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Rare Yellow Penguins Exist And They Are Basically The Cutest Things Ever

Penguins are known for their black and white exterior that makes the glacier riding species look like they’re wearing tuxedos. The outdoor animals always look prepared to go out to a fancy dinner but what if I told you there’s also a yellow species to the sashing animal. That’s right, I’m not crazy and yellow …

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‘Beards From Below’ Is The Hot New Trend Among Men And It’s The Weirdest Thing You’ll See Today!

A man’s beard says a lot about their style. There’s the goatee, the 5 o’clock shadow, the neck beard, and of course the old fashioned scruff but the unthinkable happens when a viral pandemic hits, and the perfectly groomed mustache or beard has gone in full bloom! A movement called “Beardsfrombelow” has gone viral showing …

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Nicki Minaj’s Father Has Been Killed By A Hit And Run

Nicki Minaj’s father, the grandfather to the popstar’s new born baby boy has died. Robert Maraj was tragically killed alongside a road late last Friday and our hearts are with the Minaj family today with this horrifying news. Robert Maraj was only 64 years old when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Long …

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20 States Are Raising Their Minimum Wages. Here’s What We Know.

Minimum wage has been quite the taboo subject lately. Many have been unsuccessful in making a life for themselves simply working one job. There have been countless pleads for minimum wages to be raised. And for certain states and business, that has already been achieved. But it seems we already have some great news for …

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You Can Get A Starbucks Frappuccino Ornament Of Your Favorite Drink That Is Perfect All Year Long

One thing that never goes out of style is Starbucks. They are around every corner, on every Instagram page, and in hands of many tired souls. As someone who has worked at Starbucks for years and has a love for it, I am always looking for new and exciting products to match my love of …

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This Is Approximately How Long It Takes To Catch Covid-19 In A Room With Someone Contagious

By now, we all know the drill. Wear a mask, stay 6 feet apart, wash hand frequently. But with the holidays in full force, it would be nice to know exactly the science of it all to see how likely it is to catch the Coronavirus. Now, new research is showing you how long it …

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A Mysterious Metal Monolith Was Found In Utah and I Blame The Aliens

The idea of aliens has always intrigued me. The thought of us living in the gigantic universe with absolutely no other living beings seems a little hard to believe. So when alien “discoveries” happen, I am ALL ears. I want to hear the crazy theories and items found! And Utah found themselves quite the mystery! …

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You Can Get An Oogie Boogie Bath Bomb And It’s So Cool, I Can’t Believe My Eyes

Two of my favorite things have been brought together in this most amazing season: Halloween and bath bombs! And I can’t wait to share this product with you! (Especially since I just moved into a house that has a giant tub!) You can get Oogie Boogie Bath Bombs. Oh yes, you heard me correctly. This …

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Here’s A List Of States That Require Travelers To Self-Quarantine or Present A Negative COVID-19 Test

It’s summer! This is both an exciting and terrifying thing right now. More time with the family, vacations, sun, and fun. But it also means strangers coming into your town or you entering a town that you aren’t sure has been safe in regards to the pandemic. Many states have opened back up, but that doesn’t mean travelers …

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Here Are Six Ways Introverts Can Cope With Social Situations

Hello, my name is Amanda, and I’m an introvert. Growing up, people always assumed I was some kind of weird snob that didn’t want to associate with members of a group, or they assumed I thought I was “better” than those around me. All this because I didn’t talk. Truth is, I was terrified. I …

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The Live Action Dora The Explorer Trailer Is Out, And I Don’t Hate It

Dora the Explorer is banned from our house. Be it the theme song, stuffed animals, or pretend play, none of it is allowed. I went through too many years of the obsession every toddler and preschooler seems to have with this curious girl and her monkey. When my daughter was about 3 or 4, she …

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It Was All Fun And Games Until Gravity Happened, And I Can Still Feel It

“It will be fun,” they said. “You will love it,” they said. They were wrong. My twelve-year-old self got dressed that morning, not knowing if I should wear jeans and a T-shirt, or try to be chić and dress like I thought a cowgirl would dress. Luckily I didn’t own a cowboy hat, boots, or …

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Forty Things To Do Before You’re *gasp* Forty

Forty. It’s nothing to dread. It means we’re funky, spunky, and fabulous! We should, however, make some goals we can accomplish before the big FOUR-OH gets here. Things don’t get accomplished without goals, and before we let life get all muddy and in the way, there are some things we can achieve before … you …

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It Will Be Here Before You Know It. 5 Things Every Parent should Avoid On Their Child’s First Day Of Kindergarten.

It’s inevitable. It’s going to happen no matter how hard you want to fight it. Eventually your child will be old enough for kindergarten, and you’ll have to trust leaving them in the hands of strangers up to 8 hours a day. You can prepare yourself and your child, but truth is, when the big …

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This Dog Had 19 Puppies AT ONCE And I’m So In Love!

