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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Family Time at Knott's NYE - Giveaway

This post and giveaway is sponsored by our friends at GigaSavvy on behalf of their client, Knott’s Berry Farm. SoCal Locale is running the giveaway and is responsible for the winner selection and prize fufillment.


After you have kids, New Year's Eve becomes a different kind of holiday. No more partying until way past midnight with our friends. Some years we were so tired that we just laid in bed and watched the countdown, passing out shortly after midnight. What a way to ring in the new year!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sili Squeeze - Squeezing the Goodness out of the Holidays - Giveaway!

This is a sponsored post to help spread the word about Sili Squeeze and their 15 Days of Sili Giveaways. All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.


Have you heard of Sili Squeeze? It's the original reusable pouch, designed to hold smoothies, purees, yogurt, soups and more! Perfect for on-the-go families who are looking for healthier and more sustainable choices for their snacks, lunchboxes, or diaper bags. My kids just love applesauce pouches and other fruit (and sometimes veggie) purees, but I just hate all of the empty pouches that get thrown away. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Knott's Merry Farm Is Back!

This post is sponsored by our friends at GigaSavvy. We were given free tickets in exchange for sharing the details of the upcoming awesomeness that is Knott's Merry Farm! 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

October is SIDS Awareness Month: Do You Know How to Reduce this Risk?

SIDS is the mysterious cause of death of many seemingly healthy infants each year. First times moms as well as seasoned moms spend the first few months of their baby's lives in fear of the worst. Knowing the facts and learning how to reduce the risk can really help put your mind at ease. Pamela Pimentel, RN, CEO of MOMS Orange County has some great information and advice for moms of infants who might be at risk.



Friday, October 3, 2014

Where in the world?

It's been a while since I last posted. A lot has been going on and contrary to what my children believe, I can't be in multiple places at the same time.

So where have I been?

Back in April, I launched Mommy Mania. It's the same old me, but it's more reflective on the insanity that comes with being a mom of four little kids. I wanted to focus mostly on food, travel, fun, and parenting survival tips like this gem:


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Marvel Super Heroes Have Arrived at Madame Tussauds Hollywood!


Madame Tussauds Hollywood has gone super! The popular Hollywood tourist spot has announced the grand opening of their brand new, multi-million dollar Marvel Super Heroes 4D theater expansion where they bring the most legendary super heroes to life. The new technologically-advanced renovation will include innovative 4D experiences with multisensory entertainment including water, smoke and trembles in your seat- putting visitors face to face with the action.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Good To Go Health Fair Kicks Off A Summer Of Fun At Pretend City

Almost two weeks ago my family went the to 5th annual Good to Go Health Fair at Pretend City. We received free tickets and compensation for sharing our experience.


Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Pretend City's 5th Annual Good To Go From Head To Toe Family Fun and Wellness Fair

Calling all Southern California families! 
The 5th Annual, Good To Go From Head To Toe Family Fun & Wellness Fair is taking place on Saturday, June 7, 2014! Families throughout Southern California travel to Pretend City every year for the annual fair to receive free health screenings and checkups while enjoying good food, live music, and informative offerings from the exhibitors. Last year they attracted over 1,500 visitors and completed over 2,000 free health screenings!

Monday, April 14, 2014

7 Cleaning Jobs Kids Can Do

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I don't know if I ever mentioned it, but I really don't like cleaning. But I also have four kids so there is always something that needs cleaning. Or, more realistically, my house is always a disaster area. I strive to create a healthy home for my family, even though it's kind of a mess.

Just imagine if you had a tiny tornado that went all throughout your house every single day and only took a very short nap and could not be contained by gates or cages. Then your house would look a lot like mine. Oh, and that tornado answers to the name Morgan, and he's 21 months old.


Now that my two oldest boys are getting to the point where they're more independent, they actually do enjoy helping around the house. Maybe not all of the time, but they have their moments of extreme helpfulness. So of course I like to take advantage of those moments, and get them to do whatever I can. But I don't really like letting them use chemical-filled cleaners, so I look for brands that aren't filled with toxic ingredients.

Love, Light, and Luna Grill

(This is not a sponsored post. We did receive some free food for our party, but all of my opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.)

My friend Jaime has breast cancer.

When I heard the news my heart sank into my stomach. How could one of the kindest and most awesome people that I've ever met have something so awful happen to her? I just don't understand how that happens to someone so undeserving. But it happens, and we can't change that. But we can fight. She can fight.

(Printable courtesy of Funky Polkadot Giraffe)