Reminder: Get Your Breast Cancer Screening

October 28, 2014
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Welcome to Life Without Pink! You can subscribe to me via RSS feed or find me at Facebook and Twitter. Thanks for visiting!Tweet October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, so please remind your love ones that regular screenings can save lives by catching cancer early. Here’s a very scary statistic: Have you or someone close to you been diagnosed with breast cancer? I have a few friends and family members that have gone through this and it really puts everything in prospective. It’s super scary and a few of my friends have been detected early, which literally was the #1 reason they beat cancer. How about monthly breast exams? I’m going to be honest and tell you that I don’t. I know it’s something that […]

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Netflix Shows to Help Celebrate Mini Milestones #StreamTeam

October 27, 2014
Netflix Shows To Help Celebrate Mini Milestones Entertainment

Tweet Having kids means experiencing lots of new milestones and to parents no matter what they are, they’re big moments in their child’s life. It can be anything from their first words, the first time they slept over their grandparent’s house to their first sports game or their first real date! My family just experienced a new milestone last week. We became the proud owners of a new puppy named Lexi! I love that my boys were part of the process of picking her out and naming her. We brought Lexi home a week earlier to surprise the boys. When they saw her climb out of the box, their eyes lit up and their smiles grew from ear to ear. Such a special moment I’ll […]

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Friday Fresh Picks: Easy Halloween Treats for Classroom Parties

October 24, 2014
Easy Halloween Treats for Classroom Parties Food & Parties

Tweet I’ve been a room mom since my oldest was in Preschool. I have to say, some of the moms are super creative when it comes to snack ideas for the classroom parties. I usually bring in something easy like juice boxes or fruit and dip but this year I’m going to force myself to think outside the box and WOW the kids. So I’ve rounded up some easy and fun Halloween treats that would be perfect for classroom parties. My boys saw this list and went crazy over the Pumpkin Poo and really you can’t get any easier than that!  1. Witch Hat Cookies / 2. Fudgy Gravey Brownies / 3. Green Marshmallow Treat Monsters  / 4. Pumpkin Poo / 5. Ogre-Eye Cookies / […]

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New Trailer for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron #Avengers #AgeOfUltron

October 23, 2014
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Tweet I’m so excited to share with you the teaser trailer for Marvel’s AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON! If you are a reader of my blog, you know my family is all about superheroes especially Marvel’s Avengers. We can’t wait to see this one! Check it out:   AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON hits theaters everywhere on May 1st, 2015! Keep up with Marvel on: TWITTER: FACEBOOK: TUMBLR: INSTAGRAM: GOOGLE+: PINTEREST:

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Tips for Getting Reluctant Readers to Read

October 22, 2014
Tips for Getting Reluctant Readers to Read Create & Learn

Tweet Getting my oldest to read wasn’t always an easy task. When I would ask him to go grab a book, he would huff and puff. It was a struggle and finally in the last 6 months he’s started to enjoy reading. We are making it part of our daily bedtime routine, which is key.  I have found that during the day, my boys are too rambunctious and won’t sit for more than 5 minutes. So after pajamas are on and teeth are brushed, my husband and I will take the boys in separate rooms to read with them. We switch every night so we get that special one-on-one time with them. Even if it’s been a long and exhausting day we still read with […]

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The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place

October 21, 2014
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Tweet I love this time of the year. There are so many fun things to do with the family like apple picking, pumpkin carving, and Fall festivals. But when you combine Halloween, costumes, rides, and characters all in one, you are sure to have a great time! This weekend wraps up The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place, so if you are looking for something to do make sure to check it out.  During The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular, families are encouraged to come dressed in costume as they enjoy Sesame Place. For even more Halloween fun, Sesame Place will be hosting two special events this weekend: The Count’s Halloween Party Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26 2014 (12:00PM and 5:00PM) Book your reservations for the best […]

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Boy Mom Spotlight: Meet Kelly

October 20, 2014
Boy Mom Feature - Kelly Boys

Tweet If you are interested in being featured, please fill out this form. Remember you don’t have to be a mom of all boys just one. NOTE: there’s a waiting list and I will contact you about a week or two prior to your scheduled date. Meet this week’s boy mom, Kelly. She’s a mom of two boys and the creator of Project Me for Busy Mothers, where she helps other moms find a happier balance between the kids and everything else.  Kelly’s free Life Wheel Tool gives mamas a birds eye view of the 8 areas that make up her life so she can easily see what’s going smoothly and what could use a bit of focused attention. The link to the Life Wheel Tool […]

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Friday Fresh Picks: Superhero Gear for Pets + Meet Lexi!

October 17, 2014
Superhero Gear for Pets Products & Gear

Tweet I announced last weekend that I FINALLY added a little pink in my life.  Meet Lexi the newest addition to our family! My boys have been asking for a dog for over a year now. My husband and I talked about it and did some research on the type of breed that would be the best fit for our family. We instantly fell in love with Rhodesian Ridgebacks. They are smart, obedient, active, have minimal shedding (a win for me!), have low health problems, and with their family, they are a quiet, gentle companion, one who’s able and willing to defend their home and people if the need arises. What makes this breed unique is the ridge that runs down their back (my boys […]

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6 Easy Ways to Save Money at Home #SunrunHome #CG

October 15, 2014
6 Easy Ways to Save Money at Home Home & Family

Tweet When my youngest was a baby, I was laid off from my job. I found myself home with two small children and I needed to find easy ways to save money for my family. I’m not big on clipping coupons but I learned a few creative ways to save right from home. Let’s face it, no one likes to stress over money and by making a few painless changes around the house, it can really add up over a year. Here are a few ways you can help stretch your family’s hard-earned money: 1. Turn down the heat. We have a thermostat that we set to go down during the day and at night. I’ve found you can save about 3% on your heating […]

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