Nine More Months

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Five Reasons to Spend Your Spring Break with Knott's Berry Farm

I was given tickets to attend the Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival by the awesome folks at GigaSavvy. They have also provided me with two tickets to give away, so be sure to read to the bottom to enter to win them! No other compensation was provided and all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

At Home with Graco® - The Simple Sway™ Swing and More Multi-functional Baby Products

Tracking Pixel As a mom of four kids, it seems like I'm the resident expert on baby stuff for my friends and family. Even though it may seem like I'm a pro, baby gear is constantly changing and I still feel like I have a lot to learn! Graco® recently sent me a few of their newest products, and invited me to join some awesome San Diego bloggers and moms to learn more about and discuss these must-have baby items. While I've only been having babies for about 10 years, Graco® has been making trusted, quality and helpful products including car seats, strollers, travel systems, swings, highchairs, playards and more for over 60 years.

We all gathered at the beautiful home of Theresa, who is one of the lovely bloggers at Mom Smack. She set up a great brunch for us, and it was nice to just hang out and chat as moms, about mom stuff of course. I left my kids with a sitter, so it was extra nice for me to be able to have uninterrupted conversations. Well, uninterrupted by my kids, anyway.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Great Non-Candy Valentines for Little Ones

Valentines Day is a day to show your love and appreciation for friends and family. Although it's traditionally a holiday for couples, children celebrate it at school with their friends. Growing up, my mom always had a little treat for us on Valentines Day. It always made me feel special to know she was thinking of me that day. 

I decided to continue the tradition with my little ones as well. There is always an abundance of candy choices when it comes to Valentines Day, but I like to choose a gift that lasts longer than one day and isn't filled with sugar. These sweet gifts are sugar free and perfect for your tiny Valentines.

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.