Choosing Health A Care Plan

Choosing a Health care Plan
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This is a sponsored post.  My opinions regarding choosing a health care plan are my own. I count my blessings every day that my husband has a job which helps us with health insurance.  Even with that help we pay over $600 a month and we have been shopping to see if it would be… 

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Keep in Touch with Unlimited Talk Text and Data #Thankful4Savings #CollectiveBias #ad

unlimited talk text and data
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 This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser.  All opinions, including those about the unlimited talk text and data are mine alone. Right now we are working to get our oldest to college. Two things that are always on my mind how much it is going to cost us and how can… 

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Veteran’s Day 2014: A Tribute to My Father

Marine Corp Sgt. Stanley E. Collins
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Our US Military has always held a special place in my heart, specially our soldiers.  Many in our family have proudly served for generations in all branches of the military for years.  On Veteran’s Day I tend to reminisce more, I think it is most special to me because my father served in the Marine… 

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Reading to Your Preschooler

Reading with your Preschooler
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Is your child starting preschool this year? If so, your child is on an exciting path filled with learning and growing. Your preschooler will learn important skills that will serve as a foundation for their educational career. One of these skills has to do with reading. Your preschooler will receive instruction on the basics of… 

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Hiking Trails: National Wildlife’s 2014 Fall Hike & Seek™ Schedule

Hiking Trails
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Growing up I was always enjoying the great outdoors. On the weekends you could almost guarantee if we weren’t at home we were fishing at Walker River, Camping at the Reservoir or Swimming at Walker Lake. We knew that adventurous spirit was just built into us on the day my little brother and I took… 

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Protect Your Family

Protect your family with lifelock
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Disclosure: LifeLock has chosen me to be a brand ambassador for their services and review their product offerings. Opinions are absolutely my own. I don’t talk about it much, but I think about the safety of my family often. We have six little people depending on us to keep them safe all while preparing them… 

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Chaos and Summer Fun go Hand-in-Hand #PGeverday #sponsored

P&Geveryday
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I was reading an article on P&Geveryday.com about the End-of-School Madness and started to think how I never really minded the End-of-School rush that much, I would always get excited for summer vacations, I loved having all my kiddos home and they way life slow down.  Oh boy has that changed.  Last year our summers… 

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Stanford Children’s Health and my Extraordinary Kids…

Extraordinary Children
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Like every Mom out there I think our kids are pretty spectacular. What makes them extraordinary isn’t just the epic stuff they do, but the little things. Those small moments that only I get to see — and quietly celebrate every day.  Well this Momma has six kids and my day is full of special… 

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Her Emergency Appendectomy

Getting her appendix out
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To say that past few days have been eventful just doesn’t seem to do it justice.  Monday morning as I was about to put the girls on the bus Angelina gave me the strangest look while grabbing her stomach.  Her eyes watered up and she said her stomach hurt.  I thought at first it had… 

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Seven Ways Summer Camp Can Encourage Healthy Development

healthy summer camp
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I have a nanny who takes care of my kids year-round. So every summer – or, February when camp-booking starts – I’m hesitant to sign up for camps on top of our daily childcare. In the past, she’s filled their days with swim lessons in the morning and an afternoon activity, then home for a… 

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Simple, Easy, Fast Breakfast Ideas for Busy Families… #PlatefullCoOp #spon

Fast Breakfast Ideas Nutella
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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the products to share my breakfast ideas with you. Opinions given are my own. As you can imagine life with six kiddos can be something short of chaos.  I usually make gourmet breakfasts on the weekends, but the week days are… 

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Birthdays: A year in review…

PrincessBirthday
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August 28 Princess Birthday September 3rd Momma’s Birthday September 23rd Cheerleaders Birthday September 27th Piper’s Big Day October 2nd The Big 17 October 5th Our Littlest Princess October 25th Daddy’s Birthday (Warrior Theme) December 31st My son’s Birthday Shwoo and that is a wrap!  Happy 2014 Folks, 2013 was a blast!

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Our First Year with Reggie {Elf on the Shelf Ideas}

Reggie
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For the past couple years I have been enjoying watching everyone specially Nicole from HelpMamaRemote share their “Elf on The Shelf” antics. So this year I finally got one for us. While the kids are a little slow to catch on, I am having fun seeing him in the precarious places that he ends up… 

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Family Time: Christmas Tree Decorating 2013

Babywithornatment
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December 1st and we are finally getting our tree up.  It has been event after event so we are just a bit behind.  We barely unboxed our tree and fluffed the branches when the kiddos couldn’t wait to get under it.. The next step was PapaBear and JBear’s job…  Hanging up the lights.  I just sat… 

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What I’ve Learned: Her First Cheer Competition

AllDoneCheer
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Bright and early Sunday Morning we were up and at it.  It is my cheerleaders second year, but her first competition.  One of our Cheer Moms opened up her home to 11 of our girls, 12 parents and one photo bombing little brother We all brought something yummy to eat breakfast casseroles, tamales,  juices, fruit… 

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