Recovering from a C-Section

I recently wrote about my unplanned C-section recently on here, and today I wanted to share a few tips on how I had a good recovery from the surgery. Remember - your body is recovering from major surgery, as well as adjusting to caring for a newborn, so have realistic expectations! It will take a week or two … Continue Reading

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Someone, Somewhere…

I was having dinner on Thursday night in New York with a group from my Fisher-Price trip. Lena from Listen to Lena was telling us all a story about her little game that she came up with years ago to help her cope with a broken heart. It’s called “Someone, somewhere” and as I was […]


Britax Free Ride Event Has Started!!

Get the 2013 Free Ride Event Information HERE! The Britax Free Ride Event has officially started!  If you are thinking about getting the Britax B-Ready then THIS is the time to buy! Seriously, don’t wait people because this free ride event doesn’t happen often. It started today and will run until July 31 or while […]


Massive Recall Alert: Katie Holmes Recalls Life from Tom Cruise

I’m sorry that I was MIA yesterday but I have been crying my eyes out in the fetal position in the back of my closet about yesterday’s massive recall announcement. In case you missed it… Katie Holmes has recalled her fake life with Tom Cruise. That’s right – another fake celebrity marriage is over! Katie (we […]

Grilled sweet potato salad and chicken skewers

Grilling for the 4th

I love the 4th of July.  It has always been my favorite holiday.  Cook-outs, family and friends, and fireworks — what’s not to love?! Even as an adult I get excited for the 4th.  But now rather than stuffing my face with the food other people make for me, I stuff my face with food […]

Fisher Price 1950s

A Trip Down Memory Lane with Fisher-Price

Yesterday I had the privilege to go behind the scenes at what they call the “Heritage Center” at the Fisher-Price Headquarters in East Aurora, NY. It was definitely a walk down memory lane in what I would call a Fisher-Price museum of practically every cool toy that they have ever made. It was seriously so amazing and nostalgic […]


Creating Fourth of July Traditions in Your Family

Growing up, my family would go to see fireworks on the Fourth of July. No matter what the weather looked like or the amount of traffic that would meet us as we drove our huge minivan into the “big city,” we saw fireworks every year until I was about 18. Towards the end, it came […]


Traveling with Kids Event Update

Last week I was the speaker at the Chicago Bump Club & Beyond 2nd Annual Planes, Trains, Automobiles and Boats at Galt in Lincoln Park (in Chicago!). I know many of you don’t live anywhere close to Chi-town so I thought I would share a few photos from the event to show you some of […]

First birthday smash pie

First Birthday Smash Pie

People always tell me that time flies quickly with kids and to savor every moment – strangers say that to me.  I nod and say things like “Don’t I know it!” and give a fake laugh and walk away annoyed that a person would think that I don’t savor moments with my daughter.  How dare they?! […]


Enjoy Great Family Fun at Pretend City

Having such beautiful weather in California provides us with countless things to do outdoors, but indoor fun for kids can be harder to find. On Saturday, my family and I went along with some friends to Pretend City in Irvine, Orange County, and we had such a great time!   Pretend City is exactly as […]


Do you have a mommy role model?

You know how some people hear voices in their head? No, wait don’t answer that. Do you have a good cop/bad cop couple that plays out in your head when you have to make a big decision? Hmmm? Please say “yes.” I do. As a mom, I not only have the standard good cop/bad cop, […]