PR & Review Policy

For Marketing and Public Relations Professionals

Thank you for your interest in Living Life at Home. As you know, word-of-mouth marketing, social media, and customer testimonials are powerful tools. While I love sharing great products, services, and destinations with my readers, I value my readers trust and will only share authentic experiences that I would naturally share with my family and friends anyway.

For Product or Destination Reviews, please read the following policy. Click here for information on our sponsorship and marketing services.

If we’re a good match for you or if you need further information, please contact me.  I’d love to see if we can work together. :)

Review Policy

- Reviews and sponsored blog post opportunties are accepted on a case by case basis.  Such opportunties are only accepted if it is a book, product, service, or destination that my family would actually normally seek out, use, or visit, *and* that I think my readers would appreciate hearing about or would solve an issue my readers may be struggling with.

We are homeschooling family that uses off-the-beaten path curricula and lots of hand-on learning activities. Currently my family consists of 4 kids, ages 8 (girl), 10 (boy), 13 (boy), and 15 (girl). If your opportunity would appeal to one of my teens, they will be given the opportunity to decide whether or not to review your product.

I am a work-at-home mom and many of my readers are parents who are either working from home or want to be. I thoroughly vet work-at-home opportunities. If I wouldn’t recommend it to my kids and closest friends, I won’t recommend it to my readers.

- All opportunities must be family-friendly. We love products, services, destinations, and activities that promote positive values, real hands-on learning, and help families live life together.

- If I accept the product review or sponsored blog post, a thorough review will be done. My goal is to provide my readers valuable content they can trust, not slap up content. Thorough reviews take time.  No promises on when the review will be published, but as soon as it is, you will be notified.

If you have a specific timeline you wish to hit, please tell me. It may or may not affect my ability to do the review.

- I do not write or publish bad reviews. If I cannot write at least neutral review, if not positive review, about our experience with your product, service, destination, or activity, I won’t. I operate under the philosophy, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

However, I do write honest reviews. Reviews may include information on who I think it’s best for, best not for, areas for improvement, etc, as well as all the things I liked about it.

- All reviews include at least one picture, often more, and sometimes a video. If you have art you’d like us to use, please be sure to share it.

- All reviews include at least two links. If you have specific anchor text and/or a specific URL you’d like used, please let me know.

- Generally speaking, product samples will not be returned. If you require it returned, please let me know.

- Affiliate and contextual links to other sites than yours may be used within reviews, if they add information and/or value to the reader’s research and shopping experience.

- All posts stay on the blog for the life of the blog. They include basic SEO optimization and are shared at least on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media outlets, if appropriate. Videos are shared on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, and other video outlets.

-If you are interested in a video review, please contact me. I’ll vet the project and let you know if there’s a cost. Sponsored video reviews are subject to the same policies as all other reviews.

- We *rarely* do giveaways. However, if you have a free offer or download or a special discount for all of our readers for a product, please sure to tell me. I like to save my readers money for products, services, and information they will use.

Family Travel Destinations

Family Travel Destinations and educational travel opportunities are also vetted on a case by case basis and may be published either on the Family Travel section of Living Life at Home or our sister blog, Fun Family Road Trips. Our experiences with travel destinations may also be used as content for other websites, blogs, or publications.

We are based in the Houston, TX area and love family friendly travel destinations and hands-on, educational, or living history activities within driving distance of Houston, TX.

We also love to travel as a family. In 2013, our family travel destinations include:

  • Paris, France (mid-May 2013)
  • London, UK (mid-May 2013)
  • Toronto, Canada (early June 2013)
  • San Antonio, TX (summer 2013)
  • Westminster/Denver, Colorado (TBA)

 

Example Reviews

All of our reviews can be found here in new to old order. Here are just a few examples of types of reviews we’ve done before and the depth in which we review:

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