Camp Spooky Costume Contest

Five Halloween Activities that Won’t Freak Out Little Kids at Knott’s Camp Spooky

  Thank you Knott’s Berry Farm for inviting us to experience Camp Spooky. All opinions are our own.  Halloween can be hard on a little kid. There’s the candy and the costumes which are fun, but there’s also the ghastly ghostly gorey stuff. Not fun, especially for sensitive kids! Every year when Halloween rolls around...…[Read more...]

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Free Halloween Fun At Disney Store Locations Nationwide October 17th and 18th!

Looking for free family fun this weekend? With four kiddos our family excursions can get expensive…. That is why I am always on the lookout for free fun! This weekend Disney Store locations nationwide will host  a special “Halloween Dress Rehearsal!”  Kids can dress up as the favorite Disney character and participate in some great kid...…[Read more...]

Francesca Capaldi at Disney Party

Can You Guess Which Disney Costumes Disney Celebs and Disney Kids Pick for Themselves?

Thanks to Disney for hosting us for this event! Disney always has great kids costumes, year round. They are the go-to source for so many moms & kids including celebs. Scroll down to see some of the celeb selections! Why not? You can’t go wrong with a Disney costume! It’s a sure thing. You know...…[Read more...]

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The AmazingTechnicolor Imagination of a 6 yr Old That Makes All Your Dreams Seem Boring By Comparison

Sure you are clever and creative. You tell great stories. I get it. But let’s face it. This 6 yr old tells better stories. Yes I am biased, because this is MY 6 yr old, but I’m still incredibly blown away by the way his imagination works. Three eyed Gorillas hosting disco parties in hidden...…[Read more...]

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Dine in Style At SeaLegs Wine Bar: Enter To Win A $50 Gift Certificate!

Sometimes we all need to break away from the never-ending Mommy madness at home. Time for a GNO – Girl’s Night Out! I made plans to meet my good friend Sandra for dinner and drinks at SeaLegs wine bar. I couldn’t wait to try this new place out as there’s been positive buzz. But seeing...…[Read more...]

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Epic Food Gawking at The Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy, NYC

Pulling kids out of school to travel is frowned upon, but in my opinion, New York City gets an exception. Taking my teenaged daughters to NYC, the city I immersed myself in at their age, has made me feel more whole. There’s something transformative about bringing your kids to the places that meant much to...…[Read more...]

Think Pink In October! Visit The Breast Health Wall of Honor At The Shops At Mission Viejo

Breast Health Wall of Honor

Pink is my favorite color in October…. At some point in our lives we have known someone who has been affected by breast cancer. In some cases it is someone we cherish and love dearly. It can be our mother, wife, sister, friend, or daughter. Mam…[Read more...]

Five Halloween Activities that Won’t Freak Out Little Kids at Knott’s Camp Spooky

Camp Spooky Costume Contest

  Thank you Knott’s Berry Farm for inviting us to experience Camp Spooky. All opinions are our own.  Halloween can be hard on a little kid. There’s the candy and the costumes which are fun, but there’s also the ghastly ghostly…[Read more...]

Free Halloween Fun At Disney Store Locations Nationwide October 17th and 18th!

Anna & Elsa

Looking for free family fun this weekend? With four kiddos our family excursions can get expensive…. That is why I am always on the lookout for free fun! This weekend Disney Store locations nationwide will host  a special “Halloween Dre…[Read more...]

I Had a Dream That I Went to ROAR Retreat in Costa Rica and I Thought I was in Oz

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The supersaturated green outside the airplane window strained my sight. It was almost painful to my drought-accustomed eyes. Months without rain had apparently weakened my vision. I’d grown accustomed to a parboiled palette of sage and sand. Ke…[Read more...]

Stars Share on The Red Carpet for Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Red Carpet for Alexander and Terrible, Horrible... Day

Steve Carrell and Jennifer Garner’s latest film, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day premieres in theaters this week. Teenfluential correspondants Ani Maso and Clarissa Camacho were at the premiere, and got to speak with…[Read more...]

Can You Guess Which Disney Costumes Disney Celebs and Disney Kids Pick for Themselves?

