Jul 132015

This post is in partnership with Giving Assistant. All thoughts are my own.

Shopping online has a lot of perks. There is, of course, the convenience factor. With all the rain we’ve been having lately (I’m starting to wonder if we should build an ark) it’s nice not to have to get drenched dashing in and out of multiple stores or the post office to buy and mail off gifts, or every time my husband decides he needs a new storage solution or tool for the garage.

Shopping with Giving Assistant lets you earn double cash back for yourself, plus choose to have some of your cash back donated to your favorite charity

Another nice perk, though, is the option to earn cash back. There are a number of cash back sites out there that I’ve used and was always happy to get a few cents or dollars here and there. Even 0.5-5% adds up over time and the checks or PayPal deposits I receive are always added to our savings as a little “extra”. Continue reading »

May 182015

Thank you to Dr Pepper Snapple & The Motherhood for sponsoring this post on balance.

This year I’ve been trying to share with you tips and suggestions for finding balance, whether it’s through food choices, fitness, enjoying family time, or even carving out a little me time.  So when the folks at the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) asked if I’d sit in on a conference call to talk about balance, I had to say yes.

Let's Play Initiative from Dr Pepper Snapple Group - helping to build playgrounds and provide sporting equipment in partnership with KaBOOM! and Good Sports

DPS believes that healthy lives depend on balance, including balancing the calories you take in with the calories you expend.  Through innovation, R&D, and corporate social responsibility programs, they’re making a commitment to help make that balance easier to achieve. Continue reading »