Yes, even Thick-Haired Girls deal with Hair Loss: How I make my Hair Grow Faster with #Hairfinity

 Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of TapInfluence and Hairfinity. All opinions and hairstyles pictured in this post are my own. So, my hair is kinda my thing. I can gain or lose weight, be tan or pale, and it really doesn't matter. But what kind of hair day I'm having? That absolutely affects my mood and sense of well-being on a daily basis. It may seem shallow, but I think many gals would agree with me that how their hair looks … [Read more...]

World Prematurity Day and My Family’s Story | #MC, #RSVAwareness #PreemieProtection #Sponsored

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for MedImmune. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.   I was pregnant with my son in March 2008. When I was 35 weeks, 6 days, my water broke.  24 hours later, my 5 pound, 13 oz bundle of joy was born. It was a LONG, painful labor. But even more painful was the few days after he was born when I … [Read more...]

Care Conversations: How to Choose a Long-Term Care Option For a Parent

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While this conversation is sponsored by Global Influence, all opinions are of course my own. Several years ago, it became apparent to my family that my grandmother would not be able to live independently. After several falls and finally a stroke, we had to gather as a family and discuss our options. The series of conversations (it's never just one!) that ensued were absolutely heart-wrenching. Finally, after several months of back and … [Read more...]

4 Things That Won’t Happen at ShiftCon Social Media Conference |#shiftcon

Last week I attended the Shiftcon Social Media Eco Wellness Conference. To say that it was life-changing does not overstate the impact of this first-time conference. Here are the things that WON'T happen at ShiftCon: 1. You won't worry about GMOs in your food. Well, you will, but not the food served at ShiftCon. Founders Leah and Mark Segedie meticulously trained every member of the hotel staff in how to serve the carefully sourced organic, … [Read more...]

I’m headed to ShiftCon! #ShiftHappens

You may have noticed that I have been posting more sporadically recently. There have been a lot of exciting changes happening for me, both on the blog and personally. However, this weekend, I'm headed to ShiftCon -- the very first social media conference focused on wellness, health, and the environment. I can't wait to network with brands that I already use and love, like Earth Mama Angel Baby and Stonyfield Farms.  In addition, all the … [Read more...]

Join the Earth Mama Angel Baby Challenge! | #Earthmamaforall #Ambassador

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Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored ambassadorship for Earth Mama Angel Baby. All opinions are always my own and I truly adore the Earth Mama products and believe in the company mission! Many people remember where they were, or what they were doing when a major world event happened. I remember the exact moment that I heard about Earth Mama Angel Baby.  I was buying some cloth diapers I found on Craigslist. My son was 2 months old. … [Read more...]

The One Where Jermaine Paul Sings to Me and I get an HTC One Harman Kardon Smartphone

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Disclosure: I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Sprint Sound Session. I received a sample of the HTC One to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. It was the highlight of my month and I freaking love that phone!   If I ever complain about how "hard" being a blogger is (and there are moments), just remind me of my experience at the Sprint Sound … [Read more...]

Help Me Decide! #WarbyHomeTryOn

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Disclosure: This is a compensated conversation on behalf of Warby Parker If you've ever had to pick out a pair of glasses, you know what an awful process it is. First, you try on ALL.THE.GLASSES. Then you get opinions. Then you ignore all the opinions. Finally, you're left with something that hopefully you'll love for the next couple of years until you do it all over again. Here's where Warby Parker comes in. They offered me a Free Home Try … [Read more...]

How is Maple Syrup Made? Learning about Pure New York Maple Syrup

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Update: Starting March 26, you can enter to win a bottle of Schoff's Maple Syrup! Enter here! Did you know that this weekend and next is the annual Maple Syrup Weekend? We celebrated by going to a pancake breakfast -- made with Maple Syrup, of course! Then we headed over to Schoff's Sugar Shack in Victor, NY, to learn how Maple Syrup is made. Turns out, this year is a BAD year for syrup -- too cold. The sap has been freezing and hasn't had … [Read more...]

My Big Announcement, Most Popular Posts, and New Year’s Resolutions

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When I last posted, right before Christmas, I hinted that I had a big announcement coming up for the New Year. I just couldn't wait until January 1, so I'm sharing it now. For all of 2014, I will be a Stonyfield Blogger Captain! What does that mean? It means that I'll be working with a team of 20+ East Coast bloggers to bring you recipes, fun contests, and (I love this part) coupons and giveaways for Stonyfield Organic (which, by the … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays from Mindfully Frugal Mom

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Thank you so much for being with me in 2013 and reading this little blog. I've been so humbled and overwhelmed by messages I've received from some of you recently about how this blog has helped make some aspect of life easier. That is exactly what keeps me going. I hope you and your family are blessed and have a joyful New Year. What can you expect in the New Year? First,  I will be making an exciting announcement, and I have a few fun new … [Read more...]

Mindfully Frugal Mom Holiday Gift Guide | My Favorite Things

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Welcome to Mindfully Frugal Mom's Holiday Gift Guide! This is a sampling of many products and services that I have enjoyed and recommend. You may notice that several of the items are local, handmade, or both. I am making a conscious (mindful?) decision this year to patronize local and/or handmade companies.  I hope you enjoy this list. Make sure you read all the way to the bottom, where there will be a giveaway for some of the items you … [Read more...]

Black Friday Tips: Mindfully Frugal Mom on 13-Wham

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If you missed it this morning, make sure to take a look at my segment on 13-Wham this morning with Evan Dawson:  http://www.13wham.com/news/features/this-morning/stories/1125-mommy-bloggers-black-friday-guide-1032.shtml You can also see my full Black Friday shopping strategies post here -- I cover both in store and online shopping techniques! … [Read more...]

Bringing Favorite Books to Life with Netflix #StreamTeam

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It's no secret to anyone who has known me for more than 5 minutes that I love to read, and I share that love with my children.   Netflix is featuring several great movies this month that tie in with popular and classic children's books. One of our favorites is the Magic School Bus. My son is obsessed with science and the natural world. He enjoys reading the Magic School Bus books from the library, and The Magic Schoolbus Series is one of his top … [Read more...]