Monthly Archive:: January 2013


Because Prompts are Fun: An Introduction to My Life

“So, where do you want to start, Mrs. Za-Zaloo-” “Zalewski.” I watch as he unpacks his bag, clicking on a mini recording device. “I’m not sure. I mean, I always dreamed of a book about my life but not written … Like this.” I gesture at him. “Right, I could see that.


My Favorite 5 TV Shows… For the Moment

I don’t watch quite as much television as I did before kids.  Well, at least I don’t get to watch what *I* want to watch as much.  I probably know a few too many kids’ shows theme songs, character names, etc.  That’s okay, I guess.  I do have memories of staying home


5 Random Family Facts

I’ve shared tidbits about me (and my family) all over his blog, there’s still more for you to learn about us. You already know the coolest fact which is Brian and I share the same birthday, but I have more fun things to share… Not that we are the most fascinating people


7 Memorable Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the One You Love

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time to pick out the perfect gift to woo the one you love.  Well, if you are into that sort of thing.  Maybe you’re like us and you kind of act like it’s no big deal and poke fun at it some years


The Lone Ranger Sunday Sneak Peek #loneranger

Okay. It’s official. I will not be able to leave the room for food or potty breaks unless it is during the actual game itself. There’s no way I want to chance missing awesome Superbowl commercials! Now not only will there be a TV spot for Oz the Great and Powerful during


One Kings Lane Day of Furniture Event – Up to 70% Off

I wish we had it in our budget to shop for new furniture right now.  Our couch is badly in need of replacing plus we could use an end table or two… Are you looking for some new furniture pieces to liven up your humble abode? Look no further than the One Kings


Eat Healthier and Save Money by Menu Planning #getthrifty

What if I told you there was just one thing you could do that would help you save money on groceries and eat healthier? In our constant budget battle and battle of the bulge, there’s one crucial piece that has the power to make it work or throw us off course. Menu


Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful Commercial Sneak Peek! #DisneyOz

There’s this BIG GAME coming up on Sunday which means lots of awesome commercials.  The last few years the competition has been stiff for memorable ads since we now have high expectations for what we’ll be watching.  Heck, even non-football fans like to check out the commercials to see what all the


Making Fitness a Family Affair

Last week was a rough week. I had a couple challenging days with the kids which led to a skipped workout and some comfort eating. I skipped a second workout at the end of the week due to exhaustion. I literally could not keep my eyes open on Saturday evening so we


Because Prompts are Fun #2

It’s Monday again so that means time for this week’s prompts! The first go of it last week went well and I enjoyed reading everyone’s posts throughout the weekend. But I’m even more excited for this week. Why? Because I want to get to know you better and so does Mary from


What My Kid Does That Drives Me Crazy [Video]

I love my kids, but as my daughter grows into her strong personality there are some things she does that drives me crazy. Nutters. Completely bonkers. Sometimes she literally rubs me the wrong way. Have you had anyone try to just rub the webbing between your thumb and finger for more than


Why Sex After Kids is Like Dating in High School

I think most of us have been there – sex after having kids (especially that first time) is … different.  I decided to be honest about my feelings and share with other moms that we didn’t just pick up where we left off before the kids came.  Sure, some women boast about


J.J. Abrams to Direct Star Wars: Episode VII!

Growing up I associated Disney with family movies, classic animated tales, and amusement parks. Somewhere along the way it became more about the princesses but the mouse was still prominent. Last year the unleashed superheroes to record breaking heights. Then something truly epic happened. Walt Disney Studios bought LucasFilms. I was shocked…but


What Rissa’s Watching: From Cute Animals to Letters and Numbers

It’s been really interesting to see how Rissa has gone from sort of staring at whatever I put on the TV to actually having preferences in what she watches.  She has her favorites that she’ll watch over and over again (much to my dismay – if she watches it repeatedly that means


Because Prompts are Fun: The Hardest Thing About Being a Mom – Asking for Help

There are many things that are hard about being a mom like never going to the bathroom by yourself, remembering when you last showered, and sticky hands stealing your food off your plate. We could talk about the heartbreaking difficulties or laugh about the more amusing ones, but instead let’s talk about


Deal: ModCloth’s 70% Off Cabin Fever Sale

It’s only mid-January and I’m starting to feel a little cabin fever. It’ll be nearly 4 months before I can call Wisconsin weather spring-like. It doesn’t stop me from looking at some spring styles though. Ready to update your look for the new year? Then it is time to catch the fever,


Yo Gabba Gabba! Hello Friends! App Review #yogabbagabba

The Yo Gabba Gabba! Hello Friends! app is a good pickup for the kid who loves the show. It’s full of interactivity that will keep them entertained. Aerissa definitely loves the “Friends” section of the app that lets her video call her friends from the show and talk to them. All 5 of


Our Yo Gabba Gabba LIVE and VIP Party Package Experience #yogabbagabba

On Monday we went to the coolest live kids show ever. Totally worth the money I spent on tickets! We’ve had fun at other shows but honestly this one was the most fun of all. It helps that my daughter is a huge fan of Yo Gabba Gabba and has been for


5 Types of Video Games That Help Relieve Stress

Thank you to Ubisoft for sponsoring this post. Please visit to get your own copy of Far Cry 3, today’s Gold Box Deal of the Day! I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective. All opinions are my own. As parents our decompression time can be pretty limited, so we want to quickly


Making Memories With a Personalized Children’s Book

My daughter loves to read. She gets excited about new books and can’t wait for mommy or daddy to read them to her. Sometimes Rissa can’t even wait for us to leave the store before begging to be read to. More and more she looks through them on her own and she’s