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  • Think of a cause, any cause, whether it be for children, the environment or a disease, and chances are, there is a non-profit organization behind it tirelessly finding a cure or solution to a problem. You could be involved as a volunteer or at the least, a casual donor during the holidays. Fact is, all...

  • The Sheraton Carlsbad is located on Grand Pacific Drive off of Cannon Road in Carlsbad, near Legoland. If you are looking for a staycation destination, look no further than San Diego County. Just an hour drive from Orange County, Carlsbad is ideal! My family recently spent a night at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort and Spa,...

  •   A letter to my Sun by Dagmar Ebaugh (decaturmamaoftwo) Dear Max: Six years ago on April 19th my life changed forever as we welcomed YOU, our first child, our son, into our hearts and lives. My universe shifted on its axis and suddenly you became its center. In the past six years, I’ve watched...

  • There are many things that I know we do right as parent: Patient Husband and I have kept our two kids alive and healthy for almost six and two years, respectively, and that in itself is quite an accomplishment! We hang out and play with the children, we respect their opinions, we limit screen time,...

  • HAPPY HAPPY FRIDAY FRIENDS!!! Thought I’d share a few of my favorites with you guys. These are my absolute must-haves for the upcoming summertime season (actually, these are my faves for really anytime of the year!)  Here you go– #10- Skinny Girl Sangria I’m normally a red wine kind of girl, but I was chatting with...

  • My daughter Ciera hearts dancing. She’s constantly dancing. Even to NO music. At church on Sunday I went to go get myself a cup of coffee, turned back around only to see Ciera showing off her recital dance to a few of the ladies at our church. She’s not shy at all. Never really has...

  • Today is #iHeartOC Giving Day. The goal is to raise $2 million for local non profits in Orange County, CA. The challenge you have to donate within 30 hours between April 21-22, 2015.   Give where you live and according to what cause moves you. Find out which non profits are participating by clicking here....

  • All I can say is that it’s been almost a week later after returning from our trip to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. I’m still in awe. I can’t stop thinking about it. It was beyond stunningly beautiful at both parks. It’s amazing to be able to see God’s creation up close, first hand....

  • My kids have been using these great new bottles from Contigo, and have been LOVING them. I love them just as much as they do, and kinda want to steal them We are long time Contigo users and when I saw that the brand had come out with new bottle for kids, I jumped at...