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Lena Burkut
Works at Way2GoodLife.com
Attended Gorky University, Yekaterinburg, Russia
Lives in Chicago, IL
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Here is a question I ask myself at least once a week: “What was I thinking getting my kids Skylanders Game as a last minute New Year present? The little I knew carefully wrapping and placing the box under the tree, that it will affect the lives of…
Here is a question I ask myself at least once a week: “What was I thinking getting my kids Skylanders Game as a last minute New Year present? The little I knew carefully wrapping and placing the box under the tree, that it will affect the lives of everyone in my house. I started to get an …
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Are you a new mom or will be one soon? Maybe you know one? Look for more tips, tricks, and other great articles on Advice for a New Mom page Recently in the interview Mila Kunis mentioned her mom’s surprise over disposable diapers: “Well, if I had this, I…
Are you a new mom or will be one soon? Maybe you know one? Look for more tips, tricks, and other great articles on Advice for a New Mom page Recently in the interview Mila Kunis mentioned her mom’s surprise over disposable diapers: “Well, if I had this, I would just have seven babies. This is …
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Our Friday tradition is a pizza night. Great end of the working week is to share a big pizza with the family (or a few small ones). Recently, we started baking two small ones instead of one big one – kids always want cheese and the adults in my house…
Our Friday tradition is a pizza night. Great end of the working week is to share a big pizza with the family (or a few small ones). Recently, we started baking two small ones instead of one big one – kids always want cheese and the adults in my house prefer something more fun. Besides that, I hate …
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ACTIVE UPGRADE 
It is spring – perfect time to shed some layers and update the closet. And if you are ready for something refreshing, I’d love to share the new +Katie Kozloff Katie K 2015 collection with you.

Many of us love wearing workout clothes in the gym or around the house. It’s very forgiving to the pounds we gain over the winter, makes us feel good, and send a message to the people around us “I just worked out”, “I will workout” or “I’ve meant to work out”
Katie K 2015 collection is inspired by life and wanted by fans – 2-in-1 great fitting active wear and nice looking every day wear.
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It is spring – perfect time to shed some layers and update the closet. And if you are ready for something refreshing, I’d love to share the new Katie K 2015 collection with you. Many of us love wearing workout clothes in the gym or around the house. It’s very forgiving to the pounds we gain over …
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Welcome to the 2015 Spring Fahionista #FashionistaEvents   The Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years  and Katy from  ModlyChic. All Fashion! Only FASHION event! Largest Fashion Giveaway event…
Welcome to the 2015 Spring Fahionista #FashionistaEvents   The Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years  and Katy from  ModlyChic. All Fashion! Only FASHION event! Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes, 100+ participating blogs and 3/4 million entries. Each individual blog has …
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"Lazy Kids => Productive Kids" My Strategic Plan

What do your kids love doing if you the homework is done, you are busy with your grownup stuff, and weather insists that you spend another weekend indoors? My kiddos wake up extra early on Saturday and Sunday to play video games, watch YouTube videos, and make an ultimate mess in the living room by bringing loads of toys and throwing them around. And if nothing else, they are perfectly capable spending the whole day in pajamas shooting, jumping, watching or do whatever else modern entertainment suggests.

I want them to be more productive on their days off, but while I am trying to get another item off my endless to do list, I often don’t have the time to stop and think how to put my kids’ energy into the useful use. Feel the same way? Here is my plan

#homeschool     #SprectrumTestPrep #ad   #IC  
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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carson-Dellosa. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation #IC, #SpectrumTestPrep #sponsored What do your kids love doing if you the homework is done, you are busy with your grownup stuff, and weather insists that you spend another weekend indoors? …
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BlogPOP Giveaway Omron HJ-720ITFFP Pocket Pedometer #‎BlogPOPEvents‬ 4/9

Welcome to BlogPOP Spring Fling – a really cool and fun event with a lot to offer Here is what you can win here: Omron HJ-720ITFFP Pocket Pedometer with Advanced Omron Health Management Software $59.99 Value You’d be surprised by how many steps you…
Welcome to BlogPOP Spring Fling – a really cool and fun event with a lot to offer Here is what you can win here: Omron HJ-720ITFFP Pocket Pedometer with Advanced Omron Health Management Software $59.99 Value You’d be surprised by how many steps you already take each day. A few hundred walking to the bus, …
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I am obsessed with a great quality chocolate. My favorite is a dark under 70% chocolate. I truly enjoy every bite of my weakness and I wish that the piece in my hand is not the last one. barkTHINS  a snacking chocolates that puts a new twist on…
I am obsessed with a great quality chocolate. My favorite is a dark under 70% chocolate. I truly enjoy every bite of my weakness and I wish that the piece in my hand is not the last one. barkTHINS  a snacking chocolates that puts a new twist on traditional chunky chocolate bark. Super thin slivers or rich, fair trade …
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New Family Addition? Tips for the Whole Family #24HourEsterC #Ad

