Five For Fighting

A tough day at work was swept away. A rough day with the kids was forgotten. And a couple was brought closer together. All this while at a Five For Fighting show. While waiting for the show to begin I was taken with the crowd. I’m used to seeing couples enjoying a night out, but

Oceana

If you would like your Holiday gift to continue to give after the wrapping has been recycled and we roll into a new year please consider checking out Oceana’s “Adopt A Creature” program. Oceana campaigns to protect and restore the world’s oceans. Recently they held an Ocean Heroes contest and found an inspiring story of

Busy People's Fast & Frugal Cookbook

It’s no surprise to anyone that really knows me that I am not the cook in our family. When I met my future husband, his love of cooking, and his wonderful ability with food, made him the clear winner in the kitchen wars. Now we’re married with 2 children, and he still does a majority

Brandi Carlile – In Concert

The stage is set with guitars, a bass, keyboard, cello and drums. Willow branches cast shadows on flowing red gauze which makes for a dramatic backdrop. As the lights go down the band walks on stage but, they don’t arrive at their musical instruments. Instead they circle one microphone and begin singing in the most

Brandi Carlile – In Concert.

The stage is set with guitars, a bass, keyboard, cello and drums. Willow branches cast shadows on flowing red gauze which makes for a dramatic backdrop. As the lights go down the band walks on stage but, they don’t arrive at their musical instruments. Instead they circle one microphone and begin singing in the most

Family Fun Football For The Wii

With the fall weather upon us my family has been spending more time indoors. What can be difficult is the transformation of all that outside-running-around-energy into “indoor voices” and curbing the desire to not play ball in the house. When the rain is falling, and the idea of tossing a football around in the cold,

Joshua Bell "At Home With Friends" & A Giveaway

We listen to all kinds of music in our house. When it’s dinner time I usually go for some jazz, something smooth. On some nights it’s Classical music. I have found a cd that mixes these two vibes in one, Joshua Bell’s “At Home With Friends”. And, with thanks to the One2One Network, I can

Zhu Zhu Pets

Mom Select helped me hold a smashing party with the guests of honor being furry little creatures who drive cars and live in their own little world. My girls and their friends had so much fun playing with Zhu Zhu Pets. Putting the Zhu Zhu Pets together Enjoying yummy treats! Sharing is always a good

Harry Connick, Jr. – “Your Songs” & And A Giveaway!

I feel I should preface my review of Harry Connick, Jr.’s latest release “Your Songs” by stating that I am a HUGE fan of Harry’s. I absolutely love this guy. The first time I saw “When Harry Met Sally” I bought the soundtrack that day. From that point I listened to whatever music he had

Pirate's Booty! Ahoy!

Oh yeah! I’m starting the school year right by including healthy snacks in my girls lunches, that they will actually eat. Of course I know to include lovely fruits and vegetables. But more times than I care to remember, at the end of the school day, I will open the lunch box to find half-eaten

The Hole In The Sky

My 11 year old daughter has discoved her love of fantasy books. She and her father have read all of the Harry Potter books and now it’s my turn to find next “good read”. I’ve chosen “The Hole in the Sky” by Barbara Mahler. Ms. Mahler is a traditional medicinal healer, and was deeply, and

THIS Is The Way To Take A Temperature

Thanks to MomSelect I have been given the opportunity to share with you a fantastic, non-invasive way to take your childs temperature. The Digital Temple Thermometer from Walgreens is quick and easy to use with fast, accurate results. Place the soft rubber pad on your childs temple, or underarm, and you receive quick results. The

My Dog Bites The English Teacher

I am having fun with this book. Seriously, I really am! The new book by Marian Anders “My Dog Bites the English Teacher: Practical Grammar Made Quick and Easy” is a handy and quick reference guide to help you use your words correctly. (Now, if my sentence structure is off for this review I will

CSN Stores

How fun is this?! I have a pretty groovy new lamp! I found my new lamp at CSN Stores.com At CSNSTORES.COM they have everything for your home, inside and out. They also offer wonderful toys for children of all ages. This site was such a wonderful surprise. They offer many choices for varying tastes. They

