Adding Protein To My Diet With Naked Nutrition

Thanks to Naked Nutrition for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts are my own. My doctor recently suggested that I focus on starting my day with protein so that’s the one diet change I’ve made in 2024. I’ve been drinking a protein-packed ready made breakfast drink but it does nothing to satisfy my morning … Read more

Mother’s Day Gift Idea And A Giveaway

Thanks to Pictures on Gold for sponsoring this post. Mother’s Day is right around the corner and, if you are looking for the perfect gift for a mom, aunt, grandma, or friend, I have the perfect gift idea for you….a personalized locket from Pictures on Gold! What could be more thoughtful than a beautiful piece … Read more

Outdoor Winter Fun In Chicago

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own. Winter here in Chicago seems to be dragging on forever. We haven’t seen temperatures above twenty degrees in the past couple of weeks and we’ve gotten almost 20 inches of snow so far this month. Thankfully, I see some warmer temperatures in the forecast … Read more

All The Reasons Why You Should Live On Your Own Ranch

Have you ever imagined what life would be like if you lived somewhere else? I have lived in the Chicago suburbs for most of my life but dream of living in California by the ocean one day. My husband, on the other hand, would prefer a ranch in the country over the warm, ocean breeze. … Read more

Valentine’s Day Books For Young Children

This post contains affiliate links. With Valentine’s Day just a little over a month away I thought it would be a great time to share some books about love that are perfect for young children. Here are some books little kids will enjoy reading again and again. Most are specifically for Valentine’s Day but some … Read more

Calling All Dog Parents

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx on behalf of Amazon Prime Video.  Calling all dog parents! Today a new, unscripted series called ‘The Pack‘ premieres on Amazon Prime Video. The series celebrates the unrivaled bond between dogs and their human companions. I’m excited to check it out since our family recently grew by eight paws … Read more

A Night Without A Bed Challenge To Raise Awareness For Family Homelessness

Each year in America, 2.5 million children experience homelessness. One in sixteen American children will experience homelessness before they reach the first grade. These children are three times more likely to be placed in special education programs, eight to nine times more likely to repeat a grade, and seven times more likely than their peers … Read more

Summer Goals For A Healthier Lifestyle

This post is brought to you by my sponsor, “Always Eat After 7 PM”. The opinions expressed below are my own. There’s no denying that things have been stressful lately. This spring has taken a toll on everyone I think, especially parents who have been quarantined with their kids and wearing the hat of “teacher” … Read more