Five Reasons Why You Should Forgive Today

 Photo from We all have past hurts, past regrets and things that can keep us up at night. Don’t waste one more minute on having the need to ‘get closure’. By doing this, you’re giving the other person control.… Continue Reading


Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Cover by me Christine Rap AKA Chiki

Hi Everyone, It’s been a while since I posted a singing video. Hope you will have holidays that are merry and bright. Here’s a video of me singing one of my favorite Christmas songs…’Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.’ With… Continue Reading

T’was the Night Before the First Day of School by Christine Rap

Twas the first night before school and all through our house, all the bellies have stirring butterflies throughout! Our backpacks are filled with supplies and great care. Our clothing is ironed and put out, even ribbons for our hair. We… Continue Reading

My two budding little Cake Bosses

Isn’t it amazing how you can want to do something your whole life and it takes having children to finally do it? I have always wanted to learn to make frosting roses and decorate cakes and cupcakes. I have always… Continue Reading

Seven Days of Positivity Challenge: Day Four

    I’ve been challenged by my friend, Bonnie to think of and share three things I feel positively about. Today is day four.   1. I am thankful that a friend today said something that reminded me that being… Continue Reading

Seven Days of Positive Thinking Challenge: Day Three

    1. I am thankful for meditation. It cleanses the mind and soul and it renews perspective. You can somehow see everything clearer and I love that feeling. It also helps keep you feeling balanced with your priorities. 2.… Continue Reading

Seven Day Challenge of Positive Thinking: Day One

  This challenge, given to me by my soon to be published author, Bonnie Budd, couldn’t have come at a better time. It’s a seven day challenge with three positive things in your life per day. I’ve seen this challenge… Continue Reading

Made in the USA now available!

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Hi Everyone!! Our brand new EP ‘Made in the USA’ is now available in online stores!  We’re so proud of this latest body of work. We lovingly crafted these songs as a mosaic of our lives. Our greatest joy is… Continue Reading

I’m The Incredible Shrinking Woman/Mom!

  Ever have those days when you wake up and feel invisible?  I remember watching Lilly Tomlin’s ‘The Incredible Shrinking Woman’ when I was a child and loving the thought of living in a doll house. Recently I watched it… Continue Reading

Genevieve Stillman, Co-Owner of Stillman’s Farm Passion for Growing Food Renews Nature!

I always learn something new from Genevieve Stillman every time I see her! She is intelligent, witty, and willing to always share her knowledge. We often find ourselves in fits of laughter. This interview was no exception! Always surrounded by… Continue Reading

Please Take a Second and Vote for Our Video Get Played on TV!

Hi Everyone!!!   We are finalists in a contest! It is so important that you vote for us today! If you have a Facebook account, you can vote and every account can only vote once! We wrote, recorded, produced and… Continue Reading

Filmmaker 101: Beginning Steps and Important Legal Information, Copyrights, Distribution

      The film industry is run by 11 major companies, which control the financing distribution and production. Indie filmmakers, however, with the right planning can still manage to create a profit stream. Any filmmaker must be passionate about… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving Songs: One for The Kids, One for Adults by Adam Sandler!

  Hi Everyone, In honor of Thanksgiving, here’s one for the kids to sing and one for the adults! From my family to yours, Have a wonderful, happy and healthy Thanksgiving! Little Pilgrim Song for Kids! Always a favorite,… Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving! Watch our video about ‘Precious Time’ and Memories with family!

  Hi Everyone! It is a pleasure for us to share with you our November release, music video for  ‘Precious Time’.   You can find it in many places! Available on Itunes Now! On our American Dreamers Youtube Channel… Continue Reading

Angela’s Ink Link Love of Scrapbooking: The Importance of Preserving Photo Memories

Angela Carter, Angela's Ink Link, Scrapbooking ideas, photobooks

  Scrapbooking is Angela’s Carter’s commitment to preserving memories. Are you a mom like me who has hundreds of photos in a digital folder on your computer? Do you look at, with awe, those moms who make gorgeous scrapbooks and… Continue Reading

Personalized Santa Calls and Santa Videos: Best Ways to Get in Touch With Santa in 2012!

  I know it isn’t yet even Thanksgiving but Christmas is not too far away and Santa is ready to help children be reminded to ‘be nice’.   Try these links. We do this every year and it’s good fun… Continue Reading

School Math Links to Help Obama and Us All!

