Author Archives: momfluential

Mom Bloggers: It’s Time for Your Close Up


Over the past week and a half I have scrutinized close to 400 mom blogs as part of a project I’m working on. It’s been a voyage of discovery, some of it selfie involved. My mom blog investigation brought joy, recognition and moments of laughter as well as moments of cringing and forehead smacking. I see myself…

Surviving the Holidays and a Family Road Trip with AT&T GoPhone

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Thanks to AT&T Go Phone for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.  There’s never enough phones when you have a family of 6 on a road trip. Someone’s got their music streaming through an aux cord. Someone else has a movie playing in the far back seat. The teenagers are snapchatting their way…

Fitness Resolutions? Join the #NextPertTrends Twitter Party to Win a Treadmill!

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Do you have fitness goals for 2015? This is one Twitter Party you won’t want to miss. On Thursday Jan 16th, join #NexPertTrends for a discussion about 2015 resolutions and enter to win a desk treadmill worth over $2500! This is a big, potentially life changing prize!   To be entered to win, be sure…

Visiting the Set of Brooklyn99 in Hollywood California

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Synchronicity is a weird thing. Prior to my October trip to Greece, I hadn’t really watched Brooklyn99. I’d heard great things about it, but for whatever reason – I had not tuned in.  Then on a 13 hour leg between Zurich and LA, I found myself binge watching the entire first season. I’ve been hooked…

Jewish Penicillin: My Grandmother’s Chicken Soup

Jewish Penicillin Chicken Soup

  Every family has a chicken soup recipe and every family is sure theirs is the best.  I won’t argue the merits of your grandmother’s soup over mine. All I can say is that this is the ONLY soup I want when I am truly down and out, either physically or emotionally. It’s got a…

A Get Well Holiday Gift from Marshalls for Fabian #BestGiftEver


Thanks to Marshalls for the opportunity to shop for the #BestGiftEver A little over a week ago, our babysitter got a shocking phone call. Her boyfriend’s brother was calling to tell her to come home, immediately. He’d just gotten a call from an ambulance company. They were notifying him that there’d been a terrible motorcycle…

A Gift From HomeGoods for Terry the Bird Healer #BestGiftEver


Thanks to HomeGoods/TJ Maxx/Marshalls for sponsoring this post and giving me the chance to shop for the #BestGiftEver this holiday season. When HomeGoods/TJ Maxx/Marshalls gave me the chance to pay it forward and shop for a special gift for three special people  this year, Terry, the “bird lady” was one of the first who came…

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. Then I get real and realize that I probably would find it just as…

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.

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 YOU! There is no cutting or glueing…