Heaven Got Another Angel

If you follow me on Facebook, you will know that my cousin passed away last evening. He was 31 years old and had Cystic Fibrosis. Matthew was a trooper. You never once heard him complain about his Cystic Fibrosis, and he really was one of the most funniest, happy people you'd ever meet. I loved talking sports with him (because he was a huge sports fan … [Read more...]

Fixing it up

This is the time of year that we make a list of all the things we would like to do to our house and to our yard. I know that we can't be the only ones who do this. For example, when I was painting the fence for Madison's First Communion (that was May 5th), I realized how bad our fence is. When we first moved here, we put a fence in that March (2006). … [Read more...]

Inspiration – #NSNation Update – Week 16

Four months.  Can you believe it?  I have been working the Nutrisystem program for 4 months now. I'll be honest, when I started this program, I didn't have a lot of faith in myself.  I have never known the correct way to diet.  My high school dieting involved eating as little as possible.  I did try in college some of the other weight loss programs out … [Read more...]

Macy’s Snow Globe Giveaway!

This giveaway is now over. The winner is Marilyn Wons. Congrats! For the fourth year in a row, Macy’s is partnering with The Make-A-Wish Foundation® and collecting letters to Santa. For every letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 to The Make-A-Wish Foundation®, up to $1 million. I have a cousin that has actually used The Make-A-Wish Foundation, so this … [Read more...]

Data Done Right With Virgin Mobile!

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Virgin Mobile USA which is one of Sprint’s prepaid brands. I received two Virgin Mobile smartphones to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Nowdays, everyone has a cell phone, and there are so many […]

Sprint Chicago Regional Event #MoveForward #SprintMom

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I recently got to take part in a pretty awesome Sprint event. As a long time (like 10 year!) Sprint customer, I love the […]

10 Things You May Not Know About The Blue Man Group

Bill and I recently attended a Blue Man Group show here in Chicago.  It was one of the few times in my life that I wish we would have brought the kids, because they would have loved the show!  I didn’t know what to expect, and The Blue Men did not disappoint.  I have not […]

Adding Milk To Your Day & A Giveaway Too!

How do you incorporate milk into your busy lifestyle?  As you all know, milk is a great source of protein especially in growing bodies! An 8-ounce glass of milk has 8 grams of high-quality protein.  If you are using non-dairy milk, it may not be giving your kids as much protein as you think.  An […]