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Simplifying Carpooling with the mifold Booster Seat

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Family, Parenting, Shopping | 0 comments

 Sample received I do not know about you, but my life is hectic. I have four kids and do school carpool and extracurricular activities with my kids and their friends. Kids are in and out of my car on a daily basis. Lugging around booster seats is not very convenient, so I first purchased a blow-up booster seat. It worked well, but I had to be the one to buckle the kids in and unbuckle them because none of them could ever get the seatbelt out of the belt path. It was frustrating to the kids and to me. I was recently given the mifold Grab-and-Go Booster Seat to try out that are available in different colors. We got a very nice blue one. It has also been regularly crash tested and meets or exceeds the Federal Motor Vehicle...

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Family Fun at Babychella

Posted by on Mar 17, 2017 in Events | 0 comments

  The sun was shining, and it was such a perfect day for a festival. My kids and I went to Babychella, which is a family art and music festival geared towards the five and under crowd, but enjoyed by all ages. My four kids ages 12, 10, 4 and two months old all found something they enjoyed. My older two children liked watching the band School Of Rock, my 2-month-old liked all the colorful things hanging around, and my four-year-old loved all the hands-on activities plus the sing-alongs. The event was held at the William R. Mason Regional Park in Irvine. Right in the middle of this big park was where all the fun took place. When we first arrived we watched a band play; then we headed over to the food trucks. My Kids always seem to...

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Hands-Free Pumping with Freemie Collection Cups

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017 in Family, Health, New Baby, Parenting | 0 comments

 Sample received I just had my fourth child and now my days are jam packed with kids activities, homework and play dates. All while juggling my newborn’s needs it leaves little time for pumping after nursing to have a decent supply of breast milk in my freezer. I looked online to find something to help me with this problem. I tried a hands-free nursing bras which never held up my pump part enough, so I still had to use my hands which defeated the purpose of being hands-free. I was recently given Freemie Collection Cups by Nuk to review along with a Simply Natural Newborn Gift Set, and it changed my pumping routine for the better. With the Freemie Collection Cups, they say that you can pump discreetly anywhere with these cups, so I gave it a shot. I...

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Epic Animal-Free Family Fun Circus

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Entertainment, Theatre | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the venue Get ready for some fun under the big blue and yellow circus tent. Circus Vargas has debuted their new show iLUMINOUS, and it is fun and eye catching, and animal-free. They have successfully mixed death-defying stunts with stories, techno lights, and music to create a one of a kind show that everyone is sure to enjoy. During the show, guests will see some incredible acts. It’s a smaller circus, so, in my opinion, every seat in the house is a good seat. We had some fantastic seats that were in the front row of seats behind the ringside seats. For some of the higher acts like the Trapeze, I believe it is easier to see them from seats that are not right next to the circus ring. If you are used...

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A Day in the Life of a Clown

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Events | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the circus Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a clown? I have numerous times, and this thought comes popping into my head as an adult every time I go to the circus. My love of clowns is enormous. It all started when I was a little girl, and my very first clown memories were of my bedroom. My Dad had built furniture to make it look like a Circus. He had Christmas lights strung on the bookshelf and all my furniture was painted with stripes. My Grandmother made my bedding, and it was adorned with circus animals all over it, and my walls were full of fun clown paintings that our artist neighbor had painted. I loved my room. Clowns were my very favorite. It was fun, and my...

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents Circus Xtreme

Posted by on Jul 29, 2015 in Events | 1 comment

 We attended as a guest of the circus The Circus is in town; the Circus is in town! Yes, I am slightly excited. My family and I had such an amazing time last year that we decided to make the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus a family tradition. When they are in town, we will go. This year’s tour is called Circus Xtreme. It showcases a bunch of acts that are sure to give the audience a huge dose of extreme excitement. I know my whole family thought it did just that. When you go, you can view the animals before the show. This year we missed it because the traffic was horrible. If you plan to go to this make sure you check the traffic reports to be sure you do not need to leave extra...

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Discovery Cube OC Grand Re-Opening Celebration

Posted by on Jun 24, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of DSC Something wonderful has happened at the Discovery Cube OC! They just opened up the new expanded area to the public and my family, and I was invited to join in the fun. Our day started with a walk down the red carpet at the Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. I must admit this was very exciting as I had never gone to a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony before until now. For the first hour or so we were able to mingle with the other guests and enjoy a spread of delightful little breakfast appetizers. Once all the guests arrived we were asked to take our seats and the festivities begin. We first heard from John Adams the President and CEO of the Discovery Cube Orange County. He talked about the original opening...

