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Jewelry Pieces For $50 And Under

In my book, one can not have too many jewels. Ever. I believe on stacking on the jewels and layering up! Today I’ve gathered together some amazing accessories that are all under $50 making them much more affordable than jewelry pieces you might see elsewhere! Take a look and get accessorizing!     Oxford Trunk […]

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Snackeez – Does My Kids’ New Obsession Really Work?

I think all the advertisers have gotten the memo that kids are in front of the TV a little more than usual during the summer. Sure, my kids are outside and at the pool all day long but they also catch their favorite shows in the morning when I’m too groggy to really get things […]

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Snackeez – Does My Kids’ New Obsession Really Work?

I think all the advertisers have gotten the memo that kids are in front of the TV a little more than usual during the summer. Sure, my kids are outside and at the pool all day long but they also catch their favorite shows in the morning when I’m too groggy to really get things […]

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Mom Poll: What Is the Right Age For a First Visit to Disneyland?

I grew up visiting Disneyland often. Not because we lived in California, but because my half sister did. Oh lucky stars!!! Visits to see her always included a trip to the Magic Kingdom. I remember when Toon Town launched and the first time I was actually excited to ride Pirates of the Caribbean rather than […]

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Panera Salads At Home

Breaking news!!! Well, at least for those who love and adore the salad offerings of Panera Bread. Panera recently launched six of their popular salad dressings as a bottled option in stores. That’s right! You can now whip up your own Panera-ish salads at home and they’ll be practically complete thanks to the Panera dressings. […]

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Snackeez – Does My Kids’ New Obsession Really Work?

I think all the advertisers have gotten the memo that kids are in front of the TV a little more than usual during the summer. Sure, my kids are outside and at the pool all day long but they also catch their favorite shows in the morning when I’m too groggy to really get things […]

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Make At Home Sensory Doughs

Flubber /// Silly Putty /// Aromatherapy Playdough /// Rainbow Slime /// Fluffy Stuff /// Puffy Rainbow Clouds Ever since becoming a mother to a preschooler I’ve been thrown head deep into the world of play dough. Not only does it spark her creativity, it consumes at least an hour of our day, everyday. I’ve been […]

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Tips On Back To School Shopping

Oh, back to school shopping. You either love it or hate it! After you read these tips on back to school shopping, we think you might love it! They’re going to save you time, money, and stress, so read on. School is starting before you know it!     -Start early. Don’t procrastinate back to […]

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Essential Oil Ouch Spray

Have you started dabbling in essential oils yet? It seems that mamas across the board of mothering philosophies are starting to try out this natural remedy for home cleaning, wellness and even cooking! But how exactly do you implement essential oils into your daily life? For me, the two hardest things about essential oils is […]

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Jewelry Pieces For $50 And Under

In my book, one can not have too many jewels. Ever. I believe on stacking on the jewels and layering up! Today I’ve gathered together some amazing accessories that are all under $50 making them much more affordable than jewelry pieces you might see elsewhere! Take a look and get accessorizing!     Oxford Trunk […]

Snackeez

Snackeez – Does My Kids’ New Obsession Really Work?

I think all the advertisers have gotten the memo that kids are in front of the TV a little more than usual during the summer. Sure, my kids are outside and at the pool all day long but they also catch their favorite shows in the morning when I’m too groggy to really get things […]

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DIY Ikea Playroom Built-in Billy Bookcase

As many of you know, we recently moved into a new house. Even though it is a brand new house, there are a million things to do to get settled in. I’m not just talking about actual unpacking of boxes but trying to figure out where everything will go. A new house means a new layout and […]

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Tips On Throwing A Kid’s Birthday Party

Planning a party for one of your kids soon? It can require a lot of planning and sometimes, a lot of stress. To take some of that stress away, we’re sharing some of the best kid’s party planning tips with you so you can relax a little and make it the most successful party yet! […]

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Meet Lily Jade … The Ultimate Diaper Bag (+ Giveaway)

When it comes to diaper bags it looks like the 5th time is the charm for me! That’s right – I’ve cycled through five different diaper bags hoping to find the right one; the one that can hold all my supplies, be easily carried while juggling a little one or a load of groceries, and, […]

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Does Your Child Grind Their Teeth?

