Building Strong Bones Together – Viactiv Yours and Hers

Three weeks from now we’ll be preparing to celebrate as our oldest daughter get’s married. It seems like just yesterday we were teaching her how to read, tie her shoes, ride a bike, and drive. I wouldn’t trade those moments for the world! (well maybe the learning to drive moments)

One of my favorite mother/ daughter traditions is going to New Your City. We’ve been fortunate to take two trips in the last few year to explore the city, visit thrift stores, eat awesome food, and see some amazing shows.

While I love creating fun traditions with all my girls, I really want to create healthy habits as they grow up and eventually leave our nest to start their own.

Even though she is getting married in a few weeks, I don’t think I’ll ever stop worrying that she is eating healthy, exercising, and taking care of herself.

In fact, 86% of teenage girls have calcium-deficient diets (overall, 68% percent of adult women are calcium deficient). For teen girls, however, this deficiency comes at a crucial time for bone health, since 95% of bone building occurs by the time she’s 20!

Since she works crazy retail hours, many of her meals are on the go, and probably not the healthiest. Unfortunately, she’s just like me in that it’s hard to get us to take vitamins on a regular basis or even at all!

Last month we tried Viactiv® Calcium Soft Chews. They are delicious and come in flavors like chocolate and caramel which is pretty much awesome. I’m not sure what teenage girl would pass on chocolate or caramel, so getting them to try Viactiv® should be pretty easy.

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These calcium chews are a great way to supplement your daily intake of calcium and help strengthen bones without having to swallow a gigantic pill.

It is extremely important that women get enough calcium, it helps strengthen bones and teeth and if your body is not getting enough calcium it begins to take it from the bones, decreasing bone mineral density which can eventually lead to osteopenia and osteoporosis.

If you are wondering if you are getting enough calcium this helpful chart shares how much calcium is in the food we eat every day.

I prefer chocolate, which delicious flavor of Viactiv® Calcium Soft Chew would you choose – Milk Chocolate or Caramel?

Get the latest information on Viactiv® Calcium Soft Chews at www.viactiv.com and their Facebook page.

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This is a product-provided, sponsored conversation that contains affiliate links. I received two full-sized canisters of Viactiv® Calcium Soft Chews and a picture frame for my own personal use. All opinions, text and experiences are my own.


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Cora and Kit: FIVE

I know many of you “found” me when Cora was born five years ago. It seems like yesterday, and yet a lifetime ago at the same time.

How is it possible?

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See all of Cora and Kit here.


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Easter Giveaway and Coupon Code: A Sense of the Resurrection

Giveaway Closed!  Congratulations to our three winners:

  • Joann N princessjoann14@
  • Katelyn katelyneday@
  • Lindsey B. lindsey.m.bell@

All winners have been emailed with further instructions.  If you weren’t one of the winners, then you still have until March 28th to get 20% off this amazing curriculum to prepare your family for Easter! Just use the coupon code: OHEASTER at checkout.

Don’t miss out on this great deal!

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Imagine this year your home being filled with crafts that remind your whole family of the meaning and significance of Easter. Think of the building excitement and anticipation of your kids as Easter approaches. You don’t have to imagine too hard if you take advantage of this great eBook, A Sense of the Resurrection: An Easter Experience for Families.

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Easter eBook for Families

The A Sense of the Resurrection: An Easter Experience for Families eBook has 12 activities to do during the weeks leading up to Easter. These fun activities follow the theme of your 5 senses. So your kids will taste the bread at the last supper, smell Mary’s perfume, hear the rooster crow and much more.

The book is normally sold for $7.99 but from now through March 28th you can get it for 20% off! Just use the coupon code: OHEASTER at checkout.

Don’t miss out on this great deal!

But wouldn’t it be even better to get this book for absolutely free??

I’m going to giveaway 3 free downloads of this eBook! From now through March 26th you will have 5 different options for entering:

To enter the giveaway just comment on this post about how your family celebrates Easter. This is the only required method for entering.

For 4 additional entries (1 for each of the following), feel free to:

  1. Share on Facebook and leave a comment with a link showing you did below.
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  3. Subscribe to my RSS feeds or daily emails AND leave a comment below letting me know you signed up. If you are already a subscriber – thank you! – then leave a comment letting me know.
  4. Follow me on Pinterest and you guessed it! Leave a comment below with your Pinterest name.

The winner will be announced on the 27th. This way if you don’t happen to be one of the three lucky winners you will still have time to use the 20% coupon code. Don’t forget to take advantage of it!

Open to US residents only. Giveaway ends March 26th, 2014.


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Musselman’s Spring into Action Challenge

I’ve partnered with Musselman’s to share their Spring into Action Challenge. All opinions are my own. 

Is anyone else tired of the snow? While our Florida and California friends are frolicking around in their shorts and t-shirts most of us in the Midwest and East have been stuck inside for the past several months battling ridiculously cold temperatures, cancelled school and work days, and snow. Lots of it.

As I type this we are in the middle of yet another winter storm that is expected to dump 5-8 inches of snow throughout the Mid-Atlantic. While that is nothing to my friends in Minnesota or North Dakota, our cities shut down with this much snow.

The good news? Spring is almost here. Well, at least I hope it is. I know that my kids have had way too many snow/movie days at our house. My kids need to burn off a little energy outside most days and the recent weather has created the “stay inside and play on the computer” mentality at our house.

So I’m challenging myself, and anyone else who wants to join in with me – to get outside with the kids more. I might not start today, but – we could always build a snowman instead of just listening to the CD. icon smile  Musselman’s Spring into Action Challenge

If you haven’t seen Musselman’s BIG CUP, it is a 6 oz. single-serve cup that contains 50% more delicious Musselman’s Apple Sauce in every serving. My seventeen year-old son loves this larger serving of applesauce and “drinks” it right from the cup- no spoon needed.

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I’m teaming up with Musselman’s and challenging myself and my readers to do 50% more to live a healthier, happier life.

Now your challenge might not be to get outside more, it could be  drinking 50% more water each day, increasing your weekly workouts by 50%, waking up earlier everyday so you can be 50% more productive, or reading 50% more instead of watching television. Whatever your goals are I want to do it together. Mainly because I want to achieve my goals and I know if I have all of you watching I’m more likely to do it!

If you are like me and want to get your family moving Musselman’s has a coupon for free bowling. You can check out all the details on their website.

So are you with me? I’m ready to get moving and shake off these winter blues! I’ll be checking back in a month to update you on my progress. I can’t wait for you to share yours!


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