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Research Confirms What We Already Know To Be True: Making Dinner Kind Of Sucks

Finally, research dollars were spent establishing something that I want to talk about: DINNER. The research revealed that tired, busy moms trying to prepare healthy and well balanced meals that their families will actually eat is reason enough to be frustrated.  Attempting to accomplish this in 30 minutes or less so we can hang out [Read On]

Rainforest Cafe

Get A Discount AND In Front Of The Line At Rainforest Cafe

The first time I went to a Rainforest Cafe, I thought it was kinda cute but touristy and the food was pretty good but not amazing. I loved the gift shop. Fifteen years later, I returned with two kids.  I thought it was kinda cute but touristy and the food was pretty good but not [Read On]

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Loews Portofino Hotel Orlando Review {Should You Stay Onsite or Offsite At Universal?}

There are a lot of good things about travel; but one of the best is that travel begats travel. I always return home from a trip with a list of somewhere else I want to visit. It’s impossible for me to have a bucket list; it grows as I age instead of shrinks and is [Read On]


mike’s hard pink lemonade – a reminder to relax and slow down!

I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for mike’s hard lemonade. I received a Circle K gift card to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating. I live on a lake now.  It’s a big deal to me, because even when the day is a [Read On]

crock pot

Crock Pot Recipe: Turkish Beef In A Creamy Tomato Sauce (And Your Chance To Win A Crock Pot!)

I received a gift from Red Gold as a thanks for sharing this with you.  All opinions are my own. It’s Fall, which means we have the beginning of a new season…. Crock-Pot® season! Beginning September 17 through October 8, Red Gold is giving away TWO CUSTOM BRANDED CROCK POTS A DAY. That is sweet [Read On]

Pasta salad

A Kid-Friendly, Easy To Make Recipe for Tuna Noodle Casserole :: Share The Table With Barilla

At the Family Forward conference, one of the things I most appreciated was that my entire family experienced the learning sessions together.  It is so frustrating as a mom to get some great information, be excited to bring it home and try to implement it with your family only to be met with a lack [Read On]

Southwest Airlines Presentation

A Little Bit About Life Right Now

Right now, we have no dining room table.  We have two oversized chairs and a folding camping chair in our living room.  The four of us are sleeping in two queen beds… in the study.  My kitchen counter has power tools all over it. In fact; everything has power tools all over it. We’ve moved. [Read On]

Awesome to some, horrifying to others

Camping At The Hungry Horse

There are some things that completely and totally suck about working from home.  One is that work never ends and the expectation to be always available – even on the weekends and vacation - just comes with the territory. There are some things that completely do not suck though.  One is that working from home is [Read On]

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The Most Unlikely Golfers Attend The LPGA

Today we had the great pleasure of joining in all the fun of tournament week at the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft.  I was really excited to be invited, because the driving mission of the Meijer LPGA Classic tournament is focused on feeding the hungry, with all proceeds benefiting the Meijer Simply Give program, which, [Read On]


Guardians Of The Galaxy Review (Is It OK For Tweens, And Other Useless Commentary)

We are at the tween age; where eye rolls pepper conversations, but holding my hand is still not verboten. It’s hard to know when A.P. is ready, is not ready, or is already over most of the entertainment options available to us. I wasn’t sure about Guardians of The Galaxy, which opened today. I hate [Read On]