Nov 072013

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Duracell.  I received Duracell Quantum batteries product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

It seems like more and more gadgets and gizmos need batteries these days.  And when you have both a teen and a toddler it seems like the number goes up even higher.  Between remotes, hand-held games, flashlights, and toys, we go through a lot of batteries.

During the holidays our battery usage goes up even more so I try to make sure I have plenty on hand.  Telling folks they can’t switch over to the football game or telling a toddler that they can’t play with their new toy because we’re out of batteries isn’t really going to go over all that well.  And if the power happens to go out during the dark days and nights of winter you want to be prepared with flashlights and battery-powered candles.

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Oct 162013

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A few weeks ago I shared with you all that we were headed to Maine to visit my family.  We hadn’t been up in awhile and we wanted to be there to celebrate with my Grandmother for her 85th birthday.  I’m really glad we had the opportunity, as we had the chance to visit with a lot of family at my Gram’s surprise party that I hadn’t seen in years.

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Vacations in general can be expensive, but it has always seemed to me that trying to get to rural Maine is one of the most expensive places to which you can travel.  While I was in college I remember trying to get a last-minute flight home for a surprise visit and the tickets were over a thousand dollars.  Fortunately it wasn’t quite that expensive this time with a little advanced planning. Continue reading »