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Summer Learning Made fun with ABC Mouse

Posted by on Jun 10, 2015 in Education, Family | 0 comments

 Complimentary download received I have seen many people talk about ABC Mouse, and I have viewed many commercials on television talking about it. I always wondered how well a site like this worked, but the price tag always kept me away. I thought we were doing just fine using other free websites and Apps, and now I can say that I was 100% wrong! You do get what you pay for with ABC Mouse. The layout is very child-friendly, and the content inside is superior to those other learning sites. Since the very first day, we started this site my son has asked and begged to play. He is just about to be two and a half, and his attention span was very limited, but over the past two months he has begun to sit still and learn for...

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Pavion Park in Mission Viejo

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Mission Viejo, Parks | 0 comments

  I had been hearing a lot of buzz over this local park in Mission Viejo. My husband and I decided to check it out with our toddler. When we pulled up there was plenty of street parking and it was shaded by the trees along the street. We got out of the car and from the minute we set foot on the playground my toddler was in heaven! The colorful cushioned rubber ground was really nice. It was decorated in a floral motif and had vivid colors all around. I liked this because sand is usually very messy and gets all over the place. If your child loves sand, have no fear they incorporated a little sand area with some fun sand scoopers built right in. There is so much to see at this park. One of the...

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Billy Beez: New Ultimate Playtime Destination in Anaheim

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Birthday Parties, Family, Featured | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of Billy Beez A new indoor playground has opened up in Anaheim at the GardenWalk. This place is amazing! When we first got to Billy Beez, we were met by staff members who walked us through the check in process. The staff placed wristbands on everyone in our party. It does not matter if you are two weeks old or 100 years old, they will give everyone a wristband that will match a card, which you will need to exit. It is a great safety measure to ensure the child with you, should be with you. Once you are let in through the gate by the front counter, families are free to roam around and play. There is no age limit on playing at this very family-friendly place. They just ask that toddlers and...

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A Fabulous Day at The Flower Fields

Posted by on Apr 17, 2015 in Events, Featured, San Diego, Staycation, Travel | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of the Flower Fields My husband, son and I visited The Flower Fields in Carlsbad. We were there as part of a special media tour. It was very fun and informative. We learned many new things about The Flower Fields that we had never known before today. These things were shared by Paul Ecke III (the Ecke Family started the flower fields) and also by the General manager of The Flower Fields Fred Clark. Our Journey through The Flower Fields started on an antique tractor ride. Once we boarded the tractor our tour began. We headed towards the field furthest away from the tractor start. The Ranunculus are planted sequentially so that the first bloom start all the way on the field to the left and then move towards the right as the weeks...

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Bubblefest Returns to the Discovery Cube Orange County

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015 in Events, Featured, Museums, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of DSC Bubblefest the most POPular event to come to The Discovery Science Center is back! For the past few years my family has missed this event and every year we say we will go next year. The time had come and we finally went. I must say I am very happy we waited until this year. The expansion to the Museum is great and they now have a new area for the kids to play outside. The bubble show is in a new theater this year. It was very nice and the seats were very comfortable. The show runs around 45 minutes, so the comfy chairs were great. When we got in the theater the kiddos were seated on the floor in a large rectangle area that was marked off. They were asked...

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Gustafer Yellowgold at the Segerstrom Samueli Theater

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Entertainment, Theatre, Uncategorized | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of the Segerstrom Gustafer Yellowgold is a friendly little guy who came from the sun and landed in a lake in Minnesota. He has been entertaining kids and adults for the past few years and today we were lucky to see what he was all about. Morgan Taylor is the illustrator and singer behind this fabulous show and all its characters. You not only get the great visuals on screen, but the musical journey he and his band take you through is great as well. Along the way we met Slim and Forrest Applecrumbie. These are very funny characters that Gustafer Yellowgold interacts with in the songs. During the show Morgan gets the audience to sing, clap and have some interaction with the characters. The songs are very catchy and easy to understand. I...

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Where can Metrolink take you?

Posted by on Jan 4, 2015 in Staycation, Travel | 0 comments

 We traveled as a guest of the Metrolink Metrolink makes going anywhere, anytime Saturday or Sunday cost-effective and very fun. We recently took a trip on the metrolink to San Juan Capistrano using a special ticket they gave us to promote their Unlimited Weekend Pass. For 10 dollars you can get one of these Unlimited Weekend Passes. With this pass you can go anywhere that Metrolink travels.This was our first trip taking the Metrolink, and I will say we were all around very impressed. Finding our destination was very easy with their online site,it had great ideas on where to go. Once we chose where we were going to go, all we had to do was look up times and then drive to the station and board our train. Our kids found this very fun. They loved being able...

