Visit The Centurion Lounge by American Express

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for The Centurion Lounge. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. As a frequent traveler, I'm always looking for ways to make traveling more comfortable. I love leaving out of SFO (San Francisco) because there's a great yoga lounge where I can stretch out and get centered before long flights (and ALL flights from the West Coast seem to be long flights!). Now, thanks to American Express, there's another perk for travelers who understand the benefit of great amenities. The Centurion Lounge opened on November 6th at the San Francisco International Airport in Terminal 3, and I was fortunate enough to go check it out thanks to Mom Central. I knew I was in for a treat when I was picked up by a shiny Black Mercedes and dropped off at Terminal 3 to meet smiling reps from American Express. A short walk through security, and I was right at the Centurion Lounge. Even the lobby with its … [Continue]

Moms Need Showers

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Showers have always been my happy place. Everything about the warm water running down my body helps me to center, focus, and find a few minutes of peace no matter what's going on. Back when Ayva was just a baby and I was a single mom with little free time, I'd pull her high chair to the door of the bathroom, toss a few Cheerios on the table and hop in the shower. Those showers were important to me, and you know what they say, "if there's a will, there's a way." I definitely had a will, so I absolutely made a way to get a quick shower in a couple times each day. … [Continue]

Keep Your Family Connected With Life360

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I'm excited to partner with Life360 for a series of posts on keeping your family connected! It seems like 2014 has flown by. In just a few days we'll be celebrating Thanksgiving, as well as the busiest traveling time of the year before we head into 2015. With most of my family across the country, … [Continue]

This Year’s Top Creative Toys Chosen By Kids!

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I'm  sharing the top toys Chosen By Kids with you as part of a sponsored campaign with Walmart! If I had to choose one word to describe Ayva, it would be creative. This little girl continuously amazes me with how clever and artistic she is. As her mom (and a former creative kid myself), I know … [Continue]

The Best Tablet For Kids

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Vtech provided an InnoTab MAX for me to review, and is sponsoring the giveaway. Back in the day, a lot of folks felt like kids and technology didn't go together. As each year passes, though, and we get deeper into the digital age, it's apparent that children today need to have access to … [Continue]

The Most Important Sights Of The Season

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Last night, Ayva wrote a letter to her Christmas elf and asked him to come soon. I was so busy trying to finish up a deadline that I really didn't even look up when she read the letter to me. After she had gone to bed, I picked up her note while tidying up. It was perfect. She had sounded all of the … [Continue]

A Little Sour For My Sweet


Thanks to Haribo Sour Gold-Bears for sponsoring this treat for my sweetie! My husband isn't a fan of a lot of sweets. He doesn't like chocolate, could give or take ice cream, and really doesn't like cake. The one thing that he does like, though, and could eat a boatload of, is sour, gummy … [Continue]

Family Activity: Taste Test Your City

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Over the next few weeks, Ayva is going to have a lot of days off from school. Next week, she's out for Thanksgiving, and then Christmas break starts a little while after that. As I'm looking for ways to keep her busy, a cool idea hit me. We can eat our way through the Bay Area! From See's Candies to … [Continue]

Meet Gracie By Soybu

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Thank you, Gracie by Soybu for these awesome outfits for my budding yogi! We are at the point of 5 years old where Ayva is so distracted. So, so distracted. I'm talking distracted, y'all. I send her in her room to put socks on, 15 minutes later she comes back with a picture that she made. I tell … [Continue]

Make Time For Family When You Decorate Early #BIGHoliday

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This #BigHoliday post is sponsored by Big Lots in celebration of National Decorate Your Home For The Holidays Week. This week is one for the record books. I mean, seriously. Never in my life have I had my home decorated for Christmas BEFORE Thanksgiving. I have to admit, it only happened … [Continue]