated here are 100% my own or those of my family. As a born-and-raised Michigander, I’ve either visited or lived in much of the ‘mitten’ portion of the state, especially the lower half – lived in portions of Detroit, Kalamazoo, Midland, Bay City, Muskegon, and Grand Rapids, and visited everywhere from Tawas, Boyne, Petoskey, Flint, Lansing, Ludington, St ....more

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Stock up on Healthy Essentials this summer! #Moms4JNJConsumer #sponsored

This post is part of the HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® 2014 program by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Companies, Inc. and The Motherhood, who sent me a box of products and compensated me for my time. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are all my own, and I hope you enjoy them ....more