3 Easy Tips To Survive Homework – Faster, Fun, and Even Delicious!

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyWayToVeg #CollectiveBias   H-O-M-E-W-O-R-K.  What feelings does the word bring up in your house?  My daughter is in 5th grade and the homework has become.... let's say "challenging".  Both quantity and quality.  I've been struggling this year to find anything that will lessen the pain.  This post will talk about … [Read more...]

2016 Holiday Gift Guide Giveaway: Philips Wake-up Light (US, Ends 12/8)

Disclosure:  Philips is providing the prize for this giveaway. Mother Nature knows best. I've seen over and over again how "natural" living is healthier.  This Philips Wake-up Light just makes so much sense to me.  How much better to be awakened by gentle, refreshing light instead of a jarring, unpleasant sound. The Philips Wake-up Light uses a wide range of colors in light to simulate a natural sunrise and sunset, making waking up and … [Read more...]

Create Cooking Memories: An Easy Family Cookbook and Mediterranean Rice Recipe

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser, Mars, Incorporated. All opinions are mine alone. #BensBeginners #UncleBensPromo #CollectiveBias Do you have a favorite memory of your Grandma that involves cooking or a special dish?  Do you catch a smell of a certain food that brings back feelings from a childhood holiday?  Food is a trigger for memories and every family has their special recipes, … [Read more...]

5 Fun Outdoor Learning Activities – Take Learning Outdoors with Tampico #SchoolisCoolwithTampico

Disclosure: Thank you Tampico Beverages for sponsoring this conversation. #SchoolisCoolwithTampico Why take learning outdoors? School isn't the only place for kids to learn.  After school or on the weekend, refuel with some Tampico juice and bring the kids outside for fun (and shhhh, don't tell them, learning)! Learning while playing games and outside in fresh air and sunshine has unique benefits: Kids remember things they learn … [Read more...]

Review and Giveaway: Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer (US, Ends 6/8)

Disclosure:  KLY was sent the latest model of the TemporalScanner. Photos courtesy of Exergen. Before I found the Exergen Temporal Artery Thermometer I struggled to find a good solution to reading my new daughter's temperature.  My husband and I adopted my daughter when she was eight months old.  I hadn't been a babysitter when I was little and didn't have family members close who had raised children, so my experience level was pretty low. … [Read more...]

Recipe: Banana Pecan Waffles with Sir Bananas™ Bananamilk! THE AFTER-SCHOOL PLAYDATE, a Play in One Act #Bananamazing #ad

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Bananamazing #CollectiveBias THE AFTER-SCHOOL PLAYDATE A play in one act CAST OF CHARACTERS MOM:                           A woman trying to do her best. CHILDREN 1-5:           Five children of various ages. ACT I, SCENE I SETTING:  Once upon a time, mom arranged a playdate for her daughter with five … [Read more...]

Review: “The Perfect Portion Cookbook” Co-Written By Anson Williams, Bob Warden, and Mona Dolgov

Disclosure:  KLY was sent a copy of "The Perfect Portion Cookbook" for review. Portion, portion, portion.  Losing weight, maintaining your ideal weight, it's all about portion size.  Many people have found that deprivation or major changes in what they eat don't work for them as well as controlling portion size.  But it's complicated to figure out what the right portion size looks like. Anson Williams was in his local grocery store one … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Gift Basket #GiftofPhilips

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GiftOfPhilips  #CollectiveBias I started using a Philips Sonicare toothbrush last year about this time.  I love it so much that this year it is on my list of favorite gift items to give others.  My mouth has felt fresher, cleaner, and most of all?  When I go to the dentist, the hygienist asks me what I'm doing differently … [Read more...]

Who Do You Want At Your Finish Line?

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TryALittleGoodness #CollectiveBias #tryalittlegoodnesssweepstakes Do you have a goal? I started running two years ago and one of the things I like about it is that I'm always setting goals for longer runs, faster times, or finishing races.  I might not win, even in my age group, but I'm not running "against" anyone … [Read more...]

Recipe: Homemade Peanut Butter Energy Bites Are On My Runners Pre-Race Checklist Because They Are The Perfect Breakfast!

Disclosure:  This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SpreadTheMagic #CollectiveBias What to eat before running a race or a training long-run?  It's one of the most asked questions by runners.  And an important question.  I've found something that works for me and I want to share it! Homemade Peanut Butter Energy Bites: are nutritious taste delicious and it's easy to … [Read more...]

#TravelTipZzz and Packing List To Take Your Run On The Road – Running While Traveling #ad

Disclosure:  I am a member of the Vicks Ambassador Network and as such, receive compensation for sharing my personal experience with Vicks products like #ZzzQuil.  All opinions are my own and I only recommend products or services that I believe offer value or quality to my readers.  Enjoy my #TravelTipZzz. Are you ready to take the next step and travel for a race? Or are you taking a business trip and need to stay healthy and well rested? … [Read more...]

Eat Homemade, Healthy, Delicious Meals At Home #CookMellow #sponsored

Disclosure: KLY was compensated for social media shares. Eat homemade, healthy, delicious meals at home - isn't that what we would all want?    Why don't we?  For us, it's because cooking healthy meals takes so much time and energy.  It's easier and faster just to go out to eat, to buy pre-prepared meals, or pick-up-and-bring-home. Today I read about a new cooker coming out soon that has me excited about a smarter and easier way to … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Kind Organics Whole Food MultiVitamin (US, Ends 7/30)

Disclosure:  I received free samples of Garden of Life products to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own.   I've asked my doctor for years about taking supplements and he always says, "Eat a better diet.  Nothing man-made compares to eating whole food."  But, I'm not consistent about eating healthy.  I try but fall into old habits, or get lazy.  It's a constant battle, that I'm not giving up on, by any means, but it's not … [Read more...]

@Jawbone Takes Fitness Tracking To A New Level With The UP2 and UP3 @BestBuy

A fitness tracker changed my husband's life.  Since he started wearing one, he's logged over 3,500 miles and gone from a very sedentary person to a "walker".  For me, tracking my running distance and pace is very motivating.  There are countless times when I put in a last push to try and get a personal record or run just a little bit further to get in that round mile logged.  My next goal is to address nutrition and "macros" (macronutrients like … [Read more...]

Father’s Day Gift Idea! Cameras, Camcorders, NEW GoPro HERO+LCD! #GoProatBestBuy @GoPro @BestBuy #ad

Relive the journey!  Where is life taking you?  Record it with GoPro and you can share on social media, play for friends, or relive the best moments of your life.  With the GoPro HERO+LCD, you have a screen to watch the action on-the-spot.  You can start recording with the push of a single button.  Tag exciting moments with the Highlight button and find them quickly in playback.  Edit, create clips, and more.  With built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth®, … [Read more...]

Do You Want To Feel Better? You MUST Read This! #sponsored

Do you want to feel better?  Improve the quality of the air you breathe and you will feel better. Why should I care about indoor air quality? How much time do you spend indoors? If you are like the majority of Americans, that number is somewhere around 90% of your time is spent indoors.  And what do you do every minute of every day?  Yup, breathe.  The air you breathe, what you are pulling into your body every minute of every day matters. … [Read more...]