Trying New Things in 2015: Vegan Plant-Based Protein! #GNCPlantProtein #sponsored


This post is brought to you by GNC and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. It's a fresh year! I know a lot of you guys are as stoked about that as I am. There's nothing better than a fresh, blank slate at the start of a new year. And of course, one of the ever-popular resolutions is to lose weight. Work out more. Eat better. I'm vowing to eat better, and to pay closer attention to what I put into my body, including my protein shakes! GNC has introduced new plant-based protein powder that promises 20g of protein and 10g of aminos from five plant-based sources with no soy, gluten or dairy. BOOM. Plant-based proteins are perfect if you're already adhering to a vegan or vegetarian diet, or  even if you're just looking to build and support lean muscle and total body health. I've been drinking GNC PUREDGE Complete Vegan Plant Based Performance Protein in Natural Vanilla, and as a girl who's had her share of protein shakes, this one is just as good if not better than others … [Read more...]

You haven’t had chocolate until you’ve had a GODIVA Truffle FlightTM. #TruffleTakeoff #Giveaway


You guys know that I’ve been doing my best to just eat like a normal person, stop obsessing over points, and just truly ENJOY food again, right? Well I got an email a while back. From GODIVA. When GODIVA emails, you listen. They wanted to send me some chocolate (YES, PLEASE) and hear what I had to say about them (I can handle that). Ladies and ladies, let me introduce you to the GODIVA Truffle FlightTM.  Yes, that’s a pistachio one in the middle. Yes, it was pretty heavenly. Now, a while back, I would have hesitated. I would’ve counted points and calculated weekly allowances. But the second I opened this box (and took photos), I dove in. The hardest part was deciding which truffle to eat first! I received the Nut Lovers GODIVA Truffle Flight, which contains Salted Almond, Hazelnut Crunch, Pecan Caramel, Butterscotch Walnut, Maple Walnut, and Pistachio flavored truffles. But the Truffle Flight experience doesn’t stop at nuts. They come in varieties like Cake, … [Read more...]

Beating Summer Blues with Netflix Just For Kids! #sponsored #NetflixKids

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NETFLIX. A few months ago, we cut the cord. We finally kicked DirecTV (and their $170/month bill!) to the curb. Now, we get our TV on with Netflix! I was nervous about the switch at first, because I really rely on the preschool programming in the mornings -- sometimes I just need to get a little work done, y'know? But I have been pleasantly surprised by Netflix! So what do they have on Netflix, anyway? A lot of stuff, that's what! We're big on Disney in our house, so I was so pleased to see that Netflix has added a ton of Disney programming like Cars Toons: Mater’s Tall Tales, Tinker Bell and the Great Fairy Rescue, and Jake and the Never Land Pirates. I was even more pumped to see some of the classics like The Aristocats, 101 Dalmations, and Pocahontas! I may or may not sing "Colors of the Wind" at the top of my lungs. I get a kick out of embarrassing my daughter, that's for sure ;)! There's other great shows from … [Read more...]

Graco FastAction Fold Click Connect Jogger #GracoJogger #ad

Graco Fast Action Fold Jogger Click Connect Stroller

You guys. If you're looking for a great crossover stroller, you're going to want to check out the new FastAction™ Fold Jogger Click Connect™ Stroller by Graco. One of my contributors, Lynnae, got to attend a party in its honor in Washington, DC! I'm going to show you pics of the event, of course, but I want to show you this killer stroller first! Graco’s NEW jogger is the ultimate crossover stroller, combining all the comfort and convenience features of a traditional stroller with performance and maneuverability of an all-terrain jogger. As an added bonus, Graco’s innovative one-second, one-hand FastAction™ fold automatically locks & is self-standing. It's considerably lighter than other strollers, and comes in several colors -- including tangerine! It has a hidden hand strap for jogging, too! Key Features Connects with a Graco SnugRide Click Connect™ 35 Infant Car Seat through a secure one-step attachment It’s easy to use with a one-second, single … [Read more...]

GoodNites Bed Mats: The Difference We’ve Seen #bedwetting #sponsored

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As you guys have read over the past two months, I've been a GoodNites bed mats ambassador. My 4 year old, Micah, has been using the bed mats each night. I've talked to you about the difference between bedwetting and potty training, but I wanted to tell you how it's made a difference in Micah's quality of sleep.   I don't want to give the wrong idea -- GoodNites Bed Mats won't make Micah stop wetting the bed. But they do help him get a better night's rest and gain a little bit of confidence along the way. There have been nights where he hasn't wet the bed, and when he wakes, he is so incredibly proud to show me that his mat is dry! Now with summer time on the way, he's been drinking so much more water to stay hydrated. We've talked about trying to wake up at night if he needs to go potty, and to listen to his body. If he does have an accident at night, I'm glad that he has a GoodNites bed mat to both protect his bed and keep him dry. Dealing with bedwetting? Coupon … [Read more...]

