Tried & True: The Smiling Mind App

I have one kid that falls asleep within two minutes of turning out the light, but the other one . . . it can take hours.  We’ve tried several things, but the most helpful to date is The Smiling Mind App, a mediation app I downloaded at the suggestion of a...

Tried & True: Personalized ABC Books

Granted, it takes a little bit of time, but if you are looking for an extra special gift to give to a young child, Shutterfly.com has a great ABC book you can personalize with pictures.  The layout is all there so all you need to do is insert the pictures and modify...

Tried & True: Lice Prevention Conditioning Spray

You’ve likely bought the new backpacks, picked out a new lunch box (or cleaned out the old one) and figured out, for the most part, what your child wants to wear on his or her first day of school.  You might have even gone for a back to school haircut.  But have...

Tried & True: My 2 Favorite (Healthy) Travel Snacks

Summertime (or just plain mom life) often means being on-the-go.  Whether you are traveling or just out all day having fun, the kids are going to want snacks.  And while I applaud those of you who bring fresh fruit and vegetables (pre-cut and stored in a nice...

Tried & True: Hiking with Baby

It’s beautiful out, and whether you are looking to hit up the local Orange County trails, or are heading out for the summer on some outdoor adventures, don’t think you have to do it without the baby.  Our latest Tried & True is the Osprey Poco AG...

The LEGO Make Website

Chances are you have a lot of LEGOS in your house!  We sure do.  My kids won’t even let me pass along our DUPLO sets to their younger cousin despite the fact that they have basically moved onto the regular size LEGOS.  Secretly pleased to be getting my...

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