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  • Sponsored Video: The Kids Of Summer – Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes #ShowYourStripes

    This post is sponsored by Kellogg’s. All opinions are my own. Read the full CFO disclosure policy here.

    My family has been a Little League family for six years now, and I’ve found that everything people say about sports being good for kids is true. My boys have learned so much from their Little League experience, and we still have several more years left!

    Consider this list of life lessons that I can attribute to their seasons in Little League:

    • How to be a gracious winner
    • How to be a gracious loser
    • How to work hard at the things they can control
    • How to let go of the things they can’t control
    • How to deal with difficult teammates
    • How to deal with adults they don’t like
    • How to be a team player
    • How to deal with pressure situations
    • How to perform in front of a crowd
    • How to show up even when they don’t feel like it

    That’s just what comes to mind off the top of my head, so it’s definitely an incomplete list. And certainly, my boys haven’t mastered these skills, but they’ve had many chances to work on them because of their sports experiences.

    Another thing that team sports has given my kids is friends – lots of good friends to hang out with, play with, and have fun with. The other parents and I frequently comment after a tough loss on how the kids don’t care about the result, as they’re too busy frolicking on whatever field is nearby.

    The Little League World Series is coming up next month, and Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes has put together a sweet video about what the experience is really about.

    If you liked the video, you can learn more about Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes’ Little League sponsorship, and follow Frosted Flakes on Facebook and Tony the Tiger on Twitter.

    Savings.com: Enter for a chance to win one of twenty $50 Kohl’s gift cards + Get $10 off a $30 purchase Memorial Day Weekend

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    Kohls Giveaway

    Through May 24, you can enter for a chance to win one of twenty $50 Kohl’s Gift Cards from Savings.com. The official rules are here. Good luck!

    You can also get $10 off a $30 purchase during their Memorial Day Weekend Sale with promo code MAYSAVE10, plus get Free Shipping on orders of $75+. Restrictions may apply. Code is valid 5/22 – 5/25/15.

    Right now, you can get 50% off handbags, including this Relic Caraway Shoulder Bag, which I want to get for all of the schlepping around I’m going to do this summer.

    Savings.com: Enter for a chance to win one of twenty $50 GAP gift cards + Save up to 40% during the Summer Kickoff Event

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    GAP Giveaway

    Through May 21, you can enter for a chance to win one of twenty $50 GAP Gift Cards from Savings.com. The official rules are here. Good luck!

    You can also save big during the Summer Kickoff Event and get up to 40% off plus Daily Deals at Gap.com! Check it out:

    Monday, 5/18 ONLY
    $20 Select Adult Shorts
    $10 Select Kids, Toddlers and Babies Shorts

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    Wednesday, 5/20 ONLY
    $8 Select Adult Tees, Tanks & Layers
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    I recently picked up some great deals at GAP, and I’ve got my eye on this relaxed henley (although I’m digging this aloha-style shirt for my boys too!). Exclusions apply. Summer Kickoff Event ends 5/20/15.

    Sponsored Video: GE Appliances Kitchen Portraits

    This post is sponsored by GE. All opinions are my own. Read the full CFO disclosure policy here.

    Five years ago, my husband and I made a huge decision: that when our oldest child started kindergarten, I would quit my full-time job as an attorney, and become a full-time blogger who works from home. I was pretty stressed out at the time from trying to balance family, work, blogging, volunteering and more. Of all of the things I was juggling, I enjoyed work the least. So that’s what we eliminated, and we’ve never looked back.

    It was a family-centric decision, of course – and in fact, since our kids are still quite young, almost everything we do is family-centric. I can imagine a time in the future when I may want to work outside the home again, when I’m not so focused on raising the kids. But for now, this is just the season of life we’re in, and it’s the kind season that GE Appliances is celebrating with their new series of webisodes, about six real-life American families. For example, one of the webisodes features Ken and Doris Richards, who adopted five children – three from Vietnam and two from Africa. Although they’re not connected by blood, they’ve all learned that a family can be built on love, through their interactions in the kitchen.

    And that’s not surprising, because really, food is so important in our lives that it means love to a lot of us. Whether it’s family dinners, family feasts, or one family member’s favorite food, when a family breaks bread together, they’re strengthening the bonds that connect them. So check out the video and let me know what you think.

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    HP #TwistandSprout Giveaway

    Through April 26, you can enter for a chance to win an HP Sprout (“the world’s first immersive computer,” an $1,899.99 value) or one or four $250 HP gift cards from Savings.com. The official rules are here. Good luck!

    Plus, you can get $15 off a $75+ purchase and Free Shipping at HP.com with coupon code 15HPSAVINGS. Check out the ink and toner prices – with this deal, I could get the lowest price I’ve seen on 61XL ink cartridges! Restrictions may apply. Code expires 4/30/15.

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