Family Fun with Free KidQ app

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This post is part of a sponsored campaign by Scholastic. My daughter asks me questions all day long. Sometimes it's about the weather, or animals, or street signs. Sometimes it's about why flowers smell good or how many different types of birds live in Arizona. Sometimes it's about silly things she overheard my husband and I say. We have always told her asking questions is how we learn. She has never been shy with her curiosity and we don't discourage her hundreds of daily questions. Read More... {Read More...}

Surviving cold and cough season: Dr. Cocoa’s chocolate flavored medicine for kids

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This post is part of a sponsored campaign by Dr. Cocoa and Scholastic. As cold and cough season are approaching, I'm already anticipating how my daughter will spend her sick days. When she's not feeling well she likes to cuddle up on the couch with her favorite lovey and watch favorite movies or educational programs about animals. She doesn't complain too much until it's time to take the medicine. From my experience most children's medicine doesn't taste very yummy. We have tried a Read More... {Read More...}

Plus one makes four, our baby news

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I'm so excited to finally share our family news. Extending our family is something  we have wanted for quite awhile and have quietly hoped our daughter would get to be a big sister. We are expecting a baby due April 2015 and my daughter couldn't be more excited. We saved the news and told our daughter after the first healthy ultrasound. She is absolutely intent on making sure I eat healthy and reminds me to take a vitamin every morning. I already have a little helper ready to be a Read More... {Read More...}

Fun with friends #PHXMomcation

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Every mom deserves a break. Whether you are working outside of your home, from home, or just being mom, motherhood is not easy. Last weekend I went on a little mommy break with close friends. I was home less than 24 hours later and felt completely refreshed. Our #PHXMomcation is just what I needed. We dined at the True Food Kitchen, stayed over at a Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak resort casita, then had breakfast at the resort's Rico's restaurant. Our casita at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Read More... {Read More...}

Get your kids active with a LeapFrog LeapBand virtual pet

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 I received free products in order to host the LeapFrog and CLIF Kid sponsored MommyParty. All opinions and ideas are my own. We celebrated Fit Made Fun Day September 6th by getting active with the new LeapFrog LeapBand and sharing healthy snacks, CLIF Kids Zbar Protein. The Fit Made Fun celebration was to inspire kids everywhere to get up and active. The new LeapBand is an excellent way to encourage active play while making fitness fun. The new LeapFrog Read More... {Read More...}

Don’t forget your stroller at Disneyland…you might get peed on!

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I am an overachieving mom. I wanted my daughter out of diapers before she was two, reading by four, and definitely not sitting  in a stroller at five. Sometimes it  takes a funny mishap, like your daughter peeing on her daddy's head at Disneyland, to take a step back and realize maybe it is okay to push a five year old around in a stroller! Since that happened we have a stroller at Disneyland and I don't feel badly when I get odd looks for pushing  my only child in a stroller when Read More... {Read More...}