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...}

Disney Live! Mickey’s Music Festival comes to Phoenix September 27-28, 2014 (ticket discount code)

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I am a Feld Family Ambassador and have received complimentary tickets in exchange for sharing information and my opinion about this event. For the very first time, Disney Live! is bringing their music festival to Phoenix! We couldn't be more excited about the Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival September 27-28 in Phoenix. I hope you take advantage of my ticket discount code and I'll see you there too! Some of our favorite Disney characters including Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Goofy Read More... {Read More...}

Brown rice and grape chicken salad recipe, shop Sam’s Club for savings

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I recently brought my sister-in-law along on a shopping visit to Sam's Club and surprised her with a membership. My brother is in the ARMY and was deployed to Afghanistan last summer. His wife is pregnant and taking care of their almost three year old son hoping my brother comes home soon. Shopping in bulk and saving with the Sam's Club Instant Savings will surely help Read More... {Read More...}

Disney movie themed after school snack ideas

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Check out Disney movie themed after school snack recipes by Brie Brie Blooms at Foodie.com My daughter has always been a picky eater but she will never turn down a fun Disney movie themed snack. I've seen so many cute Disney desserts lately but I was on a mission to find some healthier after school snack ideas. With recipes featuring characters from FROZEN, Muppets Most Wanted, The Pirate Fairy, and more I created a great Foodie collection of Disney movie themed after school Read More... {Read More...}

Learning about whales: whale science project (hands on blubber experiment)

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We talk a lot about animal science in our home. We have a variety of pets, visit zoos and aquariums often, and spent a significant amount of time exploring nature outdoors. Between the many educational programs we've watched about whales, whale watching excursions with both Captain Dave's and Dana Wharf, and our many visits to SeaWorld San Diego, my daughter knows a lot about marine animals. One of her earliest scientific questions about marine animals was how do whales stay warm in cold water. Read More... {Read More...}

Easy DIY remote control storage

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We recently added a TV to my daughter's bedroom and struggled with finding a place to safely keep the remote. She spends a lot of time playing in her room and a small remote could easily end up lost. Her tall loft bed makes it challenging to ask her to put away the remote at night when it's time for bed. I came up with the perfect easy DIY remote control storage solution. Using Velcro with adhesive backing I secured the two remotes (TV and Apple TV) to the inner railing of her bed. It's easy for Read More... {Read More...}

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

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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...}

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...}