Free Music Downloads from The Voice & Clear

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Shows that focus on music competitions are just fun. The whole family can get into it, with everyone picking and rooting for their favorites. And then you go to work the next day and everyone is talking about who was elimated or who SHOULD have been eliminated. Around here, The Voice is one of our favorite shows.  The judges obviously make this show so entertaining - and I'm so excited for when Gwen Stefani temporarily takes over for Christina Aguilera next season. If you're a fan of The Voice, like me, you'll love this promotion going on along with CLEAR & The Voice at Rite Aid:  From now until July 31, 2014 when you buy any CLEAR SCALP & HAIR THERAPY™ at Rite Aid,  you will get 2 free song downloads from your favorite The Voice performers. More about CLEAR  Hit a high note and let your hair shine! CLEAR SCALP & HAIR THERAPY™ will give you the confidences you need to feel, look and perform at your best! CLEAR SCALP & HAIR THERAPY™ makes your hair beautiful and ... [read more]

Join Me : #WalgreensBeauty Twitter Party 8/6

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RSVP for the #WalgreensBeauty Twitter Party Do you love a good Twitter Party? You know we do and we’re excited to host a party about must have summer beauty products! On August 6 2014 at 1:00pm ET, please join us for the #WalgreensBeauty Twitter Party where we’ll be discussing go-to looks and summer trends, and giving you a chance to win prizes! When things heat up, I turn to my summer beauty routine. I tend to choose makeup that is lighter, since my skin takes on some color. It's refreshing to focus on a natural beauty look and compliment  sun-kissed skin with fun summer nail and lip colors. My hair tends to be my biggest problem, so I'm always looking for great products to keep the frizz away and my locks moisturized. I'm so excited to to chat during the Twitter Party about summer beauty, makeup tips and share details about a great freebie with purchase from Walgreens! Hope to see you there! Join me and RSVP for the #WalgreensBeauty Twitter Party on SoFabChats! DATE: ... [read more]

Family Memories on the Water | Discover Boating

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I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Discover Boating. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. We just returned from a great summer trip in Cape Cod, MA - and this was our view daily. The boats anchored gave way to great conversation about how we would love to own our own boat.  At the beginning of the summer, I shared with you how I am an ambassador for Discover Boating and how we are considering purchasing a summer home and boat. The memories that can be created on the water is undeniable - as both my husband and I have them from our youth - he on his family's lake house and me on the NJ shore in my grandfather's boat. We want to give our children the same memories. We already head to New England each summer for vacation and it seems natural to have a home and boat there. We love getting out on the water in the waters around Newport, RI when we visit there and we love boating between Cape Cod and Martha's ... [read more]

Fresh Beat Band Live in NJ | August 29th (2 shows)

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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I will be receiving complimentary tickets to the show for the purposes of a review/feature of the live event.   If you have a toddler or preschooler at home, than chances are, you know a few of the fun songs from the Fresh Beat Band! My 2.5 year old twin girls (and even their 4 year old brother!) love this show. They love getting up to dance and sing along Kiki, Shout, Marina and Twist!  Dancing along with them live - even better. Later next month, I'll be taking my girls to see the Fresh Beat Band as this Nickelodean Super Group performs live (in their ONLY New Jersey appearance) at the NJPAC in Newark. More Details: Fresh Beat Band  - Live Performance When: Friday, August 29, 2014, 2PM & 6PM (2 Shows) Where:  NJPAC - New Jersey Performing Arts Center  Prudential Hall One Center Street Newark, New Jersey 07102 www.njpac.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722)  Tickets:  $29.50 - $79.50 Want more event ... [read more]

Join Me: #Ready4Preschool Twitter Party 7/30

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RSVP for the #Ready4Preschool Twitter Party   Do you love a good Twitter Party?  You know I do, and I am totally excited to host a party about how to help your child prepare for preschool with Disney Junior Back to School Products!  On July 30th at 1:00 PM EST, please join me for the #Ready4Preschool Twitter Party where we’ll be talking about how your favorite Disney Junior characters can help with your child’s preschool learning and giving you a chance to win prizes.  One of my favorite things about preschoolers is that they have a natural love of learning through creative play, exploration and fun! My twin girls are growing so quickly and I have started thinking about getting them #Ready4Preschool. As a former teacher, I know that key skills woven into creative games and activities can be very effective learning tools.  With Disney Junior learning activities, available at Walmart, important early concepts, such as letters, numbers, colors and shapes are  paired with ... [read more]

Sun Protection Tips for Kids

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Summer is in full-swing - and hopefully, you've been making sure your family is protected from the sun. Being on the beach all day, every day on our vacation last week was a blast, but the hot sun beating down on the kids all day had me worried. We did our best to create shade to get them out of the sun when needed, wore hats, sunglasses, rashguards and used Coppertone products. Everyone went home from the beach each day, happy and burn-free. Why is sun protection so important? Here are some facts:  1. Did you know that just ONE blistering sunburn in childhood can increase the chance of developing skin cancer later in life? 2. The skin around children's eyes is more delicate and vulnerable to UV rays than that of adults. 3. Dark skinned individuals, such as African-Americans or Hispanics, are vulnerable to UV Rays Starting early in life to show children the importance of sun protection is important. I don't just apply sunscreen to my kids. I apply it to myself first - and when ... [read more]