Back in May, we flew to London to visit my family for a month. Both my kids (almost 4 and almost 2) still sleep next to us, so in London, we had the same set up. About ten days into our trip, I started hearing a terrible noise that I recognized very well- the sound […]

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Panera Salads At Home

Breaking news!!! Well, at least for those who love and adore the salad offerings of Panera Bread. Panera recently launched six of their popular salad dressings as a bottled option in stores. That’s right! You can now whip up your own Panera-ish salads at home and they’ll be practically complete thanks to the Panera dressings. […]

disneyland

Mom Poll: What Is the Right Age For a First Visit to Disneyland?

I grew up visiting Disneyland often. Not because we lived in California, but because my half sister did. Oh lucky stars!!! Visits to see her always included a trip to the Magic Kingdom. I remember when Toon Town launched and the first time I was actually excited to ride Pirates of the Caribbean rather than […]

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Petunia Picklebottom Hideaway Hobo Diaper Bag (VIDEO)

This week I am in Southern California speaking at the Best of Baby Products events with Club MomMe! While I’m away showing off the latest, greatest and some of my favorite products for babies and toddlers, I thought I’d take a minute and show you a brand new diaper bag (that looks like a purse!) […]

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Activities For The Family In The Beach Town Of Ventura, California

Ventura, California is a gorgeous, laid back, beach town that my family and I adore. It is the epitome of relaxation: from Farmer’s Markets to strolls on the pier, to that perfect ocean breeze that is always present, this is a great place for adults and children alike. If you’re wondering what to do in […]

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Tips On Keeping The Kids Busy And Entertained During Summer

Well, it’s still summer and the kids are still home from school. In case you’re all getting bored and cabin fever, I’m here to share some tips on keeping those kids busy and entertained until the school bells ring again!       -Connect with other friends and family members. Just because your kids aren’t […]

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Fancy Apple Water

I’ve got a parenting faux pas to confess — my daughter loves juice. It’s not the end of the world, obviously, but I do regret introducing juice when I did. We’ve been slowly cutting back and I’ve been promoting water to help her stay hydrated during these warmer months, but girlfriend thinks water is lame […]

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Babywearing Twins for the Non-Babywearing Mom

I love babywearing, but I’m not really a babywearer. See, I tend to subscribe to the MacGyver school of parenting. A little gum, a little duct tape, a couple bobby pins, whatever you got on you to get the job done. As a “MacGyver Parent,” I’m a little vegan, a little carnivorous, a little homemade, […]

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A New Mommy Must-Have – the Halo Bassinest (VIDEO)

  The brand new Halo Bassinest is quickly becoming the new must-have for new moms. Trust me on this one! If you are looking for a bassinet for your new babe, this is the one you HAVE to look at. Halo has taken the traditional bassinet and made it more convenient for mom and given her […]

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How to Make a Starbucks Yogurt Parfait (VIDEO)

  My kids are always begging for the yogurt parfaits when we stop by Starbucks. While they are delicious, I’m not real big on spending $4-$5 for a parfait for each of them. Instead, I make them at home as a breakfast treat and they end up being twice as yummy because we put in […]

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The Top Ten Educational Toys for Toddlers

For young children, learning is done through play. That’s how they grow. And toys are the tools they use to build their future selves. Why do you think toddlers are so active? They want to discover things. And the more they discover, the more they develop their minds. Toys can act as catalysts for intellectual […]

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Our New Summer Fave – Lollipop Cookies!

My kids love to help me in the kitchen. Is that a good thing? I guess but I am always torn between “This is so fun!” and “This is so annoying!” My goals are usually to keep them entertained for a short while, to end up with something yummy that makes us all happy, and […]

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