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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 have a loss or no change, but honestly, the gain wasn’t that bad. I went off program last


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 & Game Fair is almost here! We enjoyed checking out hot new toys last year and are


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 a lot at home, but it always hits low battery when I need it and can’t sit by


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 what baby gear I needed to have for my kids.  Then I became overwhelmed by creating a


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 see as many family members as possible…some we only see this time of year.  Between shopping and visiting,


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 of nice being the go-to person for music but it sucks to give up your phone – even


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; however, there were some nice days where we could have enjoyed a walk if we’d had one.  We


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.  I am lucky if I can name fashion trends at any given time.  But hey, that doesn’t mean


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 suck it in to get around them in the aisle to go to the bathroom? Dude, I can’t suck in


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 fun that we encountered! There were so many people, products, parties, and things to see and do all in