Beyond the Bucket List: Inspiring Family Travel All Year Round


In a world where vacations tend to revolve around school holidays and family obligations it’s all too easy to put off meaningful travel plans for later in life. My friends are always sighing deeply and wistfully saying “Oh, I’d love to go there! It’s on my bucket list…” I get it. There’s only so much…

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Ambassador to the Starbucks & A World of Coffee

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I love coffee. I love to travel. When Starbucks asked if I’d like to be a Blogger Ambassador for their brand this year, I had to chuckle a little. I dug in my wallet and pulled out Starbucks receipts from three different countries. My international Starbucks check ins are like the dots on a constellation…

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The Countdown to Spa Week is On. Book your $50 Treatment Now!

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I’ve been really stressed out lately.  I could use a good spa treatment. I could use a Spa Week.  It’s not all bad stress. Some might argue, it’s mostly self induced – too many great projects going great guns all at once. I’m a classic workaholic and I find it difficult to take a moment…

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The Danny Collins Movie Has A Message For Everyone

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Inspired by a true story, Danny Collins (directed by Dan Fogelman) is an uplifting film that has message of hope, love, and second chances. I felt a variety of emotions as I screened this film. I experienced tears of sadness, joy, and triumph. In my interview Jennifer Garner, I was able to get the behind the…

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Herding Cats Just Got a Lot Easier with CatTracking by Hashtracking


They say half the internet is comprised of photos of cats. Until recently it was next to impossible to measure the impact an influence of those cats. But now, thanks to the brilliant minds behind Hashtracking, a hashtag analytics company, it’s finally possible to satisfy your curiosity without spending 9 lives doing toiling research. Enter CatTracking,…

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Race to The Red Sea – FREE Passover Game Designed by 7th Graders


It’s day one of spring break and my kids are already bored. Time to download the “Race to the Red Sea” Video Game, created by 7th graders at a Jewish Day School in Jacksonville, Florida.   Can you believe that this game was created by middle schoolers? It’s an international collaboration between Jewish Interactive (based in…

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Cellophane Snake Candy Lei Party Favor


I racked my brain trying to come up with an easy party favor for my son’s reptile party We all know what the kids really want is candy. What the parents really want is less plastic junk that ends up in the garage. I’m not sure why all the broken and discarded party favors go…

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Desfile de modas en la tienda Macy’s sábado 28 de marzo.

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Soy un miembro de la “Everywhere Society” que ha contratado mis servicios para la publicación de este anuncio del evento de la tienda Macy’s.  Sin embargo, la opinión expresada en este artículo me pertenece exclusivamente a mí.   Siento un poco de nostalgia al pensar que mi hija Tori se graduará de la preparatoria y…

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Crazy Reptile Egg Trix Treats


We were torn what to call these. Snake Cakes? Lizard Egg Patties?  By the time we were through arguing and brainstorming, they were GONE. These were a big hit at my son’s Reptile Birthday Party.   They were super easy. Just follow your fave Rice Krispy Treat recipe and sub in Trix cereal for the…

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Perfect Gummy Worm Popsicles


When my son decided to have a reptile themed party for his 7th birthday, I knew I was going to try making some gummy worm popsicles. I’m so glad we did! There was a huge heat wave in So Cal and they were the biggest hit of the party. These popsicles are a total no-brainer and…

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Prom Dress Shopping at Macy’s & a FREE Fashion Show 3/28


I am a member of the Everywhere Society and Everywhere has provided compensation for this post about Macy’s Prom. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own. My daughters are prom dress shopping. My oldest is a senior this year. You would think she was prepping for and episode of Say Yes to…

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Family Cruising in the Mediterranean with Celestyal Cruises

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If you’ve always dreamed of family cruising in the Mediterranean, Celestyal Cruises may be your muse.  Summer is coming. What epic, iconic, adventures do you have planned? If I had to commit to only one mode of family travel, it would likely be a cruise. With my large, age and interest varied family, cruises are…

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The Magic Of Cinderella Comes To Life In IMAX Theatres March 13th!

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Bibbity bobbity boo…. your way to an IMAX theater! Cinderella is one of my all time favorite fairytales. As a little girl, I fantasized about a fairy godmother, a magical ball, and the ever so gallant Prince Charming. I was delighted about sharing this enchanting story with my little man. Andrew and I were cordially…

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Family Photography from Classic Kids Newport & the LTYM Show

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I love synchronicity. Many years ago (7!) I reviewed Classic Kids Newport Photography Studios and in doing so I became friends with Michelle,  the head photographer who took the most beautiful photos of my children, including precious newborn photos of my youngest son.  These three photos remain my favorites. The glare from the glass doesn’t do them…

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Disney Announces a 24 hr Event for Diamond Celebration

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Are you ready for a spectacular Disney Celebration? We’re big fans of Disneyland 24 hr days (see our Disneyfluential video capturing some of the best costumes at last year’s Disney 24 hour event) and we’re thrilled that there’s a big 24 hour celebration on the horizon. Glad we’ve just renewed our family passes! This year…

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