Saving Face for Parents #SavingFace With @haytheresm

Do you have a "tween" who loves social media & spends hours socializing via smartphone? Learn how to coach them in what is important, and how to look for signs of a problem. You wouldn't be the first parent surprised by what you find. Don't want until it's too late. Knock this worry off your list! … [Read more...]

Remembering My Grandmother and Carrying On Tradition

My childhood had a storybook grandmother. She loved me to pieces, and always had a way of making me feel that her world revolved around me. Which to this day, I like to believe that it did. After all, I am her baby's baby. Not only was she kind, and fun like a storybook grandmother, she enjoyed to cook, and bake from scratch. You could walk into her kitchen and find a homemade pie on her table … [Read more...]

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center Sandusky, OH

My family was recently invited to Ghostly Manor Thrill Center for a blogger event put together by Lake Erie Shores & Islands Welcome Center-East. Ghostly Manor is family owned and managed which we love! It's located in Sadusky, Ohio, where my family vacations often. It's not too far of a drive for us, but still a nice distance to really getaway. If you've been to Sandusky but have never stopped … [Read more...]

Fun St. Patrick’s Day T-shirts

From the crazy folks that brought you Crazy Dog T-shirts comes some brand new Irish shirts, just in time for St. Patrick's Day. Who doesn't love a cute Saint Patty shirt? Not this girl, I can tell you that! I recently received the above t-shirt from to review. As you can see the shirt has been taken over my teenage daughter. She describes it as a perfect fit and … [Read more...]

Good Times @ Castaway Bay & #Giveaway

Located in Sandusky, OH and owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (Cedar Point) Castaway Bay is a tropical theme family paradise ! The Caribbean meets Sandusky at this resort destination for vacationers. With its tropical theme, guests at Cedar Point’s Castaway Bay feel like they have just landed on an island paradise upon entering this lush indoor waterpark resort. Castaway … [Read more...]

Our Magical Weekend @ Great Wolf Lodge #MagiQuest

Great Wolf Lodge, North America’s largest indoor water-park resorts, offers more than just water play! We recently joined local Big Brothers, Big Sisters at Great Wolf Lodge, Sandusky to help kick-off their new live-action game called MagiQuest! It was an enchanted and magical weekend to say the least. The girls really enjoyed the game, just as much as we enjoyed watching them. With a … [Read more...]

Happy Holidays

  Wishing my readers all of the love, joy and cheer the holiday season brings.       … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1. Bought Roxy a pretty new bed. 2. Enjoyed a nice holiday with my family 3. Was out shopping at 4:00 AM on Black Friday. 4. Cleaned out a bunch of clutter, washed our baseboards and had our carpets cleaned. 5. Shopped local on Small Business Saturday. 6. Decided to lighten my work load until after the holidays. 7. Read the book Beautiful … [Read more...]

Disney Pixar’s #Brave Available Now On Demand

Pixar Animation Studios whisks you away on an astonishing adventure to an ancient land full of mystery and tradition. Bursting with heart, unforgettable characters and Pixar’s signature humor, for the whole family. The Film is rated PG. "Set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland, Disney•Pixar’s “Brave” follows the heroic journey of Merida (voice of Kelly Macdonald), a … [Read more...]

Heading to Cedar Point for HalloWeekends

There will be no blogging about coupons, deals or movies today. I'll be spending my Saturday at Cedar Point's Twitter! … [Read more...]

Disney On Ice Presents Rockin’ Ever After

Looking for some fun family entertainment? Don't miss Disney's All New Disney On Ice presents Rockin' Ever After, when it skates into your town! If you live in the greater Detroit area and would like to see Disney On Ice presents Rockin' Ever After this October 3 - 7, at The Palace of Auburn Hills I have a Special Discount Offer for you! Use the code: “MOM44” when purchasing tickets … [Read more...]

Michigan Girls Head North: Planning The Ultimate Mother/Daughter Road Trip #MiGirlsNorth

I love spending time and discovering new adventures with my girls (13 & 25). Knowing that we have a three day mother/daughter road trip coming up, (8/10 thru 08/13) I thought I better start planning ahead to make the most of it. Here is what I have on my list so far. 01. GPS. Test out the GPS. Mostly to be sure I know what I'm doing and how to use it! 02. Pack Comfy clothes. No need to … [Read more...]

My Morning in The Kitchen

I've been in my kitchen all morning prepping to make my work week a little easier. I began by baking a huge turkey breast for casseroles and a homemade pot pie. A nice size chuck roast, and this pretty fruit dessert. Why do I do this? I do it because having homemade balanced meals waiting in the fridge opens up a lot more family time during our busy work days. Time I'd much rather spend … [Read more...]

A Teenager Already!

It just feels like yesterday she was born! Amazing how fast thirteen wonderful years can go by! Happy 13th birthday to my daughter, Allison! … [Read more...]

Wordless Wednesday

Playful sunny afternoons should always end with ice cream. More Wordless Wednesday links here. … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Just home from a fun family weekend at Great Wolf Lodge this Sunday I'm sharing seven photos. Photo credit Kitchen Savvy Mom. … [Read more...]

Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove

My sister and I recently took our girls out for an afternoon of fun that included a performance of Disney On Ice Presents Treasure Trove. We can always count on Disney to offer toys, snacks and fun souvenirs at each live show. Our girls loved their light up princess wands! The show it's self was a lot of fun. Featuring The Incredibles, Alice in Wonderland, The Lion King, Tangled, … [Read more...]

It Take’s A Village

"It takes a village", words I hear often from my beautiful sister. I agree, it does take a village to not only raise a child, but to instill the importance of friends and family. Whether it's helping out with each others kids, being there to listen to one another, or simply sharing an afternoon. I just know when I look around I feel extremely blessed to be a part of such an amazing village. I wish … [Read more...]

Enjoying the Snow

I've been down all week with a touch of pneumonia. Still not 100% I may not be able to enjoy the snow, but Allison and Roxy sure are. … [Read more...]

Charmed Again & By My Daughter

In the late 90's I fell in-love with the television series Charmed. Sunday night's were mine to wallow in all of the silly demon fighting, and drama that The Charmed Ones battled each week. Though I enjoyed every magical moment, it was the bond of sisterhood that really locked me in season after season (1998-2006). Having a sister (also a big fan of the show) that is my best friend, I could really … [Read more...]

A Visit With My Nephew & We Bought A Zoo Review

We had the pleasure of having our nephew stay with us over the holiday weekend. The kids (12 & 13) mostly do their own thing when he comes to visit. Yet,certain things are a must: like several trips to the video rental store so the kids can pick out multiple movies and games. There is also a minimum of one pizza night depending on how long he stays. This was a three night stay, so we only ordered … [Read more...]

Live! Santa’s Reindeer Cam

Are your kids in need of a little Santa proof? Or just looking for some real Christmas fun? Log on and watch Santa's reindeer live via web cam at Note: Santa feeds the reindeer at 10am and 5pm EST every day! … [Read more...]

Vtech – MobiGo Touch Learning System

Designed for children ages 3-8 the Vtech - MobiGo Touch Learning System makes a great last minute gift idea! With the VTech MobiGo Touch Learning System, kids have fun new ways to learn right at their fingertips. Thanks to great touch screen games that require players to use their fingers in ways that mimic real life motions, kids will feel like they're part of the action. The touch-activated … [Read more...]

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