Chicago Toy & Game Fair Giveaway!

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My family and I love the Chicago Toy & Game Fair!  Here's my 10 ten reasons why you want to go:Where else can you try out games before you buy them? Where else can you get games before they even get into the stores? Where else can eat lunch with Star Wars characters? If you are a girl scout troop leader, you can find great craft ideas to do ...continue reading

Money and Debt

Bill and I luck out. We've got a great credit score, and, I think, we manage our debt well. We actually hide money from ourselves for big purchases we need to make each year (homeowner's insurance, Catholic school tuition, etc). However, I do know that there are many people in this country who aren't as lucky as us. Through situations that are usually no ...continue reading

Gutzy Gear Giveaway!

Gutzy Gear is a fresh new way to give kids and tweens’ backpacks a cool but affordable makeover and is quickly becoming the hottest new trend for kids age 5-12! In fact, Gutzy Gear was recently featured on The Today Show and in US Weekly as one of the must-have kids products for back-to-school!  Gutzy Gear gives kids the power to express their personal style, ...continue reading

Doubting Thomas

I'm going to go somewhere on this blog that I really haven't before -- church.  As you all know, my daughter attends Catholic school.  Part of that deal is that we attend to church on Sundays (not that we didn't do that before.  However, I do have to admit that we go more now that she goes to school there).  I try not to go into too much religion here, ...continue reading