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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 […]

CARE knows a Lot About Helping

Many thanks to CARE for sponsoring today’s story and encouraging me to learn about a great cause! CARE knows how to inspire people. When you go to their page you can find so many different kinds of stories to inspire you to help people around the world. Some of the articles are: CARE Knows how […]

Give Back with CaringBridge

Note: I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for CaringBridge. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. CaringBridge is an awesome company that helps people get the support from family and friends when they need it the most. They rely on people to make donations to keep […]

Stay Connected with CaringBridge

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for CaringBridge. I received product a promotional item to thank me for my participation.I’ve told you a few times how CaringBridge has helped me keep up with a few friends going through a rough health journey. I had two friends with cancer and […]

Breast Cancer Awareness with Haribo Gold

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 […]

Help Kids in Need with Champions for Kids at Walmart

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 […]

Huggable Heroes with Build-A-Bear

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

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

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

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

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

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, […]

Go Red for Women with Mimi’s #Giveaway

February 1st is National Wear Red Day at Mimi’s Cafe. In support of the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women Campaign, Mimi’s invites you to wear red on February 1st to receive a FREE cup of signature soup! Mimi’s Cafe soup is awesome! I can’t wait to take my Little Man out for lunch in February […]

Healthy Food Education is Important! @BGCA_Clubs

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

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 […]