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365 Days of California Strawberries Culinary Event

 Thank you California Strawberries and Commissioners for hosting MOMFLUENTIAL for the Strawberry Culinary Event. All opinions are my own. Father Edgar Terry and son Will Terry are fourth and fifth generation strawberry farmers. Last month California Strawberries took MOMFLUENTIAL to Oxnard California on an educational tour to learn more about strawberries and the farming industry....…[Read more...]

Meet My Shoulder: Elsa

I’d like to introduce you to my left shoulder, who I have conveniently, and hopefully temporarily, renamed Elsa. Like the character in the popular film, my left shoulder is FROZEN. She’s complicated. We have issues. I’ve been very patient for the past six months since Elsa started showing signs of being frigid. At first it...…[Read more...]

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Little Rascals Save the Day Movie Premier

Thank you for the VIP invite to the Little Rascals Save the Day premier. All opinions are my own. On SundayMarch 30th the Roosevelt Hotel rolled out the red carpet for America’s favorite third graders’ all-new movie, “The Little Rascals Save the Day.” The movie screening was held in the legendary Oscar Room of the...…[Read more...]

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DIY Upcycled Luggage Tags from Board Books

We’re heading to Disneyland for a little spring break fun. Why not dress up our luggage as well? These luggage tags are fun, colorful and a great second life for beloved books. Making them is quick, easy, and requires no special tools or skills. We picked up this well loved Wall E book at a...…[Read more...]

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Speed Tasting Our Way Around the World at FIGat7th

Thank you Figat7th for inviting MOMFLUENTIAL to your speed tasting event. All opinions are my own. The restaurants at TASTE FIGat7th are a melting pot that reflects the diversity and soul of Downtown and showcase the unique talents and flavor profiles that are shaping the contemporary Los Angeles culinary landscape. The thoughtful and fresh menus...…[Read more...]

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Etnies Kicks Say So Long Stinky Feet

For whatever reason, my sons like to take their shoes off the instant they get in the car. Next they peel off their socks, fling them into the far back and start giggling. “Stinky feet!” they snigger. I laugh a little less. The truth is, little boy feet really can stink! So when Etnies wrote...…[Read more...]

365 Days of California Strawberries Culinary Event

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 Thank you California Strawberries and Commissioners for hosting MOMFLUENTIAL for the Strawberry Culinary Event. All opinions are my own. Father Edgar Terry and son Will Terry are fourth and fifth generation strawberry farmers. Last month California…[Read more...]

San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s Butterfly Jungle Returns

Thanks to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park for hosting us at a preview of the Butterfly Jungle. All opinions are my own The breathtaking Butterfly Jungle, an annual springtime event, has fluttered back to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Each year, guests…[Read more...]

Meet My Shoulder: Elsa

I’d like to introduce you to my left shoulder, who I have conveniently, and hopefully temporarily, renamed Elsa. Like the character in the popular film, my left shoulder is FROZEN. She’s complicated. We have issues. I’ve been very p…[Read more...]

Little Rascals Save the Day Movie Premier

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Thank you for the VIP invite to the Little Rascals Save the Day premier. All opinions are my own. On SundayMarch 30th the Roosevelt Hotel rolled out the red carpet for America’s favorite third graders’ all-new movie, “The Little Rascals Save th…[Read more...]

DIY Upcycled Luggage Tags from Board Books

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We’re heading to Disneyland for a little spring break fun. Why not dress up our luggage as well? These luggage tags are fun, colorful and a great second life for beloved books. Making them is quick, easy, and requires no special tools or skills…[Read more...]

Speed Tasting Our Way Around the World at FIGat7th

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Thank you Figat7th for inviting MOMFLUENTIAL to your speed tasting event. All opinions are my own. The restaurants at TASTE FIGat7th are a melting pot that reflects the diversity and soul of Downtown and showcase the unique talents and flavor profile…[Read more...]

Etnies Kicks Say So Long Stinky Feet

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For whatever reason, my sons like to take their shoes off the instant they get in the car. Next they peel off their socks, fling them into the far back and start giggling. “Stinky feet!” they snigger. I laugh a little less. The truth is, …[Read more...]

{Giveaway} 2 Tickets for Knott’s Berry Bloom 2014

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We can’t really complain about rough winters here in So Cal, but that doesn’t mean we don’t look forward to Spring! Spring is officially here and fun is blossoming during Knott’s Berry Bloom, when the entire park transforms Ap…[Read more...]

Final 2014 #CampChat Wednesday 3/26 7pt/10et: Packing!

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We’ve got some serious camp packing experts showing up for our final campchat. Please join us on Wednesday the 26th of March, on Twitter to discuss how to plan, prepare and pack up your kid for summer camp this summer. Topics covered will inclu…[Read more...]

Monster High Movie Premier: Frights, Camera, Action!

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Thank you Monster High for inviting us to the Frights, Camera, Action Premier. All opinions are my own. [Read more...]

Ikea Lack Hack – Folding Table for Walk in Closet

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  It happened again. Spontaneous Ikea Lack hack. We have a knack for Lack hacks. My Master Bedroom closet is rather large, even for a walk in. Most of it is (thankfully) full of built ins, and yet I still run out of storage space. In So Cal most…[Read more...]

{Giveaway} Minecraft Lovers in the House? Meet the Stars at Team Crafted Event in LA

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If your children play Minecraft, chances are they also scour YouTube for walkthroughs, game guides and other sources of Minecraft knowledge.  If your kids (or husbands!) do it’s a pretty safe bet they have come across or are very familiar with…[Read more...]

Jellyfish Discovery at The LEGOLAND SEA LIFE Aquarium

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  Thank you Sea Life Aquarium for inviting us to this exciting preview of the new “Jellyfish Discovery”. All opinions are my own. This month LEGOLAND SEA LIFE in Carlsbad, California hosted a preview to…[Read more...]

Fighting the War on Stretch Marks in Pregnancy

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The morning I found out I was pregnant with my third child I went in to shock… okay maybe a bit of panic mixed in. It’s been 10 years since I delivered my second son and I was terrified I had forgotten how to do the pregnancy thing!  Aft…[Read more...]

Preparing for Camp with #CampChat Wednesday 3/19 7PST

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Ready to #CampChat? We’re talking about preparing for camp at this Wednesday’s #CampChat . Wondering about how much to disclose on those camp forms? Worried about your kid getting homesick (or missing them too much!)? This is the #CampCha…[Read more...]

Fresh Faced at Clarins for Spa Week 2014

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Thanks to Spa Week and Clarins Newport Beach for the chance to try out one of the special April 21-27  $50 Spa Week treatments. All opinions, as usual, are my own.  When it comes to spa products and spa services, Clarins is one of the most internat…[Read more...]

Bollare’s Children’s Fashion Preview Spring 2014

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Bollare introduced fabulous 2014 spring fashion for kids in their chic showroom in Los Angeles, California, sharing celebrity favorites and hot new brands. Collections on display for trendy tots were: Catimini, Yubo, Platypus Australia, CHOOZE, BLANK…[Read more...]

Getting Beyond Bossy

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The hubbub about saving our daughters from the “Bossy”  label might be waning but I still feel a need to weigh in. I had to think about it a bit. I’m pretty sure I was called bossy at some point in my youth and I am also pretty sur…[Read more...]