Getting My 3 Year Old Swimming With Some Help From Goldfish Swim School #GoldfishSwim

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Disclosure:  I received complimentary lessons in exchange for sharing my honest opinion. For the past 10 months or so, I have been taking my boys to Goldfish Swim School in St. Charles (IL) and love it there.  I did take my daughter there for six weeks, but she was so little I had to be […]

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Elf on the Shelf Birthday Celebration Game, Countdown and Chair Decorating Kit! {Review}

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Disclosure:  I received the products below to review in exchange for sharing my honest opinion. Did I say Elf on the Shelf and birthday in the same sentence?  Why yes I did!  Yes Elf on the Shelf now has a Birthday Countdown + Party Game and Chair Decoration Birthday Kit available.  Honestly I love both […]

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Staying at an Embassy Suites Hotel With a Family is a No-Brainer {Review}

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Disclosure:  I received a stay and gift card in exchange for sharing my honest opinion. Last month, my family and headed to downtown Chicago to stay at an Embassy Suites Hotel.  Now you may be wondering what is so special about Embassy Suites Hotels?  Well it really is a perfect hotel for families and with […]

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4 Giveaways Ending TONIGHT July 7th & 10 More to Enter!


Click on the Image to Enter Giveaway that ENDS TONIGHT! DVD “AXEL: The Biggest Little Hero” (Ends 7/7) Book “Delicious Memories: Recipes and Stories from the Chef Boyardee Family” (Ends 7/7) NewAir AB-850 84-Can Beverage Refrigerator – $250 Value (Ends 7/7) “The LEGO Movie” Blu-ray/DVD (Ends 7/7) Wonder Forge Games:  Frozen and Disney Planes (Ends 7/11) […]

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Raging Waves (Illinois’ Largest Waterpark) {Review} #WelcomeToSummer

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Disclosure:  My family received complimentary admission in exchange for sharing my honest opinion. Back in 2010 my family and I attended an awesome waterpark that somehow we forgot about.  Well we didn’t forget but I had a baby  shortly after and honestly a waterpark with a baby does not sound fun to me.  Well this year my […]

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10 Netflix Titles for a Summer Brain-Power Boost #StreamTeam

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Disclosure:  I am currently a member of the Netflix Stream Team and this post is part of my involvement in the Group in exchange for receiving a product package. At my house Summer is in full swing and learning has taken a backseat.  We started the Summer off with my kids doing learning programs on […]

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No More Crushed Bread! #SiennaDiaries

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Disclosure:  I received this car to review for three months as part of the Toyota Sienna Diaries campaign. Everytime I go to the grocery store, it never fails that my bread gets smashed.  I try to put the bag of bread on top and somehow it ends up spilling over and something falling on top […]

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Winners – July 2014


First, Thank you so much for everyone that entered and I wish I could have everyone be a winner! (You can now check the actual giveaway posts for the Rafflecopter Winner Announcements) ————————————————————————————————- Design & Drill Socket to Me From Educational Insights Winner: Congrats to:  Linda Manns Little Tikes Slam ‘n’ Curve Slide ($400 value) Winner: Congrats […]

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Dating in Chicago

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Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post. Dating is tough. And let’s face it, when you are a single mom it’s even harder. Working all week only to rush to daycare to pick up the kids every afternoon leaves very little time to get out and meet men in Chicago. Now that it’s July wouldn’t you […]

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