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Cooking Made Simple with Sous kitchen

Posted by on Jan 3, 2015 in Dining, Family, Recipes, Shopping, Uncategorized | 0 comments

 Review product received Have you ever felt like not preparing dinner for the night, but were tired of take out? I have felt this way many nights. We end up with pizza most times, but now there is a new way to combat that scenario. Sous Kitchen is a company that you can go to their website and order pre prepped, ready-to-cook meals. They ship them right to you door. How awesome is that? It is very simple to sign up and order. Once you do this there will be a scheduled delivery. Mine was on a Thursday which was perfect right before the weekend.   The meals are shipped in a box with a cooler and dry ice which keeps the food frozen you either thaw it to cook or you put it in your freezer for a...

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Sunglasses for you baby and child!

Posted by on Dec 22, 2014 in Family, Parenting, Shopping | 1 comment

 review product received Wow! These adorable aviator sunglasses are not only stylish, but they are durable and protect your little ones eyes. We received a pair and they have been an accessories that my son has loved. He never used to leave sunglasses on, but these sunglasses he is happy to wear and he does not like to take them off. When we go out and he wears them, we get a lot of attention. People are always commenting at how adorable he looks in them. I love that they are keeping his eyes safe. Babiators come in a wide variety of colors and prints. We chose the zebra print in the polarized sunglasses. They have original and even goggles an RX glasses. All of them are so adorable. The Babiators sunglasses come in 2 sizes-Junior, which fits most...

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Keeping Toddlers Active at The Little Gym Tustin

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014 in Family, Fitness, Parenting | 0 comments

 We attended as a guest of Little Gym Does your little one need to get their wiggles out? Are you tired of frequenting local parks, have you been wanting to try out a gym with your kids, but a big gym seems overwhelming or are you just in the mood for a little more one on one interaction with your kids? If you have answered yes to any of these questions like I have, then The Little Gym in Tustin would be a great place to visit. If you have a child 4 months old up to 12 years old, The Little Gym Tustin has classes to fit your needs. The best thing about this is they offer a free introductory class to try it out, so you are able to participate and decide if it will fit your...

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Disney On Ice Presents Let’s Celebrate! at The Honda Center

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Disney, Events, Featured, Theme Parks | 0 comments

 We visited as a guest of Feld Entertainment I do not even know how to begin to tell you all what a fantastic show this is. We were invited to watch it on opening night. From the very second this show started my family was in love. First you are taken into a Very Merry Unbirthday with the Mad Hatter, Alice, Mickey,Minnie,Donald,Daisy,Goofy and Pluto. This was a fun start, but as the show went on the fun increased. Not only did you see the ice skaters and characters ,but there was a big screen projecting stuff. During the show the Characters would go up in front of the screen and do little skits that would lead you into another performance on the ice. Disney has a way with telling a good story and they managed to do this well...

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Reindeer Tea Light Ornament

Posted by on Dec 15, 2014 in Christmas, Crafts, Holiday | 0 comments

  As a child I always found Rudolph so magical. A reindeer with a glowing nose, what’s not to love about that? Santa is always number one for Christmas, but next to him this adorable red nosed reindeer is sure to be the top on the lovable scale. I made this reindeer tea light ornament to give my family a little glowing treat. It is easy to make and is sure to be a favorite. Here is what you will need: Battery operated tea light candle(s) Red paint Brown paint Black puffy paint Paint brush 8 mm Wiggle eyes 3/8 inch Red ribbon Scissors Brown or gold pipe cleaners 12 mm bells Glue gun Glue sticks Directions: 1. Dip the tip of the candle flame in red paint. 2. Paint around the sides and top of the candle brown...

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Magical Music with Fantasia: Music Evolved

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Disney, Tech | 0 comments

 Review copy received Disney’s Fantasia: Music Evolved is a Rhythm game from the same people who made RockBand. We surprised my son with a brand-new xbox one for his birthday along with the game Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved. What I first noticed about the game was the amazing selection of music. Not only do you get to play with classical music, you also get to play with some modern contemporary music too. I love that they used both. It is wonderful to introduce children to a wide variety of music and Disney did this well with Fantasia: Music Evolved. Once we opened the case and placed the disk in, we were met with a short update for the game. It only took two and a half minutes (yes I timed it). After the update we were free to begin....

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