What having surgery taught me . . . .

Now, if you follow me regularly, you will know that exactly one week ago I was having an ablation done.  This was done to control the last 5 years of what doctors would call "breakthrough bleeding".  I like to call it the neverending period.  After we would spend months figuring out a birth control that would control this, my body would laugh and start up all … [Read more...]

Money and Debt

Bill and I luck out. We've got a great credit score, and, I think, we manage our debt well. We actually hide money from ourselves for big purchases we need to make each year (homeowner's insurance, Catholic school tuition, etc). However, I do know that there are many people in this country who aren't as lucky as us. Through situations that are usually no … [Read more...]


I'm always on the lookout to make money blogging. As many of you know, I use my blogging earnings to pay for Madison's Catholic school tuition, so every little bit helps.  The first thing that impressed me was the personal phone I got when I signed up for the site.  We talked about my goals with my sites, what programs they thought would work well for me, … [Read more...]

Managing Your Finances

Thank you to TurboTax for sponsoring my writing about household finances.Learn more about how TurboTax can help you find every tax deduction you deserve. I was selected for this sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do. Managing your finances is something that every family strives to do. I think in these … [Read more...]

Letter From Santa

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Albertsons Stores. The opinions and text are all mine. It is hard to believe, but it is that time of year again! With Christmas right around the corner, Jewel-Osco wants to help you this time of year even more magical. They are assisting in […]

Hoorray! A new cooking app in time for the holidays and a $50 Giveaway Too!

Looking for an app that will help you to find and share recipes and connect with other food enthusiasts?  Hoorray is everything you need and more and is available through a free app download on Apple iTunes and the Google App Store. Hoorray was developed to get Americans excited about cooking in their own kitchens, […]

What are your #GameDayTraditions?

Are you ready for some football? I know I am! There are so many ways to get ready for football games. Now, in my house, we are a house divided. For those of you who don’t know, I am from Green Bay, Wisconsin. I currently live in the suburbs of Chicago here in Illinois. Now, […]