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Duraflame Rest & Relax stax Giveaway

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, March 30th, 2015 at 4:18 pm
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You can enter the Duraflame Rest & Relax with stax® Giveaway for a chance to win one fire pit, duraflame stax® fire logs, 2 duraflame chairs and 2 duraflame blankets. Just click on the picture and fill out the information!

Good luck!

DermStore ~ Product Giveaway + Exclusive 20% Off

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, March 30th, 2015 at 12:50 pm
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Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 4.48.43 PMMany of us have our “special” place to shop for all things beauty.  I’ve found a new “special” place and I couldn’t help but share, plus offer a giveaway on one of my FAVORITE items!

Have you heard of DermStore yet? If not, you will want to check it out! Dermstore offers over 700 brands, including physician-strength formulas and hard-to-find specialty brands. What I like most is that there are down-to-earth REAL reviews.  Plus, DermStore offers FREE shipping, returns and free samples with every order!  Whoop, whoop!  Use code DALLAS to save 20% on your next purchase of $100 or more.

Note: Some brand exclusions apply, cannot be combined with other offers.

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I know it’s hard to break through the clutter of the next best beauty product and it’s hard to change to a different product when you think you have what works. But DermStore.com lays all the information out there so that you can make an educated decision on your next best product.  You get REAL and accurate skin care information. So many times I read about hyped up products only to be disappointed.  With DermStore, I know what I’m getting. There are also tips, tutorials and advice from beauty experts.

So now to on of MY FAVORITE items at the DermStore!

Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 4.57.16 PMLa Roche-Posay Redermic C Anti-Wrinkle Firming Moisturizer Filler.

I’m laying it all out here guys.  I’m getting older and my skin is losing its firmness. YUCK.  I plan to fight age as long as I can and this moisturizer is doing the trick for me.

Here is what they say:

La Roche Posay Redermic C Anti-Wrinkle Firming Moisturizing Filler for Dry Skin hydrates to fill in wrinkles on the surface of the face and neck. Hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain moisture for softer and younger-looking skin. The velvety texture of of the formula doesn’t ever feel greasy. May be use as a daily moisturizer to improve skin’s composition and reduce the appearance of fine lines.

Clinically proven to increase elasticity by 33%
Increase firmness by 17%, etc., etc.

I can’t say that my skin is 33% more firm than before exactly, but I CAN say, I see a HUGE difference.  And really, that’s all that matters to me. Plus my skin is soooo soft!  Check out this video for more information:

Would you like a chance to try this product?  Just leave a comment below and a winner will be chosen on April 7th via random.org!  Good luck!

Turano Bread Recipe Contest ~ $500 Winner #TuranoHack #ad

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 at 8:15 am
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Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 4.27.40 PMO.K. chefs in the house, time to “do your magic” for a chance to win $500 using Turano bread!  Over the past year, Turano has become a national brand and is now available at all Aldi locations in Texas.

Turano has partnered with renowned chefs Brian Luscher (The Grape Restaurant) and Uno Immanivong (Chino Chinatown in Trinity Groves) from Dallas, Texas to create their own #TuranoHack using Pane Turano bread.

Turano Baking Company is a 53 year old Chicago staple that has been serving predominantly the midwest. Their recipes stem from Mariano Turano who came to America from Italy in 1962 and began baking bread.

Here is what you need to do.  Submit your own #TuranoHack to show who can whip up the best dish, using Pane Turano and ingredients from Aldi, for the chance to win a $500 cash prize! Submissions should be in the form of a short video (Youtube, Facebook, etc.) and are due by April 30, 2015.

Good Luck!

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This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all mine. Compensation was provided by Turano via The Bloggy Moms Network.

 

Forth Worth Food & Wine Festival Family Funday Sunday Ticket Giveaway ~ March 29th #FWFWF

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, March 12th, 2015 at 10:00 am
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Screen Shot 2015-03-11 at 4.31.35 PMYou’ll want to mark your calendars for this event! Family Funday Sunday is scheduled to be great day with live music, 12 food trucks, and activities for the kids at Coyote Drive-in in Fort Worth.

A wide range of noshing opportunities comes from a lineup of famous North Texas food trucks, meaning there’s something for everyone. The original food trucks, also known as chuck wagons, will also be on hand to serve up vittles. Dance to live music and enjoy a spring afternoon.

Note: Each ticket includes a taste from each truck, plus two beverages. Children 11 & under are free – tickets must be purchased for 12 & up.

