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Lena Burkut
Works at Way2GoodLife.com
Attended Gorky University, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Lives in Chicago, IL
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Inside and Out #InsideOutEmotions #Ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InsideOutEmotions #CollectiveBias From the day my husband and I brought our first-born home and made it through the first sleepless night, I asked…
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Having a sick baby is never fun. For new parents, it is scary when you don’t know if it is the common cold or if it is something more serious. Not to worry, it is most likely just a cold. Did you know that it is common for babies to catch a cold 7-12…
Having a sick baby is never fun. For new parents, it is scary when you don’t know if it is the common cold or if it is something more serious. Not to worry, it is most likely just a cold. Did you k...
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Bicycle helmets might seem obtrusive or simply uncomfortable to wear, but they have an importance – they protect your head from serious injuries while riding a bike. No matter how good you think you are at riding a bike, accidents can happen in the blink…
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Seriously, how do I take care my kids at the campground if I am not there? How do I make sure they eat their vegetables and brush their teeth while I am not around? Those were some tough questions I suddenly found myself asking. How do you deal with mama anxiety? ‪#‎LISTERINEMom‬ ‪#‎ad‬ http://www.way2goodlife.com/totally-taken-care-of-yes-we-are/ 
I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. and The Motherhood as part of my participation in the LIST...
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What adventure would you like to capture with your new GoPro? #GoProatBestBuy @GoPro @BestBuy #ad

The reviewer 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 Is this another summer you are planning to do all sorts of fun stuff going on the adventures, trying new things,…
The reviewer 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 Is this another summer you are planning to do all sorts of f...
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Have you ever compared your childhood with the way your child is growing? I remember spending a lot of time outside, yet my own kids spend most of the time indoors with the gaming stations and handheld devices. I remember having a life outside of school, but it seems like the only life the kids have today revolved around school with insane amount of homework.  The book “How to Raise an Adult”follow by Julie Lythcott-Haims discusses the many obstacles we face as parents, some things we do to our kids for no good reason, and how it affects the society as a whole. #ad 
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Robot Revolution at the Museum of Science and Industry #msichicago and #MSIrobot

This post is promoted by The Museum of Science and Industry via Mode Media #msichicago #MSIrobot How often do you tour your home town? My family came to Chicago in the late 90’s and after living on the North side for a couple years, I moved with a family…
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Like this article? Check out other Easy Gluten Free Recipes, Articles, and Product Spotlights With so many gluten free options around, it is sometimes hard to make the right decision and when it comes to the snacks – how do you know which ones are worth…
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What’s The Difference Anyway? Much is discussed in both the media and in everyday conversations about the need to go gluten free. While most health experts agree that going gluten free can be a beneficial decision for your health, there are different…
What’s The Difference Anyway? Much is discussed in both the media and in everyday conversations about the need to go gluten free. While most health experts agree that going gluten free can be a ben...
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Yes, Avengers are real! If you don’t believe me, look at my daughter’s picture next to them at the Walmart Store. You have to agree it is pretty cool – if you look at the Avengers pallet at the store, it look like this: However, if you download their…
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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Mudderella. I received complimentary admission to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. #Mudderella2015 What will it take for you…
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Is SoFab Coming Your Way?
Regardless if you blogged for a while or just trying to get your first blog off the ground, you know blogging is an industry with its own set of rules and huge opportunities and the best place to keep up to date with this train of knowledge is through attending blogging conferences.
One of my favorite conferences is hosted by the Collective Bias. Being a member of their Social Fabric Community has helped me to take my blog to the next level with the help of their campaign leaders, blogging classes, and, of course, the annual conference (I haven’t missed a single one). #ad http://www.way2goodlife.com/is-sofab-coming-your-way/ 
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Social Media, Blogging, Graphics Design, Branding
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  • Way2GoodLife.com
    Editor, 2010 - present
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Chicago, IL
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yekaterinburg, Russia
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Keep family active without going crazy
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If you want to keep moving, join me and my family on our journey. Kids should not be slowing you down - they should motivate you to be active. I love riding my bike and I take my kids along. I make healthy food choices most of the time, and my kids know the difference between everyday food and sometimes food (most of the time?). Full-time working and blogging - I am working hard on finding balance Learn more about me. My favorite topics include active lifestyle, bicycle riding for families, easy recipes, girl to girl topics, and dealing with my sensory seeker-son
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Went from being a journalist in Russia to being a blogger in the States. So Delicious Milk Ambassador 2012, Huffy Moms on Bikes Ambassador 2013, Venus De Miles Women Bicycle Ride Ambassador 2014, FitFluential Ambassador. Featured by Dole, Monroe and Main and more.
Education
  • Gorky University, Yekaterinburg, Russia
    Journalism, 1993 - 1998
  • Oakland Community College
    Graphic Design, 1999 - 2001
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This crowd pleasing Double Chocolate Frosted Brownies recipe is a chocolate lover's dream!

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