If You Have A Gym Membership USE IT!

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Do you currently have a gym membership and not use it as much as you'd like?    Do you use it enough to make up for the monthly fee you are paying in order to keep it? Here's a few tips to get you motivated to get yourself to the gym on a regular basis: FIND GYM BUDDIES - I have several women that I know from my regular fitness classes and they expect me to be there.  If I don't show, they will text or email me, so I know that I am being … [Read more...]

#SpringSprung Juno Power #Giveaway ENDS 5/2

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  Welcome, this giveaway hop is being hosted by LeahSay’s Views and Planet Weidknecht.  All bloggers involved will be giving away a prize pack worth at least $25.  You can find the list of participating blogs at the end of this post.  Good luck! As for my giveaway, BlogWithMom.com is giving away a HUE Plus power bank by Juno Power.  This baby has can power up two gadgets at once, which is super helpful when you've got kids who also … [Read more...]

Sadly, the Time Has Come

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My boys are 13 and 7 and each year I color Easter Eggs with them.  We usually color about 6 dozen eggs because we all have so much fun.  Since Easter is right around the corner, I bought all our Easter Egg coloring gear at the grocery this week and figured we'd color the eggs one day after school when we didn't have any homework or afternoon activities.  Both boys saw the Easter Egg coloring cups and told me at separate times that they were now … [Read more...]

Lilla Rose Flexi Hair Clip #Giveaway ENDS 5/5

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I was given Lilla Rose Flexi Hair Clips to use in facilitating this review.  All opinions are my own. Have you ever experienced a Lilla Rose hair clip?  Before this review, I had heard of them online but had never really experienced one.  Too bad I hadn't checked them out sooner, because I LOVE the Flexi Hair Clips!!!  They stay in place, are great quality and look awesome! . . It was hard taking my own pictures for this review, so I shared … [Read more...]

Hold A Fun and Fair Easter Egg Hunt

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Be prepared, Easter will be here VERY soon.  Things have been so hectic that I failed to get my Easter decorations out earlier this month, so now I must focus on Easter Dinner prep and get ready for the Easter Bunny and Easter day festivities.  Every year the Easter Bunny leaves me over 100 filled eggs to hide for the boys.  We used to hold this hunt indoors, but now that the boys are older, they know all the indoor hiding spots.  So as long as … [Read more...]

Mom Made Us Write This Summer: Children’s Journal Book

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Are you looking for a fun book for your child?  Check out Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer - the new children’s journal book from author Ali Maier.  The book is the first, in an upcoming series of adventures in twin-life journaling books.   Ali Maier's Mom Made Us Write This In The Summer, gives readers a he-said, she-said view into the hilarious and adventure filled family life of 10 year old twins.   You can check out the customer reviews … [Read more...]

Moms CAN Lose Weight Too

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As a mom, I know how pregnancy and post-pregnancy can result in weight gain, and sometimes it’s really hard to lose!  Whether you lack motivation or free time, it is completely natural for the weight to stay on for a while.  As you know, hCG is a hormone found in pregnant women.  What you might not know is that the hCG hormone has shown signs of programming our hypothalamus to break down fat and maintain muscle tissues that stay lean to help … [Read more...]

Reducing Holiday Stress At Easter

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Easter is one of the most family-friendly holidays and offers a great chance to either spend time with your church or just relax with your relatives.  Maybe you have a big Easter lunch at your parent’s house or perhaps your family has a quieter, more religious-centered holiday.  Regardless of how you decide to celebrate Easter, holiday stress can easily sneak up even on the most prepared moms.  It’s important to take the time to work on stress … [Read more...]

Can you “Weather” the Weather?

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If I can say one thing about the weather lately, I would say that it has been absolutely crazy!  Cold days, hot days, it’s like the weather cannot make up its mind!  With sporadic weather comes the typical flu, cold-like symptoms.  Here at BlogWithMom, we LOVE giving tips on how to keep your body healthy and safe from anything harmful, including the weather! Make sure you are taking a daily vitamin.  Daily vitamins, or probiotics, contain … [Read more...]

#Win Jewelry #Giveaway ENDS 4/30

Welcome to the Efy Tal Jewelry Giveaway Event, hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network! I'm so excited to be bringing you the opportunity to win one of three beautiful necklaces from Efy Tal Jewelry. If you haven't seen this line of jewelry yet, you must check out the Efy Tal Jewelry website!  Isn't it beautiful?  Don't you have an outfit in your closet that is already calling out for one of their pieces? All of her pieces are … [Read more...]

Guest Post: 4 Reasons To Invest In San Antonio Real Estate

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My husband and I own rental properties, so this guest post caught my interest when I found it in my inbox.  As of now, we only purchase homes within driving distance from our personal home, but in the future it would be adventurous to spread out a little.  San Antonio is close enough to us that we visit there a few times a year, so why not invest in their real estate if the prices are right.  Don't let past upheavals in the housing industry … [Read more...]

App Review: Seawall Parking On Galveston Island

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Last weekend we had a great time in Galveston, despite the drizzling rain.  You can read more about that on my other post, Galveston Island Texas.  Now for the parking issue, would this irritate you? At the end of our trip, we decided to park on the seawall and hit one last store.  Bobby wanted to bring home a souvenir and we hadn't found what he was looking for, but we saw one last store we'd like to check out before leaving for home.  It … [Read more...]

Italian Meatloaf Crockpot Recipe

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Are you looking for a great crock post recipe? Check out this recipe for Italian Meatloaf. . . Italian Meatloaf Recipe You will need: 1 cup soft bread crumbs 1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce divided 1 egg 2 tbs minced onion 1/4 cup finely minced green pepper 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 2 lbs ground beef {I use 90% lean} Instructions: Mix bread crumbs, 1 cup spaghetti sauce, egg, onion, green pepper, … [Read more...]

No Air Condition For Us

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Thank goodness the weather has been nice here lately.  Both our Air condition units went down Thursday afternoon and living in Texas without an air conditioner can be horrible.  The weather got up to 82 degrees today but the new air condition unit is coming tomorrow afternoon.  In order to get the new unit in our backyard, we have to remove a section of our fencing for the air condition company.  Sounds like fun, huh?  Removing the fence section … [Read more...]

Guest Post: 3 Companies That Put Revenue Back Into the Community

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Often, when there's a discussion about companies putting revenue back into the community, most of the conversation seems to focus on large corporations and millions of dollars.  However, in reality, many small businesses are noticeably impacting their communities, although they may be unable to match the donations of large corporations.  Small business owners are aware of the benefits of giving back and are also getting their employees involved. … [Read more...]

4 Easy and Practical Tips to Effectively Build Your Brand

Are you ready to take your blog to the next level? Did you know that you need to work on building a Brand for your blog? Please don’t be fooled into thinking that blogging is a get rich scheme because I will assure you that it takes hard work and dedication to get your blog noticed by the search engines, Alexa, and by your visitors. Today, I wanted to share with you how some tips on how to effectively build a Brand for your blog. Define Your … [Read more...]