Raging Waves Waterpark

Can I tell you how much I love having a waterpark in my backyard? (Ok, not quite in my backyard -- it's an hour away. I'll take an hour drive to Yorkville, IL vs. Wisconsin Dells which takes us close to 5 hours). Raging Waves is 45 acres of pure fun! You literally can spend the entire day at Raging Waves. We found the prices very reasonable. Parking … [Read more...]

Sam’s Club Dare to Compare

This post brought to you by Sam’s Club . The content and opinions expressed below are that of My Thoughts, Ideas, and Ramblings. We are now heading into summer.  Car care is of the utmost importance, since most of us will be driving to many of our summer destinations.  Sam’s Club membership helps you get unbeatable summer deals on everything, … [Read more...]

10 Ways To Get Ready For Summer

Can you believe that Summer is right around the corner? We have had some totally crazy weather this spring here in Chicago. However, my kids have less than 30 days of school left and they will be on summer break! It is hard to believe! This is the time of year that we start getting ready for summer. There are a few things that you can do to help usher the … [Read more...]

Smith Brothers

Spring may be around the corner – it's hard to tell here in Chicago since in the last week we went from 30 to 70 to back to 30 - but cough and cold season often extends into April and beyond.  Building upon the legacy of its brand -  Smith Brothers has introduced a comprehensive wellness regimen—a product line that addresses three … [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 […]