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Surviving Traffic with Audio Adventures for Kids

Living here in LA we have to deal with a lot of traffic. Sometimes I forget and when I get on the highway I’m thinking dang it I did it again. I need off this as soon as possible and it can take twenty minutes sometimes must to get to that next exit. And Saturdays […]

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Everyone’s Hair Needs a Little ATTITUDE!

Samples provided. Two things I am willing to spend the extra dollar on: Cat food and shampoo. With my head still stuck in the clouds of wishful dreamland; the only job I would ever leave teaching for is to become a rock-star. And of course, no one can be a well-rounded heavy-metal rock star without […]

Blackberry Cobbler Made With Truvia

Recipe: Blackberry Cobbler Made With Truvia

MomStart is a Truvia ambassador. Sometimes, the best recipes – and memories – happen when you improvise. I’m in LA for a couple of weeks visiting Louise, and this weekend, Zoe and I decided to make a dessert together. We looked at what we had in the cupboards and decided that a blackberry cobbler sounded […]

Wearing the Martian Notifier Smartwatch

Smarty Marty! Martian Notifier Watch Makes The Grades.

Sample provided. From the time I started carrying a cell phone at all times, I haven’t worn a watch. I didn’t really need one but lately I have been on this wearable technology kick. So when AT&T provided me with a Martian Notifier Smartwatch it was like Ba-Bam! All about the watch!! I was excited […]

4 Easter Recipes

4 Easter Recipes

Just in time for Easter Sunday, FoodNetwork.com has four classic holiday recipes to share: 4 Easter Recipes Easter Bunny Cake Sweet and Smokey Spanish-Style Ham Greek Easter Bread Easter Flower Cupcake

My Gal Sunday

My Gal Sunday

Promotional copy provided. Hallmark Movie Channel presents: My Gal Sunday starring Rachel Blanchard, Cameron Mathison and Jack Wagner. I gotta say up front, I love me some Jack Wagner on any day of the week and everyone else was great too. My Gal Sunday is a twist of love story/mystery story. Even from the very […]

Star Wars Command: Star Destroyer

Use the Force! Star Wars Command: Star Destroyer

Samples provided Hasbro lets us “Use the Force” while our Star Destroyer battles the rebels and the Emperor sets out to control the galaxy! With the unique remote control and hand motion you can drive your Star Destroyer in to battle and launch Energy Blast Balls to crush the Rebellion! Interactive play between the Rebellion […]

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Breakfast with Bunny at Hard Rock Café

Get egg-cited to kick off spring by breaking bread with the bunny at Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood at Universal CityWalk. On Saturday, April 4 from 9-11am guests will be able to attend a delectable breakfast buffet and eat alongside a Hard Rockin’ Bunny! Hop on over to Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood at Universal CityWalk for […]

Wine Brat Crock

Wine Brat Crock Recipe

Coupons provided. If you want an effortless weeknight meal to tempt your tastebuds, try these delicious sausages slow cooked in wine! Wine Brat Crock Adapted from the Johnsonville Brat Crock Hot Tub recipe Ingredients: 1 package of Johnsonville Brats Enough red wine to cover – roughly 2 cups Directions: Sear the brats on all sides […]

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Make a Skylanders Themed Easter Basket #EggsellentSkylanders

Compensation was provided via MomTrends. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Skylanders or MomTrends.  Miles and Zoe love Skylanders, so much so that when they met the actor that does the VO for the captain they recognized his voice. Patrick Warburton was really a […]

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Visit Star Wars and see The Death Star at LEGOLAND #StarWars

Since we moved to LA it has been Miles’ dream to go visit LEGOLAND and now that he knows the Death Star is there he wants to go even more. I kept making promises to him that if he did this or did that I would find a way for us to go well I […]

Stubb’s Pan Seared Chile Lime Red Snapper

Stubb’s Pan Seared Chile Lime Red Snapper Recipe

Here’s a yummy recipe from Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q that you’ll want to “Snap” up: Stubb’s Pan Seared Chile Lime Red Snapper Recipe courtesy Stubb’s Legendary Bar-B-Q Ingredients: 2 (8 ounce) ½ -inch thick Red Snapper fillets 2 cups Stubb’s Pork Marinade 1 ½ teaspoons Stubb’s Pork Spice Rub ¼ teaspoon kosher salt 2 cups cornmeal […]

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Get More While Shopping For Chicco Fun Baby Products @ChiccoBaby

Thank you Chicco Shop for sponsoring this post. While this was a sponsored opportunity from Chicco Shop, all content and opinions expressed here are my own. I remember the first time I saw a Chicco product come into the boutique I worked at years before I had kids. We all loved the bright packaging it […]

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Into The Woods Release on Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movie Anywhere

My daughter thinks I have tortured her because I didn’t take her to the theater to see the movie Into the Woods. She’s been dying to see it and now she can because it was released yesterday to Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movie Anywhere. Into the Woods is a musical brought to the big […]

Optimus Primal

Roar Out!

Sample provided. Transformers are on the top of the list for just about every young lad and many time lasses too! Optimus Primal by Playskool is a winner for my littles not only because it is a Transformer but because it is a T-Rex too! Say it isn’t so? … It is! Made for ages […]

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Three of America’s Hidden Gems

America’s Hidden Gems · Antelope Canyon, Arizona – Located on Navajo land just east of Page, Arizona, Antelope Canyon is a stunning slot canyon with beautiful views at Upper Antelope Canyon, The Crack and Lower Antelope Canyon. Stay at the Days Inn & Suites Lake Powell to enjoy all of Northern Arizona’s beautiful scenery. · […]

Triple Decker Salted Caramel Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich

Triple Decker Salted Caramel Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich Recipe #HormelFamily

MomStart is a Hormel Foods Extended Family Blogger. Jai’s birthday was on Friday the 13th this month, and as is tradition around here, I made his favorite food: A peanut butter and jelly sandwich! This time, I added a new delicious twist to an old standard by using new limited-edition SKIPPY Salted Caramel Peanut Butter: […]

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How to Make a Few Extra Bucks a Day with PayPal

PayPal has certainly brought a great improvement to our lives and the way we pay for things over the last 15 years or so. However PayPal isn’t just all about paying for your goods on eBay or other online retailers, it can also be a great way to earn yourself a few extra bucks too. […]

Philips AVENT Natural Bottle

Philips AVENT Feeding Solutions: From Birth to Toddler

Samples provided. This post contains our Amazon Associates link. Philips AVENT have been a trusted name in baby products for almost as long as I’ve been alive. Moms know that they can count on Philips AVENT for great products – and the best part is that they have products for every stage of your little […]

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Celebrating National Nutrition Month With St. Jude

Travel consideration provided. March is National Nutrition Month, which has me reflecting on my tour of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. One of the things that struck me about my visit there was the incredible amount of detail paid to every single aspect of health – which, naturally, includes nutrition. We started our tour of […]

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