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CrewCuts By JCrew Brings The Cute and The Cool Back To School

Thanks to CrewCuts by JCrew for sending these tees for my sons to check out. All opinions are my own.  My sons are growing so fast these days that I don’t buy as much cute, special clothing and frankly that is a shame. You’re only young once, so why not be young and handsome in adorable,...…[Read more...]

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10 Covetable Cool Camera Straps That You Need

My camera is one of my most prized possessions. I love it dearly and have been making more of an effort to wear it everywhere. What better way to use it often, become more familiar and more skilled?  It’s a handy practice as I also don’t want to miss out on all of those moments...…[Read more...]

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What Parents REALLY Think at Back To School Time

My kids went back to school this week and I’m a predictable mix of happy and sad about this. Back to School is a BIG DEAL for me but I have to confess, every time it happens in April, it feels too early. I’m not ready to relinquish summer hours and I feel caught off...…[Read more...]

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Back to School With AT&T GoPhone

Thanks to AT&T for providing a GoPhone for us to try and sponsoring this post.  At the start of summer I wrote about a little family GoPhone experiment we were trying out. My youngest son (currently in first grade) has been asking repeatedly for a cell phone. I’m not ready to commit to the expense...…[Read more...]

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Caviar Facials & Extra Pampering: Kerstin Florian at Spa Montage

I’m a spa snob. Ever since the first time I set foot into Spa Montage, it became hard for any other spa to quite live up to the comparison. The Spa at the Montage Resort, aside from being incredibly close and convenient for me, is my favorite for many reasons. It’s luxurious without being pretentious....…[Read more...]

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Back to School With Etnies Footwear

  Thanks to Etnies for sponsoring this post and inviting us to come and tour HQ, check out the Skate Park and learn more about the brand. All opinions are my own.  Several years ago I had a chance to tour Etnies HQ and I was so impressed with the brand, the founders, and the...…[Read more...]

CrewCuts By JCrew Brings The Cute and The Cool Back To School

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Thanks to CrewCuts by JCrew for sending these tees for my sons to check out. All opinions are my own.  My sons are growing so fast these days that I don’t buy as much cute, special clothing and frankly that is a shame. You’re only young…[Read more...]

10 Covetable Cool Camera Straps That You Need

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My camera is one of my most prized possessions. I love it dearly and have been making more of an effort to wear it everywhere. What better way to use it often, become more familiar and more skilled?  It’s a handy practice as I also don’t…[Read more...]

What Parents REALLY Think at Back To School Time

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My kids went back to school this week and I’m a predictable mix of happy and sad about this. Back to School is a BIG DEAL for me but I have to confess, every time it happens in April, it feels too early. I’m not ready to relinquish summer…[Read more...]

Back to School With AT&T GoPhone

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Thanks to AT&T for providing a GoPhone for us to try and sponsoring this post.  At the start of summer I wrote about a little family GoPhone experiment we were trying out. My youngest son (currently in first grade) has been asking repeatedly for…[Read more...]

Caviar Facials & Extra Pampering: Kerstin Florian at Spa Montage

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I’m a spa snob. Ever since the first time I set foot into Spa Montage, it became hard for any other spa to quite live up to the comparison. The Spa at the Montage Resort, aside from being incredibly close and convenient for me, is my favorite f…[Read more...]

Back to School With Etnies Footwear

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  Thanks to Etnies for sponsoring this post and inviting us to come and tour HQ, check out the Skate Park and learn more about the brand. All opinions are my own.  Several years ago I had a chance to tour Etnies HQ and I was so impressed with t…[Read more...]

Knott’s Scary Farm Changes The Face of Haunt

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Thank You Knott’s Scary Farm for Inviting Momfluential to your Haunted Media Event! Halloween is my favorite holiday and I get super giddy and excited when it comes to Knott’s Scary Farm. For Halloween 2014, Knott’s Scary Farm  in …[Read more...]

Unwrapped! 2014 Disney Holiday Gifts Your Kids Will Love

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I have a HUGE family and holiday shopping stresses me out.  The whole idea of crowed malls and long lines is something I do not look forward to. To avoid the holiday pandemonium, this year I intend to do a lot of of my shopping online at DisneyStore…[Read more...]

Back to School: Sol Republic Deck Speaker Giveaway

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I can’t believe that my daughters are already headed back to school next week! Our days are about to become busier.  We’ve been back to school shopping for the last week. So bittersweet! This year tech is high on our list. I’m thri…[Read more...]

Lobos Baby Back Ribs With Strawberry BBQ Sauce

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In March, California Strawberries  took Momfluential  to Oxnard California to explore Terry Farms.  During our visit we tasted several delicious strawberry inspired recipes that were to die for.The Lobos Truck was kind enough to share one of my fa…[Read more...]

Maxi Cosi Kaia in Bohemian Blue Eases New Dad Stroller Anxiety

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Thanks to Maxi Cosi for providing a Kaia Stroller for testing and review. All opinions are my own.  Coming to the realization that your first child is almost here is an insane feeling. All of a sudden the whole world looks and feels different.  Yo…[Read more...]

Loreto Mexico’s Hidden Jewel Part 3 Villa Del Palmar Resort Dining

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Are you looking for a luxurious trip with an affordable budget?  In May I  took a trip to Loreto Mexico and stayed at the fabulous Villa Del Palmar resort. I consider myself a foodie and appreciate fine dining but my family and I don’t always…[Read more...]

Staycation in Style at Pacific Edge Beach Bungalows in Laguna Beach

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Sometimes we need a break from our chaotic lives but don’t have the time to plan a full on vacation. So Cal has a lot to offer, without having to travel very far. So why not plan a staycation and plant your toes in the sand here at home? There&…[Read more...]

Why The Nabi Dreamtab is a Kid Dream Come True and Parents too!

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Thanks to Fuhu for inviting me to tour Nabi HQ, learn more about their products and try out the new DreamTab as well as for providing a Nabi2 for my son & I  to test drive at home. All opinions are my own.  I wasn’t expecting to fall in l…[Read more...]

Sailing through Summer in Beautiful Brian James Footwear Shoes

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Thanks to Brian James for providing me with shoes for review, and kicking off a whole new obsession. I am a creature of habit. When I find something I love, I wear it a lot. I love having go to shoes and sandals. This summer, those shoes and sandals …[Read more...]

“Beyond This” the Original Musical is Coming to the Chance Theatre in OC August 14-16

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You don’t want to miss this extraordinary musical! The talented creators and artists of Stellar Productions have come together to bring this magical story to life on August 14th to August 16th at the Chance Theatre in Anaheim at 7:30pm. This am…[Read more...]

Breast Feeding and Pumping – Attaining the Best of Both Worlds

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Thanks to Phllips Avent for supplying the Double Electric Pump to facilitate this review. Anyone who tells you that breast feeding is easy, is lying. I’m being honest.  Is it worthwhile?  No question.  It is a journey that you take with you…[Read more...]

Stepping Way Out of My Comfort Zone – Breast Milk Donation

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Special thank you to Phillips Avent for supplying breast milk storage bags for review. As I watched the frozen milk supply start to take over my freezer, I started to dump my extra supply of expressed breast milk since my supply had gotten so far a…[Read more...]