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How to get Your Family into Paddleboarding with a Body Glove Inflatable Paddle Boards

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How to get Your Family into Paddle Boarding! 

After moving to Florida we started spending more and more time on the ocean and it has done amazing things for our family’s attitudes, health, and well being.  There is something about the waves crashing and the ocean air that just brings a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation to your mind.  We also quickly got into different water sports and our absolute favorite thus far is paddleboarding!  I wish I had known how easy and fun paddleboarding is years ago.  We tried it for the first time at Club Med last winter and have been hooked ever since.  However, we were always renting boards because trying to lug a big heavy board around with three kids is basically impossible.  That was until we learned about Body Glove’s inflatable paddle boards! 

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The New Whimsically Cute Toy Your Kids Will Want: Pooparoos!

This post is sponsored by Pooparoos Supriseroos, but all opinions are my own.

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The New Whimsically Cute Toy Your Kids Will Want – Pooparoos!

There is a new fun surprise toy out that is exclusively available at Walmart and it is only a matter of time before your kids will be asking for this whimsically cute pooping friend.  That’s right, you read that correctly,  the new Pooparoos are adorable little creatures that poop out what you feed them!

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How Alexa Skill Blueprints is Keeping Our Family Connected!

This post was sponsored by Amazon as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.

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How Alexa Skill Blueprints is Keeping our Family Connected in a New and Unique Way

Like most busy moms I rely on Amazon to keep my life going a little smoother.  Whether it’s ordering a book for book club that I need to have in my hands the same day or putting a video on for the kids through Amazon Prime so that I can get some tasks done without being interrupted.  Amazon Echo is one of the huge ways Amazon helps this busy mom stay on track!  I am always asking Alexa what time it is, or what the weather is like, and the kids are able to ask Alexa all the random questions that used to require me to stop and google an answer, like how many miles is Mars from Earth, by the way, Mars is 73,943,356 miles away.  Plus, now Amazon Echo not only has the Alexa Skills it also has Alexa Skill Blueprints which allows you to create your own skills in minutes.

How to Use Alexa Skill Blueprints as a mom

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Stop Worrying When You’re Away from Home

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As a mom of 3, I am constantly on the go.  Between grocery shopping, school events, sports practices, and appointments, I often feel like I’m never home.  Add to that, we frequently travel as a family for events and work, leaving our home unoccupied for days or weeks at a time.  For a long time, I worried about break-ins while we were away, and I worried about emergencies while I was home with my kids alone because my husband works odd hours.  However, I didn’t really know what to do to put my mind at ease, until I got the opportunity to partner with MONI Smart Security.  

MONI has been listening and responding to customers for years, while maintaining a high customer satisfaction ranking.  They know people want options for home and life security, and they provide this with a variety of equipment including the latest smart home technology and set up options.  From professional installation to systems you install yourself like the Nest Secure System, MONI has what works for your family.

I received the Nest Secure System and was able to install it myself in less than 10 minutes, I then activated MONI Professional Monitoring, which was also a simple streamlined process.  Within 30 minutes I made my house was safe and secure whether I was home or away!

To test out the system I was able to trip the system, which not only set off an alarm loud enough to draw attention from neighbors until I entered my password, I also received a phone call from MONI within 3 seconds of pushing the button to ensure that I was safe.  MONI has more than 1,200 team members based in the U.S. to help customers on the phone or through online chat, 24/7!  After hanging up with the MONI Professional Security team member, I knew this service was going to give me the sense of security I was looking for.  If I hadn’t answered the phone or if I was in an emergency, the MONI staff would have been able to call my local emergency dispatch immediately.  
I also noticed my husband was calling in as I was hanging up with the MONI Security.  I had entered him as a family contact when signing up, so he received a text alert that I had triggered the panic alarm.  I immediately thought of the times when my son is home alone, and how easy it is for all of us to use, this system is exactly what my family needed.  After testing MONI, I am definitely one of their over 1 million customers who feel more secure every day!

We have had our motion detectors and smart devices set up throughout our home for over a month now, and not only leave the house without any worries, I also sleep better at night knowing we are being monitored by a world-class system with award-winning capabilities, including knowing that MONI can connect with consumers up to 10 times faster than other companies!  Now that we’ve experienced the security of MONI, I can’t imagine living without it.

Are you on the go a lot, or home alone?  Maybe you just don’t feel as safe as you could?  I can’t stress enough how great MONI Professional Monitoring is, give it a try!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of MONI Smart Security.

American Girl Doll Z Yang

Disclosure:  American Girl sent us a doll to help facilitate this review, all opinions are 100% my own.

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American Girl Contemporary Doll Z Yang.

American Girl did it again! They came out with another amazing doll for your child to fall in love with! “Z” is short for Suzie, she is a Korean-American doll that is from Seattle! Z is very imaginative and is a filmmaker developing her own take on the world that surrounds her by creating vlogs! Z shows your child that they can be or do anything they put their mind to! 

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The public has been looking for more diversity, and she is the perfect fit!  American Girl has tried really hard to encourage every child to reach their full potential and have a diverse selection of dolls. I love how, just like Z, she has an inspirational story! It allows your child to fall in love with the doll, gain encouragement, and have fun playing with her.

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Z Has An Adventurous Spirit 

Z is absolutely adorable, and I love her beauty mark on her cheek. I love the added accessory of her filming accessories that you can purchase separately. I love how she has her own style! She is dressed so cute, and I love her shoes! Every doll you get from American Girl you can rest assured it is made with love and is high quality! 

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Z has such an adventurous spirit, and it can help your child to break free from their shell or embrace their own free spirit! Z has a nice soft body, perfect for cuddles! Her hair is so shiny and silky, and your child will love styling it! This doll can truly become a best friend to your daughter! 

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Z Yang comes with The Real Z paperback book, plus a fun camera-ready outfit:

  • A crewneck printed tee with a camera graphic
  • A gray twill skirt with a turned-up hem
  • Soft and stretchy indigo leggings
  • Casual shoes with a bit of sparkle

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Where to Buy
Z Yang is available online and at all American Girl Stores.
Retail Price: $115

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