Category Archives: Your Stories

Back to School With Etnies Footwear

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  Thanks to Etnies for sponsoring this post and inviting us to come and tour HQ, check out the Skate Park and learn more about the brand. All opinions are my own.  Several years ago I had a chance to tour Etnies HQ and I was so impressed with the brand, the founders, and the…

Lobos Baby Back Ribs With Strawberry BBQ Sauce

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In March, California Strawberries  took Momfluential  to Oxnard California to explore Terry Farms.  During our visit we tasted several delicious strawberry inspired recipes that were to die for.The Lobos Truck was kind enough to share one of my favorite recipes with us, so I can share it with you! . Part One – The Ribs:…

Maxi Cosi Kaia in Bohemian Blue Eases New Dad Stroller Anxiety

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Thanks to Maxi Cosi for providing a Kaia Stroller for testing and review. All opinions are my own.  Coming to the realization that your first child is almost here is an insane feeling. All of a sudden the whole world looks and feels different.  You think of things you have never thought about. Your double dates…

Loreto Mexico’s Hidden Jewel Part 3 Villa Del Palmar Resort Dining

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Are you looking for a luxurious trip with an affordable budget?  In May I  took a trip to Loreto Mexico and stayed at the fabulous Villa Del Palmar resort. I consider myself a foodie and appreciate fine dining but my family and I don’t always agree on a location to dine. My oldest Elisha has…

Stepping Way Out of My Comfort Zone – Breast Milk Donation

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Special thank you to Phillips Avent for supplying breast milk storage bags for review. As I watched the frozen milk supply start to take over my freezer, I started to dump my extra supply of expressed breast milk since my supply had gotten so far ahead of my daughter.  Every full & untouched bottle I’d pour down…

So L.A.: Celebrity Encounter at Camp

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Over the years my celebrity encounter protocol has worked simply and flawlessly. I’ve avoided all awkward moments, and kept me from compromising myself. Until last week, when I went to visit my kids at Catalina Island Camp. I’d heard some celeb name buzz at the port, even before boarding the boat. Some teens were whispering excitedly…

Filming Your Kids After Anesthesia

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This morning my daughter is getting her wisdom teeth out. She’s brought an entourage. Me, my husband and her best friend all sit in the waiting room. I’m nervous, like any mother. My baby is going under. There will be anesthesia and cutting – it’s a surgery. Her friends are texting me: “make sure you…

The Hyatt Grand NYC Makes Family Travel Easier

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This post, written earlier this month,  was not sponsored or hosted.  All opinions are my own!  This week I’m in New York for work and I decided to make it a mother daughter trip. Times two. I’m here with an awesome writer from my site, Angela, and her daughter as well as my own. We…

OxiClean Take a Load off Giveaway: Win a $100 Amazon Giftcard

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Thank You To OxiClean for inviting me to be an ambassador, sponsoring this post and for creating reliable products that make my life easier. All opinions are my own.  While I adore summer, it doesn’t always mean my life is easier. The truth: I have swapped carpool duty for extra loads of laundry, cooking and…

Girls Night Out at Beauty & Essex In NYC

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This post is not sponsored or comped in any way.  All opinions are my own.  I’m fortunate to have friends with impeccable taste. There are certain friends whose recommendations I don’t ever question. If they say I have to eat at a restaurant, I have to eat there. When my friend Jennie recommended Beauty &…