It’s that time of the year when the weather is cold and bitter and you just want to stay snuggled under a blanket. My family loves being outdoors but when temps drop it makes it a bit difficult. We’ll bundle up and go outside for a bit (until our faces are numb) and then it’s time to hang indoors. We’ve had a lot of snow over the last few days, so I needed to find things to keep my boys occupied indoors, otherwise they would go stir crazy and start fighting with each other. You know how that goes!
This post is sponsored by Palace Resorts. I told my husband two years ago that I wanted to celebrate my 40th birthday in Mexico but I really didn’t think it would happen. When this trip presented itself (right around my birthday) I knew it was meant to be. It’s quickly become my family’s favorite trip for so many reasons. Here’s everything we did and a look at some of the wonderful memories we made. We had the opportunity to stay at two Palace Resorts all-inclusive properties.
It’s important to teach our children about wildlife and endangered species because empowering them to take action at an early age gives us better hope for the future. Kids are deeply connected to animals. Whenever a child sees someone with a dog at the park, they will go racing over to pet the animal. When a bunny goes hopping by, kids will chase it to try and “play” with the cuddly little animal. At a zoo, kids will ooh and ah over the animals and their eyes will light up.
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".