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You Lose Some, You Gain Some {Weight Loss Update}

After two weeks of losing weight after starting Weight Watchers again, I gained the third week. But I’m not discouraged. In fact, I expected the gain. Of course, I hoped by some miracle I’d


Get Ready for the Chicago Toy & Game Fair! (+Ticket Giveaway)

I’ll be attending with a media pass and have been provided family tickets to giveaway. Am I really talking about November already? Seems crazy, but it’s true. And that means the 11th annual Chicago Toy


Portable Battery Chargers are a Must for a Savvy Mom

Do you use your smartphone or tablet a lot? Do you use them for business and entertainment while on the go and far from an outlet?  Yeah, me too.  I even use my phone


Space Saving Baby Gear: Portable Baby Swing

This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Comfort & Harmony. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine. Before becoming a mom, I thought I knew


5 Holiday Travel Safety Tips #LifeLock

Many of you may be planning to travel over the next few days if you haven’t hit the road already. I know the holidays mean more running around for us as we try to


Get Your Rock On Anywhere With This Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Are you usually the one with the coolest playlist where ever you go?  Do people like to ask you about what tunes to play when everyone gets together for a backyard BBQ?  It’s kind


Baby Travel Gear: Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker 3 Wheel Travel System Review

With Rissa, we never had a travel system.  Since she was a late fall baby in Wisconsin, we figured we wouldn’t be using a stroller really until spring.  It didn’t seem necessary for us;


Letting Out My Inner Fashionista With the Disney Fairies Fashion Boutique App

I’m the first to admit I’m not the most stylish person in the world.  I think I can pick out and put together nice outfits but I’m far from being ahead of the curve.


Pregnancy Journal: Week 25!

One more week closer! This past week flew by with my trip to LA. Boy, travel is extra draining while preggo. And what is with people (especially on planes) expecting me to


It Was Eventful in NYC for #BlogHer12

The past five days have been anything but boring. In fact, I’m still recovering from it and processing it all. This pregnant mama is tired! Oh yes, that’s a quick snapshot of the


Preparing to Fly With a Toddler

When I decided I wanted to go to BlogHer ’12, I knew I wanted my daughter to come with me.  She is very much a part of this blog – a very important part!


Pregnancy Journal: 21 weeks and a New Maternity Dress!

I really wish this Wisconsin weather would make up its mind! One day it’s nice, next day there’s a heat advisory, then rinse and repeat.  I do not like the heat advisories while pregnant


On the Road Again Travel Event: $10 Walmart GC & Luggage Scale (US) 7/28-8/11

Welcome to the On the Road Again giveaway event coordinated by Tales From the Nursery and Views From the ‘Ville.  This event starts at 12:01am est on July 28th and will end at 11:59pm est


Traveling Tips: 5 Tips for Protecting Yourself From Bedbugs

I’m going to share with you how we ended up with bedbugs after our honeymoon (what a way to start off marriage!) and offer some tips to help you from making the same mistakes


Cottonelle Clean Care Kit for Your Travel Bathroom Needs (+Giveaway!) #NameIt #spon

Once upon a time I could use the bathroom in peace and even enjoy reading a couple pages in a book or tweeting while taking care of business. Nowadays I usually


Win Luggage and a Trip to Legoland in Florida!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Atlantic Luggage for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I thought you might be interested in the Atlantic Luggage and Legoland Sweepstakes - I mean, who


Blogger Giveaway Event Sign Ups: On the Road Again {Travel Theme}

Summer time is full of travel, vacations, and getaways of all kinds. From near to far and everywhere in between, we could all use a few things to help make the most of our


How to Get a Free Mt. Olympus Pass With Gas Purchase PLUS 4 Ticket Giveaway #FillUpSplashDown #WisconsinDells

One of our favorite summer destinations is the Wisconsin Dells.  Growing up in Wisconsin, I’ve had the privilege of many vacations there as a child and even a few as an adult.  It’s been


WW: Sightseeing in NYC #TheAvengersEvent

This is going to be more of not-so wordless Wednesday! I wanted to share some pictures from my trip to New York with you. The view from my hotel room – 18th floor at


Just a Few More Days… #TheAvengersEvent

I can hardly believe my (first!) trip to New York is in just a few short days.  Early Friday morning I’m leeeeaving on a jet plane…. and won’t be home until late Sunday evening.