Give Holiday Gifts, Receive Holiday Perks With Chase Ultimate Rewards!

Christmas presents holiday gifts

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Chase Ultimate Rewards for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.     I am sure that we can all agree that giving is better than receiving, am I right? RIGHT?   Ok, so we work hard all year to be able to provide for […]

Dressing For The Holidays: Gift A Smile This Year With OshKosh!

Baby clothes for the holidays from Oshkosh Bgosh

Tis the season to #GiveHappy! I’m sharing some fun ways to make someone smile this holiday season with OshKosh B’Gosh and Influence Central . I received an OshKosh B’gosh gift card to purchase product and to thank me for my participation.     Ok, truth be told, I have always been a fan of OshKosh […]

The Relationship Discussion That Nobody Wants To Talk About

Women giving supportive hug, Blue Shield of California Foundation

  I am working with Blue Shield of California Foundation on a sponsored campaign to spread awareness of an important issue that affects our community. How can we all #BeTheSolution?   What is it about taboo topics that people are afraid to talk about? Are we afraid to be judged? Do we want to keep […]

Japanese Cuisine: 3 Unique, Mouthwatering Foods To Try While Visiting Japan

Japanese bento box, Tsunagu Japan

You all remember where I shared the reasons I want to take my family to visit Japan? I am partnering with Tsunagu Japan on a sponsored campaign to share why Japan is on my travel bucket list as a must visit destination, today’s discussion: FOOD.     I have been reading Tsunagu Japan‘s articles about Japan, and […]

The Holiday Photo Shoot + Our Christmas Cards from Minted!

kids dressed up for holiday photos

Well, it’s that time of year again, the annual holiday photo shoot.      Although I love how our photos turned out this year. I won’t even lie, it was a stressful set up. I was leaving town so I had to get it all done before then, which meant rushing to find matching outfits, […]

Kellogg’s Cereal Bar: Nutritious After School Snacking, Without The Guilt!

Bowl of Kelloggs Raisin Bran with fruit, yogurt, and almonds

  Every time I pick up my kids from school, they ask for one specific thing: FOOD.   Why are they always so hungry? Are they growing or something? Do I really NEED to feed them everyday? Ugh! I can’t be the only parent who has to figure out food, fast, after school, so I […]

Oh, Halloween…

Kids dressed up for Halloween

  Halloween fun.    We had a wonderful night, Mr. San Diego Padre and Miss Minnie Mouse had a whole lot of fun! After a visit to Grandmas, trick or treating around the block and hitting a Halloween party, it’s safe to say that they we’re blissfully exhausted.    Hope you all had a great […]

Style and Grace: Choose Eye Glasses That Compliment Your Personality

Kid little girl wearing large oversized  glasses, Flickr, Les DeFoor

  Got glasses?  If you or someone in your family has been prescribed to wear eye glasses, life is not over. “Will it be a little different wearing frames on my face all day?” Yes. “Will I look funny or be teased?” Maybe. Or maybe not… It’s not easy to find frames that fit your […]

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 […]

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: […]