How Green is Your e Reader?

Have you ever considered your technology footprint and wondered how green is the e reader you love so much? I have always loved to read...I remember as a kid my dad yelling at me to put away the book/newspaper/magazine/cereal box, etc while I was eating. I remember staying up til 3 AM with a book while I was in high school and having to get up at 5 AM to shower for school. Family vacations were spent with my nose stuffed into my latest novel. NO, mom, I do NOT want to look out the car window and see even MORE COWS! The first 100 were plenty! I … [Read more...]

Healthy Weight Loss Tips for Long Term Success

These healthy weight loss tips have been sponsored by Kiqplan but all opinions expressed here are my own.It seems like everyone you talk to lately wants to lose weight. There are high school reunions to impress people at, pretty party dresses to fit into, and scales that insist on lying to us about how much we actually weigh. No matter what the reason, everyone seems to be looking for diet tips to help them shed a few pounds. I see friends talking about cabbage soup diets, juice cleanses and 'magic pills' that will help you lose weight and … [Read more...]

5 iPhone Apps to Help You Live Green

With Christmas coming, many people will be getting new technology gifts for the new year. I must admit, I am pretty much permanently attached to my iPhone and use it for just about every aspect of my life. Have you ever considered that iPhone apps can be useful for more than just checking email and playing games? iPhone apps can actually help you reduce your carbon footprint and improve the health of our environment. Yes, now you can do more than just crush candy or take care of imaginary farm animals or whatever all you iPhone game lovers do … [Read more...]

Bing in the Classroom Makes Internet Research Safer for Teens #adfreesearch #BingClassroom

I’m so thrilled to be partnering with Bing for today’s Bing in the Classroom post. All opinions are my own.Many years ago, when my children were in elementary school,  I was working on a project with my daughter. We were putting together a collection of photos for a classroom project and we needed pictures of flowers. Of course, being the computer loving girl that I am, we headed to the Internet to print some off the computer. Our search for 'spring flowers' resulted in a mostly naked woman with flowers strategically places over the x-rated … [Read more...]

Need Medical Advice? Try the Urgent Care App for Your Smartphone

This post about the Urgent Care app for your smartphone has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own.When I am not at home blogging for a living I work part time as a Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician for a national drug store chain. One of the things I spend an awful lot of time doing there is answering the  phone for people who need urgent care medical advice. We get all sorts of questions about disease symptoms, medication allergies,  and a lot of 'what do you think is wrong with me?'. Many people do not have a … [Read more...]

Cell Phone Safety tips for Kids #ATTMobileSafety

Last night was Halloween and this year I finally relented and let my almost 13 year old son go with a group of his friends and NO parent! I made sure he had a flashlight and we discussed ways to remain safe and stay out of trouble but then kissed him goodbye and crossed my fingers. I made sure to send him with his cell phone and a 9 PM curfew but other than that, he was on his own for a couple of hours. Thankfully, everything went smoothly and he arrived home on time without any problems. Of course, he ate WAY too much candy but other than … [Read more...]

A busy mom’s Progressive Snapshot experience #TrySnapshot

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Progressive.Like most moms, I am constantly being pulled from one activity to another. Even though I work from home I feel like I spend half my day in the car! Whether I am heading to the pet store food dog food or the grocery store for people food I have to get there in my car. As much as I would love to walk or take my bicycle it just isn't possible in the busy outskirts of Atlanta! Car insurance can be expensive but it definitely is NOT optional! There are a number of ways that you can … [Read more...]

WannaBeWell iPhone app for healthy living on the go!

The kids are back in school and the germs are all silently waiting for the perfect moment to strike. Staying healthy is important during every season but especially as we head into Fall and Winter. Staying healthy means a lot of different things...we need plenty of sleep, a good diet, moderate exercise and of course we need to be taking our vitamins. While a good diet is important in getting the proper nutrition it is really hard to guarantee you get all the right vitamins and minerals you need without supplements. Especially if you are as busy … [Read more...]