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Make Your Me Moment The Smoothest It Can Be With Oui From Walmart #OuibyYoplait

Make Your Me Moment The Smoothest It Can Be With Oui From Walmart #OuibyYoplait

Make Your Me Moment The Smoothest It Can Be With Oui From Walmart #OuibyYoplait Do you ever just need some Me time?  I feel like I need it more and more the older I get.  Maybe it is more the older my kids get LOL  If you’re anything like me, you like to share your down time with your favorite treats.  If you haven’t yet tried Oui by Yoplait at Walmart, please allow me to introduce you to Yoplait’s new French style yogurt inspired by their traditional French recipe! I

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What Should You Buy And Stock Up On In September?

What Should You Buy And Stock Up On In September?

What Should You Buy And Stock Up On In September? In September, summer officially comes to an end.  I know, I know, I hate to see summer end too, but it’s a great time for sales!  Summer clothes and equipment have huge discounts everywhere you turn. Lawn equipment ~ Summer will be officially over this month and everything summer will be going on sale.  This is a great time to buy that lawnmower you’ve had your eye on.  Since we live in south Louisiana, you will still have plenty of

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5 Tips To Help Your Child Survive Their First Weeks At College

5 Tips To Help Your Child Survive Their Weeks At College

5 Tips To Help Your Child Survive Their Weeks At College Okay, we have our little ones back in school, now it’s time to focus on the big kids!  Starting college is such an exciting and challenging time.  Your young adult is likely experiencing some growing pains and Mom and Dad probably are too.  Should they work?  Should they live on campus or get an apartment?  Should they drive to school, ride the city bus, or have parents drop them off?  These are all great questions and the answer to all of

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Let Riddell Help Your Child Play Smarter Football This Season #SmarterFootball

Let Riddell Help Your Child Play Smarter Football This Season #SmarterFootball

Let Riddell Help Your Child Play Smarter Football This Season #SmarterFootball This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Riddell.  All opinions are my own. Football season is here and I’m not talking about the NFL.  It is that time of year when moms everywhere cringe in excitement.  If you have a son who loves the game, you know what I mean.  You’re excited he gets to reconnect with all of his football friends and play the game he loves, but you cringe at the thought of injuries.  I was so excited

5 Back To School Hacks That Will Save Your Sanity #BackToSchool

5 Back To School Hacks That Will Save Your Sanity #BackToSchool

5 Back To School Hacks That Will Save Your Sanity #BackToSchool Back to school is such a fun and exciting time of year.  The kids are nervous and excited to see all of their friends and moms and dads everywhere are looking forward to a little quiet time in the morning after the kids leave for school.  My kids are looking forward to wearing all of their new clothes to school.  Although they wear uniforms, they still look forward to the new-ness of it all.  As you may have noticed

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Enjoy Free Movie Nights With Tyson and Redbox #TysonFreeMovieNight

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Enjoy Free Movie Nights With Tyson and Redbox #TysonFreeMovieNight Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. With all of this dreary Louisiana winter weather, it is easy to get down.  Walmart has a solution for your family that includes a night in with Tyson Foods and Redbox!  Whether it is raining, snowing, sleeting, or just plain cold; winter is always a great time to stay inside.  We love having movie nights with the kids building blanket forts and forcing the pups

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Dear Fat Rachel, I Love You

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Dear Fat Rachel, I Love You Okay y’all, I have to get this out before I forget.  I don’t usually get super personal or mushy on my blog, but I’m 42 and it’s time to get some things out in the open 😀  First of all, I have always referred to myself as “fat”.  If that offends you, I am truly sorry.  I do not want to offend, so please don’t take it that way.  There is power in saying it before someone else says it though, so I’m quick

Save Money and Energy With Energy Star certified Products From Best Buy #bbyenergystar

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Save Money and Energy With Energy Star certified Products From Best Buy #bbyenergystar Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. You can save money and energy with Energy Star® certified products from Best Buy!  Are you as tired of high electric bills as I am?  I have been using Energy Star® appliances for years, but until recently, wasn’t sure what, exactly that means.   With the environment in the forefront of the news

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Save Big This Back To School Season

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Save Big This Back To School Season As a parent the end of summer can be stressful.  It also means it’s time to figure out some great ways to save on kids back to school clothes.   Right now, in Acadiana, we have a lot of people unemployed and under employed.  We have some great tips to help you save on your back to school shopping this school year.  These may require you to think outside of the box and step out of your comfort zone, but they work and

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How You Can Help Stop Racism

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How You Can Help Stop Racism I’m stepping outside of my comfort zone today and talking about something that has been weighing heavy on my heart.  I wish I knew a magic formula.  There is no magic formula, but there are things you can do to stop racism.  I would like to say that I don’t know what it’s like to have my son called the “N” word by his Caucasian peers.  I’d love to be able to tell you that that same son wasn’t patted on the head like