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Unwrapped! 2014 Disney Holiday Gifts Your Kids Will Love

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.com. Disney converted a showroom into...…[Read more...]

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Back to School: Sol Republic Deck Speaker Giveaway

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 thrilled to host this Sol Republic Deck Speaker Giveaway. This high quality Motorola speaker...…[Read more...]

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Lobos Baby Back Ribs With Strawberry BBQ Sauce

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 favorite recipes with us, so I can share it with you! . Part One – The Ribs:...…[Read more...]

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

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 agree on a location to dine. My oldest Elisha has...…[Read more...]

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Staycation in Style at Pacific Edge Beach Bungalows in Laguna Beach

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’s a perfect local solution. I...…[Read more...]

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

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 love with Nabi products. But after...…[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...]

So L.A.: Celebrity Encounter at Camp

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Over the years my celebrity encounter protocol has worked simply and flawlessly. I’ve avoided all awkward moments, and kept me from compromising myself. Until last week, when I went to visit my kids at Catalina Island Camp. I’d heard som…[Read more...]

What’s Your Summer Blend? Pike Place Starbucks Giveaway

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  Things have really heated up around here. I think it’s what is commonly referred to as the “dog days” of summer. Or more commonly the “how many days till back to school?” days of summer. Or maybe dog days is more …[Read more...]

Filming Your Kids After Anesthesia

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This morning my daughter is getting her wisdom teeth out. She’s brought an entourage. Me, my husband and her best friend all sit in the waiting room. I’m nervous, like any mother. My baby is going under. There will be anesthesia and cutti…[Read more...]

The Hyatt Grand NYC Makes Family Travel Easier

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This post, written earlier this month,  was not sponsored or hosted.  All opinions are my own!  This week I’m in New York for work and I decided to make it a mother daughter trip. Times two. I’m here with an awesome writer from my site…[Read more...]

Never Giving Up the Landline: VTech CS6529 Review

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Thanks to VTech for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own. I almost never hand out my landline number anymore. I still list it on school contact forms, and doctor forms, along with my cell. But friends and family and co-workers just get my ce…[Read more...]

Versatile Mount Makes Autographer Awesomer! Autographer Camera Giveaway

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I’ve written about my love of Autographer before, sharing how much I love this handy, dandy little camera that captures your life,  while you simply live it. Autographer takes pics intelligently, without your having to do a thing. I’ve c…[Read more...]

OxiClean Take a Load off Giveaway: Win a $100 Amazon Giftcard

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Thank You To OxiClean for inviting me to be an ambassador, sponsoring this post and for creating reliable products that make my life easier. All opinions are my own.  While I adore summer, it doesn’t always mean my life is easier. The truth: I…[Read more...]