Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Living With HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® Products for Earth Day #ad #Moms4JNJConsumer

TheMotherhood Disclosure

With April here, the boys and I are ramping up our efforts to take care of the Earth. One of the places we definitely need to do better is in the bathroom!

Donate Water

HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® Products Have You Covered for Earth Day – Remember to Recycle Packaging in the Bathroom.

HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® is offering amazing printable coupons, tips & tools and so much more for all the products you and your family love. You can save over $55 by visiting in April and signing up for HEALTHY ESSENTIALS® program coupons and offers.

While you’re there, check out some of these fantastic deals:

• Save $1.00 on any JOHNSON'S® Baby Intense Moisture Cream

• Save $1.00 on any LUBRIDERM® product (6oz or larger)

• Save $1.00 on any (1) CLEAN & CLEAR® product (excludes trial and travel sizes)

• Save $1.00 on any (1) NEUTROGENA® Sun product (exclude trial size)

• Save $1.00 on any (1) LISTERINE® SMART RINSE Anti-cavity Mouthwash, 500 ml

• Save $1.00 on any (1) REACH® Total Care Floss, or REACH® Gentle Gum Care Floss, or REACH® Dentotape® or REACH® Access® Flosser

• Save $2.00 on any (3) NEOSPORIN®, BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive bandages or JOHNSON and JOHNSON RED CROSS® Brand products (excludes all trial and travel sizes, First Aid Kits, 10 ct Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, and On-the-Go First Aid Kits. Must buy (2) different brand products to qualify for this offer along with a third product)

Donate A Photo

In addition to the great savings, you can be more active in your community by supporting Earth Day and the wonderful initiatives sponsored by Donate A Photo:

Donate A Photo. The free Donate A Photo (DAP) app allows consumers to make a difference by raising money and awareness for causes that they care about through one simple act – taking a photo. For every photo shared through Donate A Photo, Johnson & Johnson will donate one dollar to one of its non-profit partners, which each consumer can choose from a rotating list.

Earth Day. You can help support and protect a clean environment. Visit this website to find recycling solutions near you:

For additional tips and facts on what and where to recycle:

See J&J employees share their thoughts on sustainability in this powerful video:|marquee

Wordless Wednesday: New York Trip #travel

Had a wonderful opportunity to visit the Collective Bias office the first part of this week. I can’t WAIT to go back!

Train Ride

Penn Station

Down Town Trains

Brooklyn View

Brooklyn Bridge

One World Trade Center

Be sure to visit Full Time Mama as well!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Gorton’s Artisan fillet #RealSolutions Giveaway #sp

As I’ve written before, my son and I enjoy the varieties of Gorton’s Sea Food. In fact, they have New Gorton’s Aritsan Fillets. They’re available in these flavors:

  • Roasted Garlic & Italian Herb
  • Lemon & Cracked Peppercorn
  • Southern Style
  • Southwest Tortilla

Artisan Fillets #sp

When Fred came over for dinner the other night, we had a really great dinner. We tried the Southern Style and Roasted Garlic & Italian Herb Artisan Fillets. Along with the fillets we had asparagus, a variety of tomatoes and french fries.

Gorton's Artisan Fillets #sp

Fred got the asparagus ready as well as the fries and we got the fish put in the oven at the same time. Let’s just say Fred likes to be in the kitchen, which is great for me! Since no one else likes the tomatoes I pretty much munched on them myself all night.

Gorton's Fillets

After we finished dinner Fred and I both agreed we liked the Southern Style fillets the most. I’m looking forward to trying the other two options as well.

Gorton's Dinner

Now you have the opportunity to win 2 Gorton’s coupons and the cutting board!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Mammogram

It’s been a year and a half since my last mammogram. I just recently found a doctor…a nurse practitioner…and we got my other yearly appts set up.

I went for my mammogram, and when I got a call a few days later to get a second one done because of “dense tissue”. Well, ok. Knowing my other mammograms have been ok, I was a wee bit nervous.


Went in for my 2nd mammogram and let me say, the location of the “density” was to my far left side. In a way, where they had to pull my side into the mammogram, it was more painful than a normal mammogram. Entirely worth it because it’s really quick, but wowza! The only thing I could do at that moment was say, “God, your will be done,” and attempt to NOT burst into tears.

I could tell something was up with the way the tech was talking. I had to go to a different waiting room. The next thing I heard was that I was going to need an ultrasound. Talk about fear creeping in.

I went into the ultrasound and the tech there was so super nice. Everyone at this clinic was wonderful. She started the ultrasound and you could tell something was there, but she didn’t seem worried about it. She was going to have the radiologist look at it and then they’d come in and talk to me.

mammogram 2

Thankfully, it turned out to be a cyst and she wasn’t concerned about it. The only thing she asked me was if I was in pain because of it and since I wasn’t she didn’t want to do anything about it. I’m all for not aspirating. lol

What I came away with was this, please take care of yourself. Get a mammogram and take preventative measures whenever possible.

Be sure to visit Full Time Mama!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Playing SCRABBLE With The Boys #sp #Giveaway

Scrabble Disclosure
With the boredom of winter filtering through our home, we have been playing a bunch of board games. We’ve actually had to replenish our supply with all new games. When we were packing to move, we went through a lot of our games and Scrabble was missing a ton of letters. That and several other games didn’t come with us.
Game Night
My youngest loves to spell whereas my oldest son really hates it. If you remember my recent post about spelling, you know how I think it’s an important skill and Scrabble definitely reinforces it! We are, however, far from being pros and our words tend to be 4 letters or shorter. That’s ok, we’re beginners.
Triple Word Score
With TWO more snow days this week, giving us yet another 4 day weekend, we got a great game of Scrabble in. We pulled up the dictionary online and had that at the ready. I had a feeling the boys were going to try and get some “words” put together just to see if they would work. Yea, it was a nice effort. HA!

The game went pretty well until Buddy started gettig some pretty bad letters. I tried not to do many big words, but I got the crazy letters like Z and X, which when I used them were on a colored tile and gave me extra points. He on the other hand had to keep putting letters back and exchanging them (poor kid). I’m actually hoping this will strengthen his spelling skills.

We got through almost ever Scrabble tile and the boys did a great job! We’ve had fun figuring out if words are “real” and spelled correctly! Hey, it’s a learning game as much as it’s been a fun game!
Now,  your kids can join in the fun: Teams (between grades 4-8) from the USA and Canada are invited to participate in the multi-day event that includes 8 rounds of competition and fun on-site events. School Scrabble Tournament registration is open. It happens April 26-27 so start forming those teams now!

Here’s your chance to win the game! Woo Hoo! a Rafflecopter giveaway

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