Raki Wright

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Orkin Bed Bug Home Prevention Prize Pack Giveaway

Enter to win a Orkin Bed Bug Home Prevention Prize Pack.

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Disclosure:  This giveaway, promotional content, and prize is provided by and shipped by Orkin and/or its representatives.  No compensation was received for sharing this post.

Bed bugs have come back strong over the last decade, keeping more and more people from sleeping tight. Now is the time to take control with a smart action plan – before the bed bugs bite. Continue reading…

Happy International Women’s Day!

International Women’s Day is a day to reflect, appreciate, and inspire women all around the world to live out their fullest potential…whatever that may be.

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What Is International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is marked on March 8 every year. Continue reading…

Campbell’s Heart Healthy

Just because February and American Heart Month are over, doesn’t mean it’s time to forget about being heart healthy.

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This post is sponsored by Campbell Soup Company. All opinions are my own. 

How My Family Is Heart Healthy

Heart disease runs in my family – on my mom’s and dad’s sides. Both of my grandmothers have been diagnosed with “congestive heart failure” and have had one or more bypass surgeries. Although I am young, I know where that road will end if I follow the same Southern-style cooking that my grandmothers used. Continue reading…

Essentials in Every Mom’s Car

Working moms spend a lot of time in the car.  Whether commuting for work, carpooling the kids, or just plain traveling, you can make it more convenient by stocking your car with mom essentials.

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I have really extreme stock levels in my car.  Either it’s full of trash and other things that don’t belong, or it’s bare. There must be a more sensible in-between. How nice would it be if I had things in my car for emergencies, enjoyment, and convenience. Continue reading…

Growing Up Fisher (& Life Through the Eyes of 11-Year-Olds)

Looking for ways to connect with your tween or teen? There’s a new show premiering tonight that will give you plenty to talk about: divorce, blind dads, and re-connection.

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{I am being compensated to promote this show.}

Get ready for NBC’s premiere of a new hit comedy “Growing Up Fisher” every Tuesday at 9:30 pm EST. It’s guaranteed to be a new family favorite!

This new television series is comedic, semi-real, and might resemble an autobiography about your own family.

The story follows eleven-year-old, Henry Fisher (Eli Baker), and his atypical family, his parents’ divorce, and the arrival of his blind father’s guide dog, Elvis (Peyton). If a dog named after a musical legend isn’t enough to get you hooked, we have more about “Growing Up Fisher.” Continue reading…

How to Keep Kids Safe Online (& Giveaway from iparent.tv)

Wondering how to keep your kids safe online? Enter to win a One Year Subscription to iparent.tv ($49 value).

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Disclosure:  This giveaway, promotional content, and prize is provided by and shipped by iparent.tv and/or its representatives.  No compensation was received for sharing this post.

What is iParent.TV? If your kids are awake, they’re probably on a smartphone, in front of a smart tv, downloading apps, or posting to social networks. And most likely you have no idea what they’re doing. iParent.TV will be a yearly, subscription-based website for teaching and informing parents on all things tech, mobile, devices, websites, and apps for kids so that you WILL know. Continue reading…

How to Celebrate Your Heritage

What we learn in school is often only the top of the historical iceberg. It takes personal responsibility and motivation to truly learn about one’s heritage and history.

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February is Black History Month:

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating black history. (History.com)

I think it’s important to intentionally seek out to learn and understand the history of your background and culture. I’ve compiled a list of five ways you can do just that. Continue reading…

Advice from a Nutritionist on Getting Picky Eaters to…Eat

Picky eaters make parents worry about meal planning, nutrition, and their own parenting abilities. Want to join me in my new challenge?

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I received some invaluable advice from two child nutritionists on picky eaters to help me turn around my four year old’s picky eating habits. I feel like I have a solid plan and will work it for the next few months to and report back to them.

It actually begins at the grocery store… Continue reading…

Valentine’s Ideas

I’ve got five easy Valentine’s Ideas that don’t require much planning, purchasing, or preparing.

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I’ve shared several Valentine’s ideas over the last few days. In case you’ve missed anything, here is quick recap for you: Continue reading…

25 Valentine’s Gifts That Won’t Cost You a Dime

Valentine’s gifts can get expensive. But, you don’t have to have a large budget to show your Valentine your love. In fact, you don’t have to spend a dime.

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I know that traditionally couples exhibit their love for each other with chocolates, flowers, or a night out on the town. But, sometimes even an extra $20 can be hard to come by. With a little creativity, you can show your love without pulling out your wallet. Continue reading…