Tuesday, June 25, 2013

SEA LIFE Aquarium in KC Debuts "SEA LIFE Academy"

Ever felt an alive Sea Star or a Sea Urchin or come nose to nose with a shark? I have. And you can too at the SEA LIFE Aquarium next to LEGOLAND in Crown Center.

SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium opened in April 2012. SEA LIFE Kansas City takes visitors on an enthralling two hour journey from the fresh waters of the Missouri River, into the mighty Mississippi River then out into the warm blue coral strewn waters of the Caribbean Sea, ending in the deep dark abyss of the Atlantic Ocean. Prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays. In addition, a stunning centerpiece is a huge tropical ocean tank with a walk-through underwater tunnel. To get any closer you’d have to get wet!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

For my Dad on Father's Day...

I remember you building snowmen and forts in the snow. I remember you teaching me how to ride my bike. I remember you bringing home garbage bags full of popcorn and me thinking that was the best thing in the world. I remember you telling me never give up when I was learning how to roller-skate.

I remember piggyback rides and riding across the state to pick up film for the next movie. I remember fishing and camping and every vacation you took me on every. single. year. And I remember holding your hand when we were in an unfamiliar place so I wouldn’t get lost.

I also remember the speech you gave me when I stayed out a little too late.
I remember the speech you gave me when I came home drunk.
I remember the speech you gave me when I lied and you caught me.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

My Gym Celebrates 30: Fit & Healthy Family Sweepstakes

Throughout 2013, My Gym locations across North America will celebrate thirty years of providing fitness and fun to families by offering money saving membership and class discounts, conducting a search tocrown My Gym’s Fit & Healthy Family and hosting fun and fitness-filled My Gym 30th Birthday party/ Open Houses.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

How to get the Family involved in Organization (Guest Post)

Home organization during the summer months can be difficult; with kids in and out all day, finding time to organize can feel next to impossible. The best way to stay organized over these next few months is to get everyone in the family involved and excited about it.

Keep and giveaway
To begin organizing a home, start by sorting through items. If it can be hard to let go of items that aren’t needed, ask a friend to come over and help. This creates a situation of responsibility and helps determine what items should be kept or given away.

Then, go through each child’s belongings with them. Create a keep and a giveaway pile. Make sure to ask questions like "When was the last time you played with this?" or "Is this something another child could use more than you?" this helps a child develop organization skills and determine what they need or just want to keep.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Have You Noticed?

The Procrastinating Mommy blog has a new look!

She's still a work in progress. I'm doing all of it myself all while trying to run a household and maintain my sanity.
Plus I have some upcoming travels for work AND play so I'll be in and out.

Just be patient with me, you guys! :)

I'm not going anywhere ... I'm just getting started!


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Thursday, June 6, 2013

5 Things to Kick Off Father’s Day Weekend

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Warner Bros.
Oh shoot ya’ll … Father’s Day is literally like … almost here and I have yet to even begin to think of something to do for my husband on the day I truly realize how grateful I am he is the father of my children. Surely I’m not alone, right? I mean … at least make me feel like I’m not the "worst wife EVER" for not purchasing anything yet. Luckily I remembered NOW instead of waiting until the day before. It gives me time to think of some ideas on how to plan a Father’s Day he hopefully won’t forget.

Here are the 5 things we’re planning on doing to kick off Father’s Day weekend in our house.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

I Just Took the Pledge at ItCanWait.com

Mobile phones have become a universal tool for information seeking and communicating, In fact, 83% of adult American’s own some sort of cell phone. What’s crazy is that my husband is actually part of the 17-percent that does not. He can not stand cell phones. He feels it’s a time-waster, communication-blocker, life-sucking device.

I can totally see what he means. I often catch myself with my head buried in my cell phone at home for what seemed like only a couple of minutes … was actually fifteen minutes. Most of the time it’s because I’m checking emails from PR reps or other emails related to my website. But still … life has passed me by.

Is that the same with you? Or maybe you can relate to this...

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Who Wants to MoonWalk .... in their Bras?

I participated in this campaign for One2One Network. By posting, I am eligible for incentives. All opinions stated are my own, as always.
Where else can you find thousands of strong, athletic, courageous women and men as they power walk a marathon in the middle of the night, wearing uniquely decorated bras? The city that never sleeps, obviously!

On July 20th, 2013 – New York City will be hosting this mega event known around the world as MoonWalk presented by Empire BlueCross Blue Shield all in support of breast cancer initiatives.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Sometimes Love is Half a Piece of Gum

Sometimes love is a dozen roses or a gift that came from the heart or from a wish list. Love to me, however, is my husband breaking his piece of gum in half and giving me the bigger half. Love to me is my husband emptying the dishwasher early in the morning before he leaves for work. so that it's a surprise when I wake up. Or sometimes it's just a note left on the counter with nothing more than a "Have a good day".

I call it fate that I met you. I became your friend because I wanted to. But falling head over heels in love with you … was beyond my control.

Through the past 12 years we’ve been together, you have wiped my tears, squeezed my hand in reassurance, picked me up when I didn’t think I could stand any more, calmed me down when I saw red, and made me smile when there was no reason. I can hardly remember what it’s like to not have you in my life. Nor can I imagine not having you in my life.

The Relationship between Women and Money

Last week news broke that women are now not only the primary caregivers in the family … but also the primary breadwinners. Nearly 30 - 40% of American household’s contain Mom/Wife as being the primary earner for her family. With the salary increase among females … also comes financial responsibility. And that is kind of scary. At least it would be in our household.
Information for this post is sourced from Genworth Financial in partnership with the SheHeard Influencer Network.

My husband and I have a difference of opinion when it comes to spending our money. Not enough that it’s a strain on our relationship … but one that causes us to discuss our budget on a bi-weekly basis. He thinks we can do without the fruit snacks, I say he needs to spend a couple days with two growing boys who want snacks all day long and get sick of apples and grapes. My husband would rather try to get over a sinus infection on his own. I’m all about high-tailing it to the doctor to get a prescription to feel better the next day! Evidently, we’re not alone.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Hey Megan D ... YOU WON!

Thanks Megan D … for "liking" The Procrastinating Mommy on Facebook! Because of that, you won the healthy giveaway from Sambazon and #MomsMeet!

I’ll be emailing you soon to get your info.


And thanks to everyone that entered the giveaway. Keep following me as I’ll have more awesome giveaways very soon. I just need a break from them for a tiny bit, y’know? You guys wear me out ;)

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Welcome to the Wichita Riverfest (Video)

For once ... I have no words...

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Disney Medley by the UMass Amherst "Doo Wop Shop"

Those that know me well know that my family is Disney OBSESSED! We watch, on average, 4 Disney movies a week. We own every Disney DVD that has been released from the vault since 2001 and have now started the process of replacing them with Blu-Ray.

I've also been known to find hidden Mickey's in odd places out of the blue. But I promise - if you have clouds in the sky and take the time to look - you'll find at least one Mickey head. Or maybe that's just for us Disney-holics.

So if you know of a Disney’s Anonymous … you might want to give me their info. Although I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t attend a single meeting. We like being Disney obsessed in our house. Did I mention we have a bathroom decorated in Mickey Mouse paraphernalia? Yeah … o-b-s-e-s-s-e-d! Thank God I married a man that understands my obsession. Otherwise I’d have to sign the divorce paper’s reason as "He’s a Disney Doofus".