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Halloween Week! Recipes, tips and ideas for Halloween!

Halloween week is here on Thoughts of a Mommy and this whole week, I will be bringing you yummy recipes, tips and ideas for this coming Monday!   Today we have two goolish recipes from Nestlé for your Halloween Party!! La semana de Halloween ya está aquí! Esta semana, voy a traeréles deliciosas recetas y consejos e ideas para el próximo lunes! Hoy tenemos dos recetas espantosos de Nestlé para tu fiesta de Halloween!! Estimated Times Preparation Time: 20 mins Cooking Time: {Read More}

A scary good time!

Do you have a scaredy cat teenager? I do. As much as I want him to sort of “man” up, he won’t. He has yet to ride the so-called scary rides at our favorite theme park. He hasn’t seen a scary/horror movie and absolutely will not enter a Halloween Haunted House. Every year it’s the same story. He’ll think of the most elaborate excuses to not do anything scary. As he started to notice that kids his age would wear {Read More}

Learn, Create & Share with LeapFrog!

What do you do with alllll the toys in your house?  If your kids are like mine, then I think it’s safe to say that there are toys everywhere! Right?  Some are broken. Others, the parts are missing.  Hair tangled beyond repair?  I say this because it seems that toys (compared to electronics) are beginning to take a backseat in playing. There is a certain “tablet” that we have that, although it really is a blessing to have, it’s become {Read More}

Spreading Smucker’s Traditions Recipe and Essay Contest!

How many of you have beautiful memories in your kitchen?   My mom is a cook. Being in the holy of holiest of her kitchen is a privilege for me.  The family get-togethers  and holidays are always centered around food. Well, for us it is.  The first issue to tackle when planning a dinner is who is cooking what, and then where are we getting together. I’ve said many times here that my mom is the best cook ever!  Just {Read More}

Cirque du Soleil- IRIS!

IRIS,IRIS…. IRIS!  This is one review in which all I want to say is GO SEE IRIS!  Then- you pack up for family and go watch IRIS. I’ve only been to a few Cirque de Soleil shows and it seems that every time I go, it get’s better and better and Way. More. WOW!  It manages to take my breath away every single time.   The show is making the Kodak Theater its home for the next 10 years. Yes, {Read More}

Discovery Science Center- Bug Invasion!

The Discovery Center in Santa Ana has a serious bug problem.  Like… gross, slimy, leggy bug problem.  Ewww!  I’m kidding.  They do have a cool exhibit- Bug Invasion. All month long, bugs and insects of all shapes and sizes are creeping their way in, on and around Discovery Science Center! The whole bottom floor has been transformed into a bugs land that is fun and interactive for kids.  It’s not at all scary.  Maybe for little ones (1-2 years old) {Read More}

RIDEMAKERZ Supports the Fight Against Breast Cancer

In support of the fight against breast cancer, RIDEMAKERZ will donate $5 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation for each customizable pink RZ Rascal RIDE purchased either in-store or online, in October. When purchasing the pink RZ Rascal, car enthusiasts of any age can have fun tricking-out the RIDE with a wide array of tires, wheels, spoilers, side pipes and other accessories and feel good about supporting such a worthy cause.  “The Breast Cancer Research Foundation has significantly improved the {Read More}

Veggie Pasta Salad with Nakano!

Serving meals that are healthy has been very challenging for me.  With white rice as a staple in almost every meal, I find it very hard to even try to cut back on our beloved rice. Even when it comes to the food that I cook.  Whether it be Mexican or Filipino cuisine, I’m always looking for ways to cut back in high fat carbs and certain meats. Trust me… it’s hard!  But every now and then, there is a {Read More}

Discovery Scinece Center to host -ANAHEIM DUCKS WEEK- Oct. 15-23!

Dust off your Ducks’ jerseys, hockey season is back! To celebrate the start of the National Hockey League (NHL) season,  Discovery Science Center (DSC) and the Anaheim Ducks have teamed up to present Anaheim Ducks Week! From October 15 – 23, all children ages 3-14 wearing Anaheim Ducks’ gear (hat, t-shirt or jersey) will receive free admission to DSC! Cheer on the Ducks as they take on the San Jose Sharks in their first home game on October 14, 2011 {Read More}

Winnie the Pooh is coming to DVD+Blu-Ray! {Giveaway}

Winnie the Pooh is set to be released on October 25th.  This was one of my favorite movies this year.  You can read about my review here. There are a few movies out that really grab my 6yo son’s attention.  Winnie the Pooh is one of them.  Claiming his 1st grade reading  skills, he says he can read a lot of words.  And reading he does!  When we went to the movies to watch Winnie the Pooh and the format {Read More}

Breakfast & Books! {Giveaway}

Since my 6yo started reading books, this house has been filled with easy-to-read books.  There are days that I feel he can’t get enough of books and days in which he’d rather play than read.  My 4yo is the one who wishes she can read.  She’ll sit next to her brother and pretend to read and make up stories from the pictures in the book.  Which is good, I know.  I hope that desire to read and love books sticks {Read More}

Melissa & Doug Fold n’ Go Castle {Giveaway}

Playing with actual toys is becoming a lost art.  Do you agree?  With all the electronic toys taking the place of basic toy playing, it’s little by little replacing imagination.   As much as I can’t stand the scattering of toys and games, I would rather much prefer my kids get down on the floor to play, use imagination and explore! Melissa & Doug Fold n’ Go Castle (MSRP $50) is a wooden castle that includes a working drawbridge and dungeon.  {Read More}

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