Puppies, puppies everywhere!! I love puppies!! Soft ones, furry ones, short-haired varieties, long-hair pups, they are all so adorable!! One session playing with a cuddly pooch is known to lower stress levels and increase production of oxytocin, the stress-relieving hormone. That’s a fancy way of saying they are awesome! They are great companion animals, which …

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McDonald’s November Lunch Bunch

Do you live in Texas or know someone who does? You’ll want to mark your calendar for this McDonald’s November Lunch Bunch Event. McDonald’s November Lunch Bunch Lunch Bunch will take place at a McDonald’s restaurant in the Dallas, Fort Worth and Tyler areas on the following days:  o    Dallas – Saturday, November 3 from 12-1pm  §  McDonald’s Location: 8608 Skillman Street Dallas, TX 75242  …

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My Favorite Pregnancy-Safe Essential Oils

Having a baby is such an exciting time–and you want to do EVERYTHING perfect…or at least I do…can’t really speak for you. So, before I do anything (and I mean ANYTHING–even clean house or treat allergies), I try to do some research. And since this is my second pregnancy, I’ve identified my favorite Pregnancy-Safe Essential …

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5 Minute Teacher Gift for Under 5 Dollars

It never hurts to bribe your kid’s new teacher a little bit on the first day of school with a sweet little teacher gift. We aren’t talking anything elaborate or over the top here, just something that lets the teacher know you appreciate all the hard work they are about to put into your child. …

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The Real Reason Kate Middleton Looks Great 8 hours Postpartum

If you follow the Royal Family you’ve probably heard that Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed their new baby son this past week. You may also have noticed just how quickly she seems to have bounced back from the birth. Many speculations have circulated and even memes are sweeping the web. I know I have about …

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McDonald’s Lunch Bunch Event

Calling all Texans! Y’all love McDonald’s right? I know I do! That is why I want to share McDonald’s Lunch Bunch Event that is happening in just a few days! McDonald’s Lunch Bunch Event Mark your calendars because you and your family will want to head to your local McDonald’s for the Lunch Bunch Event! Lunch …

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25 Totally Adorable Easter Crafts

Whether you have toddlers or teens, these 25 Totally Adorable Easter Crafts will provide hours of crafting awesomeness. Chances are as they grow up they won’t remember what you made, but they’ll always remember the time you spent crafting together. My mom was a Pinterest mom before Pinterest existed. Every Easter we’d dig into the …

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20 Kid Safe YouTube Channels

My daughter hasn’t watched regular television in over six months. It’s all YouTube all the time, and anyone who’s fallen down that rabbit hole knows that it’s hard to find Kid Safe YouTube channels. Or at least it was, I’ve compiled some of the best kid-friendly YouTube channels out there for you below!   Bonus: …

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Free Printable Health and Fitness Planner

I want to be healthy. Drink more water, exercise regularly, and eat healthy. But I get derailed from my fitness goals easily because I really like breakfast tacos and dark soda. So, this time I am doing something about it with a free printable health and fitness planner. Get Your Printable Here What is in …

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100+ Awesome DIY Coffee Mug Art Creations

You know you love it…that mug that you reach for every morning–the one you’re disappointed if it’s in the sink…and you might even hand wash if it is dirty. If you don’t have one, you’re totally missing-out! Mine recently broke (I dropped it!). So I’m making a new mug–and getting inspiration from these 100 Awesome DIY …

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This Is The Free Printable After School Survey Your Children Will Be Happy To Fill Out

After school is all about simple in my house. It’s a lot of work being a kid, and anything I can do to make it easier is okay by me. Download Your Free Printable After School Survey The thing is, it’s hard for me to get the kids to open up and talk after school. …

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My Secret to Making Homemade Meals Easier

I’ll admit, I don’t particularly like to cook. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE food but I don’t like all the time spent making a home cooked meal. I guess I’d just rather spent my time crafting or hanging with my family over cooking, and can you truly blame me? Some days it takes everything I have …

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20 April Showers Crafts for Kids

It’s raining, it’s pouring, your kids think life is boring, these crafts are fun, we’re all-for-one, we call this #ParentScoring! Seriously, though, after this super snowy winter these 20 April Showers Crafts for Kids might be just what you need for the rainy days to come. Have fun! 20 April Showers Crafts for Kids: 1. …

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You Won’t Believe Which Women’s Products Men Confess To Loving!

