Here are some of my favorite websites.

www.Wilkepedia.com When I was little I loved looking things up in my World Book Encyclopedia. This is it's replacement for the 21st century.

If you don't want to be found, this is not the place for you. But if you are curious to see what's going on with your friends and former classmates, this is the site. I have a lot of fun with it and have communicated with people I would have never found if it weren't for facebook.

www.ebates.com Incredible website. You actually get money back for shopping! Enrollment is free (make sure you sign up with your address). Before you buy anything online, check to see if the store is under ebates. You will actually get a percentage back to you and it's paid to you on a quarterly basis. Times are tough. We need all the help we can get.

What a way to make my life easier. When I relocated to Chicago, I found this website which hooked me up with restaurants, dry cleaners, doctors, nail & hair salons, retail stores, etc. I also made a few friends, one who introduced me to a great babysitter for my son. It's also been useful when I take trips to other cities to find places to dine, hotels, and nearby events.

www.factcheck.org and www.snopes.com To find out the facts these are two websites that clear it up for me.

www.starfall.com What a great website for your child to learn letters, phonics, everything else to initiate reading skills. On those days when we were "snowed in", this came in very handy.

www.Gocitykids.com Most of the major events are listed here for your particular city.

www.snapfish.com I really like snapfish because the more you use it, the more discounts you get from them. I create flipbooks of pictures in the past year as gifts for my family and friends during the holidays. It's affordable and the recipients appreciate it more than anything else (especially the grandparents!).