With two older kids, I know for a fact the house will be even messier, but let’s face it: in addition to caring for the baby, the mom is expected to continue being a superstar and make sure the family is fed, clean, and healthy. Find yourself in the same boat? Let’s go over the tips that will help you create an everyday family support system.
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias and its Advertiser. All thoughts and opinions are mine and mine alone and should not be construed as medical advice. #24HourEsterC #CollectiveBias It is official – we have a brand new baby in the house and that means we are back to breastfeeding, sleepless nights, and a …
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Welcome to the 2015 Spring Fahionista #FashionistaEvents   The Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years  and Katy from  ModlyChic. All Fashion! Only FASHION event! Largest Fashion Giveaway event…
Welcome to the 2015 Spring Fahionista #FashionistaEvents   The Spring Fashionista Giveaway Event is hosted by The Chief Blonde at Still Blonde After All These Years  and Katy from  ModlyChic. All Fashion! Only FASHION event! Largest Fashion Giveaway event on the internet with $26,000+ in prizes, 100+ participating blogs and 3/4 million entries. Each individual blog has …
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The spring is finally here and with the temperatures outside getting warmer, we have a new problem. Anything of an organic nature that might have been left in a car of the winter will make the car smell. Unfortunately, at this point of time it is hard to figure out who dropped what on the third row of our endless minivan. Time for a spring cleaning and making sure that our family favorite vehicle remains stink free. ‪#‎FebrezeCar‬ SheSpeaks.com #ad  
http://www.way2goodlife.com/febreze-car-vent-clips-25-walm…/
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With a help of #DisneySide, our party didn’t need too much planning – as we got a great box of supplies, but if you plan to host an amazing Disney (or any other) party, all of these can be easily re-created. Are you ready for some serious Disney fun? We are happy to help! 
I received free products in order to host a Disney Side @Home Celebration. The opinions expressed here are my own. Who doesn’t like a good party? With the cold weather outside, we have nothing better to do, but enjoy the great indoors of our old house, play video games, and watch an insane amount of …
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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
Introduction
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
Bragging rights
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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Katie Kozloff (Katie K Active) - Google+
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Works at Katie K Active as I am the Founder & President of Katie K Active. It’s finally time to put some flair into your workout wardrobe an

Enter to win @UdderlySmooth products #HoppinHolidays
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Enter to win products from Udderly Smooth in the #hoppinholidays #giveaway. Ends 12/28

Tips for improving meal prep time in your kitchen.
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The post contains sponsored content. #aethercone One of the biggest complaints I hear about cooking is the prep time it takes before and aft

Monroe and Main Holiday Style Giveaway
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How I go from Day to Night, Montana Style featuring pieces from the Monroe and Main Holiday Style Catalog

Colored Cloud Dough
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Super simple, non-toxic, baby oil free, colored cloud dough recipe.

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Works at Collective Bias as Social Media Campaign Leader. Lives in Ventura, CA. Highly Energetic People Motivator

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Works at The Maven of Social Media®. Lives in Seattle. Seattle Blogger | Mom Blogger | Lifestyle Blogger

Add Northpole Magic to Your Elf on the Shelf Tradition
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If you are ready to up your Elf on the Shelf game then you have to check out how I am adding Northpole Magic to our Elf tradition this year.

Whirlwind of Surprises: 5 #Tips for Preventing Pickpockets so you can en...
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Review of Scottevest's Lola Jacket and 5 Tips for Preventing Pickpockets so that you can fully enjoy your vacation. Travel tips to set your

Colorful Deviled Eggs Recipe
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Make a statement with this Thanksgiving appetizer recipe of Colorful Deviled Eggs.

25 Thanksgiving Books for Kids
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Get your family in the holiday spirit with these 25 Thanksgiving Books for Kids!

Halloween Memories
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Halloween is one of my family’s favorite holidays. The weather starts to get cooler and each year we have the same conversation.

Double Chocolate Frosted Brownies Recipe
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This crowd pleasing Double Chocolate Frosted Brownies recipe is a chocolate lover's dream!

Teen Clothing for all Occasions - Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad
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Basics in your closet never go out of style. This is where you want to spend a little more for quality, wear-ability and durability. Colors

Mother of all Meltdowns is turning 1
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The Mother of all Meltdowns is turning 1 and you can enjoy our hilarious stories while trying to live through your own. Moms need a break to

Find Balance with Dr Pepper Snapple Group
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Dr Pepper Snapple Group makes industry leading flavorful and satisfying and unique beverages, but they're giving back too. Find out how!

Whirlwind of Surprises: Interesting Tidbits about Bella Thorne & her...
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Interesting Tidbits & thoughts on Disney's movie Very Bad Day and her character Celia from Bella Thorne. #VeryBadDayEvent

Whirlwind of Surprises: Vanessa & Tiya embody remarkable female role...
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Strong, good female role models portrayed by Vanessa Marshall and Tiya Sircar on the new #StarWarsRebels series. #DisneyInHomeEvent