Category Archives: Reviews

How Our Vtech Landline Phone Fosters Better Connections

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Thanks to Vtech 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.  We’ve been…

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

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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…

Be Prepared to Make Tough Choices When 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!

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  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

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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

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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…

Invisalign Teen & Our Invisalign Family

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This post has been sponsored by Invisalign. All opinions are my own, as usual!  Invisalign has had such a positive impact on my life and for my kids that it’s now my first choice for teeth straightening for all my family members. I’m thrilled to be hosting a giveaway for treatment with Invisalign (below). But…

My Tula Skin Care Three Day Challenge and Review

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Thanks to Tula for providing samples to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.  Ok so I’m getting close to my thirties cough-cough, ok forties and there are some visible changes in my skin. I can see and feel dryness and blotchiness in my combination skin. My skin  tone appears uneven and my concealer…

Bake Up Some Fun With Your Kids and Foodstirs!

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Like most families my children are all unique have different hobbies and interests. I love to spend quality time with each of my children individually. Andrew my youngest of four loves to bake with mommy. It is our special time together and I often wish I had extra hours in the day to do this…

CrewCuts By JCrew Brings The Cute and The Cool Back To School

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Thanks to CrewCuts by JCrew for sending these tees for my sons to check out. All opinions are my own.  My sons are growing so fast these days that I don’t buy as much cute, special clothing and frankly that is a shame. You’re only young once, so why not be young and handsome in adorable,…