When Obama admitted his own troubles with helping his children with math homework, I didn’t feel so bad! We’re really stepping up math practice at our house. We do use flashcards and workbooks but sometimes, those can get boring. Try… Continue Reading

Our Stressed School Morning, Told with Expressions from Lucille Ball

I do not like mornings like this. My girls woke up tired, and took fifteen minutes to wake up. We were already in time crunch mode to get to school. That’s when they decided to argue about sink space, toothpaste, nag… Continue Reading

Lynn Steel of ‘Creative Cakes By Lynn’ is Her Own Cake Boss with Artistic Cake Ideas!

I see photo updates on my Facebook news feed from Creative Cakes by Lynn and I am always floored! How does she do that? The attention to detail, creativity and sometimes whimsical designs of Lynn always surprise me. Always an… Continue Reading

American Dreamers, Like all America, are Working Toward our Next Goals!

  Hi Everyone!! We have some news!!! We have released our music video for our song ‘Precious Time’. You can watch it here!!! We’ve had a ton of shares of our Youtube/website link on Facebook and through emails from… Continue Reading

My Hair is Changing…A Growing or Grey Phase, Will Moroccan Oil Help??

    I have been noticing that my hair takes longer to smooth. I have all these little hairs that can’t seem to make their way down. I’ve been using spray, flat irons and leave in conditioners. When I went… Continue Reading

How does she do it all? Housekeeping, Motherhood and Follow Her Dreams?

  Hi everyone, If I had a nickel for every time someone asks me, ‘How do you do it all’, I would be rich! So, this post will tell you how I do it all!! I should begin by saying… Continue Reading

We are American Dreamers ®, Here’s our new music video ‘Precious Time’ ©, We are Family in America

  At this time, we are all needing to band together to build this wonderful country back up! We are American Dreamers and everything we write is about real life and real people. Click the photo above to watch our… Continue Reading

Awesome and Unique Holiday Gifts for Kids from Hearth Song!

If you are like me, you want to get a few gifts for your kids that aren’t on their ‘Wish List’ and that will give them that ‘WOWWWW’ factor and brighten their eyes. Here’s several from Heartland that are awesome!… Continue Reading

Nora McCarthy, A Driven Fitness Mom, With a Dash of Shakeology and Wisdom

Nora McCarthy is inspired by Tony Horton and got fit by setting goals and following them. I am very intrigued by her commitment to her exercise program and how she overcame obstacles in her life. Through determination and wanting to… Continue Reading

Family Portraits Done and Checked off our List!!!

  Here’s Eva and Mia dressed up as Monster High’s ‘Frankie Stein’ and ‘Clawdeen’. It was so much fun to help them put their wigs on and transform. Eva drew the monster designs on their faces! I love Halloween. I… Continue Reading

‘Precious Time’ © by American Dreamers ® Full Lyrics

    Hi Everyone! We are happy to share our lyrics to ‘Precious Time’ with you! You can also watch our video on our website at   Title: “Precious Time” Written By Marcus Rap/Christine Rap, American Dreamers © 2011… Continue Reading

‘Precious Time’ is being used as Father Daughter and Mother Son Dances in Weddings!

Precious Time by American Dreamers is getting wonderful response!!! We got about 700 views at the time of writing this! So many people have been emailing us and letting us know how the song made them cry happy tears. We… Continue Reading

‘Precious Time’ Song and Watch Music Video by American Dreamers, Released Today!

  We are so thrilled to share our video and song ‘Precious Time’ with you all!!! You can see and listen on many places!! On our American Dreamers Youtube Channel (AmericanDreamersTV) : On Our Facebook Page and our… Continue Reading

Donations, Volunteering and Disaster Relief for Victims of Hurricane Sandy

    There are many ways to donate and help with disaster relief for the many victims of Hurricane Sandy. 1. Red Cross: http:/  Or, text ‘RED CROSS” to 90999 to donate $10 to disaster relief. Red Cross is also… Continue Reading

What the Heck is ‘The Paleo Diet’

    We’ve heard about it. We’re breaking it down for you. Apparently, our bodies are not equipped to have starchy vegetables, sugary foods and diets high in carbohydrates (even whole grains). Not according to Dr. Loren Cordain who has… Continue Reading