What Was America’s Deadliest War?: And Other Questions about The Civil War (Good Question!)

Who fired the first shots in the American Civil War? Where were the fiercest battles fought? How did Lincoln free millions of slaves with one document? Acclaimed author Martin Sandler answers all these and other “must-know” questions about the war that pitted brother against brother and tore the United States apart.  This is a great kids book that explores … [Read more...]

The Most Important Meal of the Day

Do you run your car on empty?  I am going to guess that you all answered no to that question.  That being said, I have noticed a trend in a lot of the comments I've gotten with this Kellogg's campaign.  A lot of you tell me a whole lot of excuses of why you can't eat breakfast.  However, you would never run your car an empy, so why are you doing that to your … [Read more...]

Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise #greatstarts

If you are a regular reader here, you will know that I lost 80 pounds over the last year.  Now, with the thyroid issue I have now (Hashimotos), I have gained some of it back.  However, I have kept the majority of the weight off.  I have done this through a variety of methods. I'm even slowly taking some of this weight back off again. As you know, I've … [Read more...]

Having Fun With Our Food

Breakfast can be BORING (say that in your best tween voice). However, Kellogg's and Great Starts have teamed together to make breakfast fun again for both kids and adults!  (You can see all the tips here:  Kelloggs.com/GreatStartsTips) This fun Fortune Cookie helps you pick out which cereal to eat for breakfast and which exercise you should do for the … [Read more...]

Data Done Right With Virgin Mobile!

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Virgin Mobile USA which is one of Sprint’s prepaid brands. I received two Virgin Mobile smartphones to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Nowdays, everyone has a cell phone, and there are so many […]

Sprint Chicago Regional Event #MoveForward #SprintMom

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I recently got to take part in a pretty awesome Sprint event. As a long time (like 10 year!) Sprint customer, I love the […]

10 Things You May Not Know About The Blue Man Group

Bill and I recently attended a Blue Man Group show here in Chicago.  It was one of the few times in my life that I wish we would have brought the kids, because they would have loved the show!  I didn’t know what to expect, and The Blue Men did not disappoint.  I have not […]

Adding Milk To Your Day & A Giveaway Too!

How do you incorporate milk into your busy lifestyle?  As you all know, milk is a great source of protein especially in growing bodies! An 8-ounce glass of milk has 8 grams of high-quality protein.  If you are using non-dairy milk, it may not be giving your kids as much protein as you think.  An […]