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I’m Running the Chicago Marathon

What the hell am I thinking? After all, it's been 12 YEARS since I ran my last marathon. AND if I remember correctly, I swore to myself after that one I would never do it again. But here I am. I've got an official entry in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon and I'm setting some pretty high goals for myself. Sarah Hiss - 2017 JACK H. MARSTON II MELANOMA FUND CHICAGO MARATHON TEAM on CrowdriseFirst and foremost, I'm raising money for Jack H. Marston II Melanoma Fund. My goal is to raise $1500 … Read More>

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Snack Ideas for Kids Sports

  When soccer seasons starts, there are two key questions my daughter wants to know: what color of socks should she get, and when is it her turn to bring snacks. The socks don’t get a big reaction out of me. I figure she can pick whatever color she wants, as long as I can get them on Amazon Prime. But the snacks? That’s my time to come up with something a bit different from the usual sports drink and bag of cookies. Sam’s Club is my go-to place when I need to buy in bulk, … Read More>

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Tips for Running a 5K with Kids

Have your kids expressed an interest in running? If so, take advantage of it! Here are a few tips for running a 5K with kids, especially young ones! This is the picture of a kid who just finished her first 5K. She's pretty pumped, and I'll admit, I was pretty excited for her too. You see, I've been running for 20+ years. I ran track in junior high then took on other "extra-curricular" activities that took me away from running for a few years. In my 20's, I found running again. It's my … Read More>

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Easy Breakfast Solutions

This post, Easy Breakfast Solutions, is written by me on behalf of General Mills. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Acorn Influence, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.  Mornings are a struggle in our house. I have never been, and will never be, a morning person. That means every minute counts, and there is no room for error. As soon as I crawl out of bed, it's game on. I know exactly how much time I have for the important stuff (brushing my … Read More>

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Track Your Adventures with the TomTom Adventurer GPS Outdoor Watch

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of TomTom®. The opinions and texts are all mine. One of our travel goals is to visit the majority of the National Parks as a family. Individually, we’ve crossed quite a few off the list. My husband has summited Mount Rainier, I’ve taken a boat tour or two through the Everglades, together we’ve visited Glacier, Denali, Yellowstone, and the Tetons. As a family, we’ve made it to the Great Smoky Mountains. This winter we crossed another … Read More>

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Minecraft Gifts at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. As much as I try to fight it, B enjoys playing games on the computer. She mainly sticks with school related websites that help her with her math and reading skills, but every now and then she'll ask to play other games and lately, her game of choice has been Minecraft.     Now, I'll be the first to admit I don't know much about Minecraft, … Read More>

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Three Days in Western North Carolina

There comes a time in every relationship that you have to put your foot down. For me, it was only 6 months into our marriage. After traveling to the west for the majority of our vacations, I decided that we should cross the Mississippi and travel east for our next vacation. My husband is quite the adventurer. He's been on some amazing trips and done some pretty impressive things, but he's always done them in the western part of the US. It took a little bit of convincing but after a few weeks, we … Read More>

Food

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Snack Ideas for Kids Sports

  When soccer seasons starts, there are two key questions my daughter wants to know: what color of socks should she get, and when is it her turn to bring snacks. The socks don’t get a … Read More>

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Easy Breakfast Solutions

This post, Easy Breakfast Solutions, is written by me on behalf of General Mills. All opinions are entirely my own. This shop has been compensated by Acorn Influence, Inc. and its advertiser. All … Read More>

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Why You Should Add Avocados to Your Diet

Why should you add avocados to your diet? It's really a simple answer, because I said so. OK, maybe that only works on my 6-year old. But seriously, avocados are what nutrition experts consider … Read More>

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Travel

TomTom Adventurer - snowshoeing RMNP

Track Your Adventures with the TomTom Adventurer GPS Outdoor Watch

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of TomTom®. The opinions and texts are all mine. One of our travel goals is to visit the majority of the National Parks as a family. … Read More>

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Three Days in Western North Carolina

There comes a time in every relationship that you have to put your foot down. For me, it was only 6 months into our marriage. After traveling to the west for the majority of our vacations, I decided … Read More>

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Flightseeing in Denali National Park

Flightseeing in Denali is an experience that everyone traveling to Alaska should consider.   Part of my personality is the need for order. That means spreadsheets, agendas and … Read More>

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