For years we’ve been told that we should put the needs of everyone else before our own. We hear that message everywhere. I have struggled with the feeling of selfishness whenever I do something for myself. I recently read an article in the ” Best for Women” magazine published by Soroptimist Intl, that changed my viewpoint on this subject. In the article, Patricia Donoghue uses the example of the oxygen masks on an airline. We’re told to put on our own masks first, then help those around us. Why do the airlines tell us this? Because we can’t help anyone else if we’re suffocating! What we’ve lost overRead More →

Medieval Times NYE Extravaganza

Like this? Then share it with your friends! So you’re looking for something awesome to do on New Year’s Eve with your family? You could plant yourselves on the couch and watch the same old shows.  OR, you can join the Medieval Times cast for their Family New Year’s Eve Extravaganza!!! For a special price of $35.95 for adults and $29.95 for kids, you get a 4 course meal and live tournament. BUT THAT’S NOT ALL! You and your kids get Knight’s Training, Story Time with Princess, face painting and an action poster all for FREE.  Just mention discount code NYEWEB when you call, or book online hereRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! My family and I had the pleasure of visiting the one of the flagship Genghis Grill locations recently, and what a pleasant surprise!  Genghis has launched an exclusive rebrand at select locations, which includes chef-designed creations that adds to the Fresh Market Bar experience that we all know and love. One of the keys to the rebrand is the addition of 4 new “Grill Master Creations” to the menu. With these new additions, there is truly something for everyone. For some people like my dad, building his own creation is a daunting task. And then there are thoseRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! So you’ve decided to do an internet search for insurance, but don’t know how to make sure you’re not getting taken? I recently tried the same thing, and figured I’d pass on some of the things I learned. Before entering any sensitive information on a website, make sure ou search for reviews for that particular site to make sure they’re legitimate. Better yet, use sites that don’t require contact info because they don’t need it to give you quotes on home, life or auto insurance. Make sure you gather all of the information you’ll need before starting. IRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Do your kids need an incentive other than “good grades get you into a good college”? Mine certainly do. Most kids don’t understand how good grades can eventually lead them to the career of their dreams, whether it be doctor, lawyer, or professional comedian. At least once a week I hear, “I don’t understand how this kind of math is going to help me”. Now you don’t have to explain it, here are ways for parents and teachers to give kids incentives that are funded by corporate sponsors. Rewards for Parents to Give their Kids: Tokens for Grades – AllRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! When my Zaggora Hot Pants showed up about 3 weeks ago, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’ve heard about all sorts of products that you wear to lose inches, but I always wondered whether they really worked. I was excited to try Zaggora’s new Hot Pants, that promised to remove unwanted inches from waist and legs. I took them out of the package and immediately put them on, and off to Zumba I went. When I got to Zumba, I showed off my Hot Pants to everyone in the place. They can be worn alone, butRead More →

Like this? Then share it with your friends! Imagine the look of wonder and surprise when a child receives a photo of Santa caught in the act in his or her very own home. iCaughtSanta.com is a unique website that helps visitors create those memorable keepsake photos. In three simple steps anyone can upload a holiday photo, add Santa Claus and print it as proof… or share it via Facebook and Twitter. Last-minute shoppers can purchase Gift Cards and eGift Certificates for loved ones with children, making iCaughtSanta.com a great gift idea even if you don’t have kids yourself. Here is a sample of aRead More →

Well, it’s official…I’m a Food Affairiate! I was blessed to be selected as one of the Bloggers to receive a preview copy of Beth Aldrich’s new book, Real Moms Love to Eat! Now this is a review that I can really get into, one that involves food! First, I have to say that Beth is a vibrant, exhilarating writer. Before she sent me a copy of the book, I thought “I hope this isn’t just another cookbook”. I certainly wasn’t disappointed. The book is not only about recipes, it’s also about Beth, her family, and her love affair with food. We get insight into why Beth wroteRead More →

Today was a very difficult day. My husband’s call this morning didn’t seem like the bright and cheery “good morning” as usual. He works an early shift, so his lunchtime is during my breakfast, and he almost always call me to tell me to have a good day. But this morning was different. There was something different is his voice. I knew something was wrong from the moment I picked up the phone. Call it intuition, or ESP, call it whatever you like. I knew it was bad, whatever it was. The extreme calm in his voice was masking something, and then the news came…his dad had passed away inRead More →

With our family having so many school and extracurricular activities, it’s hard to keep the house neat and tidy, especially the kids’ rooms. It seems that it’s an endless chore to have them pick up toys, put clothes away and actually have room on their bed to sleep. Our biggest issue is cluttered floors from toys. In our house, it seems that every time a toy comes out to play, it doesn’t find it’s home again for weeks. Recently, I saw a new system called Hot Wheels Wall Tracks that might just help me with our little problem (can you hear the sarcasm – it’s really aRead More →