Raising Dick and Jane

Monday, October 5, 2015

What Did I Get Myself Into - Beginning My VLOG

Life is all about challenging ourselves - come find out what my next challenge is and how you can be a part of it. 

Monday, September 28, 2015

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center is Coming to Great Lakes Crossing Outlets - Auburn Hills, Michigan

Wow, super exciting news for Michigan residents and those vacationing there - LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan has broken ground on their newest location at the Great Lakes Crossing Outlets in Auburn Hills! Are you as ready for this as I am? I'm talking to all my LEGO® friends out there because I've got all the det's you're gonna wanna know! Read on to find out more!
Woot! I'm a LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan ambassador - this means that I will get media info ahead of time to share with you about the progress of the build and will be compensated for my time with free passes to enjoy the grand opening with my family. All opinions are my own. #LDCMichigan
Photo credit: LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Michigan

Monday, September 21, 2015

S#!%'s Getting Real

 Over the weekend I attended a Hero Conference in Brighton, Michigan with my kids. I heard some amazing speakers and was challenged to think harder about who I was and why I was making the choices that I am making in life. I was challenged not only to re-evaluate myself, but to not be ashamed of the "weaknesses" I found in myself (the ones I've been trying to hide) because those weaknesses could actually be my strengths - the reasons that I choose to do the things I do every day. 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

I Will Carry the Weight of Your World

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by Champions for Kids. All opinions are my own.
Right now - within each one of us - there is an opportunity to change the world. Maybe not the entire world, but the world none the less. Each day there are kids in our communities who head off to school hungry. Each day there are kids in our community who don't know where their next meal is going to come from. Each day there are kids in our communities who would find just a single bar of soap to be a special treat. So maybe you can't change the entire world - but for that one child in your community, you can. Find out how. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

I Traveled to Sarasota, Florida to Make Pie

Yes, you totally read that right - Just a few days ago I hopped on an airplane and flew all the way to Sarasota, Florida to make pie. Well, not ONLY to make pie - but this was a big part of why I went. Why? Because I was a contestant in a pie making competition. Ok, stop laughing and just read about my trip already. 
Disclosure: This stay/event was provided by Visit Sarasota.

Friday, September 4, 2015

13 Reasons Why Your Kids Might Love the Michigan Renaissance Festival

For many years I've dismissed the Michigan Renaissance Festival because I thought that it was an event that my kids would be too young for. However, last weekend we decided to check it out as a family and what I found surprised me. We found the event to be very kid friendly and fun for the adults as well! Come check out these 13 reasons - straight from the mouths of my kids - why they loved the Michigan Renaissance Festival. 
Disclosure: We were provided with media passes to attend this event. 
Michigan Renaissance Festival #MIRenFest