Forget Ebola, Take Care of the Flu

This post about flu shots (TLDR? Get one now!) is in partnership with Minute Clinic.
Minute Clinic Flu shot
Lately my Facebook feed has been filled with hysteria about Ebola. Friends, I know those click bait headlines are hard to ignore but if you spend your time reading about quarantine policies by state, you’re missing out on protecting you and your family about something a lot more likely to befall you, the flu.

After all, your chances of getting Ebola are a million to one (< - completely made up non-scientific fact) but your chances of getting flu are a lot more likely. And there's nothing you can do about Ebola besides not become a health care worker or travel to certain parts of Africa. But flu prevention is as close as your nearest Minute Clinic.
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5 Tips for Ending the Chore Wars

“I’m tired; I need to lay down.” That’s what we hear every time we ask the girls to make their bed, clean their room, pick up their toys, etc. So I was thrilled when Gregg Murset, CEO of MyJobChart.com offered to share some chore tips. My husband and I have been talking about trying allowance to chores as their “jobs” so these are perfect for us.
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Adventures : Chucktober

I can see you shaking your head now… “ChuckECheese? Really Kate?” Yes, really. Though I remain annoyed by the weird gambling like ticket dispensing games, I can’t help but love a place that lets my kids make silly picture after silly picture of themselves for a token apiece. So when they sent us a pass to go for ChuckECheese to celebrate Chucktober we gathered up a few friends, donned our costumes and headed over for some dinner fun.

Halloween Chuck E Cheese

The entire month of October is “Chucktober” and kids who visit Chuck E. Cheese’s wearing their Halloween costume will automatically win 50 free tickets. Plus post your pics on Instagram or Twitter to @chuckecheese tagged with #Chucktober2014 for a chance to win awesome prizes including gift cards to Target, Best Buy, and Toys R’ Us!

Read on about our fun at Chuck E Cheese and a way to win a Chucktober prize!
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Wordless Wednesday : Beaches Turks and Caicos Beach

Beaches Turks and Caicos Sunset

Beaches Turks and Caicos Sailboats
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10 Insider Tips for Beaches Turks and Caicos

It’s my reentry day from the fabulous Beaches Moms conference and while I am still recovering from all the amazing ways they spoiled us, I HAD to share some insider tips ASAP in case you are planning a trip. And if you aren’t, why not?!

Tips for the Beaches Turks Caicos
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Hacking Halloween with Life 360

As an ambassador for Life 360, I feel a little like a cult leader. I can’t help it though. This app is an awesome family (or should that be frambily) communication tool. To encourage you to try it, I have come up with some fun ways to use it to make your Halloween more fun and way safer.
Hacking Halloween with Life 360
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Limb Differences Are Not Scary

Raffle for Camp No Limits
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Wordless Wednesday : Rocky National Park Clouds

Rocky Mountain National Park Clouds

Rocky Mountain National Park Snow

Rocky Mountain National Park Sky

10 Trips to Take With Your Kids

There are some trips that are just made better by having kids along. As we discovered this past summer when we took the girls to Mount Rushmore and Rocky National Park. Seeing these sites through their eyes made us want to take as many trips as possible with them. So here’s a list of ten trips to take with kids.

10 trips to take with kids

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Playtime : Moxie Girlz

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The girls don’t always love it when I have to work but they do love it when a package arrives in the mail and it’s something new for them. Reviewing toys is definitely a perk of being a blogger’s kid. Though it’s not a regular feature on this blog, leading up to the holidays I will be sharing many more because when it comes to spending holiday money, you want to make sure you are spending on something your kids are going to love.

I think Moxie Girlz Insiders fit the bill. Just look at these happy faces!
Moxie Girlz Review
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