10 reasons you should own a mobile hotspot for Wi-Fi on the go

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I can give you over 20 reasons why I thought I didn't need a mobile hotspot. With internet access from my phone and Wi-Fi connections in almost every coffee shop, restaurant, and hotel, I wasn't exactly sure why I would need to pay for my own mobile hotspot. Then I received a complimentary AT&T Unite for GoPhone by NETGEAR and my list of reasons why I didn't need a mobile hotspot quickly turned to a long list of reasons you should own a mobile hotspot for Wi-Fi on the go. 10 Read More... {Read More...}

Twinkies Recipe: Frozen Twinkie Pops, celebrating the new Twinkies cookbook

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I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Twinkies. I received samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating. I grew up knowing there would always be a stash of Twinkies on the top shelf of our kitchen pantry. While they weren't an everyday snack, it was always exciting when my two younger brothers and I enjoyed the treat on warm summer days. Since the historic comeback of Twinkies last summer, Hostess has baked Read More... {Read More...}

The truth about the SeaWorld soak zone

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My family visits SeaWorld® San Diego frequently because of the many learning opportunities there for my daughter. If you've visited SeaWorld before you are probably familiar with the soak zone seating at the shows. The clearly marked rows of seats are always full of guests in the SeaWorld soak zone. I'm sharing the truth about the SeaWorld soak zone so you can decide if it's the appropriate place for you to sit during your next family visit.  We recently visited SeaWorld Read More... {Read More...}

Save on last minute road trip essentials with paperless coupons

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Family road trips are fun but take quite a bit of planning to make them successful. By the time we have everything packed to go, I usually need to stop at the store for last minute road trip essentials. Traveling in a car with your family can be easy when you have everything you need for a pleasant time on the road. Picking up last minute essentials for road trips can be costly when you're in a hurry to start driving. I recently started using Walgreens paperless coupons to save on last Read More... {Read More...}

Teach your child about vaccinations

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When I noticed my daughter playing with her dolls and a doctor kit recently I wondered what she was doing. As I listened to her imaginative play, I overheard her telling the dolls they all needed their shots to go to kindergarten. My daughter is going to kindergarten in just a couple of weeks so back to school vaccinations have been a hot topic in our house. She knows about vaccinations and why she needs them to stay healthy but she doesn't know about all the children without access to a Read More... {Read More...}

Grill for America – help me win a donation to my local food bank

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Who doesn't love to grill in the summer? It's great for family meals and entertaining. It gets you outside with the warm weather. For me, it also means I don't have a big messy kitchen to clean after cooking dinner. In Arizona, it's warm all day and into the evening during the summer. We've been enjoying late dinners from the grill and having some fun with new marinades and hot & spicy mustard. The global flavors of World Harbors Marinades and the bold El Diablo Read More... {Read More...}