Hamburger Helper To The Rescue! #freebeef

Both of my kids play soccer. Right now, we are in the middle of spring soccer season, so my life has been a bit crazy. My kids play on two different teams, and I coach one of those teams! That means I have soccer games and practices in different places at the same time some days. Last week, my daughter had a game every single night. It was crazy!! Did … [Read more...]

Netflix Picks for A Snow Day #StreamTeam

There may be nearly two feet of snow on the ground (20 inches here in Oak Lawn!), but the real adventure today can start indoors. If today is a snow day at your house, here are a few TV shows and movies from Netflix that will get everyone's imaginations running wild.  Whether you choose to host a (slightly tamer) game day a la Jumanji or create a science … [Read more...]

Wednesday’s Hero

This post was suggested by Kathi Sgt. Maj. Jon Cavaiani 70 years old from Stanford, California August 2, 1943 - July 29, 2014 When Sergeant Cavaiani and the remaining platoon members could not halt the enemy advance, he ordered his men to escape while he laid down covering fire. As they ran, the citation said, he "recovered a machine gun, stood up, … [Read more...]

Troll of Your Tongue – #TheBoxtrolls

Can you believe Boxtrolls will finally be in the theater tomorrow? My kids are dying to see this movie, so yours are probably too! Heck, I can't wait to see this movie either! You've seen the previews, but you haven't seen how they made this movie. That's why this is cool to watch! Boxtrolls is a family event movie from the creators of “Coraline” and … [Read more...]

Blast Off With Miles From Tomorrowland & A Stop At Google Too! #milesevent

Miles from Tomorrowland is an animated space adventure series that centers around the Callisto family who live on a spaceship called the Stellosphere and work for the Tomorrowland Transit Authority (TTA).  The four main characters are Miles Callisto (an enthusiastic and curious boy with a somewhat reckless inventive streak), Loretta Callisto (Miles’ older sister and technology and […]

Bloody Knife Cupcakes

For a fun take on cupcakes, these Bloody Knife Cupcakes will be a hit at any Halloween party!

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 […]