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There Are No Bad Places To Watch Fireworks


Thanks to Disneyland Parks and Disneyland Social Media Moms for hosting us for The Disney Social Media Moms Celebration. All opinions are my own.  We didn’t quite make it to the ideal fireworks viewing spot at Disneyland the other night. We were there for Disney’s Social Media Moms. Instead we ended up watching the “show”…

Listen To Your Mother The OC Ticket Giveaway


I’m incredibly excited about Listen to Your Mother, The OC. On April 27th, at 4 pm, a diverse and fascinating group of women are coming together at the Ebell Theater in Santa Ana, to present their reflections, stories and struggles with Motherhood. We can’t wait to share this show with you. I’m also delighted to…

Meet My Shoulder: Elsa

I’d like to introduce you to my left shoulder, who I have conveniently, and hopefully temporarily, renamed Elsa. Like the character in the popular film, my left shoulder is FROZEN. She’s complicated. We have issues. I’ve been very patient for the past six months since Elsa started showing signs of being frigid. At first it…

DIY Upcycled Luggage Tags from Board Books


We’re heading to Disneyland for a little spring break fun. Why not dress up our luggage as well? These luggage tags are fun, colorful and a great second life for beloved books. Making them is quick, easy, and requires no special tools or skills. We picked up this well loved Wall E book at a…

Etnies Kicks Say So Long Stinky Feet


For whatever reason, my sons like to take their shoes off the instant they get in the car. Next they peel off their socks, fling them into the far back and start giggling. “Stinky feet!” they snigger. I laugh a little less. The truth is, little boy feet really can stink! So when Etnies wrote…

Final 2014 #CampChat Wednesday 3/26 7pt/10et: Packing!


We’ve got some serious camp packing experts showing up for our final campchat. Please join us on Wednesday the 26th of March, on Twitter to discuss how to plan, prepare and pack up your kid for summer camp this summer. Topics covered will include: List, Schmist… The importance of labelling What you really need to…

Ikea Lack Hack – Folding Table for Walk in Closet

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  It happened again. Spontaneous Ikea Lack hack. We have a knack for Lack hacks. My Master Bedroom closet is rather large, even for a walk in. Most of it is (thankfully) full of built ins, and yet I still run out of storage space. In So Cal most homes don’t have basements and attics….

Preparing for Camp with #CampChat Wednesday 3/19 7PST


Ready to #CampChat? We’re talking about preparing for camp at this Wednesday’s #CampChat . Wondering about how much to disclose on those camp forms? Worried about your kid getting homesick (or missing them too much!)? This is the #CampChat for you! We will be joined by @AskDocG Dr. G (Deborah Gilboa, MD) is a parenting…

Fresh Faced at Clarins for Spa Week 2014


Thanks to Spa Week and Clarins Newport Beach for the chance to try out one of the special April 21-27  $50 Spa Week treatments. All opinions, as usual, are my own.  When it comes to spa products and spa services, Clarins is one of the most internationally trusted and respected names. The brand has an…

Getting Beyond Bossy


The hubbub about saving our daughters from the “Bossy”  label might be waning but I still feel a need to weigh in. I had to think about it a bit. I’m pretty sure I was called bossy at some point in my youth and I am also pretty sure that being bossy was not viewed…