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    Women's Equality Day and #Suffragette

    Disclosure: I am participating in an unpaid campaign to raise awareness of Women's Equality Day and the film, SUFFRAGETTE. The following information was provided by representatives for Focus Features.

    suffragette film poster

    Women's Equality Day

    Today, August 26, 2015, marks the 95th anniversary of the admission of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the victory the Woman Suffrage Movement had worked so hard for. After 72 years...

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    Cheers to National Lemonade Day and an Equal® giveaway!

    Updated on Friday, August 28, 2015 by Registered CommenterLisa Carpenter

    This is a sponsored post and giveaway, courtesy Equal® 0-Calorie Sweetener. Opinions are my own.

    Equal sweetener

    Hooray, hooray, for National Lemonade Day, August 20! As a true lover of all things lemon, and lemonade in particular, National Lemonade Day nears the top of my list of summer days worth celebrating.

    Equal® 0-Calorie Sweetener celebrates the lemon-flavored day, too! With me and with you, by...

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    Fun and learning in one: Super Genius learning games from Blue Orange

    The school bells have rung (or will soon), meaning kids are back to learning and game time is relegated to the back burner.

    Unless, that is, the games played are any of the Super Genius learning games from Blue Orange! The Super Genius lineup combines learning and fun in one—in the seemingly magical way only Blue Orange manages to pull off.

    Super Genius learning games from Blue Orange 

    I say "magical" as it seems nothing less when it comes to more than...

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    Brief book review: Don't Stick Sticks Up Your Nose!

    A fun one that should be required reading for all youngsters!

    don't stick sticks up your nose

    A bonus video from the authors:

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    Disclosure: I received this book free for review; opinions are my own.


    Brief book review: Don't Tell Her To Relax by Zahie El Kouri

    With more than 14 million American women unable to bear children, this thoughtful guide will help their loved ones understand how and when to be there for support during the challenging time.

    Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review; opinions are my own.


    SUBWAY® Restaurants' #YouShareWeShare campaign supports local charities

    This is a sponsored post, part of a paid SocialMoms and Subway® blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own.

    I am not an athlete. I pat myself on the back for being able to walk my dogs a couple miles a few days a week or ride my bike about double that once or twice a month.

    I admire and respect athletes who can—and do—do more than that. Their dedication and commitment to their sports and being the best they can be inspires me. Never more so than when it comes to athletes of the Special Olympics. I'm not very athletic because of the limitations of multiple sclerosis. The incredible members of the Special Olympics team, though, are athletes in spite of their limitations, most of which are far more challenging than mine.

    I find that amazing and admirable. And I find it worth supporting.

    SUBWAY® Restaurants offers such support, not only to Special Olympics but to several charities throughout the USA and Canada. From now through August 31, 2015, more than 7,800 local SUBWAY® Restaurants across the US and Canada are participating in the "You Share. We Share." campaign to help support different charities.

    I'm pleased to say that the local charity the SUBWAY® Restaurants in Colorado Springs—my hometown—supports during the campaign is Special Olympics Colorado.

    SUBWAY supports Special Olympics Colorado 

    The "You Share. We Share." campaign encourages...

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