How to Introduce Your Kids to the Backyard Birds

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If you want to teach your kids about nature then introducing them to the birds in your backyard is a fantastic way to do it. The process of creating a bird-friendly environment is also a fun activity to enjoy as a family. Here’s how to get started. Bird Feeders and Tables Having bird food available […]

Making Movie Memories with Your Family #FandangoFamilyRoom

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Over the past few months, I have loved working with Fandango as a Family Room Ambassador.  I have had the opportunity to Make Movie Memories with My Family and it’s been awesome!  I remember when I was a little girl and saw E.T. with my family.  There were so many memories – movies on the big screen, […]

8 Safety Tips for Riding Bikes with Kids

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Riding bikes with kids can be fun, but also scary if you don’t put safety as your number one priority.  I remember riding bikes with my sisters when we were kids.  It was back in the day when helmets weren’t required.  My sister was riding her bike and looking behind her while waving.  All of […]

Take Back Your Morning with Seattle’s Best Coffee!

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Remember the days when you could leisurely wake up, enjoy a cup of coffee, and get ready for the day?  Well, those days are long gone!  Now, the mornings consist of waking me up, waking the boys up, getting breakfast on the table, lunches made, kids dressed and ready for school, and then finally heading […]

Learn to Play Music with Today!

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Growing up, I always wanted to learn how to play the piano.  I could play the piano by ear, but I couldn’t figure out for the life of me how to read music.  I would love for our kids to have the opportunity to take music lessons, but it can get kind of pricey. Let […]

Wordless Wednesday – Homemade Leprechaun

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We got together with a friend and her kids on St. Patrick’s Day.  We made the Rainbows in a Jar craft and the kids had a blast.  But then the oddest thing happened.  They wanted to do another craft!  So we pulled out the construction paper, glue and markers and away we went.  Yes I […]

Our Life in Pictures – June 15, 2012


Yay!  Dallen graduated from Kindergarten!  I’m so proud of my little guy and love him so much!  :)  Congrats baby boy!

Sammy’s 4th Birthday and an Awesome “Cars 2″ Cake!


Yesterday was Sammy’s birthday, but we celebrated it today at our local Chuck E Cheese.  My little boy is now 4 years old!!!  Crazy how the time flies by!  Well, I have been talking with my boyfriend’s mom for a little while now about the cake she wanted to make for Sam’s birthday.  She made […]

Elmer’s Painters Paint Markers + Craft with Kids #ExpressYourself

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I was recently introduced to Elmer’s Painters Paint Markers and was excited to create a craft with my three boys using the paint markers.  My boys are so creative and I knew they would have fun creating their own shirt and drawing their own pictures to wear around town.  In this campaign, each blogger chose […]

Vote for Your Favorite So Good, So Sweet Story Today! #sogoodsosweet


I am excited to participate in the So Good, So Sweet Contest, where a group of bloggers share sweet moments that were personal to them.  I shared a moment I had with my youngest son on our most recent camping trip.  He was playing with his brothers and my boyfriend’s kids.  He came over to […]

Taking the Listerine Oral Care Challenge

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Over the past 4 weeks, my boys and I were invited to take the Oral Care Challenge with Listerine and Walmart, via a campaign with The Motherhood.  As part of the campaign, we were sent a package of goodies, including Mouth Rinse (for adults), Mouth Rinse (for kids), Dental Floss, and Toothbrushes.  My boys loved […]

The Mommy-Files: Becoming A Single Mommy

In 2008, I created The Mommy-Files.  At the time, I was a stay-at-home mom and wanted an outlet where I could talk about motherhood, post pictures, share recipes, and make friends with other moms online.  Although I had a Bachelor’s Degree, I chose to take the opportunity to be at home with my 3 boys […]

Our Life in Pictures – February 10 – 2012


At the Nipomo Park with the boys – view of the sun through the trees.  So pretty!!!

Our Life in Pictures – Day 24 – 2012


On January 24th, we celebrated Dallen’s 6th birthday and I had a party for him at our local Chuck E Cheese.  The kids had a blast eating pizza and playing some of the new games.  I was going to make a cake but ended up buying a cake from Costco.  They are so good!  It […]

Our Life in Pictures – Day 22 – 2012


Dallen’s birthday is on Tuesday, but we had friends come to a birthday party at Chuck E Cheese to celebrate.  He had so much fun and so did his friends!  Plus, gotta love Costco for last minute birthday cakes!!!