The Last Thing You Think Your Kid Would Do…

boy cuts hair with moms razor

My son took a shower like he normally does before bed. It was a little longer than usual, but he’s no stranger to taking up all of the hot water.   I hear the water go off and see him whiz by to his bedroom. “Mom, can you come here for a second?” I walk to […]

Halloween Festivities: Time To Visit #BooMONTPark Festival and Haunt in San Diego! #BelmontPark

Girl choosing a pumpkin at the Boomont park pumpkin patch, Belmont Park

  Looking for fun, and minimally frightful Halloween festivities in San Diego? Look no further, because what you’re looking for is right in your backyard at Belmont Park!     Belmont Park is kicking up the Halloween Fun with their second annual BooMONT Park Festival and Haunt, right here in sunny San Diego! On Friday, Saturday, and […]

Fantasy and Adventure: Can’t Wait To See The Book of Life Movie! [Giveaway] #BookofLife

The Book of Life movie

  Do you love fantasy, adventure, and animation? The Book of Life is the movie to see, and it’s out in theaters TODAY!    THE BOOK OF LIFE, a vibrant fantasy-adventure, tells the legend of Manolo, a conflicted hero anddreamer who sets off on an epic quest through magical, mythical and wondrous worlds in order to […]

5 Warm and Gorgeous Winter Vacation Destinations for Traveling Families

Curacao, iconic, colorful buildings in Willemstad

  Is it starting to get crisp and cool where you live?   It’s Fall, and that means it’s time to start making winter travel plans! November and December give us holidays, time off and COLD. Just when you thought you’d be stuck in snow forever, there is a light at the end of the tunnel: […]

The Cutest Doc McStuffins + How To Make Disney Junior’s Party Favors!

Cute little girl in Doc McStuffins Halloween costume

This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.     Isn’t she the cutest girl in a Doc McStuffins costume you ever did see?!         As we’re all getting into the spirit with some fun Halloween ideas, so we’re choosing our costumes and getting it all together […]

A Beautiful Sunset, Live In The Moment…

San Diego Sunset 10-3-14

[A Mission Beach Sunset, October 3, 2014, San Diego, California...]     Just last week, on a gorgeous San Diego evening, I captured this. So grand. So stunning. Nature is truly astounding.   Right place, right time   A sunset marks such a quiet and peaceful transition from day to night, and I got to witness […]

How To Make Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Homemade pumpkin puree, using fresh pumpkins

This month, we’re making a fall favorite using Sweet’N Low, it’s part of a sponsored post series for the #SweetNLowStars program. Check it out!       Have you caught the pumpkin craze bug yet?   I sure have! Fall is the season for all-pumpkin-everything, and I love it so. I have always wanted to try to […]

Fun Family Film: Alexander and The Terrible, Horrible, No Good #VeryBadDay!

Disney's Alexander Very Bad Day

  My family was invited to an advanced screening of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day earlier this week, what a fun movie!   Steve Carell and Jennifer Garner play two parents who just can’t seem to catch a break. Their cute little family routine is rocked when Alexander wishes that […]

Fuel Up To PLAY: Kids Learn To Live Happy, Healthy and Have FUN!

Boy running bases, baseball game

With a household of football fans, I am partnering with the NFL and the California Milk Advisory Board in a sponsorship to share Fuel Up to Play 60, which supports activity and nutrition for kids. Y’all have got to get this program in your kids’ schools!     When it comes to my family, I […]

Halloween Shenanigans: It’s #HalloweenTime at The Disneyland Resort!

Halloween Time at The Disneyland Resort - Giant Mickey Mouse Pumpkin

  Y’all know how much we love Disneyland, right? Well, it’s even more fun in October, when the whole resort is decked out in spooky, yet cheerful Halloween decorations!     We attended Disneyland’s Halloween Time Family Media Day this weekend, where we got to chill out with Mickey, Minnie and the gang for some […]