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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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I never in a million years imagined I'd be a mom that has 4 rambunctious little boys running around the house. Yet, here I am, just that! And at this stage of my life, my sweet Andrew is the one who has me going, going each day just trying to keep up with him. Part of getting through our hectic... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at mommypalooza™
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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carter’s. I received a complimentary gift card to facilitate my review and thank me for my participation. I love shopping for fun and colorful, on-trend styles for kids during back to school season. Every season I shop for kids' jeans, tops, and all the basics that will carry... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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As the busy school season comes to a start, I'm already putting together an arsenal of things that will make my life (and my family's life) more sane and less stressed! Enter Denny's Tuesday Nights with Kids Eat FREE! I love that Denny's provides a fun, casual atmosphere for our family to dine in and enjoy each other's company. A... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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You're going to LOVE what's coming to your local Denny's! The Human Torch, The Thing, The Invisible Woman and Mister Fantastic are coming debuting in theaters beginning August 7th, and Denny's is celebrating with some sizzle for your tastebuds! From now through July 19th, Fantastic Four Fans can visit the Fantastic Four Sweepstakes to enter to win a trip for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Lionsgate. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. By now, you have undoubtedly heard about the upcoming release of the Shaun the Sheep Movie, which hits theaters August 5th. The moment we saw the previews for this at another movie earlier this year, all... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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I received a KidzSafe Audio Gear product for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I'm always on the hunt for kid-friendly tech products. Since my kids have gotten their own devices, on my list of things to find are the best audio headphones for kids. I want to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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Do your Minecraft kids need some encouragement to practice math? How about a quick addition refresher before going back to school? Download Multi Taskin' Mom's FREE Minecraft Themed Addition Worksheets. These fun math worksheets include single digit to double digit addition, making this freebie useful for Minecraft kids ages 5 to 12. Here's more ways to use your child's interest... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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If you're in Kansas City, you won't want to miss Cultivate, the food, ideas, and music festival hosted by Chipotle. In addition to food tastings and chef demos, there will be a fun interactive kids zone with loads of activities! Cultivate Kansas City, presented by Chipotle, is an all-day festival free to the public on Saturday, July 18, from 11... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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Hooray! It's officially Shark Week! Your kids will love to celebrate Shark Week with these fun and simple shark shooters! They're the perfect Shark Week snack idea that won't totally "bite". Ok, so I'm not exactly the best at puns. But you're going to LOVE how easy this Shark Week snack recipe is. Here you go: INGREDIENTS 6 oz. box... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and Pampers. All opinions are 100% mine. Putting into words how much my life has changed since becoming a mom almost 12 years ago, is nearly impossible. Having my 5 sweet babies has forever changed my life and makes me want to do more to make our world so... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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I've been so blessed with 5 healthy children. Other than the occasional bump, bruise, a broken thumb, and a few stitches, my kids have spent little time in emergency rooms. I know first-hand, though, that there are so many parents out there who have kids with life-threatening illnesses who have a very different experience. Thankfully, organizations like the Children's Miracle... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Boys & Girls Clubs of America. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. The topic of internet safety comes up almost daily in my home, most often with my oldest two sons who are 9 and 11, respectively. Being a mom who is very... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Banana Boat®. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Summer is always a busy time of year for my family. Whether it's shuttling off to and from baseball games, heading to the pool, zoo, or our local... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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I participated in a Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for First Response. I received product samples as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. All thoughts and opinions shared are my own. One of the most favorite times in my life is finding out about each of my pregnancies. I remember discovering each of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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If you're looking for something sleek and sharp to impress the dads in your life with this upcoming Father's Day, I've got 4 fabulous Father's Day gift ideas for those techie dads. What dad wouldn't love receiving the newest gadget to celebrate Father's Day? I know my hubs would love any one of these fabulous tech gifts! 1. For the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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So, if you're like me, you're probably anxiously scrambling for a fun and frugal gift idea (or ideas) that your kids can give dad this Father's Day weekend. My hubs is SO hard to buy for. Not because he is hard to please, necessarily, but because he's just a low-key kinda guy. So, in addition to taking him out to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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Yep, summer has begun for this mama! My newest addiction is this fun Best Fiends video game app on my iPhone. I have no shame in telling you this for a couple of reasons. One, the game is super fun and FREE! Two, it's family friendly - meaning that we can ALL enjoy it on our devices and track each... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mabel’s Labels. I received a voucher to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Summer camp season is upon us and my kids are so excited to be attending a few of their faves, as well as a new camp... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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This is part of a sponsored campaign with DiMe Media and Buena Vista Home Entertainment. However, all opinions expressed are my own. Family is everything to me. // Mi familia es todo para mí. If there's one constant I remember about as I was growing up, it was the fact that I was always surrounded by family. Mi familia. Family... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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Disclaimer: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with DiMe Media and Dreft. All opinions are 100% mine. There's something magical that happens when you're doing the chore of a newborn's laundry. At least, for me there is. I vividly remember being in that "nesting" phase each and every time each one of my five kiddos was set to debut.... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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It's sometimes hard to believe that I am starting this mothering journey yet again with my new baby girl. From the time I first became a mom, - nearly 12 years ago - up until now, the time seems to have gone by in a huge blur. One thing I am doing differently with my sweet girl, is truly embracing... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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I'm so thrilled to announce that I will be serving as a 2015 Denny's Ambassador and helping bring you the scoop on America's Diner! One of the exciting parts about this ambassadorship is sharing more about how Denny's has partnered with DreamWorks Animation to bring family fun to the table. As part of this partnership, Denny's will be featuring your... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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This is part of a sponsored campaign with DiMe Media and Hasbro. However, all opinions expressed are my own. My boys have been talking incessantly about how excited they are to see the new MARVEL Avengers Age of Ultron movie since about last year! So excited, in fact, that my 11 year old asked if he could take a group... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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This is sponsored post in collaboration with Vi and Va Dolls and Latina Bloggers Connect. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I have fond, vivid memories of playing with dolls as a young girl. I remember my 3-story dollhouse, filled with furniture, clothing, and accessories, that helped me make the most of my imaginative playtime. I also remember that... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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Have you heard about the new movie, Hot Pursuit, starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara? I am SO stoked to check this movie out with a few of my girlfriends when it opens on May 8, 2015! The movie is about an uptight and by-the-book cop (Reese Witherspoon) who tries to protect the sexy and outgoing widow (Sofía Vergara) of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at mommypalooza™
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