We are giving away to tickets to what I’m sure will be a day full of fun!  Please leave a comment below telling us why you want to attend!  GOOD LUCK!  Our winner will be chosen via random.org on March 19th.

Giveaway Winners~ GoBe Team Winner

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015 at 10:10 am
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giveawayCongrats to Kristy (momtojamXXXX) for winning GoBe games giveaway. Look for an email in your inbox.

RaceTrac ~ Healthy, Convenient, Fresh Food ~ $4.99 Meal Deal+ $25 Giveaway

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015 at 11:00 am
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rt3 rt4RaceTrac just took convenience to a WHOLE ‘NOTHA LEVEL!

If you have a busy family like mine, finding a good healthy meal and QUICK can prove to be a huge challenge!  Guess what?  You can gas up, get your Gatorade and snacks AND a healthy meal on-the-go all in one stop now…RaceTrac!  Of course, that is all before your big soccer, baseball, etc. game!

This is going to be perfect for me as we are running from event to event and my son will NOT eat fast food anymore!  Fresh Don’t Lie… Nick cannot catch 7+ innings of a baseball game with a greasy burger sitting in his belly.

RaceTrac just launched fresh food including sandwiches, wraps and salads that are delivered fresh daily.  What I love about this is you can get a yummy meal with real, FRESH ingredients super fast!

rtAnd here is the “deal” portion.  You can get RaceTrac’s Value Meal Deal which includes any sandwich, wrap or salad with a choice of 1- to 2-ounce bag Utz or Zapp’s chips and a 20 oz. bottled Coca-Cola beverage for $4.99!  RaceTrac’s Value Meal Deal is available March 4 – April 28th.  Where else can you grab a fresh, HEALTHY and quick meal on the go and gas up at the same time???

Make sure to learn more on Twitter at @RaceTrac or on Facebook!

To celebrate, we are offering a $25 gift card giveaway to RaceTrac! In order to be eligible for the giveaway you must follow RaceTrac on Twitter, Instagram and like them on Facebook. Then leave a comment below. A winner will be chosen on March 11th.

rt2Here are the sandwiches you can choose from.  I showed Nick these sandwiches and he can’t wait to get his mouth around one of these!

  • Southwest Turkey Ciabatta flavor-filled deli-sliced smoked turkey breast, lightly spiced pepper jack cheese, caramelized onions and a creamy chipotle mayo spread with lettuce on a fresh-baked ciabatta bun. Retails for $3.99.
  • Turkey & Swiss with Tomato generous amounts of turkey and Swiss cheese with fresh lettuce and tomato on a soft honey wheat bread. Retails for $3.69.
  • Turkey Club Pretzel crispy bacon and sliced turkey and lettuce with a flavorful basil mayo spread on a soft pretzel bun. Retails for $3.99.
  • More than 15 additional sandwiches, wraps and salads are available at all RaceTrac locations.

 

Disclaimer: This post was written by me on behalf of RaceTrac. I was compensated for the review, however all views and opinions are 100% my own! 

GIVEAWAY: Family 4-Pack Tickets to LEGO Ninjago Training Camp at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth – Opens 3/6

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 11:45 am
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Mark your calendars – a great way to kick off your Spring Break fun! March 6th is the opening of new LEGO Ninjago Training Camp at LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth at Grapevine Mills!

Enhance your co-ordination and test your reactions in the Ninja missions, grow your creativity by building Ninjago out of LEGO bricks, then demonstrate your agility and skill by taking on the laser maze, how fast can you make it through? There’s only one way to find out…

Be sure to follow LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Work on  Facebook/Instagram/Twitter: @ldcdfw and check out their website HERE.

We’d love to give one of our MyDFWMommy readers a family 4 pack of tickets to check out the new LEGO Ninjago Training Camp! To enter, tell us your favorite Ninjago character. We’ll announce a winner on Friday, 3/6.

 

 

Bing Rewards ~ Earn Rewards Searching Web + $500 Target Gift Care Sweepstakes

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at 10:00 am
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Screen Shot 2015-02-20 at 10.27.45 PMIf you like getting Amazon gift cards, Xbox Live points & movie rentals for free (and who doesn’t), then check out Bing Rewards. You can earn credits just by searching the web with Bing.

By joining Bing Rewards and entering the sweepstakes, you could win a $500 Target gift card! The Target eGift card sweepstakes starts March 2 and ends April 13, 2015.

