Mandarin Immersion Kindergarten, skill reinforcement at home with the T-Mobile free data plan


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. We recently transitioned to a new back to school routine with my daughter entering a Mandarin immersion kindergarten program. We're just a few weeks in but she wakes up very excited each day to go to class. She comes home so excited to share all the new Mandarin she has learned. My husband and I do not speak or know any Mandarin; keeping up with her has already been a little bit of a Read More... {Read More...}

Ice Cream Dessert Recipes


Check out Ice Cream Dessert Recipes by Brie Brie Blooms at Living in Arizona means my family can enjoy ice cream all year. Summer brings longer, hotter, and sunnier days; a perfect reason to eat more ice cream! Keeping up with a demand for cold treats keeps my collection of ice cream dessert recipes growing. With more and more added each day, it will be hard to avoid eating ice cream every single day this summer! My ice cream dessert recipes on Foodie  includes Read More... {Read More...}

Kids Fashion: dressed sporty and having fun

dressed sporty and having fun

My daughter has been having fitness fun at Great Play of Chandler (Arizona) while also attending gymnastics for the past couple of months. Although proper attire for both activities is simply shorts and a t-shirt, my daughter has been asking for new "work out clothes" to wear like her friends in the classes. Last week my husband took her out shopping to purchase a few new leotards and gym shorts. They came home with the cutest Reebok girls apparel. The two piece matching outfits are cute, Read More... {Read More...}

Disney’s FROZEN Olaf play dough recipe and family movie night giveaway {FROZEN DVD & Amazon gift card}


With the excitement of FROZEN about to be released on DVD, my daughter and I made homemade Olaf play dough this week. The easy recipe is perfect for home or the classroom and has just enough orange, black, and white glitter sparkles to match Olaf. I've also joined some of my favorite Disney loving friends to give away a FROZEN family movie night complete with a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital copy of FROZEN the day it releases and a $75 Amazon gift card. Disney's FROZEN will be released and Read More... {Read More...}

Gimme Shelter {movie review}

Vanessa Hudgens in Gimme Shelter

I attended a screening event for Gimme Shelter, a movied based on true events about the courageous story of how a homeless pregnant teenager found herself in a shelter. I also had the opportunity to interview director, Ronald Krauss, and film inspiration, Kathy DiFiore. The story is inspiring and was captured beautifully in the remarkable movie. As Kathy DiFiore suggests, it's not a movie, it's a movement. Be moved by the inspiring film and take the time to learn about how Read More... {Read More...}

Discover the Dinosaurs in Phoenix January 3-5, 2014

Dinosaurs in Phoenix January 3-5, 2014

My family attended the Discover the Dinosaurs event in Phoenix and had so much fun while we learned about dinosaurs. The lifelike dinosaurs and many activities made this a perfect way to spend the day with family. We began our journey through the different worlds full of animatronic dinosaurs. We stopped to read the facts and information along the way.  The dinosaurs were unbelievable with very realistic appearances and movement.  Most of the dinosaurs Read More... {Read More...}