2016 Giving Back Packs Event

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Real Advice Gal Giving Back Packs 2016 Event Every year, we seek sponsors to support us in our efforts to supply as many back packs full of school supplies to needy children as we can. I am happy that we have several great sponsors this year! Wonderful Pistachios and Aldi are returning sponsors this year! We are also grateful for our newest sponsor, Classroom Direct. We also enlist the help of dozens of other bloggers to each fill at least one back pack with school supplies and donate it ...

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3 Lessons I Learned About Building Self Esteem as a Teacher of Special Education

3 Lessons I Learned About Building Self Esteem as a Teacher of Special Education

Disclosure: I was provided $25 by our sponsor ALDI to purchase a backpack and school supplies. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. 3 Lessons I Learned About Building Self Esteem as a Teacher of Special Education The hallways echo with noise of laughter and groans. News of what is hot and what isn't. Who is with her and who likes him? What happened over the summer and what didn't. The desks are settled in straight lines facing the black board that had seen many years of ...

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Florida’s Gulf County Vacation Tips

Florida Gulf County

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Gulf County Florida. All opinions are 100% mine. Florida's Gulf County Vacation Tips There are many wonderful places to visit and many wonders to be seen in the State of Florida. But few places compare to the natural beauty that is Florida's Gulf County. It is a hidden gem that is so lovely even locals vacation here. The perfect time to visit the gulf coast of Florida is mid-August to mid-March when the weather is perfect. Time slows ...

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Tips and Ideas for Senior Care Givers

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyCareGivingStory #CollectiveBias Recently our family grew in a not so traditional way. Great grandma came to live wit us! I am sharing tips and ideas for caring for your elderly loved ones along with a printable check list for temporary senior care givers to use while you are traveling without your loved one.  For years now my husband and I have been wanting to grow our family. We ...

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5 Simple Ways Using a Laptop Can Help Your Child in School

5 Simple Ways Using a Laptop Can Help Your Child in School

This post is sponsored by Savings.com 5 Simple ways using a laptop can help your child in school I understand we want our children to play outside. We want them to interact with the universe, but there is also a lot of learning to be done online. I have found as a teacher that technology is often able to seamlessly bridge the gap between a student that is performing highly and one that isn't. That is because we all learn differently. There is a multitude of road blocks that often prevent ...

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Big Summer Shopping Savings with eBay

Big Summer Shopping Savings with eBay

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of eBay and The Motherhood. All opinions expressed here are mine. Big Summer Shopping Savings with eBay How do I win the best-dressed award without having my bank account look like the black hole of darkness? It is a question I get asked often. Where did you find that dress? How did you afford it? How do you afford to keep buying high-quality merchandise at a price that is lower than a department store? Well, the secret is out. I stalk ...

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Do You Need a Home Warranty?

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of American Home Shield but all opinions are my own. Do You Need a Home Warranty? If you were a homeowner, then you know that you're constantly learning about maintenance and repair in a way that you never expected that you would. I had no idea how much went into the daily maintenance of the home before we purchased one. Now that it is summer the thing that I have dreaded since the moment we bought our home eight years ago has finally happened. ...

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Cleaning Up Messy Kids is Easy with Wet Ones® Hand Wipes

Cleaning Up Kids Messy Play is Easy with Wet Ones® Hand Wipes

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Wet Ones® hand wipes. The opinions and text are all mine. Cleaning Up Messy Kids is Easy with Wet Ones® Hand Wipes It is two days into summer y'all... Two days! As much is I have been counting down the days until I get to spend all day with my kids (I swear I do really like them), I must now admit that Stockholm Syndrome has worn off, and I have restarted the countdown clock. This time, it is until they go back to school! This is ...

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How to Love Your Spouse Even When They Are Ugly

How to Love Your Spouse Even When They Are Ugly

How to Love Your Spouse Even When They Are Ugly Did your recite the vows at your wedding where you promised to be the perfect partner? I didn't. Well, I should say we didn't. We actually wrote our own vows because there is one thing I suck at and that is lying. I try but I start to giggle. I try and my eyes can't focus on the person and I usually speak to someone while looking them in the eyes and when I lie I have to look at the floor. I also have an annoying laugh that gives me away you ...

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100 Things to Do This Summer

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Chase the Boredom Blues Away With These 100 Things to do This Summer The kids have not even been out of school for 2 weeks and already they are "bored". In my house, that word is not tolerated. It will get to a point in the day that I am assigning chores for everyone time they say it. I wanted to skip the hassles of previous summer and give them fun simple options that will keep them entertained every day of summer vacation. We have put together a list of 100 things to do this summer. This ...

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