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Brancott Estate Flight Song Wines are Perfect for Summer #MC #sponsored

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Brancott Estate Wines. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I am always pretty honest with you guys that, while I definitely like wine, I am not a real wine connoisseur.  I pretty much like what I like and don't really pay attention to how much a wine costs or if it is "trendy".  I tend to stick with my tried and true favorites until … [Read More...]

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DisneyNature’s BEARS Opens April 18 #MeettheCubs #DisneyNatureBEARS

While we were at the Disney Social Media Moms Conference last week, my family had the opportunity to catch DisneyNature's newest movie, Bears.  Bears follows a mother bear and her two cubs through their first year of life and offers an up close (and I mean really up close) look at the challenges and triumphs they experience as they struggle to survive. Catch a quick preview here: I will admit that I am a bit of a documentary junkie.  My family, however, is not and there may have been a … [Read More...]


Chat with Other TV Fans on Beamly

I fully admit that I love watching TV. After spending a busy day running around and working, it is one of my favorite ways to unwind and get whisked away to someone else's world. I am pretty particular about the shows I watch, but I have a nice selection of favorites and I get really cranky if I have to go too long without catching up on the latest episodes. Ironically, Jay is not a big TV fan. The few times he does sit down to watch TV, it is usually a sports game. Since LJ usually … [Read More...]


$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway from Kinsights

I like to think of myself as an organized person. If I am honest, that is true much of the time, but not all of the time.  There are a few areas that seem to trip me up more than others.  One is my home office - try as I might, I just can't seem to keep it as organized as I'd like.  There always seem to be papers needing to be filed lurking on my desk or a product waiting for a review that has taken up residence on the floor by my chair. Another area is keeping track of all of LJ's medical … [Read More...]

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Kohl’s Helps You Bring the Disney #MagicAtPlay Home (& Giveaway)

If you are a Wisconsin Mommy Facebook fan, Twitter follower, or Instagram follower, you probably noticed that my family spent the last few days in California at the Disney Social Media Moms Conference.  We had such an amazing time (more posts on all the details coming as soon as we unpack and catch up on some much needed sleep!) and are filled to the brim with so many amazing memories. Being big Disney fans (this was our fourth trip as a family to a Disney park) we love to dress in our Disney … [Read More...]

Three different Birds' Nest Recipes for Easter.

Three Easter Birds Nest Recipes #BunnyTrail

Easter is just around the corner and we are having all kinds of fun planning and crafting away in preparation.  One of my favorite Easter treats is making Birds Nests even though each person in my house has a different "favorite" nest recipe.  When HERSHEY sent over a generous box of goodies for me to play with, I thought it might be a good time to share our three favorite Birds Nest recipes with you.  These are delicious, adorable, and easy enough to make that the kids can help out. LJ has … [Read More...]

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Alcott Adventures Makes Travels with Wisconsin Doggy Safe and Fun! #dogsloveadventure

We are coming up on our third summer with Roofus (aka Wisconsin Doggy).  One of the things we love to do with him once the weather warms up is taking him with us when we go geocaching.  We love that it combines the excitement of a scavenger hunt with the fun of a hike.  Most of the places we choose allow dogs and Roofus loves tagging along and exploring along with us. I've always been careful to make sure we have emergency supplies for LJ and I - his inhaler in case of an asthma attack, … [Read More...]

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Milwaukee Just Between Friends Sale this Weekend #JBFMilwaukee

If you like saving money (and really, who doesn't??), you need to make sure you get yourself to the Just Between Friends Sale in Milwaukee. If you haven't heard of Just Between Friends, it is a consignment sale where you can purchase (or sell)  kids' outgrown clothes, toys, and gear.  Imagine getting everything from car seats to trendy outfits at up to 90% off what they cost in the store - you can totally do that at Just Between Friends. Just Between Friends sales take place all over the … [Read More...]


Join Me on 4/8 for a #MyPicknSave Twitter Party

Photo Credit Are you trying to make your family meals healthier? Whether you try and feed your family organic foods whenever possible or are making an effort to substitute healthier ingredients into your favorite recipes, shopping can get confusing.  Your local Pick ‘n Save store is making that task even easier with their health key™ system.  Join us on April 8th when we discuss healthy eating, organic choices, and leafy greens at the #MyPicknSave Twitter Party. As a busy mom, feeding my … [Read More...]


Gluten Free Foods That Taste Good! Udi’s Gluten Free Review

While no one in our little family is specifically eating gluten-free, we have plenty of friends and extended family who do have that specific dietary requirement.  The challenge has been finding foods that meet that gluten-free need but still taste good enough that those who are not gluten-free don't mind eating.  I had always heard great things about Udi's and even picked up a package of their gluten-free chocolate muffins when we had a gluten-free lunch guest.  They were AMAZING (and should … [Read More...]

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Scooby Doo WrestleMania Mystery

Are you a Shop Your Way Rewards member? If not - why not?  If you are not familiar with the program, it is a way to earn reward points for every purchase you make at Sears, Kmart, Land's End, and mygofer.  For every $1 you spend at one of these stores, you earn 10 reward points. One of my favorite things about the program is that you can redeem your points on your very next visit - no waiting until you reach a certain level. Another benefit of being a Shop Your Way Rewards member is that you … [Read More...]

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Five Reasons My Family Loves Papa Murphy’s Pizza

This school year is seriously kicking my butt.  I love that LJ has so many interests and has signed up for a wide variety of activities, but I am constantly in a state of anxiety worrying that I forgot to get him tot he right place at the right time and getting a fresh and delicious dinner on the table is becoming a bit of a challenge on several nights each week. Not to mention that these activities seem to all fall on the same days - Tuesday seems to have taken the brunt of it lately.  We … [Read More...]

Join Me for a #EurekaPower Twitter Party 3/19

Twitter Party Alert! #EurekaPower 3/19 1pm ET - Prizes $550! Bring it on! The new Eureka AirSpeed® ALL FLOORS Vacuum and the Eureka Exact Pet can take on any challenge life throws at you. Bring the power of Eureka into your home. No matter what type of floors or surfaces you have, the Eureka powerful suction will deep clean your carpets and other flooring. Children? Pets? Eureka vacuuming can take on everyday or epic messes. We'll also be sharing information on Eureka's Power Change … [Read More...]


The Single Moms Club Movie and a Giveaway #MC

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Lionsgate. I received promotional item and a prize pack as a thank you for my participation. When I first became a mom, I was lost.  (And by lost, I mean completely clueless.)  I was lucky enough to have a supportive husband around, but let's be honest, he was pretty clueless too.  I can only imagine how tough it must be to walk that road as a single mom - I was overwhelmed enough and there were two of us at my … [Read More...]


Join Me on 3/11 for the #MyPicknSave Twitter Party

Photo Credit Does your family enjoy Meatless Monday? Perhaps you’re looking for ways to incorporate different items into your weekly menu. Whether it’s finding more fabulous vegetarian meals, incorporating fish and seafood into your favorite dishes or simply by increasing the amount of healthy greens you consume, creating meatless meals can be a delicious and fabulous way to help your family live a healthier … [Read More...]