When you’re a mom, pairing a smooth, silky glass of wine with a fresh fruit-and-cheese plate is more of a fantasy than a reality, like high heels. Let’s be honest, how are you going to chase your toddler in stilettos? Unless you have some otherworldly skills or were raised in a family of stilt-walkers, then good on you mamma! But we aren’t here to talk about shoes.
These are not Halloween costumes you have seen on Pinterest. Oh no, these are from the brilliant minds of moms just like you – Leeann and Michelle. Nobody has time to spend hours, days or weeks making intricate costumes your kids will wear for two hours running around the neighborhood in the dark begging strangers for candy. These simple, yet totally clever, costumes will be the trendy talk of the season and they can be made with items found around your house. Seriously, do you have a dozen eggs?
That word can make some people feel uncomfortable - 'minimize.' Michelle is a bit of a hoarder (even though she says she's not) and Leeann has got this figured out. Thank goodness, someone does. Together, Leeann and Michelle share some helpful tips about how to minimize your life and put healthy habits in practice. From prioritizing toys that encourage collaborative play, to sorting out items you haven’t seen your child touch for long periods of time to identify what you can donate or toss.
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 Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
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, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
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".