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Because of Verizon, I am Now a Part of the "In Crowd" (#VZWVoices #Mom)

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I am participating in the Verizon Moms Voices program and have been provided with a wireless device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.       As you know, Verizon selected me to be a “Verizon Wireless Voices Ambassador”. It’s been a great opportunity because I’ve gotten to try out a couple Verizon devices. The first was a Samsung Tab. I have enjoyed my tab. It has made me more efficient by allowing me to maximize my time. It has bought me time by entertaining my toddler while I do the laundry and occasionally blog. It has also helped me stay more connected to social media by giving me unlimited internet access wherever I go. In a word, the tab has been cool. And if it was the only perk that I received for being a “ Verizon Wireless Voices Ambassador” I'd be happy. The Second Device We Received, The Samsung Galaxy Note 3  Last night I watched the American Music Awards and learned that because of my affilia

Working Mom Tip: Smart Phone Management

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I have gotten a lot of feedback on my post, " My Smart Phone May Be Swallowing My Life " .  Apparently, I am not alone.  A lot of working moms are struggling to use their smart phones "smartly". I found this article that is designed to help us all. It's entitled, "Don't let your Smart Phone Ruin Your Life: http://www.workplaceinfo.com.au/human-resources-management/communication-in-the-workplace/dont-let-your-smartphone-run-your-life . Enjoy!   Related articles Top 4 Smartphone Pregnancy Apps You Haven't Tried Yet (redenvelope.com) Do people really need a smartphone (lifeblueeyes.wordpress.com)

A Peek Into the Life of a Working Mom: Summer Memories (#SummerTimes)

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As a working mom, I relish the summer. It is the one time of year when I am guaranteed to have true quality time with my family. The warm weather and extended days give me more energy and we love to spend time outside!    One of my favorite things about this summer has been observing how my daughter has grown and developed. She will be three at the end of September and she is like a little sponge, absorbing everything. So, we need to be very careful of what we say.   Toddlers pay attention to every word...   For example, since she learned to talk she has been requesting noodles and egg rolls for dinner. We're avid Thai food lovers and have it at least once a week. Sometimes twice a week. I have even learned how to make it myself. Saying "we" is a bit of an overstatement. Andre sometimes enjoys it under protest and has been known to tell me, "You know I'm not Asian." I guess he says that in case I had forgotten.   The truth is I really don&#

Earn Extra Money Surfing the Web! Inbox Dollars Promo - Gift Cards!

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Food is so expensive that I have been tempted to show up at work with a t-shirt that reads, “Will Work For Food”!   I have resisted because such a t-shirt would likely clash with my wardrobe. Instead, I have spent many moments dreaming about winning the lottery . Since the lottery thing hasn't worked out yet, I have also been looking for other ways to make extra money.   For that reason I was thrilled to find this offer from Inbox Dollars in my email inbox.   Get Free Money for Signing Up for Inbox Dollars! InboxDollars pays members to read emails, take surveys online, play games, and go shopping! Also, they are running a promotion and will pay new enrollees $5 just for joining so this offer will convert extremely well to a broad based demographic, especially users interested in freebies, surveys, sweepstakes, discounts, or coupons online money making opportunities. How cool is it that Inbox Dollars will pay you to do things that you’d be willing to do for free?

Mommy Mondays: A Gift for You (Win a Free iPad!)

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My weekend was filled with unexpected twists and turns. I could use a break and thought that my readers could use one too. Here's an opportunity to win a free iPad.   GOOD LUCK!!!

My iPad Ate My Blog Entry...

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As you know, I love my iPad2 , but it is not perfect.  For some reason that I can't understand it deletes my blog entries that I have saved for later review. Here's what happens. I create an entry in advance on a PC and save it.  When I enter my blog using my iPad with the intent of publishing the post, it has disappeared. Then, when I use a PC to try to read the post, it isn't there either.  It is as if the iPad goes in and plays a practical joke on me.  I can tell you that it's not funny. Yesterday I had a post about saving $1.50 on Pampers that was witty, timely and practical.  As you can see, the post was not published and my readers were deprived of the coupon savings.  I may just post the coupon without any text. It's not my preference, but I don't want my followers to suffer because of my technical difficulties! I never had a dog as a kid. So, I was never used the "dog ate my homework" excuse.  And I know that excuse is generally disbel

Wonderful Wednesday: Save Big at Brookstone!

