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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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My Suicidal Pregnancy

My suicidal pregnancy

My husband and I were trying to get pregnant.  I assumed it would take at least six months to a year based on some of my friends’ experiences.  However, when the very first pregnancy test came back positive I thought we were pretty awesome.  In fact I thought I was pretty awesome.  I remember that […]

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The perfect Valentine-

The Perfect Valentine?

  I have a confession to make – I love gifts.  In fact, I love gifts so much that when someone gets me a gift that doesn’t make any sense I actually feel offended.  Now, before you stop reading and think I’m some sort of stuck up brat – just know that I love GIVING […]

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Top 10 Best -Kid Says- (1)

My Top 10 Best “Kids Say”

I have to say that one of my favorite shows was “Kids Say the Darndest Things.”  I loved that show even before I had children.  And now that I do it’s completely accurate.  Kids truly do say the most bizarre, often unintelligible, counterintuitive and quite frankly straight up weirdest things.  I haven’t had children too […]

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Don't. Call. Me. Cute.

Don’t. call. me. cute.

I’m walking down the hallway of my high school, attempting to navigate the crowd when an extremely tall girl pats me on the head like a puppy.  I realize I am pretty short, 5’2″ isn’t exactly the size of a basketball player, but I also believe it’s taller than most children.  The pat was a […]

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5 Things to know about Cloth Diapers

5 Things to know about cloth diapers

  Are you thinking about using cloth diapers?  Do you have a super naggy friend who keeps telling you about the financial and environmental benefits of using cloth diapers?  If so I may be that friend!  I mean, here are a few things you should know before you decide to jump right in.     […]

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Did CaveMoms have it better-

Did CaveMoms have it better?

I often wonder if CaveMoms (yes I made that term up) had it better.  Or maybe the correct term is easier.  Aside from the obvious not having any modern medicine to rely upon and the occasional wild beast storming the camp, did they have less worries? Sometimes I find myself spinning in a world of […]

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