Click here to join for free using your Facebook or Microsoft Account. Surf the web using Bing. Take advantage of daily offers to earn even more credits. Make Silver Status and get a one-time 50 credit bonus. Redeem credits for gift cards, Xbox live points, Redbox movie rentals and more.

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GoBe Games ~ 24-Hour Social Adventure + 20% Off + Team Giveaway GoBe ALIVE!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, February 27th, 2015 at 11:15 am
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Remember when I talked about finding balance and finding “you” time.  O.K. here is something coming to DFW that I would think could be a BLAST for all of our readers, plus get a chance to win a FREE trip to Costa Rica!

GoBe Games is a 24-hour social adventure where you and your teammates tackle as many official GoBe challenges as possible to win awesome prizes like a trip for your team to Costa Rica. It’s like doing an entire season of The Amazing Race in 24 hours with your best friends or even your significant other and kids!

You’ll download the GoBe Games app that will serve as your guidebook for 24 hours of self-directed revelry. Teams consist of 2-5 friends.  There will be 300+ challenges and you do as many as possible in an action-packed 24 hours. It’s as if you fit 2 years of excitement into 24 hours.  Participants choose the challenges they like best and fulfill them in the most creative way that fits their team.

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Plus, we have a 20% off discount code for you as well! AND we are giving away a free entry for a 2-5 person team to participate in the event (leave a comment below and a winner will be chosen via random.org on 3/10)!  Tickets cost between $35- $45 depending on when you register.  That is without the discount code so it’s very reasonable!

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Panther Island Pavilion
395 Purcey Street
Fort Worth, TX

Use Discount code gobedfw83 for 20% off registration!

I don’t know about you, but I get tired of looking through my Facebook newsfeed at all the fun things my friends did, when I did the normal grocery store, clean house, pay bills weekend… definitely nothing Facebook posting worthy!

Whether you raft a river with arm floaties, do 15 minutes of hot yoga wearing hot pants, eat a tuna fish sandwich and then kiss a team member, or sing “Endless Love” to a random couple in a park: You choose the GoBe challenges you like best and fulfill them in whichever way your brain dictates.  It will probably be the most fun I’ve had in a 24 hour span in a long time and breaks the routine of day to day living!  Check out this video!

 

Here is how the games work.  You’ll submit photos and videos through the GoBe Games app and they’ll keep a live score of who’s in the lead. After the 24 hours of racing are over, they’ll hold an awards ceremony/party open to all (not just participants) with a free concert and local food to cap off the event. The Grand Prize winners get a trip to Costa Rica for their team.

GoBe Games isn’t just for fitness junkies! Sure, they’ll make you sweat and burn, but many challenges are designed to get participants engaged in the community—from eating unhealthy quantities of food at local dives to tracking down otherwise elusive politicians to walking old ladies across the street.

You can like or you can live. GoBe Alive.

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GIVEAWAY: Kidz Bop Kids Family 4-Pack of Tickets – Dallas House of Blues 3/1

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 1:35 pm
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How would you like to take the family to see Kidz Bop Kids at The House of Blues in Dallas on Sunday, March 1st at 3pm?

It’s the ultimate pop star party for kids and families! Sing and dance to today’s biggest hits for kids, sung by kids!

Check out their Facebook page HERE and head over HERE for ticket information.

We have a family 4 pack of tickets to giveaway to one lucky MyDFWMommy reader! To enter, tell us what song you’d love to hear Kidz Bop Kids sing. We’ll announce a winner tomorrow night, Friday, 2/27.

 

GIVEAWAY: Zoës Kitchen New Heart Healthy Menu Items + $25 Gift Card Giveaway

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, February 26th, 2015 at 11:15 am
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Did you know a new study published in the American Journal of Cardiology found that eating Mediterranean food can reduce the risk of heart disease? Zoës Kitchen, is a fast-casual restaurant offering fresh, made-from-scratch Mediterranean dishes and they just announced brand new menu items are available now at its’ restaurants, nationwide!

New heart-healthy items include a Mediterranean Chicken entrée and the Hummus Trio, which features Zoës signature classic hummus and 2 new flavors: Basil Pesto Hummus and Red Pepper Hummus.

For more information or to find a restaurant near you, visit Zoës Kitchen, like them on Facebook or follow Zoës Kitchen on Twitter. Plus, download the Zoës Kitchen L.I.F.E. app on Android and Apple devices to receive goodies every time you upload a receipt!

We’d love to give one of our MyDFWMommy readers a $25 Zoës Kitchen gift card! To enter, tell us which heart-healthy menu item you’d love to try! We’ll announce a winner on 3/6.

