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Huggable Heroes with Build-A-Bear

Build-A-Bear Huggable Heroes

My daughter loves Build-A-Bear, and would have me go into the store every time we were in the mall to build a bear if she could! My son has had a Build-A-Bear since he was a baby that his Uncle built for him, and he’s 9! This is why I was excited to partner with The Motherhood […]

Do you have a Hero Mom? #MyHeroMom is Andrea

Andrea

I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. Now through May 13, Northwestern Mutual is asking sons, daughters and those who want to honor their own “heroic” moms or mother figures by uploading images of them to Twitter, Instagram and/or […]

My Boys Participated in St Baldrick’s

Boys Before

Last year my husband and son got involved with St. Baldrick’s through Cub Scouts. I had heard of it but didn’t know what it was before they did it. Last year I still didn’t really GET it since they decided last minute to take part and we only donated enough ourselves so that they would […]

Thank you to our troops

Outback Operation Homefront lunch with Tim McGraw

Yesterday I was honored to be invited to a lunch at Outback Steakhouse in order to honor some of our amazing troops from the area. Operation Homefront put together this amazing lunch and had a special guest show up. As you can see from the picture above, the special guest was Tim McGraw. Chicago News […]

Make-A-Wish® Foundation Needs Airline Miles- World Wish Day

World wish Day

Note: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Make-A-Wish®. All opinions are my own. One thing I’ve been extremely thankful for is that my children are healthy and I’m always worried that I’m tempting fate by trying to become pregnant again. I’m afraid that for some reason my baby will have something wrong […]

Mimi’s Goes Red Lunch Review

Mimi's Goes Red

On Friday Mimi’s Cafe went red for Women’s Heart Health. I took my friend Di there for lunch with the kids. I loved that for the two little ones they brought out bowls of Cheerios to help keep them happy until lunch came out. Lunch was very good and for having 3 kids under 4, […]

Healthy Food Education is Important! @BGCA_Clubs

BGCA

Healthy eating is becoming more and more important to my family. We’ve been working on eating more fruits and vegetables and getting whatever we can as Organic. I don’t strive to ever be 100%, but it feels good to know that these small changes are good for my family. Amway has partnered with the Boys […]

Don’t forget put together your Operation Christmas Child Boxes! #OCCGiving

OCC Giving

I just wanted to remind you that if you are going to do an Operation Christmas Child Box that they need to be sent by November 19th. We dropped our boxes off at a local church this Monday that was collecting them. The kids are so into giving lately. Their school is collecting canned soups […]

Operation Christmas Child #OCCGiving

Complete Boxes

What do you do to teach your kids about giving and compassion? Every Thanksgiving and Christmas we grab the list from church and head to the store to donate dinners for the poor. When I heard about Operation Christmas Child, I knew we had to jump on board and make a box or two for […]

Mimi’s Cafe Power of Pink @mimis_cafe #PowerofPink

Power of Pink

The Mimi’s Cafe Power of Pink campaign kicks off Monday, Oct. 1 and goes through the entire month. With each Sparkling Pink Passion Mimosa and Pink Passion Sparkler drink sold, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to National Breast Cancer Foundation through Oct. 31.Throughout October, guests can donate $1 and receive a leaf to inscribe […]

In Memory of Safa: Safa’s Smile Myasthenia Gravis Fundraiser Walk

Safa's Smile

Last weekend while hanging out with some girlfriends at Six Flags we got some awful news. Our friend’s daughter, Safa, was in the hospital in critical condition. She was 6.5 years old. Safa had a condition called Myasthenia Gravis. It attacks the muscles in your body and weakens then. As you can see in Safa’s picture on the […]

Taking Donations for Operation Precious CARgo #ChevyCARgo

Operation-Precious-CARgo-Logo

A few of my fellow Chicago bloggers: Melisa, MJ, and Dwana are taking part in Operation Precious CARgo. It’s a special program put together by Chevy to collect registry items for a deserving, expecting Military Mom. Melisa is collecting items from the list (below) between now and March 22. There will be a baby shower event […]

Bright Future International

BFI Logo

  Have you heard of Bright Future International? I hadn’t either until recently. They currently have a Facebook promotion that if you like their page they will donate $1 to helping children in Kenya, Burundi and Russia. Visit the Bright Future International (BFI) Facebook page and click like. Bright Future International (BFI) has been providing help to children in Russia, Panama, […]

Go Red for Women with Mimi’s Cafe #WearRedDay @mimis_cafe

Mimi's Cafe, heart research, American Heart Association

Last Friday, Mimi’s Cafe had a special Go Red for Women event at their restaurants. They encouraged people to wear red to help raise awareness of the American Heart Association trying to raise funds to help raise money for Women’s Heart Disease. If you wore red, you were able to get a free bowl of soup. […]

Join Rachael Ray and Drive to End Hunger

Drive to End Hunger

In a new public service campaign, the best-selling author and TV personality encourages people to take action to fight hunger among older Americans Los Angeles, Calif. – Entertainment Industry Foundation Ambassador, author and television personality Rachael Ray is lending her support to a new public service campaign aimed at ending hunger for the more than […]