Disney Pixar’s Brave: Feisty and Fearless

"BRAVE"   (Pictured) MERIDA. ©2012 Disney/Pixar. All Rights Reserved.

After seeing the commercial for Disney Pixar’s Brave many, many times on television, I was delighted to be invited to attend an advance screening.  Z.E.N. was excited too, because he just loves going to the movies! If you are into fiery redheads, bows and arrows, and a whole lot of fun and adventure, then Disney

How to Find a Geocache – The Family Friendly Outdoor Pursuit

official geocache - © gunnar3000 - Fotolia.com

If you are nostalgic for those treasure hunts your mom used to organize when you were a kid, then you might be interested in the latest 21st century outdoor family pursuit – Geocaching.  Geocaching manages to blend nature, fun, and technology and a great day out with your own kids.  But what exactly is it

Taking a Tour of the Smarties Candy Factory

Sign outside of the Smarties Candy factory

I’ve been eating Smarties candy for as long as I can remember and I always have some on hand in the house.  So last week when Collective Bias asked if I would be willing to join them on a tour of the Smarties Candy Factory, of course I said yes! I couldn’t tell Z.E.N. though

Children’s Place Holiday 2012 Preview

Nicole Feliciano and Michael Gianelli at Children

The first BlogHer related event I attended last week was a preview of the Children’s place Holiday collection, hosted by Nicole Feliciano of MomTrends.  The event took place at the Bryant Park Hotel in midtown Manhattan. As soon as I walked into the room, I was mesmerized by what I saw.  Cute little models donned

Testing Out Makari Skin Care Products

The "before" shot

You all know that I’m a product junkie and love to try new stuff, so of course when I was given the chance to try Makari products, I jumped on the opportunity. I used to have really great skin back in my 20’s but now, forget it!  My skin looks blotchy and I have developed

4 Untraditional Afterschool Activities for Childhood Health

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Are your children bored of soccer, cheerleading, and the other afterschool activities they have tried? Sometimes kids need a change of pace. This guide will suggest a few untraditional afterschool activities that will help your children network outside of their regular peer groups while learning special, unique skills – all while staying fit and learning

So, What Exactly is BlogHer?


I will be attending the BlogHer ‘12 conference this weekend and I’m really excited, but I don’t really know what to expect.  I’ve seen so much buzz around the event but a lot of that buzz has left me to wonder what BlogHer is really all about. Is it a fashion show? Sounds like one. 

Helping Your Children Avoid Sugary Foods

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Sugar is one of those things that once children are introduced to, they will want to eat it more and more. Here are some guidelines in helping your child find a healthy nutritional balance, as well as good eating habits. Benefits of Avoiding Sugar There are many different benefits to avoiding sugar. Limiting sugar intake

It’s National Hot Dog Month! #HormelFamily

Hot dog with ketchup and mustard

Hot dog season generally runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day, but did you know that July is National Hot Dog Month?  I, for one, wasn’t aware of this and just found out. When we were growing up, my sisters and I used to love going to Coney Island.  We loved going on the rides

Moms Can Save Lots of Time and Money With Mygofer


Finding all the supplies on your child’s school supply list can be stressful at times.  On several occasions, I have had to go to more than one store to find all the items on the list.  I hate going from store to store to find a specific item and have often wished that I could

Have A Magical Time With The Family At Dutch Wonderland


There are tons of amusement parks out there, but I have yet to find one that I enjoy more than Dutch Wonderland, which is located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Dutch Wonderland is a famous amusement park in the East Coast that welcomes families from all across the country as well as all over the globe. In

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