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Monday, October 16, 2017

Stay Clean This Halloween With Dial FUN Soaps!

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product free of charge, from Dial Soap, for blog review purposes on this blog. No compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about them.

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This Halloween, be prepared for lots of handwashing at your Halloween party with these FUN GLOW IN THE DARK soaps from Dial!

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Featuring fun glow in the dark covers, with scary pumpkin, black cats, or a scary ghost, (below) these new soaps are purrrfect for taking your Halloween decor up a notch!

The bottles do need 24 hours of bright light before the labels start glowing- the ghosts, cats eyes/moon and pumpkin outlines will light up, but it does take awhile, so don't anticipate a quick glow! So you might want to put them where they can get the light before showing them to your kids, or using for your party! 
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These foaming hand washes removes dirt and germs, and are fun for the whole family this Halloween season! You'll love the way its light foam cleans your hands without drying,leaving a pleasant scent and the assurance of a clean that's complete. And because it's a foam, your kids will love how fun it is to use (which makes them more likely to use it!). Miss Grace fell in love with the pumpkin, so I may have to keep refilling it in her bathroom- you know she feels about ALL things Halloween! LOL

These new fun holiday soaps are available at grocery, drug and mass retailers nationwide. Be sure to check out the Dial promotions page for coupons on all their products too!

Just don't scream in the night when the pumpkin welcomes you to the bathroom! LOL

Guest Post: Celebrate Boss Moms This National Boss’s Day by Lauren Smith Brody

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this post free of charge, from Lauren Smith and Total Wireless, for blog posting purposes on this blog. No compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

Did you know that today (October 16) is National Boss’s Day? Here’s my take: The bosses who should be celebrated with the most cupcakes and flowers today are Boss Moms—working moms who do it all and get it done at all hours of the day, and with only a fraction of that time rewarded with an actual paycheck. In fact, according to a recent survey by Total Wireless, 95 percent of moms say that the most stressful part of being a working mom is the pressure to juggle work and family responsibilities to perfection. Do they always get it done without ever losing their cool? Au contraire, ma mere.

In my version of this national holiday, being a Boss Mom means you bless the mess, celebrate the journey that got you to where you are today and realize that a satisfied life is rarely a balanced one...but a happy one. That’s why I’m teaming up with Total Wireless to celebrate Boss Moms and how they do it all on National Boss’s day and beyond.

1) LEARN THIS TERM: “MENTAL LOAD.” The mental load is the reason that I know how
many eggs are in our fridge right now and how high the temperature has to be in order for my boys to be allowed to wear shorts to school (love that dress code). It is also the reason that I occasionally forget to sign a check that I put in the mail (thank you, payment apps for helping me out here). The mental load is the labor we do in our minds keeping track of 1,273,038 things even when we aren’t technically working or parenting. And that work deserves to be acknowledged.

2) HOLD THE JUDGEMENT, PLEASE. Here’s something wonderful about 2017 (an otherwise complicated year, to say the least): We are officially no longer living in a society where it is socially appropriate for working moms to judge stay-at- home moms, and vice versa. I’ve interviewed hundreds of moms for my book and company, and the general consensus was this: We are all just doing our best to raise the next generation. And yet, so many mothers still admitted to judging themselves. Enough, I say! 

According to the same survey by Total Wireless*, 95 percent of moms know that the journey to success hinges on having the confidence to make the necessary choices...and often those choices include sacrifice. Do not feel guilty. Instead, celebrate your accomplishments. It’s all part of the journey of satisfaction we’re modeling for our kids.

3) SKIP SOMETHING. Want to know the best feeling in the world (better than the candle-lit
bubble bath you’ve been meaning to take for three years now)? Open up your calendar and delete one thing from next week. Here, I’ll even give you your excuse: “I’m looking ahead and realizing I’ve overscheduled myself for next week. Let’s please cancel/move our lunch/meeting/obligation/ endeavor/commitment.” Another option if it’s something you can’t miss entirely: Downgrade an in-person meet-up to a phone call. Everyone’s more efficient that way, and you can order groceries online at the same time if needed.

4) CALL YOUR OWN BOSS MOM. Better yet, FaceTime her (because you know she won’t
mind if you’re not wearing any makeup...or if you have to leave her staring at the ceiling while you attend to the 2-year- old’s bloody nose). Whether your mom worked out of the home or not, the list of skills you learned from her is surely long and mighty. (The same survey I reference above found more than half of working women consider their own moms the ultimate “total boss.”) Did she teach you to drive (thus ensuring you can do that last conference call of the day while in the privacy of your own car)? Did she force you and your sister to “work it out between you two” (and give you team-building
skills that you use to this day?). It’s vital to acknowledge that stuff, not just because it makes her feel appreciated...but because it makes you realize how much wisdom you’re imparting to your own kids that they’ll use one day. Oh, tell your mom that part too!

This National Boss’s Day, join me and Total Wireless in celebrating working moms for everything they’ve accomplished—including the choices and sacrifices they’ve made to get where they are today.

Lauren Smith Brody

.About the Author:
Lauren Smith Brody is the founder of The Fifth Trimester movement to help businesses and families improve workplace culture together; she is the author of the best-selling book, The Fifth Trimester: The Working Mom';s Guide to Style, Sanity, and Big Success After Baby. Prior to launching her own business, Lauren had a 16-year career in magazine publishing, most recently as the executive editor of Glamour magazine. She’s partnering with Total Wireless to share her Total Boss Mom strategies—hectic schedule, two little boys, messy home, and all. 

