If you have a toddler or preschooler, chances are you will be getting a play kitchen at some point or you already have one. There are so many options for kitchens to buy. But what if you could customize...
For more than eight years, I worked with consumer finance and lending companies managing marketing and communications campaigns. If there is anything I can take away that applies to my personal life, it is the importance of an emergency...
Once upon a time, before toilet paper was a coveted commodity and leggings weren’t quite yet acceptable as pants, I splurged on a few items to help me recover from childbirth that have served me very well during these,...
Easter is in a few days and we are still under the stay at home order.  However, I've put together a few tips and tricks to filling that Easter Basket! Easter Basket Tips + Tricks Spring Cleaning – Clean, Organize...
Finance. Eeew. If you’re like me, a complete right-brained person (artsy, creative), you were likely drawing pictures on your math homework in high school and not-so-patiently waiting for the bell to ring for econ/math/physics to be over. Why, do...
"There's an app for that." The phrase that over time became truer and truer. What a time to be alive! There really is an app for anything. I've come across a few apps that have more than filled a...
Okay. Let me be very clear. This has been building for a while. As in, almost 3 years. Where do I begin? Expectations: You attend a birthday party or your kid(s) receive a favor bag from peers at school for...
Our No Spend Journey - Month One At the start of January, I wrote about the no spend journey we were embarking upon. To keep myself accountable, I pledged to write at least one post a month about the journey and...
At the end of December, I discovered a new favourite YouTuber. Her name is Hannah Louise Poston and for the entirety of 2018, she did a No Buy Year. No spending for an entire year sounds crazy right? Being...
Holy moly, California is expensive. First, I mean, I knew it was going to be when I moved out here. I'm not under some delusion that metro Detroit prices were going to be on par with Orange County, but the...
Summer is here and the water is calling! Are you a beach-goer? Or do you prefer to hide out in a cool house until the late afternoon and then venture outside for some water fun? I'm the lady who...
Recently, I was conversing with the mom of a toddler about the stress of shopping with her daughter. Mom emphasized that her energetic and curious toddler refuses to ride in a cart and "needs" to touch everything while walking...
Every week, right around Tuesday, the food in my house becomes scarce - we have no groceries in sight. My husband will go through the ritual of going to the fridge and opening it, only to sigh and sit...
After Thanksgiving, I knew I needed a change. My body had become squishy. ALL. OVER. The twins are now 16 months. I had no more excuses. I had been very serious about fitness prior to having children.  In my youth,...

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OC Moms Guide – Orange County Events May 2022

It's the month of May and you know what that means! Well...actually here in Orange County, May 2022 means a lot of different things....