Cookbook Review: Homemade with Love by Jennifer Perillo

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Moms on the go (like me these days) need cooking ideas that are healthy and fast. I love the new cookbook by Jennifer Perillo: Homemade with Love: Simple Scratch Cooking from In Jennie’s Kitchen that covers a range of recipes that are both simple and easy and still make you feel like a mom who can […]

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Book Review: The Good Life for Less

Amy Allen Clark is the creator of and has now released the book The Good Life for Less: Giving Your Family Great Meals, Good Times, and a Happy Home on a Budget. Amy is one of my favorite people in the blogosphere and it’s a honor to help highlight her new book. Description of […]

Trying out NaNoWriMo this year!


I’ve finally committed (not “been committed” though maybe I should afterward) to write in NaNoWriMo this year. National Novel Writing Month may just be the breakthrough in the mental block keeping me from writing down the characters having silly conversations in my head. I am not crazy, really! Just ask any fiction writers. The characters […]

digest diet shake

When you get to my age (43), you have typically tried most diets out there, punctuated by spurts of annual gorging otherwise known as the time of year from Thanksgiving through New Year’s. And, now that life is busier than ever, I am having to learn how to fit in exercise, dieting AND blogging around […]

Book Review: The Next Big Thing by Danny Lehmann

Danny Lehmann's Next Big Thing

 When you talk about everything else in life (publically mind you) sometimes the things that matter to you the most get left in the quiet places of your life where what you hold dear is considered sacred and untouchable. But then your spirit aches to share the spiritual, the beautiful, the lovely behind-the-scenes moments that […]

BlogHer 2012 Books: Highlights

BlogHer 2012 books

As I sort through the vast amount of BlogHer 2012 swag (half of which I probably should have left in my hotel room) I find myself with the following stack of books that deserve mentioning because SOMEONE took the time to write them; several SOMEONE’s took the time to edit, publish and market them; SOMEONE […]

Scholastic releases Ghost Buddy 2 by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

Ghost Buddy by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver

My kids love a good mystery and Ghost Buddy #2: Mind If I Read Your Mind? fits the bill. My girls are 14 & 15 and I would put this book in the pre-teen age but they are still avid readers and breezed through this second edition of the Ghost Buddy series in no time. My […]

Book Review: 6 Weeks to OMG: Getting Skinnier Than All Your Friends

Skinnier than all your friends

I recently received the book Six Weeks to OMG: Get Skinnier Than All Your Friends and began reading yet another book I hope would inspire me to get and STAY on track. Venice Fulton definitely lays down the law about getting skinny (which yes, we all know we want when we’ve put on an extra few […]

Reading Rainbow iPad App for Kids

Reading Rainbow App

“Reading Rainbow. . .  I can do anything … ” You can’t hear those words without thinking of the classic show that fed the minds and imaginations of kids for years. The very popular host of this well-loved show, LeVar Burton, recently appeared in NYC to launch a FREE kids app that brings the best […]