Saying Goodbye to the Prospect of a Girl

My collection of girl dresses that I wore as a baby

My collection of girl dresses that I wore as a baby

While out with my two boys and my prominent belly bump I always get asked, “So is this one a girl?” Of course I have to answer, “Nope. Another boy!” Their faces show pity and disappointment for me, or the generic “Aww, how fun three brothers.” Either way I’m never mad. I know some women get really upset at the insensitive comments of strangers but how could I get upset that they are just expressing what I have already had to feel. [Continue reading...]

Healthy Drinks and Snacks for Back to School plus GIVEAWAY!

I have to be honest although I crave feeding my kids healthy foods sometimes I just need the convenience of grabbing something off the shelf. Thankfully I have found some great options that provide not just convenience but healthy ingredients.

Y Water

Y WaterA local LA based company Y Water thinks differently: In with the vitamins, the minerals and the electrolytes for better hydration and out with the sugar, the calories, and all the artificial stuff. Now this is something I can get behind! Y Water is a USDA certified organic beverage in flavors and functions containing all natural and certified organic ingredients. The drinks contain no preservatives, artificial coloring, or artificial sweeteners. Unlike the usual saccharine “fruit” flavors marketed to children, Y Water is available in four delicious flavor combinations: [Continue reading...]

From Miscarriage and Infertility to a Surprise Pregnancy: How Cutting Out Processed Foods Healed Me From the Inside Out

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It’s been awhile since I’ve written a personal post and believe me I’ve had good reason. We found out we were expecting our third baby at the end of May and to say it caught us by surprise is a bit of an understatement. My first son took three years to conceive and during that […]

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Los Angeles MOMS… Get paid to sample an excellent New Dishwashing Machine Detergent

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I have another AWESOME opportunity for any LA moms out there. I worked with this group on their last focus group and it was a blast! Plus the extra cash didn’t hurt any either. Here’s the thing, I want to be up front that I am being compensated for each candidate I send to Nancy […]

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Knott’s Berry Farm celebrates Camp Snoopy turning 30 with three new rides!

Camp Snoopy 30th Anniversary Logo

I recall taking Little Man to Knott’s Berry Farm when he turned two and it was such fun. His favorite part by far was Camp Snoopy since it was made just for someone his size. It’s hard to believe that Camp Snoopy is celebrating 30 years since the place still looks so well run and […]

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Mom 2.0 Summit Recap Part 2: Content Strategy – the latest in social media platforms Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter & Google+

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My absolute favorite panel was called Content Strategy: The latest in social media platforms. The panelists included Charlie Capen (@Howtobeadad), Jyl Johnson Pattee (@momitforward), Rachel Faucett (@followcharlotte), Ekta Tandon (@whirlpoolusa), and it was moderated by Kristen Chase (@coolmompicks). Each of the panelists walked us through social media platforms where they are doing a great job […]

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A Slice of Summer: Throwing a summer party? Serve up the flavors of summer!

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Summer is all about feeling refreshed. Cool, tangy flavors that brighten up the palate and light textures dominate the recipe books for summer seasonal treats, and if you’re planning on throwing a party for the summer, a matching dessert needs to be present!

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I am NOT enough: and other lies MOM’S NIGHT OUT debunked

Last weekend was Mother’s Day and as per tradition I went out with my mom friends Saturday night to celebrate. We ended up going to see Mom’s Night Out starring Sarah Drew and Patricia Heaton. I must say I was not expecting much as I am more of an action movie girl but I had […]

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Mom 2.0 Summit Recap Part 1: Mobile Photography Tips & Tricks

BEFORE and AFTER

I just got to spend three glorious days with some of the best bloggers in the industry at the Mom 2.0 Summit in Atlanta Georgia. The days were filled with education and eye opening tools to help me take what I love to another level. The sponsors had some amazing products to showcase and I […]

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Calling all Los Angeles Moms! – PAID opportunity to test out detergent!

I don’t normally post things like this but it was too good to not share with all my mommy friends and readers. After chatting with the lovely woman putting this group together I was sold and am looking forward to earning an easy $75 (possibly more) just to do a task I was going to do […]

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