​10 Questions to Stop Asking New Parents

It’s no secret that new parents can get a bit defensive when you’re talking about their babies, and sometimes the most well-meaning comment can turn into a serious problem, but there are some things you simply do not say — ever. Here are a few so you’re prepared next time you meet up with fellow […]



Global Star Wars Unboxing Event Means Hours of Kiddo Entertainment

If you have a little one, chances are you’ve encountered an unboxing video or two on YouTube, and discovered just how fascinated these things are to the littles of the house (18 of the top 100 viewed videos on YouTube are unboxing ones). Well, now both littles and bigs will likely be glued to the […]

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What I Packed in My Hospital Bag

It’s been a little over 4 years since I gave birth to Savannah, but I thought it would be fun to share what I brought in my bag . . . and what I actually used, aside from a general “What to Pack in Your Hospital Bag,” which I’ll add later, too. Look through and […]

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D23 Recap: 13 New Disney Movies Your Family Will Want to See

This past weekend, Disney fans gathered for a larger D23 event weekend, which included the unveiling of some exciting new family films, dress up (of course), and a whole lot more fun. Though I have a general D23 membership (you just sign up for free online and get exclusive news, downloads and invites), I sadly […]


Fit Mama: 4 Great Workout Systems You Can Take Anywhere

Finding the right workout for moms isn’t easy. Yes, any workout is better than no workout, but there are a lot of changes in the body after having a baby (vaginal birth or not) and not all workouts are created equal, or are good for your new mama bod! I looked into a few digitally […]

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How My Family Ate Gluten-Free in Europe

Most people are surprised when they hear that traveling in Italy while eating gluten-free is quite easy. There are enough people with celiac disease for this small country to do things quite differently than in the United States. Of course, having a successful gluten-free vacation starts with planning. Keep reading to learn how I ate […]


Blueberry Picking at Jessop Farms in Ripon, CA

Just before the official start of Summer I took my daughter, S, to Jessop Farms in Ripon, CA to try our hands at blueberry picking. Since S had so much fun when I took her strawberry picking last year I wanted to take her berry picking again this year, but to pick a different type […]


Family Road Trip Essentials

Summer is the perfect time of year for a family road trip. The kids are out of school and you have just enough vacation time saved for an extended weekend adventure, or maybe even a big getaway. My family usually road trips from Nor Cal to So Cal at least 2-3 times a year, and […]

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