Disney On Ice “Worlds Of Fantasy” Coming To Oakland!

Disney On Ice Worlds Of Fantasy

I am a U.S. Family Guide Blogger, and will receive comp tickets to this event for coverage. If you love Disney movies, then you'll love Disney on Ice! Terrence, Ayva and I went for the first time last year, and had an incredible time. The ice skaters are incredibly talented, the show is fast … [Continue]

Surprise Snacks Make Bedtime Easier

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Bedtime for a 5-year-old. It can go one of two ways. Fortunately, we've figured out a system to make it smooth, painless, and dare I say, enjoyable? For a long time, nights were hard. Really hard, y'all. Fortunately, I married the most brilliant man ever, who came to me with a suggestion. He said, … [Continue]

Fall Apple Spritzer

Fall Apple Spritzer w/ Sweet'N Low

I'm celebrating the season with this Fall Apple Spritzer as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SweetNLowStars As soon as the weather starts to cool off, all I want to do is curl up with a book and get into the taste of fall. I don't mean pumpkin, either. I'm totally not one of those … [Continue]

Make An Easy (And Cheap!) Jewelry Holder For Your Little Girl

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Ayva loves necklaces. And bracelets. And rings. And headbands. And anything else that sparkles, glitters, or looks fancy. What can I say? She's a girly girl, and I love it! As she gets older, her jewelry multiplies, and I needed to find a way to organize them so that they don't get broken, and we … [Continue]

Zazzle’s Dazzling Cases

Zazzle iPhone 6 case

Thanks to Zazzle for partnering on this review. This post contains affiliate links. Last year, when Apple released the iPhone 5s, my husband set his alarm early and headed to the Apple store at the break of dawn to pick his up. I calmly rolled over when the alarm went off and went back to sleep. … [Continue]

Don’t Stress Snacks! California Raisins To The Rescue!

California Raisin

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of California Raisins. There are lots of things that stressed me out about Ayva starting school this year. My number one worry wasn't about whether or not she'd like her teacher, or if she would make friends. Nope, the thing that kept me up at … [Continue]

{Saturday Sights} Meet Sparkle The Betta Fish

Meet Sparkle The Betta Fish

Thanks to the National Geographic Kids Insiders program & PetSmart for the fab fish supplies! We added a member to our family today! Sparkle the Betta Fish is Ayva's new pet, and is sure to be a source of parenting inspiration for me, as well. Ayva is at the age where she's craving an … [Continue]

Rollin’ With My Baby For Life

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This post is sponsored by Toyota Buckle Up For Life.  Ayva and I spend a lot of time in the car together. It doesn't matter what the destination is, my little roadie is always ready to roll. From Saturday morning bagel runs and shopping, to school, ballet practice, or church, she and I are like … [Continue]

Creative and Colorful: The World Of Eric Carle at Gymboree

Dots & Flowers: Eric Carle At Gymboree

This post contains affiliate links. If you're a parent, chances are you're extremely familiar, and quite fond, of Eric Carle books like Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See, and The Grouchy Ladybug. His lovely, colorful photos bring delight to babies and mamas alike. Ayva and I have read The … [Continue]

How To Have An Awesome School Year

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The school year is in full swing now. Most kids, including my little kindergartener, are starting to get used to the routines, and are still pretty excited to head to school in the morning. In order to keep the excitement up, I have a few tips on how to have an awesome year. Even though Ayva just … [Continue]