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Do You Whole30-

Do You Whole30?

Have you heard of this whole30?  I didn’t know it existed until a friend of mine came to a party talking about how she had just finished her whole30.  She said she lost fifteen pounds and felt amazing.  As she said this my ears perked up and I was hanging on her every word.  You […]

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Bloom :: An Event For New & Expecting Mothers

  Disclosure:: BLOOM is a sponsored event, made possible by partnerships with the companies mentioned in this post, however we would not work with a business we did not feel brought value to our readers and we are very excited about all of the amazing products and businesses our guests will get to experience at […]

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My Top 5 Easter Memories

My Top 5 Easter Memories

Growing up Easter was a very important holiday for our family.  I distinctly remember the excitement I had to wear my special Easter dress to church and unwrap the GIANT chocolate bunny that my aunt always sent.  And because Easter was so important I have a lot of great memories associated with it.  And so […]

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I'm Drowning

I Feel Like I’m Drowning

There’s a song that sometimes pops into my head.  The lyrics go something like you’re only.  you’re only seventeen.  you’re only. you’re only seventeen. It’s almost like I actually have little characters inside my head who throw that song into my brain like in the movie Inside Out.  For whatever reason that song takes me […]

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Shame

Why we need to talk to our kids about SHAME

When I was in High School and College I did a lot of stupid things.  Kids tend to make a lot of mistakes during this time of their lives.  They’re growing up. They’re learning how the real world works.  And I wasn’t any different.  There were some things I did that would have been mortifying […]

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Launch Party!

Launch Party {Recap}

Anaheim Moms Blog Launch Party was held at Painting UR Way in Anaheim Hills.  It was the perfect Thursday evening to kick off the blog and the weekend!   We had a fantastic time learning how to paint amazing pictures.  In addition to the amazing art we all created, we enjoyed lots of treats including […]

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You know you AREN'T From the OC When

You Know You AREN’T From the OC When…

I’m from Iowa.  Moving to California was part of my big adventure as a newly graduated college kid.  I experienced a lot of social changes after moving to the Golden State.  However, nothing quite prepared me for moving to Orange County.  Can you relate to any of these? You aren’t sure what to make of […]

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AMA Skincare {Sponsored Post}

Disclaimer:  This is a sponsored post for AMA Skincare.  However, all opinions are 100% our own and we stand by AMA Skincare and all that we endorse. After the birth of my son I started to notice that the “pregnancy glow” on my face had somehow faded into dark patches above my lip.  Something was not […]

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