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Making Back to School Easier for Everyone

September 2, 2013 in All Posts, First Grade, Kindergarten, Preschool, Sponsored Posts

We had a seamless first day of school. But after that we had a few bumpy days within the first two weeks: crying, accidents, wanting to stay home with mommy. I’ve even had a few bumpy days myself as a mom. I think we’re getting into the swing of things now with a little help from […]

DIY First Day Of School Signs

August 12, 2013 in All Posts, DIY

This weekend we were supposed to go on an impromptu Disneyland trip before school started, but we ended up staying home, so I had some time to make these cute First Day Of School Signs for my preschooler and pre-kindergartener. They were so easy to put together and will make a great photo prop for […]

{Movie Review} Won’t Back Down: Not Just Emotional, Empowering

September 13, 2012 in All Posts, Parenting, Sponsored Posts

I’ve been on a blogging break to try and reorganize and refresh my own life and the lives of my various blogs, so I wasn’t sure whether it was the right time to accept an invitation by Circle of Moms and Pop Sugar to a screening of Fox Studios’ movie Won’t Back Down, starring Maggie […]

Mama Knows Best + Back To School Tips

August 25, 2012 in All Posts

Well, the end of summer is here and the kids are headed back to school, so it’s time for a little bloggy break to rest, recharge, and get ready for the fall. When I get back, I’ll finally share the Polka Dot Birthday Themed Birthday Party from January, a Garden Themed Party from April, and a Dinosaur Themed […]

Kids Co-op Playdate #14

August 17, 2012 in All Posts, Kids Co-op Linky Playdate

Happy Friday!  It’s time for our playdate! We made the most amazing homemade fun this week…I can’t wait to tell you all about it.  Here’s a hint:   And we’ve been enjoying the end of summer and slowing down to enjoy the simpler things…school doesn’t start ’til next week.  What have you been up to […]

{Bake} Milk Caramels #SmartFinalSupportsSoCalSchools #CBias

December 21, 2011 in All Posts, Bake, Sponsored Posts

It’s safe to say I’m a bit caramel obsessed.  Who can resist the ooey, gooey goodness of a warm Caramel Sauce drizzled over an inside-out Apple Crumble Cheesecake or thick, creamy Caramel Frosting Brownie Sandwiches?  This holiday season I’m making lots of caramel-drizzled desserts, but I’m also making caramels.  Salty ones like these delicious, divine […]

{Craft} Teacher’s Gift Tutorial: School Supplies Diaper Cake #GlueNGlitter

October 10, 2011 in All Posts, DIY, Sponsored Posts

I’m all about the diaper cake these days.  They’re such a fabulous decor piece – plus, the lucky recipient gets to take home the fruits of your well-meaning labor and put your present to good use long after the party.  In case you missed the last one, here’s my tutorial for the pink and bling diaper […]

{Live} Jane’s First Day of School

September 1, 2011 in All Posts, Laugh, Parenting

Yesterday was Jane’s first day of school. At 2 years, 7 months, my little baby went off to preschool. I thought there would be tears on somebody’s part:  mine or hers.  Or possibly both. But instead, it was one of the best days we’ve shared so far. Jane was giddy with excitement and couldn’t wait […]