Starting down the path of potty training

Pumpkin – “Oh no I poo poo.” Mommy – “Okay we can change your diaper.” Cue chase around the house. When I finally get her down to change her diaper….about 7 times out of 10 it’s a wet diaper. No poo poo to be found ....more

Taking the family to Star Wars Celebration 2015!

I am so excited to take Pumpkin to her first Star Wars Celebration! It’s a must event for any Star Wars fan and for those interested on where Star Wars as a franchise is going. Because during the conference, there are many announcements and panels to discuss the future of Star Wars. J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy kick of the convention with their talk with “special guests”! ...more

Hop to the Music feature and giveaway!

“I received the Hop To The Music pack as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network. No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own. This post may also contain affiliate links.” In SoCal, the weather is great and we’re all thinking spring already! ...more

I am now a Lemon Dropper

I can almost feel the eyes rolling. But before you think I’ve jumped off the deep end hear me out. Before Pumpkin I had never heard of essential oils ....more

Underwood Farms grows!

We are so happy the Underwood Farms is open again! The best part is seeing how differently pumpkin experiences the farm now that she can run and choose what to see next. Right now the ponies and the Train are her favorite rides to go on ....more

Re-using the Clear Blue Fertility Monitor

Two years and 10 months ago, Clear Blue sent me a gift basket. The ovulation tests weren’t working for me and they can be expensive (particularly after trying to get pregnant for 8 months). After speaking to Clear Blue they were kind enough to send me the gift basket ....more

Visit Knott’s Berry Farm’s Boysenberry Festival & Giveaway

We were given tickets to attend the Knott’s Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival but the opinions below are mine. We love going to Knott’s! It’s a fun, family day that has something for all of us ....more

Crafting for a Sesame Street 2nd Birthday Party

Pumpkin loves all things Elmo and Sesame Street which made it an easy decision for 2nd Birthday theme. Because I love to try and DIY, the birthday party was a mix of store-brought decorations and things I created. Some of the crafts were successful and others ….not so much ....more

Valentine’s day greetings

There are many different ways to send your love on Valentine’s day. You can make something, send a Hallmark e-Card, or send a physical Hallmark card. If you are anything like me, you’ll try option 1, but end up sending out a combination of option 2 and 3 ....more

Top five apps for Toddlers

I know there is a movement that children under two should not get any screen time. I am that mom that said no way am I going to let my child watch tv or use electronics early on. Fast forward two years and there is almost no preventing the use of the iPhone or watching an hour of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse ....more