Easy TIps to Get Healthy in the New Year

Time to get healthy. It’s that time of year again when I’m not quite sure what day it is and my jeans no longer fit. Even the jeggings are being pushed to their limits. Well, technically, I can still zip my skinny jeans but they are functioning more like a tourniquet these days than actual [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|Categories: Diary of a Fat Girl, Health, Sponsored Post, Tech|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Family Traditions that make the Holiday Season Memorable

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Disney. All opinions are my own. Can you believe the holidays are right around the corner? My family is super busy and it seems like the older they get, the busier we get and the faster it all goes by. I remember that first year of motherhood [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: Disney, Entertainment, Parenting, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall

In 2000, I was newly married and everything in life was ahead of me. I stumbled onto the show Gilmore Girls and I fell in love at first show. You see, I never had a great relationship with my own mom. There was nothing wrong with our relationship; other than we are complete opposites but [...]

By | November 26th, 2016|Categories: Entertainment, Raising Girls, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to Host the Perfect Couchgating Party

Are you ready for some football? I’ve always wanted to say that. Seriously, do you love football? I do. It’s right up there with Cubs baseball (Go Cubs Go), Blackhawks hockey, ballet, gymnastics and cheer. What can I say, I love me some eclectic group of sports? I love the ritual of watching sports. I [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: Entertaining, Sponsored Post|0 Comments

What the World Needs Now

In a world where we still have to sound off to remind the world that #BlackLivesMatter, American Girl Doll Melody Ellison is a relevant reminder that the struggle is still very real for minorities and the only way to change that is to speak up and to teach our children to speak up for what’s [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|Categories: Changing the World, giveaway|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Be the Change

“Mommy, why is that man with no legs asking you for money?” My daughter asked me this when she was 3-years-old. We were downtown Chicago for the Christmas lighting ceremony one holiday season and he was the first person who was homeless that she had ever seen. I saw the man’s sign and I explained [...]

Unlocked Smartphones Make Contracts a Thing of the Past

Disclaimer: I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift but all opinions are my own. I have been dying to get the newest iPhone 7 Plus but I’m trying to decide if I want to stay with my current provider or if I want to switch. I desperately want the phone [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|Categories: Sponsored Post, Tech|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Vote Like Your Child’s Future Depends On It

This post was produced with support from Clean Air Moms Action. All opinions are, of course, my own. The upcoming election has been dominated by divisive candidate issues. Believe me, many of us have lost friends and family because our politics simply cannot reconcile themselves but there’s one thing that we should all be able [...]

Most Binge Worthy Halloween Shows to get Your Fright On

It’s Halloween and all things creepy are going on in my house. Halloween is our favorite holiday. We love to be scared and dress up as a family. Each year, we try to up our Halloween game a little bit more from the previous year. This year we let the tween chose the costume theme [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Categories: Entertainment, Sponsored Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Breast Cancer Awareness and How to be Proactive about Breast Health

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written in collaboration with Touchstone Crystal by Swarovski but all opinions about breast cancer and breast health are my own. Breast Cancer awareness is a big deal to me. It’s not about pink anything or freeing tatas or any of that. It’s about women’s health and helping those who [...]

By | October 26th, 2016|Categories: giveaway, Health|Tags: , |0 Comments