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Rocket Launch returns to Discovery Science Center!

Discovery Science Center (DSC), Future Scientists and Engineers of America (FSEA) and The Boeing Company (Boeing) team up to offer a free day of hands-on science and family fun at the 19th annual Rocket Launch on Saturday, May 19th, from 9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event will be taking place on Boeing’s Huntington Beach campus. You are invited to design, build and launch your own rockets made of two-liter plastic soda bottles. Don’t know how to build a rocket? {Read More}

Celebrate International Children’s Day at The Aquarium of the Pacific!

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s seventh annual International Children’s Day is a special festival for kids. Celebrating the amazing talents of children of all cultures, this festival will feature international music and dance performances by kids. An international choir, West African, Mexican folkloric, Pacific Islander, Cambodian, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese dance are among the children’s performances. A children’s Persian Spring Show will highlight the music, art, and peace learning of Persian culture. Also featured is the Braille Institute Johnny Mercer {Read More}

Should I take my kids to see DisneyNature’s Chimpanzee?

During the Brave press trip I attended, we had the privilege of pre-screening Disneynature’s brand new movie~ Chimpanzee. Synopsis:  Disneynature takes moviegoers deep into the forests of Africa with “Chimpanzee,” a new True Life Adventure introducing an adorable baby chimp named Oscar and his entertaining approach to life in a remarkable story of family bonds and individual triumph. Oscar’s playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal {Read More}

When they give up…

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I am going to rant. I’ve posted about the struggles I’ve had with my teenager here before.  Not only have we had problems at home, but of course… at school. To me, the worst thing that can happen to a child of any school age, is when a teacher gives up on him/her.  Do you agree? I am doing my best to keep my son afloat and on track with his school/home work and when exchanging emails with the teachers {Read More}

Johnson’s Baby Cares and Save the Children brings help in time of need!

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Last week, our nation was devastated with deadly tornadoes.  As I was checking in on twitter, I came across the tweets from the National Weather Service.  Tweets with “Take Cover NOW” and “Tornado heading your way” made my heart race with fear for those whose lives will be affected. We live in “Earthquake Country” as southern California is affectionately known. I’ve had my fair share of earthquake experiences, so as I was on twitter I asked my husband which natural {Read More}

JOHNSON’S Baby BEDTIME App for iPhones

Yet another luxury I missed out with my pregnancies.  I wish I had this when I was pregnant! (: There was one night I will remember forever, with my 2nd child. He was a newborn and I literally did not sleep the whole night.  Pumping every 1.5-2 hours has it’s cons.  I tried rocking him to sleep, swaddling, singing, crying… nothing worked.  I think around 6am, my husband found me in the kitchen with my head on the table and {Read More}

Food Network and Share Our Strength’s screening of “Hunger Hits Home” in Los Angeles

I would like to introduce you to Silvia! Silvia has taken on a big role here on Thoughts of a Mommy.  She is one of my new contributors. Silvia and I have been amigas for over 20 years now.  We met as young girls in church and I am so glad that she accepted to become a contributor for this blog.  She is a wiz in the cocina and will be posting some fantastic recipes for all of us to {Read More}

I’m a JOHNSON’S Baby CARES Council member!

A little over a year ago, I wrote my first post about using Johnson’s products.  In the post, I confessed that I am pretty much a huge fan of Johnson’s.  Back in the day (according to my mom) when I was a little wee one, I was a Johnson and Johnson baby. When I had open heart surgery as a child, one of the few memories I have during my hospital stay was getting my first sponge bath~ post surgery. {Read More}

My #DisneyPixarEvent Experience… Day 2 pt 2!

Here you can read about day 1 and part 1 of day 2. Thanks! Continuing on with our 2nd day at Pixar Studios, I want to tell you all about the Kilt and the bagpipe. First~ Kilt 101 Like I mentioned in my last post, learning about the Scottish culture was fascinating.  BRAVE is based in Scotland and other than the accents of the characters when they speak, I didn’t know much about anything scottish.  We had a session in {Read More}

Nuclear Cowboyz return to Ontario, Ca. for this weekend only!

Tickets are now on-sale for the Nuclear Cowboyz 2012® tour at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario. Due to popular demand, Feld Motor Sports has added an additional show from last year’s schedule – Nuclear Cowboyz 2012 will be playing three shows from Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15. Nuclear Cowboyz is the greatest, high octane-fueled entertainment freestyle motocross tour ever produced. It is the legend of two powerful freestyle motocross tribes whose survival in their futuristic world {Read More}

My #DisneyPixarEvent Experience… Day 2

Day 2 of my Brave press day in San Francisco trip brings up back to Pixar Studios.  Right away, we were greeted by this awesome bagpipe player: As you see in the video, he lead us into the building and we were off to start our day. Bloggers and traditional media were separated into “clans.”  We each had badges with a character from the movie along with their clans. I was in the MACGUFFIN clan…   I know right?  Cute! {Read More}

My #DisneyPixarEvent Experience… Day 1

I can’t believe that it’s been a week since I left to San Francisco for the Brave press trip.  Time truly flies when you are having fun. The three days spent in northern Cali was simply magical.  From our trip to Pixar and The Walt Disney Family Museum, each created a special memory for me. We started the trip off with our first visit to Pixar Studios.  We were greeted by the famous “Lamp” and “Ball” from the short film, {Read More}

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