Keeping Your Kids Safe On The Internet With Torch

As parents, the internet is a scary place.  I can say that with the kids (ages 11 and 8).  They don't understand all the danger that is out there.  I mean, I cringe at some of my behavior when I was in college, and I should have known better!  That was in the days of Telnet (have I aged myself at all there?), and I think the Internet was … [Read more...]

Pixar Studios Tour – The Good Dinosaur Version #gooddino #bucketlist

We are huge Pixar fans at my house.  Having kids has made me enjoy their movies (even if I have to watch them endlessly).  One of the cool things on my bucket list was touring this amazing animation studio.  Like Disney, Pixar is amazing and does not disappoint.  I will warn you -- this post is photo heavy, so you can see … [Read more...]

Burton the Scarecrow Giveaway!

Lifelong educator and storyteller V.A. Boeholt has created a world of discovery for young readers that enrich their minds with endearing lessons about friendship, problem-solving and character building. Boeholt’s engaging stories introduce children not only to concepts like counting, sequencing and vocabulary building, but also to ideals like humility, … [Read more...]


If you are on the lookout for a great toy for your kids this Christmas, Toobeez is the one gift you must have in your house.  It is a favorite in my house and will be in yours too.  This is one of the few toys on the market that actually make your kids think which is why I love it! Toobeez is basically one big tinker toy set that is super easy to put … [Read more...]

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 […]

Samsung Galaxy Note5 #SprintMom

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received product to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Want the perfect gift for under the tree this holiday season?  The Samsung Galaxy Note5 should definiately be on your list of gifts this […]

Put Your Heart Into It with Meg LaFauve and Kelsey Mann #GoodDinoEvent

If you want to talk to 2 people who love their jobs, you have to talk to Screenwriter Meg LaFauve and Story Supervisor Kelsey Mann. It is pretty amazing what goes into making a movie and talking to Meg LaFauve and Kelsey Mann brings us back to the beginning. They are there from the start […]