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Portia
Orange County, CA
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I'm one of those moms that wears contacts on the daily and wears glasses only when I'm in sweats, have my hair tied in a messy bun and plan on having a lazy day in. I've had the same old pair of glasses for almost two years. They were once... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Sugar Tot
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Baby D and I have been playing around with Shuttersong lately. Shuttersong is the first free mobile app that combines any digital image with up to 15 seconds of sound. It basically creates a single, shareable, high-quality JPEG file with sound. Shuttersongs captures milestones and everyday moments in time and,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Sugar Tot
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Whooz stickers are defintely one of those products you never thought you'd need, but once you have it, you can't image your charged up life without it. Whooz are vinyl stickers for your iPhone and iPod chargers. Each set comes with four different characters sticker sheets. Each character sheet includes... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2014 at Sugar Tot
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I generally try to cook big dinners at home that will last us a few days at a time. I love cooking, but after you cook big dinners through the week, it's always nice to let someone else cook. This time, I took a Monday off from the kitchen and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Sugar Tot
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Summer isn't quite over yet, so feel the sand betwen your toes and go to the Huntington Beach Food, Art & Music Festival. It starts today and runs the whole weekend Sept 5-7. The festival will take place at Oceanside at 21601 Pacific Coast Highway (where Huntington Beach Boulevard meets... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2014 at Sugar Tot
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Visit to Tanaka Farms in Orange County for a fun, educational and healthy family trip. Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2014 at Sugar Tot
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Preparing kids for the first day of school-activities, parties and more ideas. Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2014 at Sugar Tot
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10 Ice Cream Spots to Try in Orange County Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2014 at Sugar Tot
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Storytime at the public library is still a tried and true method for teaching kids reading and literacy skills. With all the activities and kids-centric family parks and places in Orange County, I can't believe I've held off on taking Baby D to the storytime at the library until now.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2014 at Sugar Tot
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I’ve always found that toys with simple shapes give kids the most room for imagination and problem solving skills, and Nickster toys does just that. Nickster Toys pairs with the Nickster Playland app for an optimal learning experience. Each toy is made of 3-4 block-like pieces that fit together like... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2014 at Sugar Tot
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It's important to help your kids build self-worth, confidence and kindness. These 4 apps will inspire kids to value themself and others. Snoopy’s You Can Be Anything This app features Snoopy in a variety of different occupations. From an astronaut, to a lawyer, to a pilot, the many faces of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2013 at Sugar Tot
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One of Huntington Beach's most anticipated holiday event is here-the Cruise of Lights! The cruise is put on by the Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee. We recently had the pleasure of experiencing the Cruise of Lights and had an amazing time. The boat took us on 45 minute cruise through the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2013 at Sugar Tot
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The Elf on the Shelf is everywhere! He monitors children’s behavior by day and then reports back to Santa Clause about the naughty or nice behavior he's seen. Kids wake up to the mischievous elf doing naughty and silly things. Some argue that the elf scares their children into behaving... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2013 at Sugar Tot
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No one has ever become poor from giving.. Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2013 at Sugar Tot
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We are only a few days away from Thanksgiving, can you believe it? Looking for some last minute recipes and ideas for the big day? I'm cooking the family staples but also trying some new recipes a la Pinterest. I've created a Last Minute Thanksgiving Picks Pinterest board for Thanksgiving... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2013 at Sugar Tot
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Toymail is a smart toy that sends messages to and from kids. It's basically like email or text messages for kids but way, WAY cooler. Parents, grandparents and loved ones can send messages directly to their kids from their iPhone. Kids receive messages at home from the adorable toy Mailmen.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at Sugar Tot
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We may only be one week away from Thanksgiving, but many moms have already started their Christmas shopping. FamilyFun magazine announced their Toy of the Year (T.O.Y.) Award winners. These award winning toys are perfect to add to your Christmas shopping list. After being selected from more than 300 contenders,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2013 at Sugar Tot
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"Creative people are more likely to start their own companies, to be happy in their jobs, to be successful in business. They tend to be resilient, happier, in better moods."-James C. Kaufman, Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut I'm a true believer that providing kids with creative... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at Sugar Tot
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Imagine the excitement Baby D felt when he meet Thomas the Tank Engine in real life! We took a family trip to the Orange Empire Railway in Perris, CA to attend a Day Out with Thomas. We had an amazing opportunity to take a twenty-five minute train ride on Thomas,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2013 at Sugar Tot
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at Sugar Tot
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Raise your hand if you are a mother to a child obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine. Ok..that's everyone, myself included. Imagine bringing your child to see a 15-ton Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends in real life. A Day Out with Thomas-The Go Go Thomas Tour 2013 comes to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2013 at Sugar Tot
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Read & create storybooks with the Storypanda App & Giveaway Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2013 at Sugar Tot
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Thank you to everyone who participated in the Aquarium of the Pacific Giveaway! Meredith C! Congratulations!! One winner was selected randomly through Rafflecopter. Details of prize will be emailed directly to winner within 48 hours of announcement. Related articles Kids Explore Laguna Beach Fall Crafts Blog Hop Giveaway: Aquarium of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2013 at Sugar Tot
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It's almost Halloween and although the stores are running low on kids halloween costumes, don't worry, you're in luck. This no-sew DIY superhero costume is the easiest thing in the world to make, I promise you that much! I love DIY projects but I'll have to be honest with you,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2013 at Sugar Tot
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Prior to preschool, toddlers are at the age when they are naturally curious and can easily absorb information so it is the perfect time to introduce them to the math basics. Math is just as important to early childhood development as reading and writing. For kids of this age, it... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2013 at Sugar Tot