My Newest, Favorite Book

I’ve been thinking about my list of “favorite books” read over the years and I realize there’s a common theme: they all deal with death or dying from one perspective or another. Were you to ask me the names of those books five years ago, I would have told you about: Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom (I’m pretty sure I…

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Culinary Confidence for Kids!

As always, I had so much fun doing this segment with my friend, Marissa Bailey, of CBS Chicago. As a soon mom-to-be, I hope some of these tips come in handy for her in the coming years!    CLICK HERE FOR SEGMENT VIDEO In case you are looking for a few of the things I referenced in this segment: Childproof…

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Recipes for Magical Life Memories

I’m pretty lucky to work with brands that resonate with me. My new partner, Stouffer’s touches my heart in a couple ways. For starters, they’re a very real part of my childhood. I bet you’re the same. But then I learned about their history and how they started as a family restaurant in 1924 with delicious recipes from Mrs. Stouffer.…

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Stories from the Scrapbook: Resiliency

I spent a good chunk of my New Years Eve looking though boxes and folders of old family photos. Some dated back to my parents’ childhood and some of them were from my own. But mostly I walked down the memory lane of my own three children’s lives. It’s interesting looking at yesteryear photos of your own children. The memories…

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