Are You Brave Like Bilbo? + Giveaway – Ends 4/18

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpieceThe Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of […]

Bocandy Box – What’s Inside?


As you know, I’ve been checking out all of the different subscription boxes and whatnot, that are out there these days and it’s time for another. Thanks to the generous folks at Bocandy we recently had the chance to find out what their subscription boxes are all about. Bocandy is a monthly subscription box filled with delicious sweets […]

Mini Vacation on a Budget

Jelly Belly

Since the kids are going to be on Spring Break after school on Friday, we thought we would plan some fun things over the next week. We are starting their vacation off by heading to the WBAY-TV 2 Pet Expo after school on Friday to check out all of the different animals and exhibits.  I […]

Running Out Of Space

minivan clipart

Back when we bought our minivan, we had 3 kids. It was great to have all of the extra space and was even better when we discovered we were expecting Ellie. Since getting the minivan we’ve had lots of space to pack everyone up and drive all over, visit family, go see things and have. […]

I’d Be The Best Ambassador

Sick Ellie

For just over a week now, our family has been battling some nasty stomach bug, it started with Alex and myself. It was so bad the first day that we had to call my inlaws in for backup to come and take Ellie and Joey for the day so we could just rest. The kids […]

Sesame Street: Elmo The Musical 2: Learn and Imagine May 5th

Sesame Street Elmo The Musical 2 Learn and Imagine

Over the last few weeks, Joey has become obsessed with a certain furry little red dude….yes, that one. Elmo is his new favorite thing and he loves to watch him on PBS, on YouTube and anywhere he can. I thinks it is absolutely adorable when he says Elmo so I’m happy to watch it whenever […]

Creative Gifting with Stephen Joseph

Stephen Joseph Gifts

Over the last few years that I have had this blog, I have been very fortunate to review some really great things, and I love sharing them with you. As a blogger, I love checking out products and discovering new things that not only will my kids love but things that would be great to […]

6 Weeks In

Zack Sixteenth Birthday Drivers License

It’s crazy to think that we are hitting the 6 week mark since this happened…. Yes, this week Thursday marks 6 weeks since Zack got his license. It’s crazy. There are moments when I still can’t believe that I have a kid that is driving and then there are moments when I am so freaking […]

We Need a Vacation


It’s official. After the last 2 weeks of being sick, this family is in dire need of a family vacation. I’m sick of laundry, dishes, cleaning, losing sleep, being exhausted and so much more. We need to kick back, relax and have some much needed family fun! I’ve been checking out some hotels, close to […]

Traveling with a Large Family

I’ll admit, over the years, as our family has grown, we have traveled less. Back when we had 3 kids, we used to take small road trips through Wisconsin and plan all kinds of fun things to do.  I miss those days and I’m hoping to start planning some new things soon. Zack and Libby […]