Support Women With Breast Cancer with CancerCare. It’s Easy and Important.

I'm particularly excited to write this post because it's SO important. I also just happened to go for my yearly mammogram, so breast cancer is definitely on my mind as I nervously await my own results. As a thyroid cancer survivor, I don't take these exams lightly AT ALL, and neither should you. My mother is a lung cancer survivor and she's been in remission for several years. But we both know the fight is never over. This may be a sponsored post but I feel very passionate about this cause as I have known too many women who have fallen to breast Read More


Sizzling at Macy’s Culinary Council’s Sizzle Showdown #SP

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This past weekend I headed to Macy's for the annual Sizzle Showdown, hosted by their very own Culinary Council. It was an extremely hot day in NYC and I wondered how the contestants would duke it out under the sky's scorching sun. There six budding chefs would compete for a grand prize of $10,000 and a trip to Macy's 4th of July Fireworks to be revealed as America's Grilling Guru. I was invited as a guest of Macy's Culinary Council, a national culinary authority comprising some of the nation's leading culinary master. Launched in 2003, MCC's team of Read More


Sponsored Post: Avoiding the Parking Perils of LAX

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This post has been written and sponsored by Air Port Parking Reservations. Air travel has its benefits -- especially when traveling with kids. It’s faster than driving, so there’s fewer complaints of “Are we there yet?” Plus, with gas prices through the roof, in some cases, it’s more cost efficient -- a big plus if your family is like mine and on a budget. However, just like motherhood, with these joys comes a few pains, and if you frequently fly out of Los Angeles’ LAX International Airport, you know parking at LAX is one of the worst. Finding a Read More


Family Travel Tips for the Novice (Sponsored Post)

Jet Set Vacations

When I was young, family vacations consisted of piling into the station wagon every summer and heading south to Florida. Daytona, Panama Beach, Daytona, Miami.  Beach vacations were all that I knew.  We hardly ever flew anywhere, except to Philadelphia where my grandparents lived.  If we weren't visiting them, they always flew down to join us wherever we were going.  Traveling with extended family made the trips extra-special.  They also make for extra-special memories. Somehow, despite ever leaving the country before I was 16, I have managed to develop Read More


Verizon Thinkfinity Helps Find Educational Resources for Our Kids

Verizon Thinkfinity

In this age of information overload, it’s becoming more and more challenging to find and utilize the best educational resources available for our kids. Verizon Foundation has partnered with nationally recognized leaders in educational disciplines including literacy, math, humanities and science to create “Verizon Thinkfinity,” an award-winning free digital experience that brings to life educational resources, interactive games, lesson plans, news and webinars to encourage excellence in students, parents and teachers alike. Verizon Thinkfinity Content Read More