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Halloween Treats
Halloween Treats
Halloween Treats

Know your beef with The Beef Checkoff

Save on Beef #knowyourbeef

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

cavechick chat

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 […]

Prep for the Holidays with Appliances from Best Buy

Prep for the holidays with appliances from 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. The holidays are coming and we are already starting to get excited in our house. The kids have already started making Christmas presents for their cousins and we are starting to […]

Soap Powered Boat: Kids in the Kitchen

Soap Boat

Homeschool science is definitely giving me some stuff to write about for Kids in the Kitchen on Fridays! We didn’t actually do this experiment because my sink was full of dishes, but it can be done in a large bowl, your kitchen sink, your bathtub…anywhere you can hold some water. Learn below how to make […]

Best of Me Bouquet from ProFlowers

Best of Me Giveaway

Who doesn’t love beautiful flowers? When I was approached to do a giveaway of the Best of Me Bouquet from ProFlowers I jumped on it because I haven’t had fresh flowers in my house for a very long time (well, unless you count dandelions from my daughter.) This beautiful bouquet features This vibrant combination of burgundy […]

BabyQ 8 Months Old

8 months old

Last week Q turned 8 months. She’s just getting bigger and bigger. Where did that tiny baby go that I let sleep on my chest for the first month? I already miss infant BabyQ! She has started crawling and getting into everything now. I bought some gates earlier this week and they come today. I’ll […]

Frozen Songs Review and Giveaway

Frozen Music #disneymusic #enmnetwork

disclaimer: I received a copy of the soundtrack as a member of Entertainment New Media Network. All opinions are my own Ever since I took the kids to see the movie Frozen, they have been hooked on the music! We got the soundtrack for it back in December and Buddy will turn it on in […]

#BuildAnAdventure with Boy Scouts of America

Build an Adventure with Cub Scouts

Note: This post is sponsored by BSA and The Motherhood, but all adventures and opinions are my own!  If you know my family, you know that scouting is important to us. We have something going almost every weekend with our Cub Scout Pack. Buddy is a Webelos 1 rank; next year Little Man will be joining […]