Quadrillion Game Review- IQ Building Fun!

Quadrillion Logic Game

It’s not always easy to find a games that my entire family can enjoy. But we enjoy trying new games.  We were intrigued by this colorful multi-level brain game called  “Quadrillion”. As a mom I appreciate brain boosting toys. The great thing about games is that they don’t feel like heavy lifting. They feel like…

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Curried Coconut Chicken Salad with Ginger


This is my family’s favorite chicken salad and especially great to make ahead and serve for dinner on a hot summer night. I love making chicken salad because it is so easy and fast to whip up and saves us from the takeout trap. This recipe makes a ton and still… it never lasts. Even…

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Magical Rainbow Hidden Mickey Cake


My son asked for another Hidden Mickey cake this year.  With a twist. He wanted rainbows inside. The theme for his Birthday party was Fantasia and references to the Sorcerer’s apprentice were plentiful. I thought I’d try my hand at some magic of my own. I’ve always wanted to try out a “twice baked” cake…

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Gem o Rama is the Filthiest, Weirdest, Awesomest So Cal Field Trip You Can’t Miss

gem o rama in trona crystal finds

The empty grey highway unfurled before us. A dusty typewriter ribbon. Adventure, waiting to be written. It was midnight on a Friday and the two lane road was the only thing visible in the pitch black darkness. The kids were fast asleep in the back, my husband at the wheel. I fought the urge to nod…

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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…

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