Staples Gives School Teachers Supplies Through DonorsChoose.org & Staples $50 Gift Card Giveaway 9/30

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Staples has provided me with a gift card as a thanks for sharing this info. Opinions expressed are my own. A recent survey conducted by Staples found almost three-quarters of parents agree that teachers in their communities inspire their students. Additionally, the survey revealed that 76 percent agree that a lack of school supplies is a significant challenge for schools today. Most teachers spend more than $400 of their own money each year to provide supplies and materials for their … {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday First Day of Middle School #WW

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The summer flies by. Time flies by. My youngest is in middle school. In fact, they both are - 6th and 8th. Wow! These were taken yesterday, their first day of school. Note the black converse sneakers on Ryan....just like Greg Heffley! Did your kids (or grand kids!) go back to school yet? An InLinkz Link-up … {Read More}

Jim Beam® Boneless, Breaded Chicken Wyngz Giveaway 2 Winners 9/20

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I received Jim Beam Boneless Wings to facilitate this review. Opinions expressed are my own. Did you know that chicken wings are among one of America's top favorite foods? Records indicate that 1.2 billion are consumed during the Super Bowl alone! Just in time for football season, Mistica Foods™ introduces their new Jim Beam® Boneless, Breaded Chicken Wyngz with Honey Bourbon Sauce. What better way to celebrate football and fall than to tailgate with a plateful of these? These wings are … {Read More}

Korean Grilled Chicken Breasts

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So juicy and delicious, this grilled chicken recipe is sure to become a fast favorite. The marinade has that sweet Asian ginger flavor that I love.  Each 4 oz. piece clocks in at only 3 Weight Watchers Points Plus. Even if you are not counting points, these are healthy and yummy! Give this easy recipe a try and let me know what you think! Yes, this is another one of Gina's recipes from over at Skinny Taste. I hope she doesn't mind that I recreate them over here at Moms Own Words. This … {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday Groundhogs and Bill Murray #WW

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The little groundhog had been coming to visit us in the mornings. Did you know that "woodchuck" is another name for a ground hog? (I thought they were two different animals!) Seeing this ground hog, got me to thinking about the movie Ground Hog Day and comedian actor Bill Murray. Caddy Shack and Stripes are his classic comedy movies and my favorites. The Royal Tenenbaums got some pretty good reviews. I plan on checking that one out soon. It came out in 2002, so I should be able to stream in … {Read More}

Orkin Prize Pack Giveaway #BackToSchool #LearnWithOrkin 9/8

Rollins Inc. supplied these materials for the purpose of this post. It’s back-to-school time and class is in session … Orkin is back with Household Pests 101 – featuring some of Orkin’s scientific knowledge of pests. The Orkin Man is here to help you #LearnWithOrkin so you don’t get schooled by pest problems in your own home. But Back-To-School doesn’t just mean for the kids. Orkin knows that moms are on the go more than ever and wants to make sure you’re all set when driving the kids to … {Read More}

Family Shopping at the Merrimack Premium Outlets in NH #BackToSchool #FoundAtSimon

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I received Columbia Sports and Simon Visa Gift Cards to help facilitate this Merrimack Premium Outlet review. Opinions expressed are my own. Now this is a first for our family. All of us, including my husband who hates to shop, took a family trip to the Merrimack Premium Outlets located fairly close to us in Merrimack, NH. Opening to the public in June of 2012, these outlets are new to the area. We live in MA, but are right on the NH line. What a nice back roads/non-highway ride it was from … {Read More}

Zucchini Turkey Burgers

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I made these last week and am absolutely sold on this Weight Watchers Turkey Burger Recipe. It makes for a super moist turkey burger that's lower in calories. This recipe makes 5 each 4.5 oz. burgers from just one pound of 93% lean turkey. If you are following Weight Watchers, these are just 4 PointsPlus each and 161 calories each. I love to have mine on half a Joseph's Lavash for 1 PP with a melted Baby Bel Light for 1 PP and loaded with lettuce and fresh tomato. I have been enjoying my side … {Read More}

Wordless Wednesday Well Feed Ducks #WW

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We went to the Old Mill restaurant in Westminster for lunch recently. Its an old 1700s era sawmill converted into a restaurant. It has been in operation for over 60 years. Just to right of the restaurant is a very quaint duck pond. Kids can go inside and get sticky buns to feed to the ducks. Boy do they love their sticky buns! These must be the best fed ducks in the state! An InLinkz Link-up … {Read More}

Easing them Into Back to School Mode #StreamTeam

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My boys spent (collectively) five weeks at summer camp this summer vacation. They both had the opportunity to experience a variety of camps including - basketball camp, drama camp (2 week camp)  and horse camp. Finally, James just finished up marching band camp (he's shown above in the second row) which was the only overnight camp for one week. Camps are a great way for kids to spend part of their summer. In the case of the summer camps that my sons experienced, these programs offer a … {Read More}

Nonni’s THINaddictives Giveaway and Review 9/7

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I received Nonni's THINaddictives to facilitate this post. Opinions expressed are my own. As a lunch and recess aide at the grade school, I've helped Kindergarten students open milks, yogurts and many a convenient snack. One thing I've yet to see in a lunch box is Nonni's THINaddictives. I'm not sure why, because this snack deserves a spot in you child(ren)'s lunch box! These little cookies are made with real ingredients like eggs, flour, sugar, raisins, and cranberries. As you can see … {Read More}

Excellent Summer Reading Book Giveaway Bitter River by Julia Keller 9/3

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Well, what can I say? I am hooked on this book and I am hooked on this author. I don't typically read non-fiction, but I am starting to get into the murder mystery genre and with Julia Keller's Bitter River, boy I picked an excellent read! This story is about the murder of a pregnant 16 year old girl whose body is found in a car at the bottom of Bitter River located in Acker's Gap, West Virginia. Bell Elkins is the prosecuting attorney that takes on this tough case. The victim - Lucinda … {Read More}