In which I am the coolest mom ever- Todd Sucherman drum clinic!

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And it’s past her bed time on a school night! She’s getting to see Todd Sucherman from Styx play a drum clinic.
I’ll accept my mom-of-the-year award now…



Food Allergies Are Scary. And now we’re confused.

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I don’t think the title of this post even remotely touches how scary food allergies really are.

I’ve taken a back-seat from my blog for the past month because my daughter has been hospitalized twice due to her food allergy. It’s been something we’ve been struggling with, because a new one has developed. A couple years ago M had an allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) to shellfish. We’ve steered clear since then, and have done a pretty decent job at it until March.

As you may/may not know, my family and I are Catholic. During Lent, we observe the tradition of not eating meat on Fridays, and instead eat fish. This year, we stuck to cheese pizza nearly every Friday-until we found a fish monger in our area who would accommodate my daughter’s allergy. We were assured that our fish was prepared in a clean (and shellfish free) station with new gloves and clean knives.

That night, she had a slight reaction.

We weren’t sure what was going on, but the folks in the ER that night …Continue Reading…


Pillsbury Bake-Off Walmart Gift Card Giveaway and Coupon!

Are you looking to spice up your weekly dinners or sweeten your next family gathering with an extra special dessert? I know I am. My family and I get so tired of the “same old, same old”. We either stick with the same recipes, or cave and eat out (which is the WORST thing you can do for your waistline and pocket book).  Bake-Off.com now has 100 new recipe creations from Pillsbury Bake-Off finalists from across the country.

Whether you are in the mood for Breakfast & Brunches, Entertaining Appetizers, Dinner Made Easy™, or Sweet Treats, Bake-Off.com has tons of new ideas that are simple to make and sure to wow your loved ones. …Continue Reading…


Meeting Maureen Wright- Award Winning Children’s Author!

Last month, my daughter’s school hosted the award-winning children’s author Maureen Wright!

She was there to speak to the kids about the process of writing a book, from “thinking it up while doing laundry” through the “long process of editing”. She also shared her story of not giving up when so many publishers turned her down. It was such a a great message, and she presented it in a way that kindergarteners could really understand. Maureen Wright even had small activities throughout to keep the younger kiddos engaged. As you would …Continue Reading…


Wordless Wednesday: The New “Car Wrap”

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This was my view when I parked at my local Kroger:

Then I looked around, and SEVERAL other cars were wrapped the same way. I prayed that I came out without the little gift. I was thankfully spared. But, I thought it was HILARIOUS and had to share with ya’l! :)