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About me

I am a 36-year-old  stay at home mother of 5. My Husband and I are raising our beautiful children in the great PNW.  We Live in Washington state, and I’ve lived her nearly my whole life.  I love my blog and doing reviews so that other moms like me have somewhere to go to see if products are REALLY that cool. I had having to spend money twice on the same kind of product, that’s why I do what I do. So other parents only have to spend money once.


Surviving 5 abides by the following policies in regards to Product Reviews:
-Reviews are FREE of charge.
-I reserve the right to refuse the review if you send a product that was not agreed upon.
-A product is required for all reviews and will not be returned.
-Please allow 3 to 8 weeks for your review to be completed.
-If the wrong item is shipped (size, color, quantity, actual item, etc) or the item sent is damaged I will not conduct my review. You have the option at that point to send the correct or new item if the first product was damaged and a prepaid label and I will gladly send you the incorrect item back!
-If you have a specific date in mind for the review to be posted, I will try to work with you to accommodate your request.
-Sample sizes are not allowed. I need a full-sized product to adequately test out the product. If you send a sample you will not be reviewed. Value of review item(s) must exceed $50. Unless otherwise agreed upon.
-We are not responsible for any shipping costs. Any packages shipped COD will be returned to sender.
-You are encouraged to add a discount or coupon code to the review which will be added at no charge. Discounts that require a separate post will be subject to a fee.
-If I have negative review, it will be posted! Please be 100% confident in your product before sending it to me! I try to focus on the positive things, but not everything can have a complete positive review!



Surviving 5 abides by the following policies in regards to Product Giveaways:
Giveaways are free of charge when combined with a Product Review.
Giveaways without a Product Review are subject to a fee; please contact me for prices.
Please inform me what the exact prize(s) is/are when setting up the giveaway.
Please let me know if the giveaway is open to US & Canada, or US only.
I will not be held responsible for shipping the prize to the winner. Please do not mail me the giveaway prize with the review product.
I select all giveaway winners through , Rafflecopter and Giveaway Tools and notify them by an email that they have 48 hours (unless noted otherwise) to respond to.
If they don’t respond I will use again to pick a new winner. When they reply back I will email you their shipping information.
I can also ask the reader like your Facebook page, follow on Twitter, etc. for more entries.
I ask that you ship your prize to the giveaway winner within a reasonable amount of time after the giveaway ends.
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This policy is valid from 15 September 2011

This blog is a personal blog written and edited by me. For questions about this blog, please contact

This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions or other forms of compensation.

This blog abides by word of mouth marketing standards. We believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. The compensation received may influence the advertising content, topics or posts made in this blog. That content, advertising space or post will be clearly identified as paid or sponsored content.

The owner(s) of this blog is not compensated to provide opinion on products, services, websites and various other topics. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely the blog owners. If we claim or appear to be experts on a certain topic or product or service area, we will only endorse products or services that we believe, based on our expertise, are worthy of such endorsement. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer or provider.

This blog does not contain any content which might present a conflict of interest.

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Privacy Policy for

If you require any more information or have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us by email at

At, the privacy of our visitors is of extreme importance to us. This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by and how it is used.

Log Files
Like many other Web sites, makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol ( IP ) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider ( ISP ), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies and Web Beacons does use cookies to store information about visitors preferences, record user-specific information on which pages the user access or visit, customize Web page content based on visitors browser type or other information that the visitor sends via their browser.

DoubleClick DART Cookie
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Some of our advertising partners may use cookies and web beacons on our site. Our advertising partners include ….
Google Adsense

These third-party ad servers or ad networks use technology to the advertisements and links that appear on send directly to your browsers. They automatically receive your IP address when this occurs. Other technologies ( such as cookies, JavaScript, or Web Beacons ) may also be used by the third-party ad networks to measure the effectiveness of their advertisements and / or to personalize the advertising content that you see. has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.

You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party ad servers for more detailed information on their practices as well as for instructions about how to opt-out of certain practices.’s privacy policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other advertisers or web sites.

If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers’ respective websites.

Readers Information

As a reader your information will not be sold or given away to any company. The only time your information will be passed along to a company is in the case of a giveaway. If you are a winner, I will ask you for your shipping information and that will be passed along.

As a company, I will not sell or give away any readers information for any reason other than for shipping purposes or a prize.