I am totally guilty of swiping my man’s razor when mine is getting a little dull. I also feel no shame about wearing his comfy pants. What? His are roomier! When I saw this comment thread on Ask Reddit about men confessing which women’s products they love to steal I laughed so hard I knew I …

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How I’m Helping My Children Be Drug Free

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of National Institute on Drug Abuse for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Kids are curious creatures. They explore life through much trial and error. Unfortunately, some of those trials include pushing their boundaries to see how far things can go without consequence. But sometimes consequences come …

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How To Do Eyeliner That Doesn’t Look Like A 5 Year Old Did It.

Eyeliner is one of those things that can be so downright frustrating to do that a lot of women just say “Screw it!” and skip it altogether. Whether you can’t get both sides even, or you just struggle with technique: Here are some tips on how to do eyeliner that doesn’t look like a 5 …

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Free Printable 2016 Calendar – Make Your New Year’s Resolutions a Reality

I’m having such a hard time believing that 2015 is almost over! Where in the world did the year go?! Since the New Year has snuck up on me yet again, I guess that means it’s time to make some last minute New Year’s resolutions, and I’m going to be doing it with the help of …

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What It’s Like To Have Coffee With Your Ex-Husband

Coffee with your ex-husband is an art. I’ve been divorced for several years now, my ex-husband and I have moved on and both have serious significant others. It’s pretty safe to say we are over most of the emotion that comes with ending a marriage, and are now just committed to giving our daughter the best …

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Make Your Own Peppermint and Chocolate Chex Mix

Here’s the thing, I love snacking. Snacking is sort of my thing and during the holidays, there seems to be a lot more snacking going on. If you have something with chocolate and peppermint, it has my name written all over it. So today I am partnering with Chex Mix to share with you How to …

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How to Get Fuller Lips Without Collagen Injections

Recently I decided I wanted fuller lips. I am not fond of needles going anywhere my face so of course Collagen injections were out. Not to mention, they are extremely expensive. So after searching around, I found a different way of How to Get Fuller Lips WITHOUT Collagen Injections. Let me tell you, it’s something …

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15 Star Wars Nails That Show off Your Love For The Force

I am all about the Light Side of the force but I’ll admit, I’ve thought about turning to the Dark Side. I mean, you get to dress in darker clothing (which is totally slimming) and be feared by many. The downside is you have an entire colony of troopers that can’t hit their targets even …

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One Mom’s Solution to Snotty Clothes

Cold weather has finally arrived and while the cool nights are amazing, cool days mean kids spending more time in the classroom and less outside running around. And what are classrooms but breeding grounds for germs… Yup, before you know it kids are going to bring home germs and sniffly noses. And know what else …

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How To Make Going To The Vet Easier

Disclosure: Post is sponsored by Merial, a world-leading animal health company, providing a comprehensive range of products to enhance the health and well-being of pets, but all opinions are my own. Please see below for additional disclosure. I love my cats Cookie, Kittay, Patches, and Kisses. But, their curiosity puts them at risk for contact with rabies-infected …

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Fruit and Granola Parfait

As a kid I remember visiting McDonald’s frequently for one particular item and it wasn’t for the french fries and chicken nuggets (although those are delicious). It was actually for their Fruit ‘N Yogurt Parfait. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen one of those in years so I decided to make a comeback with my own recipe. So …

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Quick and Easy Back To School Breakfast Idea!

School starts next week. Which means I have to start figuring out actual breakfasts for my kid again. (You know instead of that whole “we woke up at like eleven so we might as well just eat lunch now” thing we’ve been doing all summer…. The problem is, I straight up do NOT have time …

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25 Jawsome Shark Week Crafts and Recipes

Shark Week is upon us and all I can think about is the Jaws theme song, duunnn dunnn… duuuunnnn duun… duuunnnnnnnn dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnn dunnnn. You are welcome for that! But really, if you are enjoying Shark Week then you are probably really into sharks. Who isn’t? They …

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I Fell In Love Over Coffee

I fell in love over coffee. But not just any coffee, Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee. Which is why I had so much fun working with Dunkin’ Donuts and Mom It Forward to bring you this awesome love story! It started as a joke, really. My now-husband-then-guy-I-thought-was-awesome is from Boston. Every morning, he would get a Dunkin’ …

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Get Your Kids to Eat More Vegetables Using Pizza {with a free printable game}

Like every mom on the planet (and probably moms on Mars, too), I struggle to get my kiddos eating veggies outside of the “peas and carrots” category–and sometimes even those. So, I’m thinking out of the box and came up with a fun game that I’m totally willing to share so you can Get Your …

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25 Banana Recipes That’ll Make You Sing

I’ve pulled together this awesome list of 25 Banana Recipes That’ll Make You Sing. Now, get out there and cook–followed by a hearty belting of the boom-chika-boom that we all love! Oh, and just in case you’ve forgotten the words, here’s the lyrics for the adorableness that is your music video: “I’m Chiquita banana and …