Jord Watches ~ A Natural Fashion + Jord Watch Giveaway

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 12:45 pm
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Fashion.  It’s a statement of who you are.

But that doesn’t mean fashion has to cost a lot. I try to choose clothes and accessories that  make a statement but doesn’t kill my budget.  I look for the unusual, different and natural.  For me, a watch is a fashion statement, a reflection not only of time but of the person you are inside and out.  To me there is nothing more beautiful than nature and when nature and fashion collide, I can’t help but get excited!

Screen Shot 2015-02-21 at 5.18.52 PMI was asked to review this Jord Ely watch in maple.  If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, we don’t do a ton of reviews. But when Jord approached me, I couldn’t wait to check it out.

The wood watch is a quality piece, durable, light weight and simple in statement. I love the fact that the watch goes with everything in my wardrobe and has enough flash to dress up and dress down.  The watch can be dressed up with additional bracelets or bangles or simply be worn on its own. Because the watches are handcrafted from wood, it naturally takes people back to nature.
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Jord wood watches is a locally owned St. Louis, Missouri company where they design/produce real wood watches from sustainable materials from all around the world. They have men, women and unisex watches. Prices start at $120.
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For me, watches have always been an accessory that makes me feel pulled together. This wooden watch fits my personality here in Texas. I love having this timeless piece as part of my wardrobe.

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Now it’s your turn for a chance to win your own Jord wood watch. One lucky reader will win a $129 gift certificate to put toward their own choice of wood watch, from Jord’s women’s or men’s watches selection, plus free shipping.  Leave a comment below about what you like best about Jord watches. A winner will be chosen on March 11th via random.org. Good luck!

Enter to Win a $50 Macy’s Gift Card!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 at 11:45 am
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Now through February 27th, go here to enter your email address for a chance to win one of twenty $50 Macy’s gift cards!

The winners will be chosen via a lottery drawing and notified on March 3rd.

GoBe Games ~ 24-Hour Social Adventure + 20% Off + Team Giveaway GoBe ALIVE!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 at 12:00 pm
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Remember when I talked about finding balance and finding “you” time.  O.K. here is something coming to DFW that I would think could be a BLAST for all of our readers, plus get a chance to win a FREE trip to Costa Rica!

GoBe Games is a 24-hour social adventure where you and your teammates tackle as many official GoBe challenges as possible to win awesome prizes like a trip for your team to Costa Rica. It’s like doing an entire season of The Amazing Race in 24 hours with your best friends or even your significant other and kids!

You’ll download the GoBe Games app that will serve as your guidebook for 24 hours of self-directed revelry. Teams consist of 2-5 friends.  There will be 300+ challenges and you do as many as possible in an action-packed 24 hours. It’s as if you fit 2 years of excitement into 24 hours.  Participants choose the challenges they like best and fulfill them in the most creative way that fits their team.

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Plus, we have a 20% off discount code for you as well! AND we are giving away a free entry for a 2-5 person team to participate in the event (leave a comment below and a winner will be chosen via random.org on 3/10)!  Tickets cost between $35- $45 depending on when you register.  That is without the discount code so it’s very reasonable!

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Panther Island Pavilion
395 Purcey Street
Fort Worth, TX

Use Discount code gobedfw83 for 20% off registration!

I don’t know about you, but I get tired of looking through my Facebook newsfeed at all the fun things my friends did, when I did the normal grocery store, clean house, pay bills weekend… definitely nothing Facebook posting worthy!

Whether you raft a river with arm floaties, do 15 minutes of hot yoga wearing hot pants, eat a tuna fish sandwich and then kiss a team member, or sing “Endless Love” to a random couple in a park: You choose the GoBe challenges you like best and fulfill them in whichever way your brain dictates.  It will probably be the most fun I’ve had in a 24 hour span in a long time and breaks the routine of day to day living!  Check out this video!

 

Here is how the games work.  You’ll submit photos and videos through the GoBe Games app and they’ll keep a live score of who’s in the lead. After the 24 hours of racing are over, they’ll hold an awards ceremony/party open to all (not just participants) with a free concert and local food to cap off the event. The Grand Prize winners get a trip to Costa Rica for their team.

GoBe Games isn’t just for fitness junkies! Sure, they’ll make you sweat and burn, but many challenges are designed to get participants engaged in the community—from eating unhealthy quantities of food at local dives to tracking down otherwise elusive politicians to walking old ladies across the street.

