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...]

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Disney has kicked off production on “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day,” the first live-action film adaptation of Judith Viorst’s 1972 illustrated children’s classic. The film, directed by Independent Spirit Award-winner Miguel Arteta (“The Good Girl,” “Cedar Rapids,” “Youth in Revolt”) from a screenplay by Rob Lieber, is a 21 Laps … [Read more...]


One of the reasons I love this blog is because I get to try the products I know you are all wondering about. One of the latest things I got to review is the Thundershirt. I've always wondered if they really worked. As you can see, we tried it out on our dog Daisy. She's 2 (almost 3) years old and a boxer/retriever mix. This makes her a hyper silly dog. … [Read more...]

Partying With Esio Hot & Cold Beverage System

I've always liked my Kuerig. That being said, Bill and I aren't huge coffee drinkers. With little kids, we are way more into juice and lemonade than we are coffee. That is why the Esio Hot & Cold Beverage System is a great fit for my family. Esio delivers your favorite hot and cold name brand beverages in seconds at the touch of a button. And what I … [Read more...]

Letter From Santa

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Stores. The opinions and text are all mine. It is hard to believe, but it is that time of year again! With Christmas right around the corner, Jewel-Osco wants to help you this time of year even more magical. They are assisting in […]

Hoorray! A new cooking app in time for the holidays and a $50 Giveaway Too!

Looking for an app that will help you to find and share recipes and connect with other food enthusiasts?  Hoorray is everything you need and more and is available through a free app download on Apple iTunes and the Google App Store. Hoorray was developed to get Americans excited about cooking in their own kitchens, […]

What are your #GameDayTraditions?

Are you ready for some football? I know I am! There are so many ways to get ready for football games. Now, in my house, we are a house divided. For those of you who don’t know, I am from Green Bay, Wisconsin. I currently live in the suburbs of Chicago here in Illinois. Now, […]