Raising Dick and Jane

Monday, August 31, 2015

Back to School Lunch Packing Hacks - For Mom's Who Care, but Don't

Disclosure: I am part of the Yo-Getter blogger group with Stonyfield. I have been provided with free products and compensated for my time. All opinions are my own.  
I love my kids, I do - but one thing you wont see me doing this year is standing in my kitchen for hours creating lunch box masterpieces. In my opinion, it's not so much about what shape the food is in, but that I've sent my kids to school with food that is going to help fuel their brains. So join me today as we discuss a few lunch packing hacks that will make putting together healthy school lunches at home on a daily basis a breeze. 
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Friday, August 28, 2015

Pecan Pie - Whoopie Pies Recipe

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BakeInTheFun #CollectiveBias
Are you ready to fall in love? Check out my new recipe for Pecan Pie Whoopie Pies! They're sweet, salty and covered in caramel. What's not to love? Plus, this recipe is so easy to make - with boxed cake mix! 
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Combating Mom Guilt While Traveling - Four Tips for Staying Connected

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CloudPetsForever #CollectiveBias
Do you travel for work? Finding ways to stay connected with young kids while on the road can be difficult - especially when they aren't old enough for cell phones or internet access. However, there's a new technology on the market that has made it easy for me to stay in touch with my kids even when I travel for work - plus, it come with free hugs! Do you know what new tech I am talking about? 
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Sunday, August 23, 2015

What Makes DOWT at Crossroads Village Fun for the Whole Family - Flint, Michigan

Maybe your child is obsessed with Thomas the Train or maybe your just looking for something fun to do as a family on the weekend - find out what makes Day Out with Thomas at Crossroads Village a day that the whole family will enjoy (not just the kiddo's). Plus, find out what you need to know before heading out. 
This event was hosted by Genesee County Parks. All opinions are our own.  
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Thursday, August 20, 2015

I Drove a 2015 Hybrid SE and I Loved It

So you might already know that we are a car family - we love cars, especially vintage cars. But what about the new cars hitting the market? How do they compare to the classics that first nurtured the bond between car and car owner - does this bond still exist? Do cars being built today still cause drivers to fall in love? What do you think - in fifty years will we see people still driving the 2015 models to car shows, cherishing the design, space and layout that went into them or will they be forgotten? This week we took a closer look at the new 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE to see if it is swoon worthy. Read on to find out our results. 
We received a free car loan to facilitate our review. All opinions are our own.  
#DriveToyota #review 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Happiness vs. Detroit - Child Hunger Ends Here

When was the last time you had to worry about where your next meal was going to come from? How you were going to feed your children? If you should keep the electricity on or put food on the table? Learn how you can be part of the change and step up to fight child hunger in America and in your own community. Let's not send any kids to school this year hungry. 
I was asked to participate in the #FacesBehindHunger campaign, sponsored by ConAgra Foods. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.  
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