You can like or you can live. GoBe Alive.

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Puritan’s Pride ~ Enter $25,000 Sweepstakes

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, February 23rd, 2015 at 12:45 pm
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Screen Shot 2014-10-24 at 10.46.51 AMGo here to enter for a chance to win $25,000 on behalf of Puritan’s Pride!

When you enter you’ll get an additional discount code to shop at Puritan’s Pride! I got an additional 10% off already discounted vitamins and herbal supplements!

Fine print:
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Ends: 1/31/16. Only legal residents of the 50 U.S. (+DC) 18 or older can register from this offer. See Sweepstakes Official Rules for details.

Wrangler Western “For Love of Country” Sweepstakes ~ 50th Annual ACM Awards

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 5:16 pm
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Love country music? Go here on Facebook to enter to win a night with the biggest names in the business at the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards April 19.

They’re giving one lucky fan and a guest the red carpet experience including airfare, a three-night stay in Renaissance Dallas Hotel in Dallas, Texas, Wrangler clothes, AND tickets to the 50th Annual ACM Awards, “ACM Presents,” and the ACM Party for a Cause Festival!

Just fill in your information here!

If you prefer entering via Twitter, go here!

NO PURCHASE NESESSARY. Must be legal U.S./Can resident, 21 or older. Sweepstakes ends March 12. Void in Puerto Rico, Quebec & where prohibited. See Official Rules for details.

Finding Our Balance ~ #Balance Project + GREAT Balance Bar Giveaway

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, February 19th, 2015 at 1:02 pm
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balanceHave you ever asked yourself, “Is this all there is to life?” Or ask yoursef “What if?” that mophs into “Was that it?” I’ve been there and done that.  I still do that, which I’ve learned is a good sign that my life has become unbalanced again.

When I started this website, I took a huge risk.  There was a lot of uncertainty, repeated failures and insane hours.  But I have never looked back as I have learned so much and have been able to be here for my children when they needed me. We’ve also built an amazing community of like-minded people who believe you can live well on less.

However, I have also realized that through those years I lacked a lot of balance.  And when you don’t have balance in life, thinks can seem pretty bleak and I can tend to get, well… a little crazy at times :)!

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Some new research reveals that we all crave balance but can’t achieve it consistently. Researchers* found that 98% of Americans believe achieving and maintaining balance in their life is important, however, only 14% report that they always feel balanced.  Great… so we want it, but the REAL question is…how do we get there?

Balance Bar Company has launched The Balance Project, a multi-year, multi-platform program to open a dialogue that will aid in improving America’s levels of balance.  It’s an online hub to share ideas, daily victories and challenges and even have some fun as we all embark on a journey to sustain balance.

It’s there to make sure the family time, friend time, work time and play time are all equally good times. As a mom, I can speak honestly that our work is never done.  NEVER :)!
According to the study, nearly every single mom agrees that health (99%) and family and personal relationships (99%) are important to achieving balance in life.

balance projectHere is a look at how Americans are trying to achieve balance:

Keeping their finances in order (66%)
Getting enough sleep (68%)
Eating healthy foods (56%)
Exercising regularly (48%)

But roughly 2 in 5 Americans think it’s difficult to actually find balance. The Balance Project’s exclusive guide, Gabrielle Reece, a fitness and wellness role model, entrepreneur, wife, and mother of three, will provide advice, tips and her personal insights for addressing and achieving balance in these areas.  Plus, you can take a fun quiz to find out how balanced you are.

  • Nutrition: Cover the basics. Make as many meals as you can at home so you can control your own nutrition. Take snacks like fruit, nuts or a Balance Bar® wherever you go to prevent mindless eating.
  • Career: Concentrate on one thing at a time. Studies show that we can accomplish so much more and with less stress when we do one thing at a time.
  • Friends/Family: Create boundaries regarding your technology. When you leave work, make sure you’re actually leaving work. If you are pushing your child on the swing, put your phone in your pocket and leave the texting or emails for later. If someone writes you a note, don’t feel the pressure to respond within five seconds and miss a family mealtime opportunity. Make the boundaries for yourself and let others know what they are so you can live a happy, healthy lifestyle.
  • Me Time: It’s ok to just say “No”. Learn to use and love this word. This tiny little word will save you so much heartache and excuse making. “No” will keep you from over scheduling your life and actually keep you free for the things you want to do. Life is for living and not just for filling days with obligations.
  • Schedule one thing you look forward to each day. Have coffee with a friend or indulge in a harmless guilty pleasure. Do something that breaks up your day and focuses on you being you – not you the professional, or partner or parent, just you.

