Handcrafted iced and hot Teavana Oprah Chai Tea Lattes

Have a Cup of Tea with Oprah

Imagine this: It’s a cool June morning and you stop at your local Starbucks for a chai tea latte, but this time it’s different. You notice there’s a bit more of a kick, and a smooth pepper finish. You’re drinking … Read more


Celebrate Earth Day with Disneynature Bears

Several years ago, before my daughter was born, I went on an Alaskan cruise with my husband. The scenery was majestic – with breathtaking views of glaciers, the Alaskan wilderness and picturesque towns. During our vacation, we learned about salmon … Read more

Road Trip

Tips For Surviving Road Trips With Kids

Last week my grandmother, my toddler, the dog and I woke up at 5am to begin our 1300 mile, 22 hour drive from Florida to our home in Michigan. Under normal circumstances I love a good road trip, but we … Read more

British Virgin Islands

The Best British Virgin Islands Resorts

What is one of the best words in the English language…? Free! Right? Now what other word is just as good to hear? Vacation! This summer the British Virgin Islands Tourist Board is combining those two wonderful words. They are … Read more

ReadyWhenYouAre Bus Photos

Get Ready to Meet Microsoft’s Cortana!

I am as wired to my smartphone as the next person. Whether I’m snapping photos of my daughter, checking out the latest online news, texting my husband or listening to music while jogging around the park – these are all … Read more

tilapia recipes

5 Delicious Ways to Prepare Tilapia

Welcome to week 4 of our Sam’s Club Seafood series! Did you get a chance to try my Garlic Lovers Fish and Chips Recipe with Lemon Aioli from last week? I ended up making the Basil Garlic Fries again a couple days … Read more

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Creating New Generations of Olympians

In Sochi this year the U.S. walked away with 25 medals earned by some of our most inspiring athletes. Even though the Olympics are over, the legacy of these athletes continues to live on. With the help of Citi nine … Read more

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Adopt a Sea Turtle When You Visit Florida

The Turtle Hospital of Marathon, Florida opened its doors in 1986 with the goal of rehabilitating injured sea turtles and returning them to their natural habitat. In addition to spreading awareness, educating the public, conducting research and passing legislation to support … Read more

Henry Hugglemonster Party

How to Have A RAWRSOME Henry Hugglemonster Party

Do you find yourself singing, “Have a Henry Hugglemonster Day” at random times during your daily routine? If so, I’m willing to bet that you have one or more little ones that would be delighted to have a Henry Hugglemonster … Read more