Celebrate Magic At Mealtime With Ragu® With A Hearty Lasagna Recipe

At our house, we try and eat dinner together every night.  Family dinners usually provide the most face to face time you will have with your family. The average time spent in daily, exclusive, parent/child conversation is 14.5 minutes a day.  Does that hold true for your family?  Shared family dinners provide the most significant parent/child … [Read more...]

Inside Out With Director Peter Docter & Producer Jonas Rivera

Inside Out is one of my family's favorite movies. That is why I was so excited to be able to interview Director Peter Docter & Producer Jonas Rivera and pick their brains on this movie. It is always awesome to hear about how a movie gets made. Plus, it always impresses me how much time, research, and effort go into these films! The first question we … [Read more...]

When It Is Your Time To Go

Brought to you by Genworth. Sometimes real life makes you have conversations you weren't expecting to have. If you haven't heard yet, Paul Walker is dead. He's the celebrity that was in the Fast and Furious series of movies. He was 40 years old and was involved in an accident. He was the passenger in the car, and both he and the driver died. After much … [Read more...]

Review: Clumsy Duck

Poor Clumsy Duck! Not a day goes by without her stumbling, tripping, or falling over her huge webbed feet. But with the help of her special friend Little Chick, Clumsy Duck discovers exactly what those big feet are good for—and what a fabulous swimmer she is. With delightful illustrations and a most endearing character, Britta Teckentrup has created a … [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 definitely 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 […]