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candy
Kansas City metro area
Web-savvy, techie wife in Kansas City who enjoys family, travel, shopping, and social media optimization.
Interests: blogging, web design, swimming, traveling, scrapbooking + photo preservation, Sandra Bullock movies, theme parks, shoe shopping, non-fiction books, magazines, reality TV, Ms. Pac-Man.
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Through this collaborative post with Sears and Latina Bloggers Connect, I've been invited to share my thoughts on Sears and holiday traditions. All opinions and ideas shared are my own. Thinking back to the years when I looked forward to celebrating the Christmas season as a child, memories of our deeply-rooted family traditions come to mind. The family memories I... Continue reading
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Writing a letter to Santa each Christmas season is one of my kids' favorite traditions. And giving back to the community during this time of year, is one of mine. This year marks the seventh year of Macy’s Believe campaign, which invites believers of all ages to drop off letters to Santa at any Macy’s store by depositing them in... Continue reading
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I am being compensated by Evenflo and Latina Bloggers Connect to share my honest review of the new Evenflo World Explorer Triple Fun Plus ExerSaucer. All opinions expressed are my own. I was so excited when the new Evenflo World Explorer Triple Fun Plus ExerSaucer made its way to our home for us to try out! After 4 kids, I... Continue reading
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Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Old Spice. All opinions are 100% mine. So, maybe you've heard: Old Spice, the manliest men’s grooming brand on the planet, is back to inform guys that the “Smellcome to Manhood” is on! A new ad campaign called ‘Dadsong’ premieres just in time for the holidays to... Continue reading
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Are your kids looking for a one-of-a-kind summer camp experience? SEALIFE Aquarium in Kansas City is the answer! Check out their wonderful summer adventure camps for your child. Hurry, spaces are limited and will fill up FAST! Get more info from the SEALIFE Kansas City summer camp info page. Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at kcmetromoms.com
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So, last week during one of my usual Target runs, I noticed one of the printouts that came along with my coupons and receipts. Excited to see what all was in store for me since - yes, I am a proud REDcard holder - I eagerly visited www.target.com/redcardthanks the minute I got home. What I found when I visited the... Continue reading
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Your kids will have a blast connecting with Northpole and having conversations with the elves. This speical FREE event, hosted by Hallmark, is taking place in five cities across the US and our own Kansas City is one of them! The event will provide kids an opportunity to talk directly to Northpole with a larger-than-life control center – Northpole Communication... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2014 at kcmetromoms.com
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Check out some of these family friendly holiday lights events and displays in Kansas City that will help get you ready to celebrate the season! Vince & Associates Holiday Lights Display 10103 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, Kansas 66212 (103rd and Metcalf on the East side) Every year at Vince & Associates, creates a unique holiday light extravaganza. Boasting over 175,000... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at kcmetromoms.com
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No doubt that your kids (and you) will soon be researching where you can visit good 'ol Santa this holiday season here in Kansas City. Well, search no further, as we've compiled the most comprehensive and up-to-date listing of where you and your kids can find Santa hanging out in the metro. So grab your cup of hot cocoa, put... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at kcmetromoms.com
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The holidays are fast approaching, and family productions are getting underway. This year's Kansas City area family friendly holiday shows include concerts, plays, ballets and even a puppet show! Oliver the Musical December 4 - 21, 2014 Off Center Theatre, 2450 Grand, Kansas City, Missouri 64108 Professional theater company whose concert-style productions bring alive the American Musical like never before.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at kcmetromoms.com
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With more than 10,000 votes cast, a program that serves abused and neglected children -- Jackson County CASA -- has been chosen to receive the proceeds from a holiday contest designed by SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza. The funds will be raised November 26 to January 1 through the sale of SPIN!’s “Pizza on Earth” holiday t-shirts and gift cards. Beginning November... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2014 at kcmetromoms.com
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This is part of a compensated campaign with Wells Fargo and Latina Bloggers Connect. As always, all thoughts and opinons shared are my own. As a parent of 4 kids, I can wholeheartedly say that teaching money management skills to today's young people is indeed a priority. Growing up, we certainly weren't rich but my parents both worked and always... Continue reading
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This is part of a compensated campaign with PEEP and Latina Bloggers Connect. As always, all thoughts and opinons shared are my own. One of the coolest things about prescshoolers is the fact that they begin to gain so much independence when it comes to learning just about anything. They want to experiment and try new things everyday. I know... Continue reading
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This is part of a sponsored collaboration with MedImmune and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own. In September 2009, I became a mom to Jacob. He's my 3rd born, so I naturally felt I had this whole motherhood thing down. And then, in December, Jacob contracted RSV - Respiratory Syncytial Virus - and I felt like... Continue reading
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{This post is part of a compensated collaboration with SocialMoms and Disneys Planes Sire and Rescue. As always, thoughts shared are my own. No one is the boss of me! } There's no doubt about it - I truly love each and every one of my boys. My younger two, Jacob and Andrew (ages 5 and 18 months, respectively) have... Continue reading
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This came across my inbox from one of my newsletter subscriptions and I just loved it! Wish I hadn't waited to Halloween day to open up that email, but with this being a no-brainer last minute Halloween costume for lazy people like me, I could almost get it done in about 5 minutes! Happy Halloween! Continue reading
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Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Dreft. All opinions are 100% mine. There's something magical about caring for your baby, no matter what their age. As a mother, you want to keep the "new-ness" of their skin for as long as possible. I know that in my family, senstive skin plays a huge... Continue reading
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Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Fisher-Price® and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own. One of the joys of celebrating childhood, has always been celebrating birthdays in my family! I remember growing up that my parents made sure we always had candles to blow out and birthday parties often consisted of large extended... Continue reading
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{Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Latina Mom Bloggers and Old Spice. All opinions are 100% mine.} Being the mom of 4 boys, I knew that time was going to eventually come. You know, that time where boys actually start to care about how they look, smell, and dress. It all started when my son, Nate, went... Continue reading
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This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Sears and Latina Bloggers Connect. As always, all opinions are my own. I know many of you share the same sentiment as me, in that family truly IS everything. Over the past year, I've been tested in ways that, although I've not been able to publicly share about here on my blog... Continue reading
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{This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Huggies and Latina Mom Bloggers. However, all opinions expressed are my own.} With the birth of each of my sons, I've noticed that each is even more active than the next! ANdrew will soon be 17 months old and although most of that time was spent in infancy, it feels like I've... Continue reading
As much as I've been fighting it, I must concur that summer has come to a complete and sudden halt. I don't like it one bit. And although my two littles managed to wipe my iPhone of ALL my pics and videos, I am grateful I had done a Google+ backup and have up to June 2nd saved. So, all... Continue reading
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This content is sponsored by KU Athletics Are you a fan of college football? If you're in the Kansas City metro, there's a good chance you are. We know many of our readers and fans follow their beloved Kansas Jayhawks and we're so excited to bring you a fun family friendly giveaway, complete with a FREE 4 pack of tickets... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2014 at kcmetromoms.com
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The locally founded ADHDKC organization will be hosting an informational event for parents of children with ADHD. The workshop will be led by Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, PCC, who is the co-founder of ImpactADHD and a member of the CHADD Board of Directors. During the event, Taylor-Klaus will cover success strategies to help ease kids into back-to-school season. The event will... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2014 at kcmetromoms.com
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{Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored campaign with Charmin and Latina Mom Bloggers. As always, all opinions are my own. No one is the boss of me!} I don't know about you, but for me, when I hear the word chamomile, I think of relaxation and peace. If she were alive, I could just imagine my grandmother telling me... Continue reading