About Total Wireless
With great coverage on America’s largest and most dependable 4G LTE† network, Total
Wireless gives you the confidence to plan and celebrate the ‘total boss’ mom in your life—all
from the palm of your hand with your smartphone. Learn more at TotalWireless.com

*This survey was commissioned by Total Wireless and conducted by Survata, an independent research firm in San Francisco. Survata interviewed 1,069 online respondents between September 29, 2017 and October 4, 2017. For further information, visit www.survata.com.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Did You Know 95% of People Do This Wrong?

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this info free of charge, from Live Clean for blog posting purposes on this blog. No compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

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Did you know 95% of people don't know how to wash their hands properly? 

According to Dr. Tania Dempsey MD of Armonk Integrative Medicine, "If everyone washed their hands with soap regularly, one million deaths could be prevented every year." 

Sounds so simple, yet seems 95% of people are doing it wrong.

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October 15th is National Hand Washing Day, and here's some more sobering thoughts about the spreading of germs, and hand washing:

Studies have shown that diarrheal illnesses can be reduced by 50% just by frequent hand washing

-Respiratory illnesses can be reduced by close to 20% with hand washing

- It takes at least 15-20 seconds of vigorous hand washing with soap and water to remove enough of the harmful bacteria that spreads disease

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And NO you don't need expensive, anti-bacterial soap to combat germs!

Live Clean Hand Soaps are composed with certified organic extracts, and 98% renewable & sustainable plant-based ingredients; it’s cruelty-free, SLS free, phthalate free, paraben free. Available in three delicious flavors Coconut Milk, Fresh Water and Argan Oil, at yourTarget store, and Amazon.com, for $4.99 – you get A LOT OF PROPER HAND WASHES, from a GOOD for you hand soap!

I'll be reviewing the new line of Live Clean hand soaps this next week, but I can tell you they smell HEAVENLY, and we can't wait for our review samples, so we can share with you how well they work!

In the meantime though, with Halloween coming, it's important especially to remind your KIDS about washing their hands CORRECTLY! It only takes 7 days to make a new habit, but 2 weeks to break a bad one, so if you start now, by Halloween, they'll be pros, and getting sick a whole lot less this holiday season! 

Family Movie Night: The Stray (giveaway)

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this info, free of charge,from Front Gate Media for blog posting purposes on this blog. No compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it,  all opinions are my own.

This new family movie released nationwide October 6th!

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‪The Stray tells the true story of how a stray dog, “Pluto,” comes out of nowhere and impacts the Davis family, who are struggling in many ways. In just a short time, Pluto the “wonderdog” manages to save a toddler, bring comfort and companionship to a hurting 9-year-old boy, help restore a marriage, and repair a broken father-son relationship. Pluto is not only a guard dog - he’s a guardian angel. Sometimes help comes from the most unlikely places. Sometimes our prayers get answered in strange ways. Sometimes one dog can change everything.

This is the PERFECT Family Night movie!

It's sweet endearing, and safe for all ages. 
Add in the Christian family morals, and you have a winner!

Check out the Video Trailer:

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Want to win tickets to see the movie?
Just click the picture below!
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What Can Be Better Than Candy? (Review and Giveaway)

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this product free of charge,from let the Little Children Come, via Frontgate Media, for review and giveaway, purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it, all opinions are my own.

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Sigh, we just found out about what the entire country thinks about CANDY,
but is that ALL we want to share this Halloween?

Earlier this week we talked about the tradition and history behind the holiday, but what about the religious aspect? Have you thought about that?

Many churches offer fall festivals, or Trunk n Treats, and the day is perfect for reaching KIDS, many of whom, who may not have a church, or truly know about God. But you don't have to be part of a larger organized event to do your part to share the Word! Thanks to a great company, YOU can spread the God's love in fun and bright ways:

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Let The Little Children Come offers great evangelism tools for home and church use! Each product they offer is designed to capture and hold the attention of children, while not distracting them from the core message of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Just check out all the fun holiday related items they offer:

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From Salvation bracelet kits to Animated cards to water bottles and even hackeysack balls, the company has a fun way for you to reach out to kids this Halloween season (and every holiday), and share the good news of God!

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We were offered a chance to check out their
and aren't they just TOO cute?

Designed to contain children’s favorite candies, this pumpkin shaped Box-Tract opens up to answer the question, “Is There Anything Better Than Candy?”
 Yes, there is something much, much better than candy.It’s being God’s friend!

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As you can see, the pumpkin boxes come double-sided, and you punch them out. Then it's as simple as threading each level onto the stem, via the precut slits, then adding the second panel, until you get to the last panel, with the question upon it. While cute by themselves, you can add a piece of candy, or as we did a free frozen ice cream coupon (hey, it's still 80 plus degrees down here, don't judge, the kids will be thrilled, LOL).

Most kids will be curious, and start at number 1, after getting their surprise, and read their way around. The panels are short and to the point, making for quick reading, and offering parents a quick bible lesson to discuss as well!

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As you can see, they look ADORABLE in a Halloween themed basket, and you know kids will eagerly grab them up! While we won't be home for Halloween, my co-workers will be handing them out, as they will be working (I know, poor babies! GRIN).

These pumpkins come in packs of 20 for under $16, and when you count in the FREE shipping, you can see how special these pumpkins really are! We'll be buying some more for next year, as they are just too adorable to not hand out and they are a great way for kids to share their love of God, with their fellow trick n treaters!

So if you're looking for something special to hand out his year, check out Let the Little Children Come and these great pumpkins, and share God's word this Halloween too!

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 Click on the banner above to enter to win a Sampler Pack,
containing 10 of let The Little Children Come's most popular 
Gospel Tracts and Evangelism Tools, as shown up at the top of the post!

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