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PostHeaderIcon 6th Annual Truck Driver Appreciation Week

Image9How often do you think, “I wonder where this came from?”, when you are at the grocery store, sitting on your furniture.. what about the materials used to build your house? I bet your answer was never. Don’t feel bad, you are among the millions of others that never think a truck driver supplied it.

All too often, truck drivers are not thought of or appreciated. Most of the population doesn’t even understand the importance of this job and what these men and women sacrifice for US. The only “easy” thing about being a truck driver is physically driving the truck. Even that isn’t easy at times. Imagine how you feel trying to navigate the roads in the rain and snow… now add roughly 70,000 pounds to it. Doesn’t sound fun, does it? Most truck drivers I know love the open road. What they don’t like is 4-wheelers. That would be you, in your car or SUV.

Before I met one of my good friends, I had a lot of misconceptions about trucking and truckers. I bet you think they just get in the truck and go. That’s just so difficult right? Wrong… Before every driver can even head down the road, they have a multitude of things that they Semi Truckneed to do first. What do you do when you get to work? Punch the clock and begin. Not these men and women!  They have to know EXACTLY what the weight of their load is, what the tractor/trailer weighs, what to do if they are overweight, can they legally drive to a scale to even find out if they are legal weight. Yes, shippers do screw up and it’s on the driver! Which I personally think is garbage but, I digress. That’s not even all of it. They have to know if they have enough time left to deliver the load on time, take a shower, eat, do routine maintenance,  do I have the permits that I need, pre-trip inspections, bridges or tunnels on the route… *deep breath* I really could go on and on but, I think you get the idea.

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PostHeaderIcon The Single Moms Club in theaters March 14th! #Giveaway

The Single Moms Club - DelightfulChaos.com
I think a lot of people don’t realize how hard it is to be a single parent. Every day is a struggle one way or another. Unless you are a single parent, you can’t really understand it entirely. For many of us, there are no breaks. Yes, you may send your children for a visit with the other parent but, what are you doing while they are gone? Cleaning, laundry, catching up on everything you didn’t or couldn’t do during the week. Life doesn’t stop when you are sick, tired or just plain worn out. Didn’t sleep the night before? Too bad, alarm for school goes off at 6:30 am so get your butt up! Suffering from a killer migraine? Too bad, kids need clean clothes. It’s amazing the things I have learned to function with over the past 4 years.
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PostHeaderIcon What are you most thankful for? (Giveaway)

How often to do stop to think about what you are most thankful for? Most people don’t think about it often enough. It usually hits us around this time of the year because we are reminded to remember. I do think about it from time to time but probably not as often as I should. Recent events in my life have made me not only more thankful for the things and people in my life, but to remember and show them more often.

During this  thankful time of year, Givit, the easiest app to create, edit and share video in seconds from your iPhone, is offering one lucky winner a chance to win an iPad Mini! These can easily be used for simply recording and sharing all of the great video moments about what you have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday.
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PostHeaderIcon Recipe Book? Family Photos? Blog Archive? Blurb has you covered! (Giveaway)

Many years ago, a friend of mine lost all of his family photos in a fire. Two of my cousins have no pictures of themselves as babies because of some family problems. Memories can be lost due to many reasons. Death, fire, theft, flood. Even things like the recent Hurricane, Sandy. We don’t realize how precious pictures are until we don’t have them anymore. What would you do if you lost all of those memories? Most people keep digital pictures these days. If those are not guarded they can be lost just as easily as printed photos.
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