Ringling Brothers Circus Giveaway!

This giveaway is now over. Dawn is the winner. Congrats! I recently posted about our awesome trip to Disney On Ice.  I now have another great event that we are going to and I'd love to have a local blogger (or non blogger for that matter) join us!  My kids have never been to the circus, so we are so excited that we get to go this year!  After seeing … [Read more...]

Our Week In Review

I am assuming that everyone knows that Bill smashed the Prius.  Well, he didn't quite smash it -- somebody else smashed him.  We've had a fun week.  I now have no vehicle (since he's using my van now), and we just got the estimate.  Ok, sit down.  I know I am glad I did.  $6200.  Yes, I repeat $6200 to fix that.  Now, you are saying it doesn't look that bad.  … [Read more...]

Madison’s Disney Story: The Hospital and What’s Next

I keep getting asked what happened on our Disney trip, so I thought I'd better finally get this post up.  The day before we left for Disney, Will (my 20 month old) was throwing up.  I called the doctor and was told it was a 24 - 48 hour bug.  By the next day, he seemed fine. When we were boarding our flight, Madison threw up at the … [Read more...]

Disney Well Pretty Much Sucks

**PLEASE READ THIS FIRST:  This post was written at Disney when I hadn't slept or ate pretty much in 3 days.  I've gotten some pretty horrible emails and forum posts about what a bad parent I am.  Should we have stayed home?  Hell, yeah.  Did we know it at the time?  NO.  My son had the same flu and kicked it out of his system in 24 hours which is what we … [Read more...]

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 […]

Help With Asurion

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 […]

Samsung Galaxy Note5 #SprintMom

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Sprint. I received product to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Want the perfect gift for under the tree this holiday season?  The Samsung Galaxy Note5 should definitely be on your list of gifts this […]

Put Your Heart Into It with Meg LaFauve and Kelsey Mann #GoodDinoEvent

If you want to talk to 2 people who love their jobs, you have to talk to Screenwriter Meg LaFauve and Story Supervisor Kelsey Mann. It is pretty amazing what goes into making a movie and talking to Meg LaFauve and Kelsey Mann brings us back to the beginning. They are there from the start […]