OurPact: The FREE Parental Guidance App {And OurPact Tutorial}

OurPact FREE Parental Guidance App Tutorial

While in Phoenix at the Mom2.0 blogging conference I learned about a new free parental guidance app available called OurPact (free download for Apple). OurPact allows you to teach your children how to responsibly use their mobile devices by managing the parental controls on multiple devices with one app–on your device. I’ve tried using parental…

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My 5 Blogging Secrets

I'm sharing my biggest blogging secrets!

This post is sponsored by Find Your Influence. For more information, see my full disclosure below. So many of you ask about blogging. How do you create the content you love while earning money? How do you “do it all” (honest answer… I don’t), how do you increase your pageviews and write content that brings your…

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Great Laptop for Teens: HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop

AMD FX APU – HP Envy Touchsmart Laptop

I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card in exchange for this post.    Michael attends a high school that doesn’t have books. No, really. The school has online subscriptions for textbooks and they turn in most of their homework via a cloud account. It’s been very interesting to see the evolution…

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PLAYMessenger, A Child’s First Safe Messenger App

PLAYMessenger App: Digital training wheels for your child.

You may have seen my posts about how to check your child’s phone and learn about apps that could be dangerous. Today I’m telling you about the app PLAYMessenger (available as iOS and Android), which is a completely safe messenger app for your child to use. It’s been referred to as “digital training wheels” for your child….

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Thank You, Mom #PutYourHeartToPaper


This post is sponsored by Hallmark, who offered a topic as a prompt. The words and opinions of this post are all my own.  As a parent of older boys, I often think about what our relationship will be like “after.” After they go through the “I’m so embarrassed of you” 12 year-old stage. After they…

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A Recipe for Healthier Coconut Brownies

Healthier Coconut Brownies (with black beans)

These coconut brownies are to die for–yes, I said to. die. for. They’re moist, full of chocolate and coconut, and rich enough that one brownie is a satisfying serving. They also have no flour and no sugar. The flour and sugar have been replaced with black beans, gluten free oats, and Sweetleaf stevia. Sweetleaf is the brand we…

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Tackle Fitness Goals with Jabra Wireless Earbuds from Best Buy

Jabra Wireless Headphones from Best Buy

With the new year comes new goals, new dreams, and… new gear. I’m not the only one who buys fitness gear at the beginning of the new year to encourage good habits, right? Upgrading my workout wear, headphones, and shoes is the way to keep me motivated. These Sport Pulse Wireless Earbuds by Jabra are…

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Intel 2 in 1 Review RoundUp #Intel2in1

Intel 2 in 1 Reviews

#spon: I’m required to disclose a relationship between My Crazy Good Life and Intel. This includes Intel providing me with content, product, access, or other forms of payment. We have had our Surface Pro 3, which is an Intel 2 in 1, for a few months now, and we love it! Intel 2 in 1 computers are laptops…

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3 Easy Ways to Save for College: Gifts, a 529 Plan, and Recycling #AZ529

3 Easy Ways to Save for College: Gifts, a 529 Plan, and Recycling #AZ529

This post is sponsored by AZ529. The following financial tips are my own. Saving for college is boring. There, I said it. It’s definitely more fun to buy a gift for a child than to donate money towards their college fund–I get that. I have three easy ways for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and family…

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The First Five Apps To Install on Your New Smartphone

The first five apps to install on your new smartphone

This post is sponsored by Life 360. The apps in this list were chosen by me, and all are downloaded onto my personal phone (that means I use them myself!). Did you or your teen just get a smartphone? Congratulations! Your life will never be the same. As someone who has had a smartphone for…

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Why the Keurig 2.0 is Perfect for Our Busy Family #Keurig400

Why the Keurig 2.0 is Perfect for Our Busy Family

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Keurig400 #CollectiveBias This post is written for My Crazy Good Life by contributor Denise Dykstra. When I was asked to review the new Keurig 2.0, I was sitting far from home on a cold bleacher watching one of…

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Help Your Teen find Intentional Acts of Kindness Ideas

Help your teen find intentional acts of kindness

This post is sponsored by Dignity Health, who wants to pair you with the perfect intentional act of kindness in your neighborhood.  I always hear about random acts of kindness, but I don’t like that they’re categorized as random. They might feel random to the recipients, but truly, they are intentional. The giver intended to…

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