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So you want to enter an online giveaway? In today’s world of blogs, social networking sites, mass marketing, and personal websites, it seems like everybody is offering something for nothing. Companies use giveaways to promote their products, increase their customer base, and develop repeat and loyal customers. Depending on the

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So yesterday was an eventful day in the Allalunis household.  It all started at nap time….. I recently had a huge molar pulled and have been literally counting the seconds until I can put my kids down for their naps and lie down too.  Unfortunately for me, the kids don’t

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It feels like technology is taking over every aspect of our lives.  I was at a meeting at the park yesterday and one of the gals didn’t have a cell phone and the looks that came across the faces of the rest of the group was definitely surprise.  Including my

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Free Write April

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A year or so ago my Internet usage consisted mainly of checking my email, my school site and (duh) of course Facebook. Thanks to Brandy who introduced me to an entirely awesome dimension of the Internet I can continue my obsession to find deals. Really it makes me feel like

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The joke is just for humor.  Really has nothing to do with the post.  Enjoy!  Oh the day has come that we have placed both boys in daycare two days a week so that I can have time to myself and to get some things done in the house.  I

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Well, I have had a couple of opportunities to meet the rich and famous.  Probably only famous to the country music world.   In the town that I grew up, we always have a kick off to summer celebration called Grand Old West Days, and it generally involved a peformance by

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Over the past couple of days, I have come fact-to-face with several extremely important parental decisions that have completely turned my household upside down.  Decisions about everything from whether or not to continue vaccinating to circumcision have suddenly landed at my feet – and I am terrified of making the

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Raise Them How??

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I was recently asked to review children behavior, and guiding type books. This got me to thinking about the morals I want my boys to have to survive succeed in life, whatever they may chose. When I first became a parent I didn’t think about this stuff (sleep was actually

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Well it’s that time again.  Time for me to weigh-in, both on the scale and off, about my crazy life as a mom, student, business woman, and writer trying to lose weight with Studio V.  Okay, that sounds a little melodramatic, but the truth is I sometimes feel like I

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Earlier today, I was thinking about writing a post for a blog promotion about what we do to make our family happy.  I missed the deadline for the post, but as I rifled through the scattered mess I call my brain these days (the baby’s teething and up all night

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Okay everyone, as promised I am back to update you on my weight-loss progress using the Studio V website.  I’ve been keeping a brief journal that I’ll post for you here, but I wanted to take a minute to share some observations with you.  First, losing weight is hard.  Seriously, this

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Whenever I am at the store or just running errands with my kids, when I am feeling flustered, tired and grouchy, someone without fail will pat me on my shoulder, give me a sympathetic smile and tell me I will miss them when they get older. I am thinking, why

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Hi guys, this is Amanda here and I’m taking a quick break from our regular blogging schedule (and our Baskets and Bunnies fun), to tell you all about some exciting (and somewhat scary) journeys that I’m going to be sharing with you soon.  I am in the process of reviewing two

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The Miracles Of Honey + Honey Facts Recently, while in my MOPS meeting, one of the ladies gave a speech on honey.  It was our Momology moment, and I have to say that subconsciously I learned a little.  I thought it would be some great information to pass on to