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10 Easy Ways to Go Green Permanently

I love being out in nature and just enjoying being a part of the world. The thought that my actions harm nature gives me the hibbejeebees, so I’m stepping-up my game with these 10 Easy Ways to Go Green Permanently. Oh, and there’s a giveaway for you, too! 10 Easy Ways to Go Green Permanently Reusable …

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5 Easy Ways to Cope with Sensitive Teeth After Pregnancy

Maybe I’m totally weird, but my teeth are really sensitive little creatures. They seem to get fussy over the littlest things. During my pregnancy, they were really fine and I rolled through my morning sickness phase with no issues. But then, as soon as baby was born–oh, the sensitivity! So, I’m on the war-path with 5 …

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20 Perfect Gifts for Graduating Seniors

This year I’ll be celebrating my twenty year high school reunion in the same month that my oldest nephew is graduating from high school. Talk about an emotional double-whammy! With both of those events in mind, I decided to write up a list of ‘twenty’ perfect gifts for graduates. Part of these are from my own memories …

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Vaginal vs. C-Section {what each was like for me}

I don’t have many scary things that happen in my life–I’m like the most vanilla person ever. Excitement for me is just fun stuff, never frightening. Until I was on the verge of bringing a baby into the world. My entire pregnancy experience (both times) was a horrible roller coaster. But the worst, the climax …

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How to Celebrate a Gender Reveal Over Dinner

I don’t really go-in for gender reveal parties. For me, what seems to work best is the “surprise the special people in your life over dinner” gender-revealing method. This works for spouses, grandmas and grandpas, best friends or pretty much anyone. No matter who it is, Celebrating a Gender Reveal Over Dinner is so easy–no …

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5 Super Cute Kitchen and Pantry Printables

These 5 Super Cute Kitchen and Pantry Printables are a great aid in food planning and kitchen organization. This collection includes five types of labels that are helpful in all different stages of organization. Happy Printing! Many of us would like to lead healthier lives. If we could only resist sugar and be disciplined about our …

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15 Must-Haves in Baby’s Diaper Bag {with a free printable}

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Balmex for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. When I first became a baby’s mommy, I had no idea what needed to be in a diaper bag. If it’s your first time packing a diaper bag, you’re in luck! Not only did I make …

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20 Things to Pack when Camping with Kids

Like every mom, I totally want my kids to experience everything–but in a safe, comfortable way. That’s why I feel it’s important for me to have everything I need on-the-go for my active kiddos. Especially when we’re hours from home on a weekend get-away in the woods. That’s when I make sure I have everything on this …

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How to Prepare for Baby’s First Fever

There’s a lot of “firsts” when it comes to having a baby. And a TON of those firsts are scary. But if you’re prepared, it can make it a little less stressful for you and for baby. One “first” I’m totally prepared for with the newest addition (coming this April!) is Baby’s First Fever. I …

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25 Coolest iPhone 6 Cases

Ok, so my whole family always asks each year: “what do you want for Christmas?” or “what do you want for your birthday?” or mother’s day…or…you get the drift. I will tell you now, this year, I want one of these 25 Coolest iPhone 6 Cases! (this post contains affiliate links) There’s nothing worse than …

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Worth the Trip: 15 Family Tested Vacation Ideas

If you’ve got kids, chances are you have a family vacation coming up during a school break or summer vacation. Deciding what to do can be a daunting task. Here is a roundup of 15 great family vacation ideas tested by real families. This list covers some of the top destinations in the country. Other locations are a …

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Stuck in the Middle ~ Confessions of a Tween Boy’s Mom

Sometimes, raising a tween boy is ridiculously hard. Lately, I’m feeling like he and I are stuck in the middle together between so many polar-opposites that we might never find our way out! No one said that things with my son would be easy, but they NEVER EVER told me how hard it might . …

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Free Printable Quick Monthly Budget Planner

I was gazing distractedly at my super-complicated, definitely over-done budget and finally threw my hands up in the air! I don’t need ninety-four different ways to look at it…I just need to set up a budget and stick to it. That’s why I put together this Free Printable Quick Monthly Budget Planner…with some monsters, for …

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{Letting Go} 5 Keys to Moving on After Divorce

Few things in life are as difficult to recover from as divorce. This is especially true when there are children involved. Whether you wanted it or not, there are things you have to tackle if you want to live a happy and fulfilled life after your divorce. While the road to happiness may seem long, …

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5 Amazing Ways to Start the Day Right

Special thanks for sponsoring this post goes to Viactiv, #BeActiv and TapInfluence. Viactiv provided products for personal use. All opinions contained herein are that of Totally the Bomb. I’m totally trying hard to stay with my New Year’s resolution and be healthier (and maybe lose some weight). Every day, I try to Start the Day …

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