Category Archives: Momfluential

Waking Memories and Dream Residue


Mercury is in retrograde, which is the only explanation I can find for my funky mental state. I keep having moments of clarity, somewhere between deja vu and memory. It happens unexpectedly, like a rainbow. Or maybe it’s more like those days when the air is impossibly clear and you can suddenly see for miles….

Re-Do You With Mother’s Market & Better Nutrition Magazine


This post is not sponsored. Our correspondent attended a free-to-the-public event. All opinions are our own. What is the connection between good nutrition, a healthy lifestyle and happiness? Mother’s Market set out to show us just that at their “Re-Do You” Health Fair last January 17th at their Anaheim Hills Store. An impressive assortment of…

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…

Discovery Cube’s “Science Of Gingerbread”

Discovery Cube Orange County

Thank You Discovery Cube OC inviting us to your “Science Of Gingerbread exhibit”. All opinions are my own. This year’s winter break flew by quickly and I find myself going through a holiday break withdrawal. This year we decided to do something a little different for our memory book. During the holiday break, we visited…

Knott’s Berry Farm Goes Pink Now Through March 27th

Latinafluenital and Jaime Jenkins

Thanks Knott’s Berry Farm for inviting us to your “For The Cure” event benefiting Susan G. Komen. All opinions are my own. Now that I am getting closer to my forties, the thought of mammograms stresses me out. “Cancer” is a word that simply paralyzes me. As a mother, I can’t even imagine being physically…

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!

iFIT #NextpertTrends Main

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

Brooklyn99 cast

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…

Celebrating Celeb Style at The Santa’s Secret Workshop

4th Annual Santa's Secret Workshop Benefiting LA Family Housing

Getting ready for this holiday season has been one wild ride. You could say it’s been Christmas since July for me. Ever since July I’ve been working in my workshop, building sculptures for a holiday light show for families in Southern California and busy designing & producing events. 2014 has been a year of amazing experiences….