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Find the Missing Type By Donating Blood Today

Isn't it amazing that you hold the power to save someone's life within you? No, I don't mean by your words or your actions. I mean literally within you. Simply by donating blood, you can save a person's life. Think about that. You may not realize it, but more people than you think are desperately in need of your help. In the United States, someone needs a blood transfusion every two seconds. Yes, one in seven people that enter a hospital, needs one. And with one whole blood donation, you can actually end up helping as many as three different patients. So yes, donating blood is an incredibly powerful gesture. Unfortunately, not enough ...

Help Me Make a Tobacco Free New York a Reality #SeenEnoughTobacco

This post was sponsored by Tobacco Free New York State as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. All opinions expressed in my post are my own. I've never been a fan of smoking. Hardly anyone in my family does it, which probably explains why I've never done it. In fact, I remember being all of maybe five or six years old and finding out my Great Aunt Hensey was a smoker. Everyone encouraged her to stop and my mom even egged me on to hide her pack of cigarettes. After all, how could she get mad at her favorite nephew?  Thankfully, she eventually did quit. The counter at our ...

How to Get Your Video Game Kid Off the Couch and Outside

This post contains affiliate links. My boys couldn't be more different. And yet so similar. Jason's a YouTube-watching, video game-playing teenager. And Ryan's a YouTube-watching, sports-playing almost-teen. So we're often trying hard to get our kids to exercise. With Jason, it's certainly more of an effort. Ryan played basketball in the winter and just started up Little League baseball, so he's certainly active these days. Jason, however, loves playing his video games and working hard on his school robotics team. We love that he's into that, considering he wants to be a computer programmer one day, but we also need to make sure he's staying active. So how do you get non-active kids ...

Have You Ever Considered Getting a Mommy Makeover?

Photo: Flickr/Donnie Ray Jones I'll be honest with you. When I was younger, I was vehemently against plastic surgery. "You should just be happy with what you were born with," was what I thought. Some people were dealt a way more gorgeous hand than others for sure, but it's all part of what makes this world so interesting. As I got older, naturally, my views began to change. Now I'm not saying I'm ready to go get a nose job and some calf implants (props to Entourage's Johnny Drama!), but I have a completely opposite viewpoint these days. To put it simply, I now say, "Do what makes you happy." If you ...

Puro Wireless Headphones Keep Kids’ Ears Healthy – Plus a Giveaway ($99 value)

Both my boys are constantly at their computers. I don't even want to know how many hours of YouTube videos are played in our house daily. Yeah, my kids are the kind that can sit for hours watching YouTubers talk about playing Minecraft. Talk about playing. Not even playing. Sure, they'll hop online for hours playing Minecraft with their cousins too and I do love that closeness between them. But too much tech can't be good for you. Especially if they're wearing headphones. When Jason's working on his homework or practicing his viola, Ryan will be sitting at his computer chatting with a friend online or watching some old NFL highlights. To keep the distractions ...

How to Afford Your Child’s Health Care with a Grant, Plus $50 Amazon Giveaway

At least you've got your health. No doubt you've heard that one before. And it is 1000% true. Life may throw you a zillion and one curve balls and you can weather most of those storms, as long as you stay healthy. If you're talking about health care costs, well, that's a different story. I consider myself incredibly lucky. Yes I have my health, but I also have my amazing family and they have their health too. We have a nice house, great education and good jobs. What we also have (and thankfully have always had) is health care. I can't even imagine how different our lives would be if we couldn't afford it. I ...