Puzzlets is an app-enabled interactive gaming platform that fuses STEAM learning and game play to teach children new ways of thinking using the Play Tray and 22 unique programming tiles called Puzzlets!  I have had Madison trying this out for the last couple of days!  Not only did she set this up by herself (she's 11), she also taught her 8 year old … [Read more...]

Fueling a Healthy Life & A Giveaway Too!

Whether it’s dinnertime, homework time or family game night, time spent around at the table with family helps establish life-long healthy habits, in terms of both nutrition and lifestyle. I know in my house we have some great conversations about our plans for the day at breakfast. We then talk again at dinner time. We ask the kids about their day. Family … [Read more...]

10 Tips for Road Tripping With Different Ages

This post is sponsored by Chevrolet Traverse. As many of you know, we travel all summer long. My family lives four hours away. We own a pop-up camper. Needless to say, most summer weekends we are traveling all over the place, and most likely, we aren't even in our state. We have years and years of experience of traveling with kids of all ages (and we … [Read more...]

I’m DoublingDown!

This post brought to you by DoubleDown Casino. The content and opinions expressed below are that of My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings. Who doesn't love casinos and social networking (like Facebook)?  One of the best parts of being in a casino is the social portion of it!  That is where DoubleDown Casino comes into play.  DoubleDown has so many games … [Read more...]

EZ Tofu Press Giveaway!

Calling all my tofu fans!  Firm and extra firm tofu is packed in water to keep it fresh. However, if you don’t remove the water, your tofu can be pretty plain.  By removing this water, the tofu can absorb the flavors of spices, marinade, or other foods. Tofu is often called a wonder food because […]

10 Reasons You Must Watch Jessica Jones #streamteam

I was going to write about what you should be watching today on Thanksgiving.  Instead, I’m going to tell you to binge watch Jessica Jones, because it is my new favorite guilty pleasure.  Jessica Jones is Netflix’s newest series, and it is absolutely amazing. They have done an awesome job with this unlikely superhero.  Here […]

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 […]

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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 […]