“Rio 2″ Flies Onto Blu-ray & DVD + Giveaway!!!

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We loved the movie Rio and were looking forward to Rio 2 coming out on Blu-ray and DVD!  Well we don’t have to wait any longer because we can now enjoy Rio 2 on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital copy.  In Rio 2, the cast of the animated hit comedy Rio returns – along with a new flock of […]

Our Newest Favorite Show on Netflix

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I love to watch t.v.  I do.  I admit it.  I find it relaxing to escape real life just for those brief minutes and watch the fictional experiences of others.  Frank and I especially love to watch shows together once the kids have gone to bed.  We’ve enjoyed “Breaking Bad,” “True Blood,” “The Walking Dead” […]

Enjoy Dining Out with Denny’s New Fit Fare Menu

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When you go out to eat, do you tend to worry that what you’re eating is high in calories or fat?  No need to worry about it anymore when you dine out at Denny’s Restaurants!  Denny’s now has a Fit Fare® menu that offers items to guests looking for healthy eating choices without compromising on taste, value […]

Cruising the Carnival Inspiration for Frank’s 40th Birthday!

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If you follow The Mommy-Files, you know that I love to travel and especially love to cruise!  This May, my handsome, smart and amazing fiancé turned 40 years old.  To celebrate his birthday, we decided to go on a Carnival Cruise to Ensenada with some of our friends.  It was so much fun!!!! We decided […]

How to Overcome Allergy Face with ZYRTEC

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ZYRTEC®. With Spring and Summer comes beautiful flowers and wispy trees.  However, with this natural beauty also comes allergies.  Allergies not only come with the seasons, but can come with some of our most beloved pets too.  If you’ve ever experienced allergies, you know […]

Excited to Host Our “The Other Woman” Closet Swap Party!

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Have you seen the movie, “The Other Woman?”  Thanks to Fox Home Entertainment, I have the opportunity to invite a few of my close friends and family to a viewing party in my home!  Not only are we gonna eat popcorn and candy, drink wine, eat brownies, and watch the movie, but we’ll all leave […]

My First Experience as Maid of Honor

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In my life, I’ve only been to a few weddings.  The first weddings I went to were when I was a little girl and they were the weddings of my mom and stepdad, as well as my dad and stepmom.  The next wedding I went to was my own at 20 years old and I was […]

Disney’s “Planes: Fire & Rescue” Movie Coming to Theaters on July 18th + Giveaway!!!

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We love to go to movies as a family!  Most recently, we took the kids to see a movie and the trailer played for Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue.  Immediately, my 6 year old whispered to me that he wanted to see it when it came out and the other kids agreed.  Disney’s Planes: Fire and Rescue will […]

Test Driving the 2014 KIA Cadenza in Comfort & Style

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As a blogger, I have the opportunity to test drive a lot of different cars.  I love driving, so test-driving cars is definitely right up my alley!  I recently got to test-drive one of my favorite cars – the 2014 KIA Cadenza.  Oh my gosh, talk about driving in luxury.  This car rocked! I was […]

Take a Family Daycation to the Beautiful Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach, California

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I love to travel and love living in California!  Do you know what I love even more?  Traveling to different beautiful places within the state of California!  Last year, I had the opportunity to check out the newly renovated Pacific Edge Hotel in Laguna Beach, California.  Let me tell you – it’s a gorgeous hotel […]

Keep Momming

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I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting (#MC) for Shire. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating. Raising a child at any age is challenging, and when it comes to mothers and daughters, the dynamic can be even more complex. What some may dismiss as “typical tween girl behavior” […]

The Ultimate Japanese and Sushi Experience at Benihana

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Have you ever been to Benihana before?  Not only do they have amazing food, but the service and entertainment is great too!  It is definitely one of my favorite restaurants to visit!  I was excited to learn that Benihana was supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with it’s Children’s Day Initiative.  Benihana Inc., the nation’s leading […]

Missing Our Toyota Sienna XLE

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A few months ago, I had the opportunity to test-drive a 2014 Toyota Sienna XLE and it was awesome! I fell in love with it the moment it drove up to our home on the Central Coast. You see, we have a big family and finding a vehicle that is comfortable and fits all of […]

Vacation Mishaps and Vacay Gone Cray Cray!!!

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I love to travel!  In fact, since a young age, I’ve enjoyed traveling.  I’ve traveled to Maui (at age 13), to Canada (at 15) and to Russia (at age 18).  Since starting my blog, I’ve had the opportunity to travel around the county, as well as to Mexico a few times.  I’ve visited Cancun, Mexico […]

Introducing the Monster 500 Line of Toys!

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Our kids love to build and they had a fun time with the Monster 500™ toys!  I honestly had never heard of the Monster 500™ toys before conducting this review, but afterwards, even I had fun playing with the toys with our kids.  We received a few of their toy sets to check out here […]