Birth Father Rights In Adoption

When a new mother puts her baby up for adoption, most people believe that she is the only one who has a say in what happens to her baby – however, the fact is that the birth father also has a role to play. Hopefully in most cases, the birth mother and birth father will agree that adoption is the best choice, but there are situations, such as the recent one of … [Read more...]

Blogger, Politicians, and Disclosure

I read a really interesting article in the Chicago Tribune yesterday.  It was about who pays for campaign ads. Now, as a blogger, if I receive a free item or payment for something I write, I must disclose it per the FCC.  That way, people know who sent the item even though I write impartial reviews anyway.  Whatever.  I do it, because I have to.  I happen … [Read more...]

My Life Is Complete

This is taken from Sunday's Chicago Tribune. It's a good thing to keep in mind when things suck. "I have a little friend name Haddie. She's 6. And she happens to be about the most joyous kid I know. When she was 4, they found out she has a childhood cancer called neuroblastoma. She has had tumors in her brain and in her belly, so for the last 2 1/2 … [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, […]