35 Steps to Riding a Train with a Toddler

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  It was a bright, sparkling summer day. My toddler and I hadn’t spent much time alone since the twins arrived, so I thought I’d treat him to a special date with mama. Nothing too ambitious, just something “quick” and “easy.” “I know!” I thought to myself, “Let’s go ride the train!” Poor, sweet, naïve […]

Simple Photo Memory Keeping With Project Life

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I take thousands of photos of our family. Well, mostly my children. So far this year, we have a huge 8,000 according to iPhoto. They’re all priceless snapshots of memories we’ve made and moments that I’ll cherish forever. But, they don’t do a lot of good sitting in iPhoto and I probably print 1/100th of […]

Summer Bucket List

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Summer is here and every family needs…. a summer bucket list! What is that, you ask?  It’s simply a list of things you and your kids want to do before the summer is over and the kids are back in school! So we’re sharing tips on making one, what should be on yours, and what’s […]

Moms Who Inspire V.4

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It’s been much too long since I introduced a round of Moms Who Inspire . This series is a glance at those mamas who encourage, create, love life and show the ins and outs of true motherhood. Even the messy, real stuff. It’s easy to relate to them and share an internet smile — they’re […]

10 Tips On Saving Money While Grocery Shopping

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Who doesn’t want to save money while grocery shopping?! I know I do! Be it coupons, mobile apps, or buying in bulk, I bet we could all stand to save a little the next time we go out to buy our weekly groceries. Today I’ve rounded up some tips for doing just that.   1) […]

Pottery Barn Outlet – My Disneyland

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Yes, I’m going to admit it, I’m kind of a Pottery Barn junkie. Whether it is Pottery Barn or the kids and teens options, I just LOVE the style. As soon as those catalogs hit our mailbox, I’m on the couch drooling over all the things that I wish I could afford. I want to […]

Tips On Saving Money At Theme Parks

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My family and I are theme park junkies, which isn’t helped by the fact that we live in Southern California where there are so many of them that we love! Once you get past the high ticket prices, you realize the prices remain high inside the park. Not cool. That’s why we’re sharing some tips […]

Sh*t People Say When Stuck in a Cabin in the Woods Together (VIDEO)

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Oh yes, it is time for another “Sh*t People Say…” video! PSA: Before I begin, for those who get your panties in a bundle over the title of these videos, just don’t. First of all, I didn’t spell out the big, bad s-word (as if we aren’t all adults here!). Second, it isn’t like I […]

Mom’s Potty Training Survival Kit

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We finally started potty training for reals last Monday. I had been putting it off because I didn’t have my act together between the almost 3-year-old and 8-month-old twins. Well, mom finally got her act together and gathered up all the pertinent potty training supplies. It was ON! I printed out a potty training chart […]

Christmas in July! Great Gift Ideas For Mom

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I love to browse other mamas’ wishlists, because they give me great inspiration about fabulous companies, products and of course, they are fuel for my birthday and Christmas list. So … welcome to Christmas in July! Here are some of my favorite things that are finding their way onto my wish list right now! Christmas […]