Francesca Capaldi at Disney Party

Thanks to Disney for hosting us for this event! Disney always has great kids costumes, year round. They are the go-to source for so many moms & kids including celebs. Scroll down to see some of the celeb selections! Why not? You can’t go wr…[Read more...]

The Secret Source for the Best Halloween Costumes in the OC

Goodwill OC Costume finds

Shopping for Halloween costumes for four children can get really pricy. Have you been to the OC Goodwill Boutique in Tustin? The OC Goodwill Boutique gave us a sneak peek of their fabulous Halloween section. It might not occur to you to shop secondh…[Read more...]

The AmazingTechnicolor Imagination of a 6 yr Old That Makes All Your Dreams Seem Boring By Comparison

draw my dream Leo Cyborg

Sure you are clever and creative. You tell great stories. I get it. But let’s face it. This 6 yr old tells better stories. Yes I am biased, because this is MY 6 yr old, but I’m still incredibly blown away by the way his imagination works.…[Read more...]

Knott’s Berry Farm 2015 Annual Pass Now A Screaming Deal!

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Patty is ecstatic about you and your family visiting her and the gang at Knott’s Berry Farm! Now is the ideal time to purchase your 2015 Annual Pass for Knott’s Berry Farm. Knott’s is offering super easy payment plans so you can bri…[Read more...]

Dine in Style At SeaLegs Wine Bar: Enter To Win A $50 Gift Certificate!

SeaLegs Loung Area

Sometimes we all need to break away from the never-ending Mommy madness at home. Time for a GNO – Girl’s Night Out! I made plans to meet my good friend Sandra for dinner and drinks at SeaLegs wine bar. I couldn’t wait to try this ne…[Read more...]

Epic Food Gawking at The Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy, NYC

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Pulling kids out of school to travel is frowned upon, but in my opinion, New York City gets an exception. Taking my teenaged daughters to NYC, the city I immersed myself in at their age, has made me feel more whole. There’s something transforma…[Read more...]

Do Stay At Home Dads Do A Better Job Than Moms? ” I’m A Daddy And I Know It”

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Check out this minivan dad twerk his way through his busy day with his five kids. We love seeing dedicated stay-at-home dads holding up the fort while the moms go to work. This dad seems to have it all under control and even gets a workout in. He app…[Read more...]

How Our AT&T Landline Phone Fosters Better Connections

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Thanks to Advanced American Telephones for Sponsoring the Post and sending the EL52203 Cordless Handset System for us to try. All opinions are my own.  We are big talkers. Our family is spread out all over the country, and beyond.  We love to call…[Read more...]

How a Hotel Chain That Used to Cater to Business Travelers, Became a Pretty Great Family Choice

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Thanks to Embassy Suites for hosting our family for one night in La Jolla. All opinions are my own. Traveling with kids is one of my favorite things. But it’s not always easy or affordable. With 4 kids it can be tricky to find lodgings that are…[Read more...]

Legos Ignite Artistic Expression

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My son’s eyes light up and his heart pitter patters when he sees Legos. Legos put him into a creative trance. I just loved seeing this grown up street art, inspired by the toy that my son still plays with every day. Legos enhance creativity and art…[Read more...]

Unique Boutiques and Fabulous Finds Found Shopping in Tamarindo

I arrived a couple of days early to ROAR 14, which was a treat as I had the chance to go shopping in Tamarindo with my friend Andrea Feldman who is one of the retreat organizers. Andrea has been living in Costa Rica for the last year or so, and just …[Read more...]

I Want To Be Mom Of The Year So Stinkin Bad!

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This comedic parody had us laughing hysterically. Check out these insane moms compete to be “Mom Of The Year.”  As mothers we strive to do our best. We join the PTA,  become parent volunteers, and make the perfect lunches for our kiddos…[Read more...]

These Dads Made a Parody of Making Their Wives Shop at Thrift Stores for Their Kids (and they ended up looking awesome)

Kids Dressed in Thrift Shop Clothes Look Awesome

So in love with this Thrift Store Parody video. Not sure how I missed it but it still plays fresh. These toddlers look just as adorable dressed up in their Thrift Shop gear as in expensive boutique clothing. When my kids were little, resale shops and…[Read more...]