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War on Debt: Eating from Our Pantry

Hi there! If you’re new here, welcome! Take a look around and check out some of my recipes; some favorites are Slow Cooker Potato Soup and Air-fried Eggplant Parmesan. My husband and I are plugging into a system called War on Debt from Dani Johnson. We are working on improving our budget and finding the […]

September Review

September was my turn-around month. Yes, I started it off with a back injury, but I decided not to let that stop me. This morning I sat down and did a September Review in order to get ready for October. I started off the month in the ER on Labor Day because of extreme back […]

Let’s Get Personal

I admit, I’ve let blogging take a back seat. I haven’t written anything personal since February. It’s been a pretty busy summer with Travel Baseball, travel for us adults, and just life in general. I can’t believe the summer is almost over. Our school district went back to school yesterday. I still have a little […]

Sazón Soiree – An Exclusive Celebrity Chef Dining Experience

On October 26, I am excited to attend Sazón Soiree – An Exclusive Celebrity Chef Dining Experience. Sazón Soiree will be benefiting the Chicago Boys and Girls Clubs.  I’m looking forward to a night out with my husband and a chance to benefit the kids in Chicago. Here is more information: Join us for a Latin-infused dining experience […]

Let Baby Ride in Style with Baby Wheels Orlando Stroller Rental in Orlando, FL

Note: I received my stroller rental for free in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. As a mom to 5, especially two little ones, one of the first things I think about when I think long days at Disney is a stroller! Not only will I need to transport two babies, but […]

Summer Nights at Brookfield Zoo

This summer my family has the Unlimited Family Pass to Brookfield Zoo and I can’t wait to have some fun with my kids. One of the options is Summer Nights where there will be live music, face painting, and lots of family fun. Below is the schedule for this summer at Brookfield Zoo in Chicago. […]

Disney Memory Maker

Last week I had the amazing experience of taking my family to Walt Disney World for the Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. I’ll be sharing more about our time over the next few weeks but one of the things I wanted to talk about first was the Disney PhotoPass Memory Maker. They added it to […]

Top 5 Tips for New Moms

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #NurseryMusts #CollectiveBias I’m a mom of 5 kids and Aunt to 16 nieces and nephews, so I’d say I’ve been around the block a few time with babies! One thing you’ll never heard the end of is advice. Everyone has […]

Get Away with the Family to Capitol Reef Country, Utah

In the early fall we are taking a trip West as a family and one of the places I’m looking into stopping is Capitol Reef! Capitol Reef Country is located in the Wayne County area of Utah which includes the cities of Bicknell, Caineville, Fremont, Grover, Hanksville, Loa, Lyman, Notom, Teasdale, and Torrey. It looks […]

Blue and Gold 2016 My baby is a Boy Scout Now!

Last weekend my oldest son became a Boy Scout. I can’t believe that my little baby is now a big boy! We celebrated at his Blue and Gold Ceremony. My husband and I aren’t just parents of a scout, we are active in the Cub Scout Pack. My husband is the Committee Chair and I […]

Introducing Joseph Matthew

I’m a little behind on introducing you to my newest member of the family. Baby boy was due on December 25, 2015. We went ahead and scheduled the c-section for December 18 since he was to be my 5th c-section. As Christmas drew nearer I was focused on having everything ready to go before he […]

Happy New Year! New Year Paypal Cash Giveaway

Happy New Year! Can you believe it’s 2016 already? I certainly can’t! I can’t believe I’m the mom of 5 now, either! I’ll introduce you to baby boy later this week. This year I’m not making resolutions, but I am working on making some goals for myself. I know this is the number 1 goal/resolution […]

33 Weeks Pregnant with Gestational Diabetes

  About two weeks ago I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. I changed my diet as soon as I found out and have been doing great overall. My average blood sugar reading for the past two weeks is 97. Up until Saturday, I hadn’t had a high blood sugar since the day before Halloween. I […]

I was diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes

Last week, the day before I turned 31 weeks I met with the doctor and found that I have Gestational Diabetes. I spent the whole day freaking out and crying. My mom was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes when I was very little. I watched her struggle my whole life with her health. We are […]

Blue Man Group: A Must See in Chicago

I first saw The Blue Man Group when I went to Vegas around 2003. I had wanted to see the show for as long as I could remember. I was in Vegas for work and had free time. I had no one to go with me but I didn’t care. I bought my ticket and […]