 

What do I do?  I exercise regularly, read the bible daily, have a date night twice a month with Geno (although we could use once a week), find one hour a week for “just me” (this one is hard to stick too though).  Maybe for you, it’s spending time outside, writing in your diary.  Remember this is for YOU!  Make it yours, own it and do it! No more “what if’s” or “is this all there is?”. The first step is to make it a priority.

*This study was conducted by KRC Research via an online survey of 1,002 American adults ages 18-64 from November 11-14, 2014.

One lucky reader will win an awesome Balance Bar Prize Pack including a box of 15 Balance Bars(varieties may vary), an iPhone Card Holder, Notebook and a cute Balance Bar tote bag. US residents only, age 18 or older. Giveaway ends 2/26 at 11:59pm EST.

Note: Participants must follow @BalanceBar on Twitter and Facebook in order to enter. Good luck!!  To enter, leave a comment below on how you would like to find more balance in your life.

Disclaimer: I received product as part of a sponsored collaboration with Balance Bar.

Similac Giveaway: $7,800 Prize Package

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 4:15 pm
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Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 3.03.24 PMThrough May 7th, you can enter the Similac Mom’s Favorite Things Giveaway for a chance to win two Grand Prize packages (one to keep and one to share!) consisting of Aden and Anais Twinkle Gift Set Bundles, Honest Product Bundles, Fisher-Price Newborn Rock ‘n Play Sleepers, 4moms rockaRoo Swings, Ergobaby Original Collection Baby Carriers, My Brest Friend Nursing Pillows, Bob Revolution Flex Single Strollers, Amazon Prime Memberships, Breast Pumps and more – a $7,874 value!

Thanks, Free Stuff Times!

How to Stay Hydrated ~ DripDrop Great Hydration Solution

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 1:20 pm
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Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 1.01.25 PMMy son is a high school baseball catcher in the HOT Texas sun.  My daughter is a gymnast and practices over 4 hours a night.  I exercise daily at UFC Gym.  Keeping our family properly hydrated in both the summer and winter proves to be a constant challenge. In fact, I tend to drink less in the winter because I don’t “feel” hot or thirsty. But with heaters in our homes and cars, water being lost through breath and sweat, etc. it is especially important to maintain hydration when it’s cold!

The health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about 2 liters, or half a gallon. This is called the 8×8 rule and is very easy to remember. But if you exercise or engage in any activity that makes you sweat, you need to drink extra water to compensate for the fluid loss.

Knowing how to rehydrate

Water is the first line of defense when it comes to hydration.  It’s cheap and as long as you drink enough along with a healthy diet, you probably don’t need anything more.  But there are times that our bodies need more than just H20.

  1. Exercising for long periods where sweat loss is high
  2. Two-a-day workouts or competitions
  3. Sickness, diarrhea, vomiting, surgery

 

In these situations, drinking an electrolyte solution will enhance rehydration by replacing those lost when you sweat. I see most parents turning to sports drinks.  But these drinks can cause serious damage to your teeth – putting you at a much higher risk for cavities and tooth decay. In fact, a recent study from the Academy of General Dentistry found sports drinks contain so much acid that they start destroying teeth after only five days of consistent use.

Screen Shot 2015-02-18 at 12.56.11 PMThere is a new hydration solution called DripDrop that I had a chance to check out. It uses medical rehydration standards to provide consumers with a better way to rehydrate. It’s a powder that you mix with water at home or on the go. It comes in small pouch that you can carry with you in your purse or pocket. DripDrop was formulated by a family physician who was tired of prescribing poor-tasting pediatric beverages to his patients.

My kids and I loved the taste of DripDrop. And what I found interesting is that my energy levels increased within 20 minutes of drinking it.  I think I was dehydrated and didn’t even know it.  I particularly loved the lemon flavor as it tasted just like lemonade!  YUM!  This is going to be an awesome resource for me during my son’s hot baseball games.  And my daughter gulped it down thinking it was lemonade.  Yay…something she’ll drink!

You can purchase DripDrop at CVS, Walgreens and on Amazon.  There are four packets in a box and it retails for $9.99.

We are offering a giveaway to one of our luck readers so they too can try DripDrop. They will receive one box of lemon and one box of berry. Just leave a comment below and we’ll choose a winner on February 25th!  Good luck!

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