Plan with Me Week of July 4th

July4th Plan with me

I love my planners. I take an hour during Pumpkin’s nap time to decorate my planner. Not only does it help me get initially organized for the week, but it is very relaxing. It doesn’t take much to get started, but it may quickly develop into quite the collection as you learn tips and tricks. [...]

Using Inside Out to discuss feelings


This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #InsideOutEmotions #CollectiveBias Since we’re right in the middle of Toddler town, we’ve seen what happens when Pumpkin has a flush of feelings suddenly. She can go from happy to super upset and then to laughing all in minutes [...]

Visiting Clifford at Discovery Cube LA

Big Red Dog

I was given a free pass to attend the media event of the Clifford Exhibit opening, but these are my opinions and our experiences. Pumpkin loves the “Big Red Dog”. So it was a given that we had to attend the launch day of the Clifford Exhibit at Discovery Cube LA. I LOVE that they [...]

What’s in a Logitech Father’s Day Gamer Toolbox & Giveaway


Father’s Day is coming up and I think it’s one of the tougher holidays to shop for. It can be incredibly difficult to figure out what your Father may want and while you may have some go-to items, sometimes you want to change it up! This Father’s Day, Logitech has launched a Dad’s Toolbox 2.0 [...]

Hello Kitty Friendship Tour


Everyone already knows I’m a die-hard Hello Kitty fan. My favorite Ju-Ju-Be item is the Hello Kitty Tick Tock BFF diaper bag. I use it where-ever I go. I cannot wait to share Hello Kitty with Pumpkin and see if she likes it just as much as I do. Recently there have been alot of [...]

Reading with a Toddler


We are very fortunate that Pumpkin loves to read. She has loved books since her first book that she gnawed on – Teddy Bear adventures. We have a special reading corner and that’s where she can stay for at least twenty minutes at a time. When Pumpkin wakes up she instantly says, “down!”. That’s so [...]

Plenty new to see at Knott’s Berry Farm this summer!

Voyage to the Iron Reef Concept Art

The opinions in this article are my own. I do not work for, or with, any brand mentioned in this article, nor do I have any official relationship with them. I have a relationship with GigaSavvy, for whom I create original editorial content. We love taking Pumpkin to Knott’s Berry Farm. Every time we take [...]

It’s just a bee…

Looking at baby chicks

On Monday we had a great family day at Underwood Farms. It’s like our local Disneyland. Pumpkin loves it, we have a yearly pass and basically the day costs us $10-$20. It’s great! Even on a semi-crowded day, it was still fabulous. Lots of people picnicking and relaxing while the children ran. Pumpkin rode the [...]

Healing from an Ectopic Pregnancy

Pure Happiness

I am currently 5.5 weeks post Ectopic Pregnancy surgery. Some days I feel okay and some I do not. On the positive side, I just recently started my period which means the plumbing is starting to work again. The ovulation pain leading up to said period was incredibly painful. From what I have been told, [...]