When you get pregnant, you’re mind is in overdrive. You are constantly thinking of all the things that you need to buy. I know with my first, I had a list a mile long, maybe two miles if we’re being honest. Luckily, I became a little more practical with my second, and my list was only about 10 things that I needed. A car seat was at the top of my list. Before clothes or anything else, I knew that a quality car seat was of utmost importance. September is Child Safety Month.
Even as a stay-at-home mom, life is hectic. I’m running a business. We are a homeschooling family. We have other business ventures we are currently exploring. And our oldest daughter is in soccer. Admittedly, some days I wonder how we are going to survive when there’s more added into the mix. I keep telling myself that moms always figure it out. Honestly, cooking at home most nights now stemmed from us trying to budget and save money.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Columbus Craft Meats for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. It’s back to school season which means that the calmness of summer has ended and the chaos has ensued. Trying to wake up the kids to get out the door on time, pack lunches, get everyone to extracurriculars on time, and you still need to feed them dinner, do homework, and shower them. It’s a lot to do. And most days, it can get really stressful.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".