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I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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The Ultimate Travel Makeup Packing List

Spring Break is here and Summer is right around the corner. Check out out this video for the “Less Is More! The Ultimate Travel Makeup Packing List” Everything you need to know about packing less on your next vacation.

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I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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Encouraging Young Athletes #JustAKidFrom #spon

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/POWERADE.

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I’ve always wanted my family involved in sports. I was not so involved and wish I had been. My youngest stepson played roller hockey, which is outdoor hockey, for years. It taught him sportsmanship and how to be a part of a team.

 

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My son has played sports since he was 4 years old. He started playing soccer and then played baseball for years. He really loved it but wanted to venture into other sports. Over the years he has played basketball, flag football, football and lacrosse. He is currently playing baseball again.

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My daughter is not as interested in sports. She does love to play baseball in the backyard and recently joined a running club at school. She also swam on the summer swim team last year and she agreed to sign up again this summer.

 

Sports has made a positive impact on my young athletes over the years. I am so glad we have encouraged them to play and that they like it!  There is potential in all of us.  No matter what you achieve in life, you start in the same place as everyone else:  as a kid full of potential and big dreams.  At the end of the day, we are all “just a kid” from somewhere. POWERADE believes that with the right motivation these everyday athletes can realize their potential and one day be the athletes that they look up to. Sports have a major impact on our communities. Whether it is t-ball or the pros, every athlete in every league has a story waiting to be told.

 

Here are some tips for your athletes:

Warm Up and Stretch Before Games and Practices
Stretching before practice and games can release muscle tension and help prevent sports-related injuries.

Wear Appropriate Sports Gear
Use appropriate and proprerly-fitted sports gear to prevent or reduce the severity of injuries.

Make sure your athlete drinks enough fluids.
Give your young athletes a sports drink to prevent fatigue and dehydration. Studies show that lightly sweetened, flavored, non-carbonated beverages, like POWERADE, do a better job than water of preventing dehydration.

The ION4® Advanced Electrolyte System helps replenish four electrolytes lost in sweat: sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. POWERADE is formulated with a 6% carbohydrate solution to help provide energy to working muscles, and vitamins B3, B6 and B12. POWERADE comes in great tasting flavors and has been helping keep athletes hydrated for decades.  POWERADE ZEROTM features the same hydration benefits of classic POWERADE but with ZERO calories. POWERADE flavors: Mountain Berry Blast®, Fruit Punch, Orange, Grape, Lemon Lime. POWERADE Zero flavors: Mixed Berry and Grape Zero

Optimize muscle recovery
Help young muscles recover fast – have your athlete eat and/or drink a high protein snack within 30 minutes after exercise

Remember pre-exercise meals
A pre-exercise meal is important to prevent hunger and to supply energy to athletes’ working muscles.
The night before competition and 2 hours before exercise: focus on carbs, moderate protein, low-fat foods and fluids (pasta with veggies and chicken, fruit, milk, cereal, yogurt, toast, juice).

Make Rest a Priority
Encourage athletes to tell coaches, parents or another adult about any pain, injury, or illness they may have during or after any practices or games.

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Walmart/POWERADE Offer – Free “Just a Kid” Sports Bottle: When shoppers purchase two 8-packs of 20 oz POWERADE at Walmart, they’ll be able to go online, submit their receipt, and order a free custom “Just a Kid” reusable sports bottle. Go to http://www.us.powerade.com/walmart/#pov2 to learn more.  The offer is good until April 4, 2016 or while supplies last. Check out the “Just a Kid” Apparel: justakidfrom.powerade.com

POWERADE is available for everyday low prices and in multipack assortment of sizes at Walmart and Walmart.com.

Represent your somewhere with custom “Just a Kid” apparel that features where you’re from here. All net proceeds from the sale of “Just a Kid” apparel goes to the Boys & Girls Club of America.

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Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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The Hearts We Mend by Kathryn Springer

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I love to read. Spring is here and summer is right around the corner. I love to read by the pool. The Hearts We Mend by Kathryn Springer is a perfect book to start my spring off right! It is a very easy read. I love the characters – Evie and Jack and wish there was another book with them in it to read next. The story comes to life as Evie and Jack become friends and we watch them slowly become more than friends.

Planning and Post-It notes are the epitome of Evie’s life. But when she meets Jack, her life gets more than a little complicated.

Thirteen years ago, Evie’s firefighter husband was killed in the line of duty, leaving her to raise their young son, Cody, alone. Now, Cody is marrying the love of his life, and as he packs up his belongings, the house feels as empty as Evie’s heart. But for all her planning and mad organizational skills, Evie could never have anticipated the dramatic shift her life is about to make.

Tattooed, rough-around-the-edges Jack raises quite a few eyebrows in the tight-knit community of Banister Falls. Where Evie’s life is stream-lined, Jack’s approach to living is moment-by-moment. But as Evie gets drawn into Jack’s world—a world that isn’t as safe or predictable as the one she’s worked so hard to create—he challenges her to open her eyes to the problems outside the walls of the church.

Jack doesn’t make Evie feel comfortable, but he definitely makes her feel something. Something she hasn’t felt since Max passed away—or, maybe ever. Because even though Jack isn’t anything like her late husband, he just might be everything she needs.

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Kathryn Springer is a USA Today bestselling author. She grew up in northern Wisconsin, where her parents published a weekly newspaper. As a child she spent many hours sitting at her mother’s typewriter, plunking out stories, and credits her parents for instilling in her a love of books — which eventually turned into a desire to tell stories of her own. Kathryn has written nineteen books with close to two million copies sold. She lives with her husband and three children in Marinette, Wisconsin.
Read more reviews on The Hearts We Mend  – http://litfusegroup.com/author/KSpringer

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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Disney’s Pete’s Dragon – August 12th

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PETE’S DRAGON, starring Bryce Dallas Howard and Robert Redford flies into U.S. theaters on August 12th!

 

A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, “Pete’s Dragon” is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. “Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard (“Jurassic World”), Oakes Fegley (“This is Where I Leave You”), Wes Bentley (“The Hunger Games”), Karl Urban (“Star Trek”), Oona Laurence (“Southpaw”) and Oscar® winner Robert Redford (“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”). The film, which is directed by David Lowery (“Ain’t Them Bodies Saints”), is written by Lowery & Toby Halbrooks based on a story by Seton I. Miller and S.S. Field and produced by Jim Whitaker, p.g.a. (“The Finest Hours,” “Friday Night Lights”), with Barrie M. Osborne (“The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “The Great Gatsby”) serving as executive producer.

For years, old wood carver Mr. Meacham (Robert Redford) has delighted local children with his tales of the fierce dragon that resides deep in the woods of the Pacific Northwest. To his daughter, Grace (Bryce Dallas Howard), who works as a forest ranger, these stories are little more than tall tales…until she meets Pete (Oakes Fegley). Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home who claims to live in the woods with a giant, green dragon named Elliott. And from Pete’s descriptions, Elliott seems remarkably similar to the dragon from Mr. Meacham’s stories. With the help of Natalie (Oona Laurence), an 11-year-old girl whose father Jack (Wes Bentley) owns the local lumber mill, Grace sets out to determine where Pete came from, where he belongs, and the truth about this dragon. Disney’s “Pete’s Dragon” opens in U.S. theaters on August 12, 2016.

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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