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Bethenny Frankel is BACK on BRAVO! #RHONY

Most people speculated that since her talk show wasn't renewed for the second season, Bethenny Frankel would return to "The Real Housewives of New York".  Bravo Public Relations confirmed TODAY that she will be BACK for Season 7 of the popular franchise. I cannot wait!  I love Bethenny and I … [Read More...]

#CleanCouponing Twitter Party on October 23rd (

Twitter Party: Strong, not Scared #CleanCouponing on October 23rd focusing on Breast Cancer Prevention

This post has been compensated by the organizers of #CleanCouponing Twitter Parties and their advertisers.  All opinions are my own. When you know one in eight women will develop breast cancer and one in three will get some type of cancer in her lifetime, you probably realize we’re way past the … [Read More...]

#CaveChickChat on October 16th at 7pm CST (

TWITTER PARTY: #CaveChickCookies Thurs 10/16/14 at 7pm CST

I'm thrilled to join Momma Cuisine herself,  Johanna Cook, for another fantastic chat, this time sponsored by Cave Chick Cookies based in Chicago, Illinois on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 7pm CST. Lori Diversey is a mom who realized that so many ingredients were making her and family sick. She … [Read More...]

#JenGetFit Week Seven Goals #TransformationTuesday (

#TransformationTuesday: It’s time for a mashup

This post should be about me sharing my #JenGetsFit Week Five and Six Results, and setting goals for Week Seven.  Maybe I'll get there, maybe I won't. What I can say right now, as I sit down in front of my laptop in a quiet living room is this:  My head isn't in a right space.  I've needed to … [Read More...]

Disney Pixar's Inside Out coming in June 2015 (

Disney/Pixar’s INSIDE OUT – Teaser Trailer Now Available! #InsideOut

I’m so excited to share with you the new teaser trailer for Disney/Pixar’s INSIDE OUT! From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In … [Read More...]


NEW TRAILER: Disney’s BIG HERO 6 #MeetBaymax #BigHero6

The new trailer for Disney’s BIG HERO 6 is now available! From Walt Disney Animation Studios, the team behind “Frozen” and “Wreck-It Ralph,” comes “Big Hero 6,” an action-packed comedy-adventure about the special bond that develops between Baymax (voice of Scott Adsit), a plus-sized … [Read More...]

Disney's Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day New Clips (

New Clips: Disney’s ALEXANDER and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day #VeryBadDay

Four hilarious new clips from Disney's ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY starring Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner are now available. Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he … [Read More...]

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The Giudice’s are going to Jail

Well, Federal prison if you want to be specific. Hours after Joe's sentence was given (41 months, 12 months concurrent on another charge, $400,000+ in restitution and $10,000+ in fines), and after much negotiation between the attorney's and the judge and a tearful plea from Teresa Giudice, she … [Read More...]

#JenGetsFit week four results and week five goals (

#TransformationTuesday – Week Four updates and Week Five goals #JenGetsFit

I can't believe that it's been a month already. And yet, I don't feel like I've really progressed in the last month.  It's been an ebb and flow.  I've had great days where I have smashed my step goals and worked out and went to bed feeling like I was a success. Then there were the nights where … [Read More...]

Stream of Consciousness – Week 2 – #soc #freewriting #SOCSunday

This is my second week of participating in the Stream of Consciousness link-up from one of my favorite bloggers, Jaime over at Love Jaime. You’re asked to set the timer for 5-7 minutes and JUST WRITE. Other than that, there are no rules. LOVE IT! (Let's hope I can actually NOT get interrupted … [Read More...]

Fat Shaming:  I was the target of my own fat jokes (

Fat Shaming: I was the target of my own fat jokes

This article recently appeared on where I am a regular contributor. I got called out for fat shaming . . . . myself I just returned home from spending four days in Atlanta at the Type A Parent Conference. Filled with bloggers and social media professionals, I was excited … [Read More...]

50 Questions with Me, Myself and Jen (

50 Questions: A Grace Full Life made me do it

I will tell you right now that I am not typically a fan of these "chain" blog things where someone tags you and you have to do whatever they told you to do.  But Kari over at A Grace Full Life tagged me in this one, and since she is one of my besties and I love her to pieces, I am going to jump in … [Read More...]

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#TransformationTuesday – Week Three update and Week Four goals #JenGetsFit

It's the end of Week Three and I am still recovering from a long weekend in Atlanta where I attended the Type A Parent Conference.  I had a BLAST in Atlanta with my friends, and I did a better than expected job of making sure that I got my steps in.  I actually worked out while I was away, which is … [Read More...]

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Stream of Consciousness – Week 1 – #soc #freewriting #SOCSunday

I'm trying my hand at the Stream of Consciousness link-up from Love Jaime. You're asked to set the timer for 5-7 minutes and JUST WRITE. Other than that, there are no rules. Since I am sitting 5 feet from Jaime, and I love the idea of this, today seems like the best time to jump in. I'm … [Read More...]

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It’s time for Soups On! Come Join Us! #SoupsOn14

On Sunday, October 19th, the Rotary Club of Naperville will be hosting “Soup’s On!”, a fun, family focused fundraiser featuring great entertainment and plenty of delicious food.   Benefitting Hesed House, DuPage PADS, Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry and the Rotary Club of Naperville Charities, the … [Read More...]