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...]

EZ Tofu Press Giveaway!

Calling all my tofu fans!  Firm and extra firm tofu is packed in water to keep it fresh. However, if you don’t remove the water, your tofu can be pretty plain.  By removing this water, the tofu can absorb the flavors of spices, marinade, or other foods. Tofu is often called a wonder food because […]

10 Reasons You Must Watch Jessica Jones #streamteam

I was going to write about what you should be watching today on Thanksgiving.  Instead, I’m going to tell you to binge watch Jessica Jones, because it is my new favorite guilty pleasure.  Jessica Jones is Netflix’s newest series, and it is absolutely amazing. They have done an awesome job with this unlikely superhero.  Here […]

Make the holidays feel warmer with SOL ALPACA

Oh, the weather outside is frightful here in Chicago. It feels like we went from barely fall to the deep depths of winter. Depending on where you live here in Illinois determines the amount of snow you got this last weekend. I got several inches, but further north got up to a foot! If you […]

Help With Asurion

This post was sponsored by Asurion as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. It is hard to believe that I’ll be shopping for Christmas at the end of this week.  (yes, I am one of those crazy black Friday shoppers!).  This is the time of year we buy our loved ones gadgets and […]