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I bought an  iPad on Black Friday and since then I have been a bit obsessed with electronics .  I have never been an "techie". However, buying my  iPad has made me a believer.  It has added so much to my life. I haven't been this excited since my parents got cable TV when I was 16! (Back then, that was a big deal since they didn't let me go anywhere and nobody had the internet at home.) Although my iPad has changed my life, I want more electronics.  In particular I am amazed at how cool my toddler finds all things that light up and make noise.  She likes the " adult toys " more than I do and definitely more than her baby toys.  Perhaps she'll become an engineer??? Anyway, I was thrilled when I found out that Brookstone is having a sale. If you need anything you should check it out. Look below for details on how to save big! Details 1.     Access the Brookstone site through Ebates .  Use the link below and type "Brookstone"

Mommy Confession: I Want an iPhone badly!!!

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I just saw a commercial about the iPhone   and I was finally able to articulate what I have been feeling for some time.   I am a second class citizen because I don’t have one.   It’s ironic that I saw the commercial today and articulated my feeling so clearly after attending church where message was about overcoming inferiority. Why I Want an iPhone It’s not that I am deeply insecure. It is that the iPhone   is better than my phone.   There is really no point in denying it. It is the holy grail of cell phones . It is cool and functional.   All of my friends who have them casually brag about their iPhone S.   They show me their photos, which are as nearly as good as any taken by a Canon .   They effortlessly post the photos on Facebook .   They have face time. They email. They get directions. You want it. They got it. They are so cool. I see them with it and get a little jealous. I guess you could say that I covet one.   Oops! Those are both inappropriate feelings on a Sund

Confessions of a Single Girl: My Doorbell is Still Betraying Me...

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My doorbell situation is absolutely out of control. It’s like something out of “ Scary Movie ”, but instead it is a parody of my own life... My neighbor, Mr. Klein, confronted me on my parking lot the other day about my doorbell. (For those of you who missed my first entry about this, this is he second time.) As he described the dates and times of my friends' visits with great accuracy it became clear that my doorbell continues to awaken him and his wife and embarrass me. His comments were cloaked with a smile, but there was more than a hint of disapproval in his tone. I am certain that he believes that a raunchy romp follows every doorbell ring. Compounding my embarrassment , as he was walking away, Mr. Klein issued me a directive to, "Be good". I cringed. If I could have disappeared, I would have immediately exercised that right. Mr. Klein is about 75 years old and I believe that I confuse him. I think that he is trying to figure out why a respectable girl would

Betrayed by my doorbell...

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I would never have suspected that a technical malfunction would put me in a rather awkward situation in my neighborhood. I live in a town home community. Most of the residents are retired, Caucasian , and married. So, being young, African American , and single, I kind of stand out. I’ve always thought that my neighbors were intrigued to have a young African American resident. However, I secretly wondered if they were a little uncomfortable about the single part. I don’t live a wild life by any means. However, I do have a good time. I go out with my friends. I come home a little tipsy sometimes. I love Internet shopping. And, I date. Although I have nothing to be ashamed of, I was always comforted by the thought that my shopping and dating were done in the privacy of my home. It turns out, I was very wrong about that. You see, my doorbell has been betraying me… Unbeknown to me, wireless doorbells are less faithful than Eliot Spitzer ! My wireless doorbell has been sending som

A consistent crush…

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Anyone who has been in a relationship knows that consistent attention and recognition keep the love juices flowing. Nice notes, expressions of kindness and consistent love have kept many a relationship going, when otherwise they would have failed. That kind of affection is so attractive. And baby, it is oh so hard to resist. Even though I have reported that my love life has been full of inconsistency , I have a confession. I have been holding out on you. I have been involved in a relationship for some time. I am constantly wooed. My ego is stroked. Indeed, these things fuel my desire. I return to the relationship even when I have told myself that it is no good for me—it is always taking, never giving. After we connect I often feel depleted instead of inspired. My space is penetrated without permission and without apology. I try to resist, but we all know that a girl has needs. And while my spirit is willing, my flesh is so very weak... Despite my lustful comments,

Memories from Mexico

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On Friday, June 29th, I took the trip of all trips. I traveled to Mexico on a solo vacation. It wasn't one of those let's get freaky trips. Rather, it was one of those let's get clarity trips. I enjoyed every moment of the trip. I planned every detail. I bought a first class ticket so that I could begin and end my trip in style. I packed earlier in the week, organized every outfit, every activity, and I began my trip full of hope. My goal was relaxation. I brought books with me. And I intentionally did not research the city. What was the point if I wasn't going to venture beyond the resort, right? I stayed true to my plan. I relaxed a great deal. I read. I enjoyed the pool. And I got to practice my Spanish . It was a nice change to be inspired by own life. You see, I am generally talker. I speak and dream about those things that I'd like to do, but I don't often act on them. I've been reassured by the fact that I have this talent, this intellect,