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Easy After School Snacks from Chex Cereal

Parents everywhere are celebrating Back to School – and we are certainly no exception. Even the girls are excited to go back and reconnect with their friends and get some structure back to our days. As much as I love the structure that school brings, one thing I do not like is how crazy it makes our eating schedule. Mike and I are pretty much “3 meals a day” type people since starting Whole30 – but no matter what, the girls come home “starving to death” the moment they get off the bus. They want something tasty, I want something that is healthy and does not ruin their appetite at dinner time. Thanks to Chex™ Cereal, we all get exactly what we want.

The week before school the girls and I whipped up some of our favorite Chex™ Cereal Recipes to have on hand for after school. I love that most all Chex™ recipes only require a few ingredients and a microwave – so even Midge can help without worry. My favorite was the Honey-Peanut School Fuel, but Mike and the girls loved the Chex™ Apple Almond Bars. Both snacks were delicious and portable – Midge even asked if she could take them with her to school in her lunch box. And since Chex™ is on Buy One Get One Free from 8/28 through 9/3 at Publix, they are economical as well.

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Summer My Favorite Things Giveaway

Do you remember last Fall when I was a part of the My Favorite Things Giveaway? Well I am super excited to be doing it again – Summertime Edition! SIXTEEN bloggers have joined in the party this time, with giveaways of everything from skin care to hair care to kitchen essentials to fashion must haves. Check them out:

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World Cup Soccer and Degree Do:More + $100 Walgreens Giveaway

Last night I am pretty certain every single person on my Facebook Friends List was watching the World Cup. My entire stream was filled with constant chatter – from good to bad to disappointing. (a TIE?!?!) I actually didn’t get to watch the game for two reasons – one, because I totally messed up the time zone so it was over at the time I thought it began, but two, I was busy nursing my poor aching muscles from my first week in CrossFit. And though my feeble attempt at CrossFit this week is nothing compared to what those guys do out there on the soccer field, I do have the utmost respect for the athletes that truly “put it all out there.” When I was asked to participate in a giveaway promoting Do:More this Summer I jumped at the chance.

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This summer Degree Men and Walgreens are celebrating and cheering on U.S. Soccer! As the Official Deodorant of U.S. Soccer, Degree wants to reward fans who Do:More with a great offer. Head in to Walgreens 6/29–7/5 and get 1,000 Balance Rewards points when you buy 2 Degree Men Deodorant products. So move more, cheer more and Do:More this summer with Degree!

Degree is a must have around here – between Mike playing hockey and me taking up random fitness activities every few weeks (my God nothing has compared to CrossFit though… have I mentioned that?) things can get pretty stinky. And Walgreens Balance Rewards Points can be redeemed on other stuff that you buy… ya know, like an enormous bottle of Aleve and trunk load of epsom salts.

Do: More with Degree

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Degree wants you to Do More this summer and try Degree with New, Improved MOTIONSENSE, the only antiperspirant that releases extra protection when you move. Degree with New, Improved MOTIONSENSE™ has been developed to meet different demands for men and women, responding to your body to keep you feeling confident and cool for up to 48 hours. Sounds good to me.

$100 Walgreens Giveaway

I am giving away a $100 Walgreens Gift Card just for letting me know who you are rooting for in the World Cup!!  US only, contest ends on July 4th, winner notified via email from trisha@momdot.com within 48 hours. Winner must respond by July 7th in order to claim prize or new winner is drawn!

GOOD LUCK!

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#JenniferFalls & Chicken Soup for the Soul – PickMeUp PrizePack Giveaway

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Jennifer Falls is a brand new show on TV Land starring Jaime Pressly in a hilarious comedy about one woman “falling down” and standing back up again. As someone who has ummm “fallen” a couple of times in my life, I absolutely LOVE this show.

After Jennifer Doyle lost her high-paying executive job, she also lost her condo, her beach house, and all her other possessions and was forced to move back into her mother’s house with her disgruntled teenage daughter. Now she has to endure the indignity of working as a bartender for her brother.  Jennifer seeks help from an old friend and colleague who went to Harvard. The friend suggests that she speak to one of her Harvard classmates, Amy Newmark, at Chicken Soup for the Soul.  Amy, having held a variety of high-powered positions in business, and having published thousands of stories from people going through tough times becomes a mentor to Jennifer as she reboots her life.

The likenesses of my life to this show are pretty hysterical – all the way down to moving back in with a psychotherapist – except it’s Jennifer’s Dad and its my Dad who is the psychologist I moved in with.  And though I didn’t become a barmaid, I did begin in a job where I had NO clue what I was doing. Anyways I have watched the pilot and I am super excited about watching the entire series. Catch Season premier of Jennifer Falls Wednesdays 10:30/9:30C on TV land. 

Chicken Soup for the Soul has recently teamed up with the cast of Jennifer Falls. With this fun partnership, Jamie Pressly’s character, Jennifer Doyle seeks the help of Chicken Soup for the Soul’s publisher, editor-in-chief, and author, Amy Newmark. Join the fun as Jennifer shares the hilarious stories of her journey, and have a chance to win exclusive prizes via Chicken Soup for the Soul’s website, newsletter and social media channels.

I am super stoked to be a part of this campaign and offer one of my readers the chance to win a “Pick Me Up Prize Pack” from Jennifer Falls and Chicken Soup for the Soul. The Pick Me Up Price Pack includes an exclusive Jennifer Falls Citrus Zinger water bottle and Chicken Soup for the Soul: From Lemons to Lemonade. 

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Want more Chicken Soup for the Soul? Check out their awesome Get Happy app!

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WordLock + Marvel = Coolest Bicycle Lock EVER #Giveaway

The countdown to Summer has officially begun here at the Moscato Household. With less than two weeks left in the school year, the girls are already gearing up for a long break by bringing out the pool toys, wiping down the deck furniture, and airing up the bicycle tires. If this annual ritual is going on in your house the way it is in mine, you will be excited to learn of WordLocks newest line – Marvel Bike locks. WordLock Marvel Bike Locks are perfect for keeping all of your Summer essentials locked up safely – whether they are scattered around your yard  – or someone else’s. :)

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WordLock MARVEL® bike locks are just like our classic bike locks but built for heros. They have four letter dials and cable made from curled, heavy-duty braided steel. User friendly, weather resistant and built secure to fend off the best of villains.

The new WordLock Marvel Bike Locks feature a four foot long 8mm cable that is coated to prevent scratches. The four letter word combinations are easy to remember for even the smallest of fans. The letter dials are easy to spin and the lock slides open easily when the right combination is entered. This lock is as functional as it is cool.

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We got a chance to check out the Spiderman version of the WordLock Marvel Bike Locks, but it also comes in The Hulk, Iron Man, and Captain America. You can order WordLock online or find them at your local retailer.

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One lucky MoscatoMom reader is going to win their very own WordLock Marvel Bike Lock to use this Summer!

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