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My kids are learning to love math with GPALOVEMATH™ – Review, Free Trial Offer & Giveaway! #IWantToBe

This post has been compensated by GPA LEARN™ and their advertisers.  All opinions are my own. When I first spoke to the owners and developers of GPA LEARN™'s program GPALOVEMATH™ at the Type A Parent Conference in Atlanta last year, I was immediately excited.  I felt like it was a match made in … [Read More...]

Fantastic options for Pennzoil at Walmart Automotive Care Centers #DropShopAndOil #CollectiveBias

Walmart + Pennzoil = Multitasking Nirvana! #DropShopAndOil #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #DropShopAndOil #CollectiveBias While I may be a fanatic about maintaining my car, my other half is not.  His hectic schedule of work plus his passion for coaching club volleyball leaves … [Read More...]

If I Fall, If I Die From Left to Write Book Club (

January Book Club – If I Fall, If I Die #FromLeftToWrite

My middle daughter. She and I are connected in a way that I can’t describe other than to say it’s magical.   It’s beyond the love I feel for all of my children, something deep I see in her eyes that connects me with her soul. It has been this way since she was born. Maybe it’s because of the … [Read More...]

Samantha Brown 2014

Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown shares family travel tips

This article recently appeared on where I am a regular contributor Samantha Brown knows travel. After spending more than a decade at Travel Channel, living in airports, hotels and out of a suitcase, Brown now juggles her intense travel schedule with the demands of … [Read More...]

#MonkeyKingdom from DisneyNature openes in April 2015 (

#MonkeyKingdom – New Trailer Available

The new trailer and images for Disneynature’s MONKEY KINGDOM is now available. Life is an adventure for Maya, the clever and resourceful blonde-bobbed monkey in “Monkey Kingdom,” Disneynature’s new feature film set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya’s world is … [Read More...]

Strange Magic from Touchstone Pictures and Lucas Films opens in January 2015 (

New from Touchstone Pictures & LucasFilm: #StrangeMagic

“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and their hilarious misadventures sparked by the battle … [Read More...]

My family loved the Turducken with Chicken Apple Stuffing from Echelon Foods (

Turkey-Schmurkey, let’s make Turducken instead!

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you'll know that cooking is not my forte.  Sure, I can boil water for pasta, make mac and cheese, and even pull together a lasagna on a good day.  I usually can master a really BASIC recipe and it evens looks like it is supposed to the forth or fifth time … [Read More...]

Harley and her new BFF the Dyson D65 (

It’s all About the Dyson

Editor Note:  Me, Myself and Jen is growing and expanding, adding new and exciting features, content and contributors in 2015.  First to contribute is Kate Cash from Finally Alive After 25. She's a superstar on Facebook and Instagram, and has just started her first blog.  She recently reviewed the … [Read More...]

Canon EOS Rebel T51 from BEst Buy #CanonAtBestBuy #HintingSeason

Make it a Canon holiday from Best Buy! #HintingSeason #CanonAtBestBuy

As a blogger who makes a living from creating great content for brands, excellent photography is a big part of what makes posts attractive and successful to companies that I work with.  While smart phone cameras are good in a pinch, nothing can be the quality of a photographs and videos taken from a … [Read More...]

These women are my glue (


Today is my birthday.  I don't know if I feel older or wiser than I did yesterday - isn't that what you are supposed to feel on your birthday??? I know I feel tired, heavier and slower.  My body is certainly aging and I'm not doing a bang-up job of taking care of it.  Most days, my version of … [Read More...]

Welcome Yule

Spend the holidays and beyond with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Chicago is a city that is rich in activities and cultural opportunities, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra is always something that I've wanted to attend. I'd always though that the CSO was something that required my children to be older to truly appreciate - so I needed to either wait until they … [Read More...]

Disney's #PlanesToTheRescue #ad for last minute shopping ( #CollectiveBias

Disney PLANES Rollback at Walmart! #PlanesToTheRescue #ad

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PlanesToTheRescue #CollectiveBias Looking for last minute holiday gift ideas? Delight the little ones in your life with Disney Planes items now on Rollback at Walmart! All items listed below … [Read More...]

Spin Master Toys Sew Cool Sewing Studio Giveaway (

FLASH GIVEAWAY: Hot Toys from our friends at Spin Master!

The great folks over at Spin Master Toys have decided to treat my readers this holiday season by letting me to a super-fast giveaway with not one but TWO of their hottest toys from the Chicago Toy & Game Fair. Included in the giveaway are: 1.  Sew Cool Sewing Studio.  The Sew Cool Sewing … [Read More...]

Holiday Christmas background with a border of gift boxes. Vector.

JOIN ME: #CleanCouponing Holiday Gifts Twitter Party 12/11 at 9pm EDT / 8pm CDT

It's December and I'm thrilled to be a co-host again for the #CleanCouponing Holiday Gifts Twitter party coming up Thursday, December 11th!  We’ll be chatting from 9pm -  10 pm Eastern time (8pm - 9pm Central Time) with @FlourSackMama. RSVP HERE for #CleanCouponing party and enter to win great … [Read More...]

Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park in Elmhurst is great fun for kids and adults (

Jump Around with a Giveaway from Sky Zone Elmhurst!

With Christmas Break coming up and the kids being off from school for two weeks, I'm looking for fun things to keep them occupied so that no one goes crazy.  Including me. Places like Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Elmhurst make sure that you AND you kids can go and jump out all of your extra … [Read More...]