Blue Man Group Chicago: Now With Even MORE Awesome!

I’ve written about Blue Man Group Chicago a few times since I started this blog in 2007. That’s partly because it’s one of the local activities that has consistently remained in our family’s top five (or so) for the last I-don’t-know-how-many years. It’s partly because it’s just a freaking good show and I want everyone to know about it ....more

#StreamTeam Showdown: Tig vs. Tso

I am a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam and will be happily sharing monthly tips and stories about how my family uses Netflix on a regular basis. (Okay, that’s an understatement. I should say CONSTANTLY ....more

Life In The Fast Lane Surely Make You Lose Your Mind

It just hit me on Tuesday evening, right after I dropped Liz and her middle daughter off at the airport (how much I hate goodbyes could be a whole other post, ugh), how much I had done/accomplished/enjoyed in two weeks. It made me dizzy, and perhaps piled on more exhaustion, on top of my exhaustion. It also made me smile ....more

Delayed Re-entry

What day is it again? *checks calendar* Ah yes, Thursday, July 23. Time flies when you’re having fun! ...more

#BlogHer15 Instagram Challenge: Show Us Your IRL Meet-ups!

We’ve enjoyed sharing pictures from and interacting with the BlogHer community in the past couple of months via our Instagram Challenges. Whether the challenge was #CourageToday, #Experts, #KnowMe, or #HatchKids/#NextGen, BlogHers brought it.We enjoyed those challenges so much, in fact, that we don’t want the fun to end just because our biggest event of the year is beginning. That’s why we decided to extend (and twist!) one of our favorites, #KnowMe, through the duration of BlogHer15: Experts Among Us....more
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Help ConAgra Foods Give Kids A #HungerFreeSummer

I am thrilled to work with ConAgra Foods® in collaboration with SparkFete this summer to help combat child hunger. This is a sponsored post; all opinions expressed are my own. It was just a little more than a year ago when I worked with ConAgra Foods® and Kid President to promote a Hunger Free Summer ....more

Find Hidden Treasures on Netflix! #StreamTeam

I am a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam and will be happily sharing monthly tips and stories about how my family uses Netflix on a regular basis. (Okay, that’s an understatement. I should say CONSTANTLY ....more

Thoughts From This Morning’s Walk

I hope I don’t get rained on. Why does Roxie have to bark at EVERYTHING? I need someone to walk a block ahead of me, warning everyone that she’s a loud barker but harmless ....more

New Week, New Frame of Mind

Last week was a TERRIBLE week around here. Specifically I’m talking about personally, in this house. It started with the basement flooding and went downhill from there ....more

This Is A Recording.

I’ve been listening to a piece of my childhood this week. I’ll get to that in a minute. First, I want to talk about how it’s a truly special thing when an entertainer can impact one generation of people in a positive way ....more