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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. After almost a full year of FROZEN fun in our house, my daughter still just can't seem to get enough. We met Anna and Elsa at Disneyland and have seen the princesses making appearances at friends' birthday parties all year. My daughter sings "Let It Go" hundreds of times a day, pretends to be Elsa everywhere we go, and loves to read her favorite FROZEN books before bedtime. We saw the movie Read More... {Read More...}

Back to School Bubble Party with Palmolive

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 This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. We are already in our second week back at school and my daughter has done a great job transitioning to kindergarten. She has been so excited for each day but by the end of the first week she was exhausted and looking forward to the weekend. I was also looking forward to the weekend because I was surprising her by inviting some friends over for a back to school bubble party. I planned Read More... {Read More...}

Shark Snack Mix recipe with chocolate dorsal fins and shark teeth

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We rarely watch TV other than a few animal science shows but I expect we will be spending a lot of time watching the Discovery Channel during Shark Week. My daughter enjoys learning about marine animals and sharks are especially intriguing to her. I'm preparing for the Shark Week fun with shark snack mix. It will be the perfect treat to share while learning about sharks. Shark Snack Mix recipe Ingredients: Chex cereal blue sixlets candy gummy lifesavers chocolate shark dorsal Read More... {Read More...}

Back to School Effortless Meals

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We officially survived our first week back to school. My daughter was so excited to start kindergarten this week. She came home even more excited to tell me all about the fun in her classroom each day. By the end of the week we were all exhausted from the excitement. A new routine without the ability to nap during the day has worn her out. With last minute school supplies to purchase and other errands with my daughter after school this week, we could all use a break from our normal dinner Read More... {Read More...}

Summer Whale Watching in Dana Point, CA with Dana Wharf

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Since attending the Dana Point Festival of Whales 2014 we have been looking forward to returning to Dana Point in the summer to see blue whales. The potential to see the biggest creature on earth in its natural environment was a great learning opportunity for my daughter. While it's never guaranteed you'll see anything specific on a whale watching tour, when you go on a tour with Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching if you don't get a good showing of whales or Read More... {Read More...}

First day of school gift with kids cards

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Today is my daughter's very first day of kindergarten. She has been so excited all summer and couldn't wait to get ready for school this morning. While she was busy learning on her first day I put together a fun surprise for when she gets home later today. Her first day of school good job gift includes a new coloring book with twistable crayons, a stuffed Minnie Mouse, a cute Minnie dress to wear this week, and one of the new Hallmark kids cards that unfolds into a jumbo poster. The Read More... {Read More...}

Children of Disney Social Media Moms Celebration learning about friendship with Disney

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I have had many great opportunities through this blog. Sometimes those opportunities are working with brands I love, attending events, and meeting idols. The best endeavors are when my entire family gets to participate and offers my daughter valuable learning opportunities. As a consumer I have a short list of brands I've favored well before I ever worked in social marketing. It's amazing to be able to work with some of those brands in this capacity and build genuine relationships with Read More... {Read More...}

Salmon dip recipe and other kid friendly seafood recipes

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Check out Kid Friendly Seafood Meals by Brie Brie Blooms at Foodie.com My daughter has always been a picky eater but loves seafood. She eats tuna on crackers almost daily and when given the choice her most favorite chain restaurant to visit is Red Lobster. She will happily eat a plate full of crab legs over a traditional kids meal.  I’ve created a collection of kid friendly seafood meals on Foodie to have a few new fun kid friendly seafood recipes for when my daughter Read More... {Read More...}

Rug Doctor Portable Spot Cleaner for pet owners

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I wrote this review while participating in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Rug Doctor. I received product to facilitate a review and thank me for participating. All opinions are my own. As a pet owner and parent I'm still amazed by how quickly and often unexpected messes occur in my house. I shouldn't be. We have multiple pets and a child in our home; messes happen a lot. We have a carpet cleaner that I use monthly but a spot cleaner for pet owners has always been Read More... {Read More...}

5 tips to help avoid identity theft during summer travel

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Many of us will go on summer vacations this year and focus on relaxing with family. Many of us will also have our identity stolen during our summer vacations. By protecting your identity and not just simply monitoring your credit, you can enjoy  your summer vacation without having to worry about identity theft. As part of a sponsored campaign by Find Your Influence and LifeLock, I'm sharing 5 tips to help avoid identity theft during summer travel. We all have ideas of Read More... {Read More...}