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The Wisdom Wonder Project

We got out of the house today for a nature walk (solo, around the neighborhood) in a new collab with the SLO-based The Wisdom Wonder Project. This company offers easy to follow, home-based learning curriculums for kiddos. (And to think I had partnered with them before all this Covid-19 quarantine crazy went down.) Read on to learn how we incorporated a simple story in Aesop’s Fables into a nature walk. And how you can, too.

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SocialMama: Making Mom Friends During Covid-19

COVID-19. Quarantine. Being stuck inside your house with kids. Worry. Sickness. That on top of all the other mom stuff. It’s been a hard week, friends.

It’s times like these that we can use all the friends we can get.

Enter: SocialMama, an app that launched last year for moms looking for mom friends in their city and beyond.

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EarthKind Stay Away Ant Repellant

I only have pies for you. As in, for the people in my life. So, no ants. Ya hear?! Ants are never going to be on my guest list. Ever. Obviously it’s no secret I hate ants. Like, seriously dislike them more than snakes. Which, of course, my mom will never understand. So when a gal from the all-natural pest prevention company EarthKind approached me for a review, I was like – yes ma’am, 100 percent I’ll try that. 

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Bobux Paddington Red Boot Review

Today we are reviewing the Bobux Paddington Boot in red. They are $70 for big kids and $60 for littles and so worth the money.  I’ve already received so many compliments on them, including Clara’s teacher who said her boots “were so on point” 🙂 I like that they’re made with solid materials like coated leather with a rubber finish that’s water repellent and scuff resistant. The company also took the time to find child-safe and non-toxic materials and dyes.

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Review of Avila Lighthouse Suites, Avila Beach

Overall, this hotel is a must for hotel-scouting families looking for something kid-friendly. It’s perfect for children in the hotel amenities, setup, and location. But, it’s also special because not only are your kids’ needs accounted for (and who are we kidding – they’re the bosses anyway), but the adults also feel like they’re on a pampered beach vacation.  The hotel is steps from the ocean, there are complimentary white fluffy towels in the pool area and there’s a free waffle bar with whipped cream in the morning.

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Our Summer of Travel Blogging

This summer has been nonstop, and I’m happy to say that much of it is due to my growing niche of travel blogging! I love finding business collaborations so we can review hotels, places to play and other destinations for kids (or a parents night out!). Here’s a look at what I’ve done so far in this niche. I’d love to do more.

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Roidmi F8 Storm Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Review

Landed a vacuum collab, officially made it as a mommy blogger!! Level. Up. 😆 I even went all out with peep-toes and a dress to celebrate my new maximum mommy blogger status. LOL.No, but jokes aside we were #gifted this sleek new cordless vacuum called the ROIDMI F8 Storm. It’s super lightweight, has good suction and I really dig all the handy accessories it comes with. You can clip in different types of rollers depending on your surface. It’s also versatile and changes shape for my house or the car.

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Girl’s Trip to the Broadlind Hotel, Long Beach

Earlier this month, two gal pals and I left our collective assortment of tiny humans with the husbands and the grandparents and lived it up at the Broadlind Hotel’s penthouse suite in Long Beach, California. Overall, the property is a truly charming getaway with all the architectural character I love, situated in a conveniently walkable downtown location.