Happy Mother’s Day!

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Mother’s Day Flowers for Dog Lovers + Promo Codes and Discounts

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Mothers Day Flowers for Dog Lovers

Still wondering what to get your favorite mom, grandma or other special woman in your life for Mother’s Day? Surprise your favorite dog lover with one of the super cute and thoughtful flower arrangements from the a-DOG-able collection!

Whether she’s got human kids/grandkids or the furry kind…or both, these flowers for dog lovers are sure to put a smile on her face and let her know just how much she is loved. There are themes for moms-to-be and new moms, plus designs for teacher moms, moms in the medical profession, moms who love to garden, dog moms and more!

Whichever you decide to get, you can order flowers for delivery in time for Mother’s Day and use one of the coupon codes or promotions below to save money on your gift.

1800Flowers.com Promo Codes and Discounts

Save up to 50% on Mother's Day Flowers & Gifts at 1800flowers.com

Mom Corps YOU: Career and Freelance Tools & Training + Special Discount #MC

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As a work-from-home freelancer and blogger, I’m participating in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Mom Corps YOU. I received a free trial subscription to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for my time. All opinions are 100% my own.

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If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably already figured out that I’m a blogger, but you might not know that I also do freelance work from home to help pay the bills. It all began shortly after I was laid off from my full-time corporate marketing job a few years ago. It had been years since I’d even updated my resume! I’d been in the same career and industry for so long, and there were so many people out of work at the time, that I found it very difficult to find a new full-time job, and decided to try working for myself.

Little by little, I’ve been building up my own business, helping brands and other small businesses to promote their products and services with online marketing and social media. I love the flexibility and freedom that freelancing offers, but it was really tough figuring out how to get started,

I didn’t have access to a lot of resources or support, which is why I was super excited when I was recently invited to try out Mom Corps YOU — an online community designed to help women with professional development, start a new business and lots more! Mom Corps believes that work-life satisfaction is best achieved when you can take ownership of several key areas of your life, including career, finances and health & wellness, and this subscription-based community provides education, resources and tools to help you do just that.

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I’ve been using the tools and resources at Mom Corp YOU and am really impressed with the range of webinars, articles, templates and checklists available. Whether you’re a mom who is looking to return to the workforce, someone who’s always wanted to start her own business, want help learning to better manage household finances, or need to develop more work-life balance, there’s something for everyone! They’ve also got forums so you can chat with other members, and Live Chat to connect you with a Mom Corp Recruiter.

Another thing I love is that it’s designed to be flexible, so you can take advantage of most of the resources on your own schedule using your laptop, iPad or pretty much any device that can browse the web. I recently enjoyed a Mom Corps presentation on Freelancing and got some great tips and new ideas.

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Right now, Mom Corps is giving our readers access to a very special offer so that you can try out Mom Corps YOU for yourself. Go HERE to sign up for an annual introductory subscription for $99.99 ($149.99 reg) or $19.99/month. You’ll get full access to everything including Mom Corps Job Recruiters, help with resumes & interview questions, how to use LinkedIn for networking, templates for business plans, and lots more. Be sure to check out the new course Resumes that Get Results Webinar on Tuesday, February 11th!

Tips for Cold and Flu Season: Because You Can’t Take a Sick Day from Being a Mom

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cold symptom forecaster

There’s an old saying, “Treat a cold and it will go away in about 7 days. Do nothing and it will last about a week.” While not everyone gets all the same symptoms, according to this Cold Symptom Forecaster, one can expect a cough, sore throat, congestion, and more symptoms to peak during the first 4 days and last about a week.

Whether you are a pet parent, have human kids, or both, most of us have someone else who is counting on us to take care of them. We tend to put our family’s needs before our own and can’t just take off 4-7 days when we get sick.

While there is not much you can do to shorten the duration a cold, there are some things you can do to prevent and treat cold or flu symptoms.

Things to help prevent getting sick in the first place:

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water, while scrubbing for at least 20 seconds
  • Get into the habit of cleaning the stuff you share with others, such as computer keyboards, phones, remote controls, counter tops, and more, to prevent the spread of cold and flu.
  • Get enough sleep each night (easier said than done!)
  • Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet

What to do if you get sick anyway:

Ask your pharmacist for recommendations and be prepared:

Since I never know when one of us will get sick, and there’s nothing worse than having to go to the store when you’re already sick, I try to remember to stock up on tissues, cough drops and cold/flu relief products whenever I see a deal or have coupons. …especially this time of year!

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If you aren’t sure what to get, ask your doctor or pharmacist for recommendations. As the #1 pharmacist recommended brand for adult cough,cold and flu relief, Vicks DayQuil can help you power through the day, and Vicks NyQuil is there to ensure you sleep through the night. There’s a reason why NyQuil is called “the night-time sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, stuffy head, fever, so-you-can rest medicine!”


Daisy’s daddy especially relies on NyQuil to help him sleep when he’s sick, since he has to get up at 5:30am for work and every minute of sleep is essential.  I don’t know about you, but I find it especially hard to sleep when I’m sick. and the only thing worse than being sick, is being sick AND tired!

Important Info:

  • Before trying any new medication make sure to check with your doctor & follow the proper recommended course of treatment.
  • DayQuil & Nyquil is not recommended for children younger than 12. Be sure to consult your physician before giving DayQuil & NyQuil to children.
  • Always follow the usage guidelines for warnings and dosage directions.
  • Visit http://www.vicks.com for more information.

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Vicks DayQuil & NyQuil. I received product samples and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

Totsy BIG Boutique Toy Sale and Black Friday Deals All Weekend! Up to 90% OFF!

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Black Friday Totsy Toy Sale

Big Boutique Toy Sale starting on Friday, plus up to 90% OFF great gifts for kids, babies, moms and home all weekend long at the Totsy Holiday Sale! In addition to great deals on unique, specialty items, we love that with every purchase you make through Totsy, they will plant one tree in the name of your child to help reduce the effects of deforestation. A nice way to give back! Head on over and check out Totsy.com and their Thanksgiving specials now and through Monday. Deals change frequently!