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Breast Cancer Awareness with Haribo Gold

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Haribo and helps to support the National Breast Cancer Foundation. I was compensated for this post. Find out how you can help raise awareness at the bottom of this post! Breast cancer is so scary and it effects so many people. I was told my Aunt and Grandmother had it, but […]

Why We Homeschool Part 2 The Activities

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Last week I told you why we homeschool. I felt like even though I wrote almost a 900 word post I didn’t touch on everything. I was questioned on socialization of my children. I’m pretty sure my kids get as much, if not more socialization than those in public school. We are an extremely active […]

Door to Door Organics Review and Giveaway

Door to Door Giveaway

Is buying organic important to your family? Do you live in the Chicago area? Door to Door Organics is for you! I am loving that I get a box of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables delivered to my front door every week. I also love our delivery driver! She is so sweet and friendly! There […]

Contigo West Loop Travel Mug Review and Giveaway

Contigo West Loop Travel Mug

You may remember that I reviewed some Contigo Mugs a little over a year ago. This brand is my favorite on the go mug and water bottle. My sister’s-in-law family loved them so much that they went out and purchased one for each member of their family- that’s six kids and two adults! Contigo IS the […]

Why We Chose to Homeschool

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Where do I start? Homeschooling was something I’d thought about since we found out we were pregnant with Buddy. Life kept changing and I was never “ready” to take the leap, though. Monkey joined school two years ago in Kindergarten and she just kept struggling. Her class had a few special needs kids in it […]

Help Kids in Need with Champions for Kids at Walmart

Help kids in need with Champions for Kids

For families in need, having access to healthy food and personal care items can be a daily challenge. My husband and I do our best to show our kids how important it is to give to people in need. We do service projects through scouts such as adopting a family for Christmas where the whole […]

Know your beef with The Beef Checkoff

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Beef! It’s what’s for dinner! I can still hear the music from that beef commercial from when I was growing up. Or if you were a drum and bugle corps fan back in the 90s, you may remember The Cadets of Bergen County playing that song in the middle of their 1996 show. I love beef. […]

Last night we relaxed #StreamTeam


Our lives have been insane the past few months. There has been something almost every single night. Buddy in baseball and Cub Scouts, Monkey in soccer and Girl Scouts, and Little Man in soccer. Yesterday, though, was last baseball game of the season for Buddy. He’ll still have travel baseball practices, but for the most […]

Baby Mantra Natural Skincare

Baby Mantra Massage Oil

I participated in Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Baby Mantra. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. This is BabyQ. If you’ve been around a while, you’ve been watching her grow up. I can’t believe she’ll be 9 months next week! […]

Check out the new LG OLED TVs

Detail on 4k OLED

My family and I were recently in the market for a new TV. All we had was one of those old Tube TVs which weren’t very smart. There were only so many things you could hook up to them and the picture quality was getting worse as everyone else’s quality was getting better. Because our […]

New GoPro Action Camera at Best Buy

GoPro Hero at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free   I haven’t done a lot of extreme things lately like ziplining or roller coasters and I think I’m starting to go through withdrawal. Best Buy has some new GoPro cameras […]

#AmazonWishList for Your College Student!


I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias. #AmazonWishList #AmazonHasIt #CollectiveBias   I never went away to college but I remember getting excited in high school thinking about all the fun care packages my mom would send me while […]

#CaveChickCookies Live Chat

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This Thursday 10/16/14 at 7pm Central I will be co-hosting a live Twitter Chat with CaveChick Cookies. CaveChick Cookies are Dairy Free, Egg Free, and Non-GMO verified! During the chat this week you can learn more about the cookies with my co-hosts and win some prizes! Lori, the owner of CaveChick Cookies is a Chicagoan […]

Chicago: Learn What’s on Your Table

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Chicago area moms! Are you interested in learning about what’s in your food that’s on your table? How would you like a chance to tour some farms and talk to some farmers face to face? Illinois Farm Families is looking for a new group of Chicago area moms to join their 2015 group to visit farms. Moms […]

Healthy Meals for Vegetarians

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Professional Protein  If you’re vegetarian, you’re bound to be asked where you get your protein on more than one occasion. Rather than roll your eyes when you’re asked for the fourth time in a week, you can use the question as an occasion to educate someone that meat isn’t the only way that you can […]