We Went On A Kindness Safari with KIND at the Los Angeles Zoo!

KIND at the Los Angeles Zoo, close up of giraffes

    My family got the chance to visit the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens on behalf of KIND and Zulily, they’re hosting these Kindness Safaris at zoos nationwide and I am so glad that we got to go!     This was the first time that my kids had ever been to the LA […]

How I Got My Kids to LOVE Brushing Their Teeth

Girl brushing her teeth with Firefly® Light up Toothbrush

  Last night, my kids ASKED ME if they can brush their teeth. WHAT? I am partnering with Firefly® and One2One Network to share my own opinion and show you all how to get your kids to brush their teeth, without a fight!     At ages 8 and 4, they both tend to cringe at doing anything […]

Live The Good Life: 5 Steps To Making Your Life Pure and Simple

Glass of DairyPure milk

  This post brought to you by DairyPure Milk. The content and opinions expressed below are that of http://www.mommygaga.com/.   Ever wonder how you can live a happy, simple life? As we age, we realize that there are certain things that just don’t matter, and simplicity becomes the goal.     No matter what happens […]

Summer Ready: 10 Total Care Summer Essentials for the Family

Summer Essentials for Families featuring Listerine Total Care mouthwash

  Who’s ready for warm summer weather? I am partnering with Listerine and The Motherhood to share my top total care summer essentials for families. I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc, look at what I got!     As a mom, encouraging healthy […]

Summer Pool Safety: Swimming Fun and Peace Of Mind With Puddle Jumpers!

Girl wearing Puddle Jumpers floater for swimming pool

  This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stearns Puddle Jumpers®. All opinions are 100% mine.     My little girl has been doing her absolute best at trying the swim along with her big brother. The only problem: she doesn’t yet know how to swim.   I tried to explain […]

To My Son, On His Birthday…


  To my dearest son,   Wow. Is it so? Can you really be EIGHT?!     I just can’t believe that my smart, loving, kind-hearted son is already 8 years old! Weren’t you just learning to walk? You continue to amaze me in everything that you do, from your hard work in class to […]

Family Friendly Hike In San Diego: Torrey Pines State Beach Was Awesome!

The end of the Torrey Pines Beach Hike

    Looking for a fun, family friendly hike for kids in San Diego? The Torrey Pines State Nautral Reserve beach hike is IT!   Took a beach hike with the ones I love, and saw the sweeping views of the ocean at the top of the mountain. Cherish life's moments that fill your heart. […]

5 Reasons It’s Hard For Single Moms to Get A Date — Hint, It’s NOT Because You Have Kids

Single mom and her kids

  I am a single mother, why can’t I find a date?     Now, it is true: there are some men who will not date women with children. This is a good thing, you’ll get an edge on weeding out the men who judge you instantly like that – they are not the men you […]


Sunset at La Jolla Shores Beach, San Diego, California, April 2015

  Easter Weekend 2015   Easter was so lovely, full of family, friends, food and love. We hit the beach, enjoyed a sunset run, ate well, attended a service to celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus, and had a little Easter fun at home, too. When I spend warm moments with my loved ones, I feel […]

How Well Does Your Lotion Absorb? Take the Tissue Test With #Aveeno!

Aveeno® Active Naturals® Lotions are great for the whole family

  I am partnering with Social Stars and Aveeno® to share my family’s skin care experience with their natural ingredient beauty products. These two are a couple of my favorites so far, keeping our skin naturally moisturized and protected at all times. #Aveeno     How well do you know your lotion?   Recently, I’ve […]