Celebrate Halloween! #StreamTeam

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Since it is snowing here in Chicago, I thought I would come up with a few Halloween movies to watch in case you are staying in tonight instead of trick or treating. These are movies you can watch while warming up after a long cold afternoon of trick or treating too! Netflix has a lot of options for you. For the kids: For … [Read more...]

So I Have Hashimotos and a Hernia!

I finally was able to meet with the surgeon yesterday. (If you haven't been following, here's Part 1 and Part 2) The fluid filled "pocket" that I have is a hernia. This will require me to have surgery. From now on, I'm not allowed to lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk until I have the surgery. I will also be out of commission for about a week … [Read more...]

Countdown To Christmas: K’NEX

I remember K'NEX from when I was a child. I am so glad to see that my kids will actually be able to enjoy their toys too! They have expanded the ages that their toys are for, so I am excited to be able to show you (and review) some of their new product lines. The Abby Cadabby Building Set is designed for kids two to five years old. It is a 30 piece building … [Read more...]

The Power Of Parents

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It is amazing that we are given this little gift of life without a handbook.  We try our best to keep them safe. However, there are some things as parents we should know.  I was lucky enough to be invited onto a phone call with the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children and learned a lot of information about keeping my kids safe.  My goal is let … [Read more...]