Pebble.com

I’m a list person. Before I go shopping I know what I’m shopping for. (I’m not a good “browser”, to my husband’s glee). I research products on-line before I spend my hard-earned-dough. When it comes to grocery shopping my attention to detail bumps up a notch, I create my list in aisle order. Work from

I’m a list person. Before I go shopping I know what I’m shopping for. (I’m not a good “browser”, much to my husband’s glee!) I research products on-line before I spend my hard-earned-dough. When it comes to grocery shopping my attention to detail bumps up a notch, I create my list in aisle order. (Work

Little Passports – A Global Adventure

A goal I have to is to make knowledge more entertaining, perhaps exciting, for my children then how it was presented to me. (If it wasn’t for School House Rock it would have taken me forever to learn what an Adjective was or how a bill becomes a law.) My girls have the opportunity to

Little Passports – A Global Adventure

A goal I have to is to make knowledge more entertaining, perhaps exciting, for my children then how it was presented to me. (If it wasn’t for School House Rock it would have taken me forever to learn what an Adjective was or how a bill becomes a law.) My girls have the opportunity for

GoPicnic!

Our family has returned from a vacation that had us spending many hours in our car. I made sure that there was plenty do to keep my girls occupied if staring out the window and watching the scenery wiz by became too much. I knew that hunger would also be an issue so I brought

Bach Kids Remedies

Every child has their own issues. My oldest has a particular thought process and temperment which can make day-to-day life a bit tough. As a family we are working toward finding ways to give her the tools to make good decisions and have a more peaceful life. We have found tremendous help with Bach Kids

"Drive Time" – Steven Halpern

Things have felt a bit more tense lately. There are so many factors contributing to the uneasiness that just won’t leave me alone. Yes, the economy is a huge drag. Yes, my girls are out of school for the summer and it seems like the whole neighborhood is at my house. And yes, the summer

Jump Start 3D Virtual World + Giveaway!

My daughter Lily has been having a blast playing with Jump Start 3D Virtual World. Let’s check-in with her and see what she thinks of Jump Start 3D Virtual World . Me: Hey Sweetie! Whatcha’ doing? Lily: Trying to take care of my pet. Me: What pet? Lily: A cat. I’ve named her Princess. She’s

Bee – Tee's Are A Hit

There is a company founded by a mother who wants to remind people everywhere about things that matter in life; kindness, honesty, fairness & friendliness, to name a few. The company is Bee – Tees and the wonderful products that they create are t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats that can be worn in this big, beautiful

Time To Revisit The Futon

I’m so pleased to have been asked to do a review for the site CSN.com. This site has everything you could possibly want for your home or office. Beautiful, classic, fun or funky. They have fantastic items. They even have me rethinking futons. Yup. I thought I was over my ‘futon stage’ but let me

Great Wolf Lodge Fun!

We started our Summer Vacation off with a wonderful stay at Great Wolf Lodge. If you’re looking for thrilling water slides, or sweet splashing fun, then this place has it all. Here’s Katie using all the power she has to stay on the Lily Pad’s Rob and Lily took a thrilling ride on the Artic

Skin Free Review

I’ve been seeing the product name “Skin Free” in the blogosphere and I’m thrilled I was given the opportunity to give these products a try. My skin care routine started when I was really young. Like around 10 years old. My sister used yummy smelling scrubs and lotions. My mom put on masks and toners.

The Side-Yard Superhero

I am so happy that I’ve spent time with Rick Niece as he reminisces about growing up in DeGraff, OH in the book “The Side-Yard Superhero“. Rick shares his small town memories which include a pivotal friendship with Bernie Jones. Bernie goes from an unknown shadow to an important part of Rick’s life. While reading

I am so happy that I’ve spent time with Rick Niece as he reminisces about his childhood growing up in DeGraff, OH in the book “Side-Yard Super Hero”. Rick shares his small town memories which include a pivotal friendship with Bernie Jones. Bernie goes from a unknown shadow to an important part of Rick’s life.

Diane Birch – Bible Belt

I love jazz. I love smooth jazz. In dreams, I spend warm nights on a spacious patio with a cocktail in one hand and my own personal jazz band playing… just for me. No place else to be. Just hangin’ out. Smo-o-o-oth. Diane Birch‘s first release “Bible Belt” is giving me that vibe. I completely