Hair Donation: a parenting story about kindness


While our families were enjoying a holiday break full of baking, gift wrapping, and joyous festivities, another family was experiencing the unimaginable tragedy: the death of their child. It wasn't until after my daughter returned to school from a wonderful holiday break did she learn a classmate with cancer passed away due to an unrelated illness. That first day back from holiday break my daughter came home from school and said she wanted to cut her hair. She wanted to cut her hair and donate Read More... {Read More...}

Family holiday photos at Balboa Pier, California

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For the past few years I've worked with the same photographer for our family holiday photos and have been extremely happy. I was pretty disappointed this year when I realized my very favorite family photographer that my family had grown to love so much moved out of state. Sarah Grace was wonderful to work with for our family photos 2012 and 2013. Sarah took the time to get to know our family and provided us with so much more than just pretty pictures. This year I was on a mission for a new Read More... {Read More...}

Fall baby bump fashion


Pregnant with my daughter six years ago, I had so much fun wearing maternity clothes. But looking back on all the photos taken during my pregnancy, I'm left wondering why I didn't make better fashion choices. Yikes. This time around I'm determined to wear comfy clothes while looking adorable. My very first maternity fashion post has one of my new favorite Fall ensembles including items from my closet and a new top and sweater from DownEast Basics. Although maternity clothes are made Read More... {Read More...}

Tips to clear skin – in home blue light therapy for acne


I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Silk'n Home Skinovations. I received product to facilitate a review and thank me for participating. All opinions are my own. I'm the perfect mom. I always succeed. My body and face are flawless. None of these statements are true about anyone unless the person making the claim truly believes it to be true. I am the perfect mom because I know everyday I'm doing my very best. I do always Read More... {Read More...}

Masquerade party attire


In planning to attend the Social Fabric conference, SoFabCon, I was looking forward to the themed evening parties. Last year a highlight of the conference was the SoFabCon 80's night. This year SoFabCon gave us a few different opportunities to get dressed up for themed parties with friends. The masquerade party to celebrate their fifth birthday is one of my favorite events of the conference. Packing for the conference I realized how you can easily get carried away putting together your Read More... {Read More...}

Reebok Skyscape, shoes for busy moms


“I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Reebok. I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating.” Living in Arizona most of the year we are all wearing flip flops. But being a busy mom on the go and always on my feet, flip flops are definitely not a comfortable shoe choice. During the summer in Arizona it's simply too hot to wear shoes all day unless they are completely breathable and light. I Read More... {Read More...}