Fun Family Christmas Traditions – Santa Pictures and Sleigh Ride

This has been a rough year for our family, especially the last 4 months. Since my fall down the stairs 4 months ago, I feel like I’ve not been as present for my family. Creating and maintaining fun family Christmas traditions is particularly this year. Fun Family Christmas Traditions Recently, my family and I were […]

Chicago Lyric Opera Performance for Kids Flash Giveaway

How about taking your kiddos on a digging expedition to the Chicago Lyric Opera? I am giving away four tickets to the Chicago Lyric Opera performance of Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt, an opera for young people, November 10th & 11th. Chicago Lyric Opera Performance Rhoda and the Fossil Hunt is based on a true story of […]

Inexpensive Family Getaway for Spring Break / Short Vacation

We are still in this never ending season of unemployment. It was a year in February, and it’s been a very long year. We wanted (and needed) to get away for spring break, but we had to make it an inexpensive family getaway. Inexpensive Family Getaway In the past, we had vacationed with my sister, brother-in-law, and nephews […]

Encouraging Summer Adventure For Your Kids

Whether your children enjoy creative building or an outdoor exploration Galileo Camps has no problem encouraging summer adventure regardless of their favorite activities. Encouraging Summer Adventure Camp For Kids As a kid, I loved building forts to sleep in. In fact, I would find a way to attach multiple blankets to the railings on our porch in […]

Million Dollar Raffle For Halloween & Giveaway

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Illinois Lottery for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. How would you like the chance to be a millionaire? Here is your chance to win, by way of the Halloween Millionaire Raffle. Million Dollar Raffle The Halloween Raffle is a fan favorite and […]

What’s Your Taste? I Created Mine At McDonald’s – Giveaway

This post was created in partnership with McDonald’s. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Recently I had the opportunity to eat at a brand new McDonald’s. This was not just any old McDonald’s though. This was a very modern looking restaurant that contained Kiosk’s for you to not only place your entire order, but […]

Macy’s Fall Fashion Event at Oak Brook Mall – Sept 20 #MacysEvents

I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided me with compensation for this post. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Are you ready for the Macy’s Fall Fashion event? You will not want to miss what Macy’s will be unveiling as the Fall’s coolest trends meet the season’s hottest beats! This […]

Celebrate Back to School with Radio Disney and Macy’s #MacysBTS

So what are you doing this Saturday, August 16th? If you are looking for something fun to do in the Chicago area, stop by Macy’s to Celebrate Back to School with Radio Disney! This is an event sponsored by Radio Disney and Macy’s at the Macy’s in Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, IL at 2 pm CST. Celebrate […]

Disney On Ice 2013 – Celebrates 100 Years of Magic

Just this past Wednesday, August 11 I got to take my family to see Disney On Ice. This was the first event of this caliber I have ever been able to take Anna and Ethan to. Megan has been to a Disney On Ice show but it was before Anna and Ethan were ever born […]

New Goodyear Tires Perfect Your Stopping Ability

Recently I was invited to test drive some new tires being introduced by Goodyear. I had no idea what to expect, but I knew I was going to have a lot of fun with this! On Tuesday, August 27th, I made the trek out to the Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois. It is about a […]