A new part of our routine: GoodNites Bed Mats #sponsored

GoodNites Bed Mats | Freckleberry Fit

Tonight, our bedtime routine was one that we've been doing for the past few weeks. It wasn't too different from months ago -- we change into jammies, say our "I love you"s, and turn out the lights. But now, before Micah even climbs into bed, we put down a fresh GoodNites bed mat.   Potty Training vs. Bedwetting Micah is a just-turned-four-year-old who deals with nocturnal enuresis, or bedwetting, which is involuntary urination while asleep after the age at which bladder control usually occurs. It's different from potty training, though, and I want that to be clear. Potty training is the process of teaching a child to use the toilet. Micah's got that down, no problem. But at night, it's a totally different story. Nocturnal enuresis is something that a child cannot be trained out of, but will outgrow naturally. I posted a video a few weeks ago about how we've been giving GoodNites Bed Mats a try. We are still so very pleased with the product, and it's not only … [Read more...]

I went shopping for the new Justin Timberlake album, “The 20/20 Experience”! Spoiler alert: It’s awesome. #cbias #socialfabric #JT2020 #ad

Justin Timberlake 20/20

Pull up a seat, Freckleberries. It's story time. So when I was about 12 or so, my one true love was the band *NSYNC. I had the posters. I bought the magazines with the exclusive interviews. I knew all the lyrics to all the songs. And most importantly, I did not fraternize with Backstreet Boy fans, because that was unforgivable. Turns out, *NSYNC was going to be playing in a city about 2.5 hours away. My mom did what all moms would do, and bought tickets for me, my sister, and my best friend. We were flipping. out! We were going to breathe the same air as Lance, Joey, Chris, JC, and Justin! Girl, get me my hair crimper and find my Skechers, 'cause I need to look fly for this. The day of the concert came, and my mom loaded all of us up in her SUV and made the drive. Surely, we made her listen to Bye, Bye, Bye the entire way. I want to say we even decorated the windows of the car with car chalk. Looking back, I owe my mom a thank you for tolerating us. We arrived, got seated, and … [Read more...]

#ad I used #GeekSquadTechSupport and LOVED it!

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You'd think that I would be able to keep my computer running in tip top shape since it's basically my bread and butter, right? Without my laptop, I can't blog, I can't work, and I can't waste hours on Pinterest. OH THE HUMANITY! I've had my laptop for about 2 years, and it's kind of starting to die on me. Opening a program is like pulling teeth, stuff crashes all the time, and it's just a mess. I have been eyeing new computers, but I knew that this one is probably fine --- it just needs some cleaning up. I knew that Geek Squad could probably help me, so I decided to give them a try. I didn't know exactly what was wrong with my laptop, or what needed to be done, but I figured that's why I'm calling the Geeks, right? Right! So I logged in to the Geek Squad site, and started a chat with an agent. Pretty quickly, a chat box popped up! Pretty soon, I was up and running! I was transferred to Kelly O., an agent who specialized in this area, and he initiated a Log Me In … [Read more...]

I’m a GoodNites Ambassador! #spon

GoodNites Bed Mats | Freckleberry Fit

So Micah turned four yesterday (what?! I just gave birth to that kid! When did this happen?), and he's growing up into such a firecracker of a kid. He loves to ride his bike, play outside, and he can whip your butt in Mario Kart. I always ask him, "Am I your best friend?" and he always responds with a solid, "BEST FRIEND!" Love that booger! But while he's growing up, he's still got issues that little kids tend to have. Micah has a bedwetting problem, and it's just ... not going away. He's been potty trained for well over a year, so it's not an issue of comprehending where he's supposed to do his business, it's nocturnal enuresis. He wears a diaper at bedtime, but even then, we have leaking issues. He can usually make it through nap time without an accident, but there are times when I am forced to do a load of laundry due to a nap time bedwetting incident. So we're looking into things that will not only help keep him dry during the night, but something that will save his … [Read more...]

The New Skinny Cow Divine Filled Chocolates are A.MA.ZING. #skinnydivine

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I've posted about how sometimes I save up my points plus for a treat, or I'll run a little farther to earn something special. Usually that something special is filled, dipped, coated, or solid chocolate. I even saved up enough points for a chocolate chip cannoli from my favorite local bakery! That one was a lot of work, haha! I opened up my email inbox a while back and saw that Skinny Cow wanted me to give their new Divine Filled Chocolates a try. Girl, do you even have to ask me twice? I jumped on that so fast! My candy arrived and I couldn't decide which ones to rip open first! They come in two flavors: caramel and peanut butter creme. I settled on caramel, because caramel has never steered me wrong before (get it? steered? Skinny COW? I'll be here all week...) and I'm pretty sure I started salivating the second I opened the package. Let me tell you: as a former fat girl, the taste of these chocolates rivaled that of the the finest full-fat candies that I've ever had! And … [Read more...]