Category Archives: Reviews

The Perfect Winter Shoe Wardrobe for Travelers


Thanks to Shoebuy for partnering with me on this sponsored post. All opinions are my own!  Living in So Cal, shoes are an afterthought – something to be worn when I leave home. There are ten pairs of flip flops in my downstairs closet, ranging from pool worthy to formal….

Can You Guess Which Disney Costumes Disney Celebs and Disney Kids Pick for Themselves?

Francesca Capaldi at Disney Party

Thanks to Disney for hosting us for this event! Disney always has great kids costumes, year round. They are the go-to source for so many moms & kids including celebs. Scroll down to see some of the celeb selections! Why not? You can’t go wrong with a Disney costume! It’s a sure thing. You know…

The Secret Source for the Best Halloween Costumes in the OC

Goodwill OC Costume finds

Shopping for Halloween costumes for four children can get really pricy. Have you been to the OC Goodwill Boutique in Tustin? The OC Goodwill Boutique gave us a sneak peek of their fabulous Halloween section. It might not occur to you to shop secondhand for Halloween, but it should. There a million reasons why OC Goodwill…

Dine in Style At SeaLegs Wine Bar: Enter To Win A $50 Gift Certificate!

SeaLegs Loung Area

Sometimes we all need to break away from the never-ending Mommy madness at home. Time for a GNO – Girl’s Night Out! I made plans to meet my good friend Sandra for dinner and drinks at SeaLegs wine bar. I couldn’t wait to try this new place out as there’s been positive buzz. But seeing…

How Our AT&T Landline Phone Fosters Better Connections

Vtech Phone with Natural Sound & Intercome

Thanks to Advanced American Telephones for Sponsoring the Post and sending the EL52203 Cordless Handset System for us to try. All opinions are my own.  We are big talkers. Our family is spread out all over the country, and beyond.  We love to call each other when we are far away, and when we are near….

How a Hotel Chain That Used to Cater to Business Travelers, Became a Pretty Great Family Choice


Thanks to Embassy Suites for hosting our family for one night in La Jolla. All opinions are my own. Traveling with kids is one of my favorite things. But it’s not always easy or affordable. With 4 kids it can be tricky to find lodgings that are comfortable for us. But let’s face it. It…

Unique Boutiques and Fabulous Finds Found Shopping in Tamarindo

I arrived a couple of days early to ROAR 14, which was a treat as I had the chance to go shopping in Tamarindo with my friend Andrea Feldman who is one of the retreat organizers. Andrea has been living in Costa Rica for the last year or so, and just relocated to Playa Conchal…

2 VIP Pass Giveaway To The 2014 Catalina Film Festival!

Catalina Film Festival

  Enter the Rafflecopter by Monday September 22nd at 11:59 am to win! On September 24-28th Catalina Film Festival will host their 2014 film celebration and we are thrilled to be giving away 2 VIP passes to this amazing local event. The winner can select one day of the event to attend along with a…

Teething Trauma Fix: What to Do When Your Baby Becomes a Salivating Pirhana


Thanks to MAM for providing samples for review Just when you think you’ve got this newborn baby routine under control, teething comes on with vengeance.  My children have always teethed early – at three months old.   Somewhere in the haze that is life with a newborn, it hits you that your normally calm & easy going…

Get The Behavior You Want Without Being the Parent You Hate


I first encountered Doc G (aka Deborah Gilboa) on YouTube and Twitter. I was amazed by her simple and effective parenting tips. What got me was that her solutions were never preachy or complicated. They didn’t involve parenting pretzel twists and elaborate systems. They involved common sense and whole lot of forehead smacking moments for…