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Elizabeth Bruno
I'm riding life's waves but still trying to steer the ship.
I'm riding life's waves but still trying to steer the ship.


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Love this song and they're the only band to ever film at NASA!

Drag Me Down by One Direction on +Vevo for iPhone ♫

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10 Expert Tips for Buying Lingerie this Valentine's
Valentine's Day is upon us and it means the malls are flooded with people trying to find just the right gift for the person who their heart swoon. But let's be honest, with the upcoming release of 50 Shades of Grey, everyone's minds are a little more focuse...

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Change is the Only Constant
Have you ever stopped to contemplate life, past and present, and just been dumbfounded by it all? I admit, I don't usually have time to sit and think. I mean I have a wild three year old boy, more dogs than I need snorting around me, multiple jobs, a boy ba...

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This Mom Thing is Serious
I was just chatting with a friend the other day about motherhood and where life has taken us. I pointed out that no matter how much someone tells you "becoming a parent will completely change you life" you just don't realize that it literally changes YOUR E...

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This LIVE Hangout on Air is happening tonight at 6pm PST! Be sure to tune in and learn the facts about Asbestos and how to avoid toxic exposure in your home. #Mamavation  #HOA 
This week on Mamavation TV, we will again be talking about dangerous toxins that may be in your home. We will cover how to stay safe, even during home renovations. This topic would not be complete without discussing asbestos, a known carcinogen. Mesothelioma is the aggressive form of cancer caused by inhalation and exposure to asbestos affecting the lungs. We are lucky enough to have a survivor of Mesothelioma as our guest this week, +Heather Von St. James 

Each week, we give away prizes – In keeping with the home improvement theme, this week's prize is a $25 Home Depot gift card to get you started on a project or purchase testing supplies to test your home for toxins.

How to Win:  Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. There are multiple entries available, so be sure to get yours by RSVPing to the LIVE Google hangout and watching the show. You can also enter by participating in our blogging carnival with the Rafflecopter. Winner will be chosen at random from entries on


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Shedding My Pirate Booty Week Forty-Nine
It's been another week, and it's been a mixed bag of emotions. I have had some awesome moments and some down ones too. The awesome-- I needed to buy more clothes again because I just couldn't pull off my baggy work pants any more. I grabbed 6 pairs to try o...

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Little Man Giveaway
Little Man Giveaway As a mom to a  rambunctious boy, I'm always looking for things that will keep him busy and entertained. He knows what he likes, (trucks) and isn't going to settle for anything less than awesome. These adorable products are designed espec...

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Shedding My Pirate Booty Week Forty-Eight
Although I've been quiet here on the blog lately, and owe you a post as to why, I also owe myself this weekly SMPB update. No matter what the scale says, I committed to documenting it here. It keeps me honest, keeps me going, and it's a keepsake of my journ...
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