Group Giveaway: Newman’s Own Organics (10 Winners, US, Ends 8/25)

When you see a package in your grocery store with an American Gothic "Pa" Newman and daughter Nell in down homes, you are seeing Newman's Own Organics.  The products are certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Ingredients have been grown on farms that have not used artificial fertilizers or pesticides for three years or more. The farms and processors have been certified by an independent third party.  Organic agriculture is a holistic system with … [Read more...]

Give A Child A Shot@Life Without It Costing A Penny #GiveaShot #shop #cbias

I remember the first time my daughter had to get an immunization shot at the doctor's office.  It was traumatic for both of us.  I wish I had known about Walgreens back then.  Walgreens is a familiar place for her, we shop there all the time.  In fact, she loves going there - the combination of makeup (when you first walk in!), hair accessories, band-aids and toys creates her dream store. I went to Walgreens today to see what fun items … [Read more...]

Help For Moms Who Are Trying To Feed Their Families Healthy Meals – Revolution Foods! #sponsored

It's not often that you notice the mission of a company.  But the mission of Revolution Foods, truly spoke to me.  "To build lifelong healthy eaters by making kid-inspired, chef-crafted food accessible to all.  It's one of the top priorities I have for raising my daughter - to create a lifelong healthy eater.  It's so important not only for their health but also their happiness.  I know in my heart that my daughter's life will be longer, … [Read more...]

Mental Illness – What Part Of Illness, Don’t You Understand?

I am not a doctor nor am I an expert on mental illness or addiction.  These are only my opinions about the issue of mental illness, addiction and the social stigma associated with them. Last week, I had the privilege of attending a talk by William C. Moyers about addiction and mental illness.  It crystallized many of my ideas and feelings  and it had a call to action.  (I've changed it a bit, and I've layered my own opinions on top of his … [Read more...]

Ten Tips To Prevent Sports Injuries

Nearly 30 million children participate in organized sports each year and every year 3.5 million children are treated for sports injuries. There are many general practices that can help families and their children prevent a majority of these sports related injuries, however many of them are often ignored and overlooked. The sports medicine team at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago along with Kohl's Cares has put together a … [Read more...]

NCAA Tournament 2014: It’s a Year of Upsets – Catch It All with BestBuy!

Are you watching the NCAA Tournament this year?  It's been true March Madness!  Harvard?  Seriously?  Or how about tenth-seeded Stanford upsetting SECOND seed, Kansas?  Were you screaming at a screen when Ohio State lost? So many upsets, everyone's bracket picks are up for grabs.  I haven't been able to stay home and watch on the big screen this year, but that doesn't mean I don't want to know what's going on.  Our schedule hasn't taken … [Read more...]

5 Tips to Get Back-on-Track to a Balanced Lifestyle

Disclosure:  I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser. I belong to a Facebook group of friends who are trying to watch what we eat and  live a more balanced lifestyle.  Here are some quotes from recent posts: "So I see-sawed back and forth over the holidays and was not at all good about what I ate. … [Read more...]

Week NINE of @runDisney Princess Half Marathon Training and Tips for Your First 5K

It's week nine!  Wow!  I can't believe that we're already nine weeks into the training for the Princess Half.  Wow!  The weekend distance was 7 miles, how did you do?  I was lucky, there was a race in my area on Thanksgiving morning.  I did the 10K (12:56 - PR!) and then went an extra mile to get in my 7.  It made me feel great to start the day so healthily.  Usually I would be waking up late, sitting on the couch watching the parade and … [Read more...]

Perfect Pairing for Holiday Gift Giving: Moto X Phone and Fitbit Activity Tracker #MC #SprintMom #Sponsored

For the past weeks, I've been testing the Moto X phone from Motorola and Sprint and the fitbit flex wireless activity + sleep tracker.  Here is my take on what I think is a perfect pairing for holiday gift giving!  First, the Moto X! Design The feel of the phone is what impressed me most.  I didn't know it until I started writing this post, but Motorola measured hundreds of hands before they finalized the shape of the Moto X.  No … [Read more...]

Week Three of @runDisney Princess Half-Marathon Training And Running Safety Tips

It's week three of training for the runDisney Princess Half-Marathon, how are you doing? Here's the schedule this week: We're up to 4 miles!  We can do it! For more information about the Jeff Galloway training program, visit! Is it getting dark earlier now, are you wearing lights if you run in the evening or early morning?  Here are some reminders about running safety! Run on the left side of the road - against … [Read more...]

A Truly Priceless Experience At Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field #PricelessChicago #MC

Have you ever wondered what it's like to play on a major league baseball field? What is it like to sit in the press box or the dugout? What does the famous ivy at Wrigley Field look like up close? Have you ever followed in the footsteps of one of your childhood heroes? Rosie and I can answer those questions and more!  Because I'm a MasterCard holder, we were able to attend the "Tour & Play Catch" Priceless Moment event at Wrigley Field … [Read more...]

Looking For A Doctor? Healthgrades, The Leading Online Resource Has A Free iOS App!

I was recently looking for a pediatrician for my daughter. Our current doctor is about an hour's drive from us (because of insurance limitations), but now we have a different insurance company and can find someone closer. I also wanted to switch her to a female doctor, I think it will be easier as she is growing up to see a female. As someone who spends the majority of her day "plugged in" and online, that's where I started when trying to find a … [Read more...]

Beginner Runner? Start Training Today for the @runDisney Princess Half-Marathon!

If you're a regular KLY reader, you know I started running not too long ago.  My dream / goal is to run a Disney official race.  The most exciting one for me is the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend event in February every year.  In this runDisney Princess event, girls and women of all ages are invited to join in a royal celebration! There are special magical course surprises, special Princess events, and a fun-filled party after the … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Wicked Good Gorton’s Seafood Prize Pack! (US, Ends 10/19) Fish Stick Stackers Recipe

One of my daughter's favorite choices for dinner are "Fish Fingers".  We are fans of the tv show, "Charlie and Lola" and from an early age, Rosie thought Fish Sticks were actually called "Lola's Fish Fingers".  The fish sticks that my husband and I enjoy as much as Rosie does, are Gorton's Fish Fingers so when they asked me to write a review, I knew it would be a fun one to write! Gorton’s has been the trusted brand for great seafood since … [Read more...]

Twitter Party Alert! #MyPicknSave 9/26 1:00 PM ET – $500 in GC Prizes! RSVP Here!

Join me at the #MyPicknSave Twitter Party!     Are you excited about fall season parties?   Are there football fans in your family?   Pick n' Save can help you with ideas, recipes, and fresh ingredients that will make every fall party a hit! Twitter parties about food are my favorites and I'm thrilled to be hosting this one.  I hope you'll join me to tweet about delicious, fun treats especially for tailgating, … [Read more...]

Top Five Tips for Beginner Runners

Inspired by Disney Social Media Moms Fun Run, I joined a training program for beginning runners in April.  I've been running for five months now and I'm amazed at how far I've come.  You can do it!  Our bodies can go from couch potato to runner more quickly than you would imagine. A friend of mine started running after I did my first 5K because she said if I could do it, anyone can!  And she's right, I was not the most likely person to … [Read more...]