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Monday, September 15, 2014

Household Chores are a lot more fun thanks to Netfix #StreamTeam #netflixkids

People ask me all the time how I do it.  How do I manage to stay sane while performing everything required of a busy mom of 5. While I'm not a 100% sure I am fully sane, I do know it helps that I allow myself little pleasures like watching Netflix while I perform mundane tasks.  Let's face it.  Household chores like dishes, laundry, cooking, and housecleaning are far less boring when you sneak in a few episodes here and there of your newest Netflix fascination.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Staples helps celebrate Back to School Time "Firsts": Kindle Fire HD (with WiFi) #Giveaway #BTS

The folks at Staples recently contacted me about how they love helping everyone prepare for and celebrate all their back to school firsts.  This is a very good thing because Back to School time has arrived in our household and there are plenty of "firsts" to be celebrated.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Mary Kay Cosmetics "Graphic Blue Cat Eye" look from Project Runway Week 2 #Giveaway

My daughter and I enjoyed playing around with the Mary Kay make-up goodies so much last week, that we are bringing you a new look from week two's Project Runway Episode.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Door to Door Organics Delivers After-School Snacks #SnackAttactics #Giveaway

The countdown to the start of school is under a week from now in our household which means the return of the after school snack attack.  Like many moms, this means I need to pull out my "A" game when it comes to healthy but fun snack options and Door to Door Organics here in Chicago is helping me stack the deck.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

A visit to KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort in Gurnee, IL #promocode

It probably goes without saying that Back-to-School shopping can turn in to an arduous task with even one child in tow let alone the need to bring along 4 or 5.  In fact if I could try on the shoes and clothes for the kids, I'd take on the whole task solo just to spare everyone.  We did get virtually everything we needed in record time and with a nice savings at Gurnee Mills Mall this year, but still ... it's not the same as a pleasure trip of shopping with just the girls.  What did help greatly this year, was combining our big back to school shop with an overnight stay at nearby KeyLime Cove Indoor Waterpark Resort also in Gurnee, IL.

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