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Messy Moments “Firsts” — and How You Could Win $20,000

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This post sponsored by Clorox. One of the best things about being a parent is sharing "firsts" with your children. It might be first steps, it might be first words, it might be first driving lesson (gulp). But lots of those "firsts," especially with babies and toddlers, are messy firsts! The messiest "first" I remember from our toddlers was a big mess! But it was a great "first." In 1995 … [Read more...]

Link Party Palooza — and Clorox Giveaway!

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It's Friday!! Welcome to the ... We've combined the popular parties at I Heart Nap Time, Lil' Luna, Somewhat Simple, Tatertots & Jello and Today's Creative Blog to make a giant link party. You'll only have to link up once to to be listed on all five sites, and each of us will choose our own projects to feature posts --  just like we always have! So be sure to check with each site to see … [Read more...]

Share Your [Holiday] Messy Moments and Win {Almost $1000 in Prizes!}

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This post sponsored by Clorox. I love the holiday time with family -- and I'm visiting with my family this Thanksgiving weekend! But lots of nephews and nieces together means some messy moments. (They're running around the backyard as I write this, getting in the mud and dirt despite my protests. I asked them what they were doing, and the answer involved Lego characters, Harry Potter … [Read more...]

Our Grape Juice Disaster: Share Your Messy Moments and win a $100 Prize Pack!

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As I mentioned back in November, with four kids I've had plenty of messes. And winter (and winter into spring) seems like non-stop mud and snow tracked into the house. I'll share a story in a moment, but Thanks to Clorox I'm giving away a $100 prize pack ... and you can win $15,000 for sharing YOUR messy moment at BleachItAway.com.  (And get a 50-cents-off coupon!) Clorox has invited … [Read more...]

My Pink Whites: What’s Your Messy Moment?

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With four kids I've had plenty of messes. And every one of us has had plenty of messes made, with or without kids involved! (I'm not even going to tell the pet stories.) You can win $15,000 for sharing YOUR messy moment.  Awesome!! (they even have some hysterical e-cards!) Clorox has invited everyone to share their "bleachable moment" -- and wants to reward you for sharing (and surviving) … [Read more...]

Being Creative Can Be Messy!

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It seems like I don't make it through a single day without a "Messy Moment," as my friends at Clorox call it. It might be a teenager failing to close the lid on the blender all the way when making a smoothie. Or it might be a grade-schooler with a less-than-tidy paint project.   And as much as I'd like to blame it on the kids, most of my messy moments come from ME. I know. It's hard to … [Read more...]

Keeping it Real — Share YOUR Messy Moments!

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I have loved seeing all of messy moments that have been linked up to the  Clorox Messy Moments Challenge. Sometimes I wonder if I am doing this whole mom thing right when my kids make huge messes and it seemed like everyone elses homes and kids are always so perfect. It felt so good to see that messy moments happen to everyone. And believe me, there were some messy moments shared that were WAY … [Read more...]