Weekends at Home with Layer3 TV

Kicking back… Happy Friday! Today, I’m so excited to be partnering with Layer3 TV and sharing a little sneak peek into our weekends at home. During the week my family stays so busy with work, school and extra-curriculars, that we all look forward to Saturday morning. We lounge in our PJs, eating donuts (chocolate with sprinkles, of course), drinking coffee and watching cartoons with the kids. And its awesome. Seriously. Gone are the days where I can’t wait…
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Happy Birthday to my Sweetest Valentine

The Best Valentine’s Day Surprise 7 years ago today, on Valentine’s Day at 11:59AM, our family was completed with the birth of our daughter. My first child came quickly; we barely made it to the hospital. So naturally when I went into labor this time around we blew every light on Michigan Avenue to get to Northwestern in time. And then, 22 hours later, our girl made her arrival. You see, she was showing us…
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A Back to School Art Party for the Kids

.This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Healthy4School #CollectiveBias Back to¬†School Art Party With the school year now in full swing, we recently decided to host an after school art party to reconnect with friends we hadn’t seen over the summer months! I put together some fun crafts and creative and healthy snacks that I knew the kids would love and then… I got sick.…
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Why Bloggers Can Be Great Role Models

When I first started blogging and attending blogging events about 2 years ago, I felt really intimidated by all of the other bloggers out there. It felt so much safer to hide behind my computer screen than I actually get out there and start getting to know the other women who had inspired me me so very much. However, when I really started thinking about it, bloggers are some of the biggest cheerleaders out there!
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Life Lessons From A Six Year Old

This has been a rough 6 months for this chickadee. Bi-weekly bouts of strep throat that exacerbated her asthma. Many rounds of antibiotics that left her queasy and listless. Countless trips to and from the pediatricians office only to return a week later. As we approached our third season of this unbearable routine, we made the decision, with the advice of her ENT, to remove both her tonsils and adenoids.
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