Hillary Chybinski

Monday, July 18, 2016

Meal Planning - 2016 Week 29

Weekly Meal Plan Ideas and Inspiration for Real Food for Real Families

Monday morning means that it's time for another meal plan. Each Monday, you can join me right here for a week's worth of ideas and inspiration for family dinners. I like to focus on real food for real families. What that means is a minimum of processed or boxed food, with an eye to kid-friendly and easy meals.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A Parents' Guide to Pokemon Go

What parents need to know about the new Pokemon Go App

When I was a kid, there was a product, probably a toy, with the slogan, "the sensation that's sweeping the nation" - I have long since forgotten what the amazing product was, but the slogan has managed to stay with me all these years and I was reminded of it after last weekend's Pokemon Go craze. If you haven't caught the fever, I'm willing to bet your kids have, or know kids that are already collecting. You may have even seen them yourself - kids roaming the neighborhood or cars pulling over suddenly.

While Pokemon has been around for more than 17 years, in a variety of formats, Pokemon Go is the newly released mobile App from Niantic Labs in collaboration with the Pokemon Company (of which Nintendo owns 32%) . Despite launch problems and criticism, the App added $9 BILLION to the Nintendo Market Capitalization. That's Billion with a "B". So despite what you may think about Pokemon, the craze is real and it's not just for kids based on the number of my adult friends claiming their obsession with finding all the Pokemon in their towns.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Get Behind the Wheel: Driving the Mazda 6

VROOM VROOM. That is definitely how I felt the moment I slid behind the wheel of the 2016 Mazda 6. This is no "mom car." And I don't mean that in a negative way, but as moms, much of our "job" involves carting kids around and our vehicle needs to help us out with that. While the Mazda 6 is definitely up for the task, it felt much more like a sporty, speedy fun ride.

Our experience driving the new 2016 MAzda 6 for a week.