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How To Play with Non Electronic Toys

Thanks to Fatbrain Toys Partners in Play for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own  There are days when my sons’ eyes start to glaze over from too many video games and I fantasize about going all mountain-cabin-Grizzly-Adams on them. Then I get real and realize that I probably would find it just as...…[Read more...]

TJ Maxx #BestGiftEver Travel Gift

A Gift From TJ Maxx for New Grandma Jackie #BestGiftEver

When HomeGoods/TJ Maxx/Marshalls gave me the opportunity to put together some special #BestGiftEver baskets for the holidays, I swear my season was made. …[Read more...]

Dadfluential holiday gifts for comfort and joy

Dadfluential’s New Parent Holiday Gift Guide Part 2

Some items selected for this this guide were sampled for review, others were purchased. All opinions and experiences are my own   In the wide world of baby products, there are standouts. These are the items that bring babies comfort and joy. This brings parents comfort and joy as well. If you have new or soon...…[Read more...]

Disney Vinylmation Menorah

DIY Flame Free Disney Vinylmation Menorah

Every single year my kids ask for a Disney Menorah. There really aren’t a lot out there. Every single year I make a menorah (or several). This year I decided to make a Disney Menorah, and let me tell you non crafty types – this DIY is for YOU! There is no cutting or glueing...…[Read more...]

Dadfluential Holiday Gift Guide

Dadfluential’s New Parent Holiday Gift Guide Part 1

Some items selected for this this guide were sampled for review, others were purchased. All opinions and experiences are my own As a brand new dad, I’ve had to come up to speed fast on the world of baby products. I’ve made it through the first couple of months of parenthood and I’ve learned a lot!...…[Read more...]

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Digital Gift Cards to the Rescue! Last Minute Hanukah Gifts

This post is not sponsored. Digital Gift Cards for Xbox and Windows by Microsoft are about to save me. All opinions and shopping procrastination are my own. I’m still processing that tonight is the first night of Hanukah. Tonight! How did it sneak up on me like this? I’ve got a few goodies but not...…[Read more...]

How To Play with Non Electronic Toys

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Thanks to Fatbrain Toys Partners in Play for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own  There are days when my sons’ eyes start to glaze over from too many video games and I fantasize about going all mountain-cabin-Grizzly-Adams on them. T…[Read more...]

A Gift From TJ Maxx for New Grandma Jackie #BestGiftEver

TJ Maxx #BestGiftEver Travel Gift

When HomeGoods/TJ Maxx/Marshalls gave me the opportunity to put together some special #BestGiftEver baskets for the holidays, I swear my season was made. …[Read more...]

Happy National Sangria Day- Celebrate with Eppa ¡Salud!

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Thank you Eppa Sangria and Romy Raves  for hosting us at your media event. Fill up the punch bowls and pitchers and celebrate National Sangria Day December 20th! The holidays are here and I can’t wait to catch up with the special people in my…[Read more...]

Dadfluential’s New Parent Holiday Gift Guide Part 2

Dadfluential holiday gifts for comfort and joy

Some items selected for this this guide were sampled for review, others were purchased. All opinions and experiences are my own   In the wide world of baby products, there are standouts. These are the items that bring babies comfort and joy. Th…[Read more...]

DIY Flame Free Disney Vinylmation Menorah

Disney Vinylmation Menorah

Every single year my kids ask for a Disney Menorah. There really aren’t a lot out there. Every single year I make a menorah (or several). This year I decided to make a Disney Menorah, and let me tell you non crafty types – this DIY is for…[Read more...]

Dadfluential’s New Parent Holiday Gift Guide Part 1

Dadfluential Holiday Gift Guide

Some items selected for this this guide were sampled for review, others were purchased. All opinions and experiences are my own As a brand new dad, I’ve had to come up to speed fast on the world of baby products. I’ve made it through the…[Read more...]

Digital Gift Cards to the Rescue! Last Minute Hanukah Gifts

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This post is not sponsored. Digital Gift Cards for Xbox and Windows by Microsoft are about to save me. All opinions and shopping procrastination are my own. I’m still processing that tonight is the first night of Hanukah. Tonight! How did it sn…[Read more...]

Happy Rested Daddy and Baby With Naturalmat Organic Baby Mattress

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Thank you to Naturalmat for providing a Cocomat mattress for this review. Finding a safe organic baby mattress for me is the most important investment when designing a nursery. It is the one area where I make no exceptions and cut no corners. This is…[Read more...]

Take the #RedThumb Pledge With Nissan

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Thanks to Nissan for Sponsoring this Post and #RedThumb Day. All opinions are my own.  We could all use a little reminder every now and then, not to text and drive. That’s why Nissan is celebrating #RedThumb day. As the parent of teenagers, I&…[Read more...]

Lifeproof Fre for iPhone 6 is a Must Have

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Thanks to Lifeproof for providing us with a Fre test case for the iPhone 6 so that we could experience their latest and greatest. All opinions are my own! I’m not sure what it is about the iPhone 6 but our family has set a new record for repair…[Read more...]

Creative Play Comes to Life with Build and Imagine Play Sets

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Thanks to Build and Imagine for furnishing a play set for review. All opinions are my own. My kids have always been storytellers. One of my sons’ favorite games is to create stories together. One of them starts off, and then the other continue…[Read more...]

#StirItUp with Marley Coffee, Cookies and Good Friends

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Thanks to Marley Coffee for sponsoring this post and a fun Coffee & Cookie party. All opinions are my own.  One of the few albums that’s been in constant rotation for me since I owned a walkman (yes that long ago) has been Bob Marley’…[Read more...]

How Beaches All Inclusive Resorts Do Multi-Generational Vacations Right

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Thanks to Beaches Turks & Caicos and Social Media on the Sand for introducing me to this resort. As a conference speaker, a portion of my trip was sponsored. All opinions are my own.  There is travel and then there are vacations. I won’t l…[Read more...]

Ten PLUS Fun Things for Teens to Do at Disneyland Resort Parks During the Holidays

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Thanks to Disney for inviting our family to participate in the Disneyland Holiday Blogger Preview. All opinions are my own. One of the reasons our family loves Disneyland so much is because there is something for everyone, every age, every gender.  …[Read more...]

etnies Gives Back With a #Get4Giving Giveaway

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Thanks to etnies #Get4Giving for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.  Ever since we visited the etnies HQ last summer, my  6 year old son has been telling people he is going to be a designer. He was so impressed with them, they may have…[Read more...]

An Interview With The Disneyland Goats: Holiday Edition

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Thanks to the Disneyland Parks for inviting us to their Holiday Blogger Celebration. All opinions are our own. One of our favorite things to do at the Disneyland Parks in Southern California, is to stop by and chat with Disneyland Goats. They are fri…[Read more...]

On The Importance of Shifting and Following Your Dreams

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This post reflects a collaboration with the National Education Association’s Raise Your Hand for Student Success campaign. All thoughts and opinions are, of course, my own. “I want to go somewhere…” my 14 year old daughter exhales…[Read more...]

Watching The Hunger Games Mockingjay Movie at Cinepolis

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Thanks to Cinepolis for inviting me to view Mockingjay in total comfort at their theater. All opinions and existential crises are my own. Who am I? I have to cop to having a moment at Mockingjay. I don’t go to the movies all that often. It̵…[Read more...]