Meal Time With Nuby

For the past year, we’ve had the honor of collaborating together with Nuby USA. If you are not familiar with their company or their products, then you must head over to their website to take a look at all the amazing products they carry. From bath time, play time, to eating- Nuby has you covered and them some. They are always researching and designing innovative and functional products to make your life as a parent so much easier! We’ve had the opportunity to use many of their products and we’ve loved them!

Some of our favorite mealtime products are the Miracle Mat PlacematSure Grip Bowl and Stainless Steel Utensils. We love how the miracle mat is divided so that I can put different types of food in each section. The best part of both of these products is that once it’s on the table, they don’t budge. My daughter doesn’t try to throw her plate or bowl off the table anymore but she does sometimes knock things down accidentally. The utensils are easy to hold and comes in fun colors! As a parent, I can rest easy knowing that her dinner or snacks will stay on the table.

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Review: Disney on Ice Presents Dream Big

Last night, we were able to attend the opening night performance of Disney on Ice: Dream Big at the Long Beach Arena. This was our second time attending a Disney on Ice show and it was as amazing as the last one. We had an incredible time watching the amazing acrobatics and phenomenal skating. Plus, who doesn’t love Disney Princesses?

The performance is divided into two parts with a short 15 minute intermission. Disney on Ice: Dream Big tells the stories of some our most beloved Disney princesses and how their dreams came true. The show is filled with special effects, amazing skating and acrobatics on skates! Tinker Bell, Mickey, Minnie and even Goofy all make an appearance! View Post

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Boysenberry Festival at Knott’s

It’s that time of year again! The Boysenberry Festival is back at Knott’s Berry Farm to delight your taste buds with over 70 unique boysenberry inspired food, drinks and more! It’s going on from now until April 23rd.

History

What exactly is a boysenberry? It’s a cross between a red raspberry, blackberry and logan berry. It was created by Rudolph Boysen. Did you know that every boysenberry can be traced back to Walter Knott and his berry farm? He brought some struggling bushes back to his farm and by 1934 had a huge crop of boysenberries which became very popular!

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Disney On Ice Returns to the Southland!

Disney on Ice returns to the Southland later this month in Dream Big! Audiences will be transported into the world of their favorite Disney princesses as they go on amazing adventures and make their dreams come true. Join Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Jasmine, Aurora, Snow White and your favorite sisters- Anna and Elsa as they tell their stories through artistic skating and daring acrobatics.

Disney on Ice presents Dream Big!

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How to Prepare Your Child for a Funeral

Death is a natural part of life and in the event that someone in your life passes away, you and your family will attend a funeral. As adults, we know what to expect at one but for children, it is a whole new territory. When A was about 2 years old, my maternal grandmother passed away and we attended the funeral. We didn’t really explain anything about death to A at that time because she was too young and didn’t really understand what was going on.

However, about two weeks ago, my father-in-law passed away. He had been sick for over 10 years but it was still sudden and happened so quickly. We are still coping with the loss but as Christians, we take comfort in the fact that he is in heaven and that there is no more pain or suffering. (1 Corinthians 15:42-53)

As adults dealing with grief, we can surround ourselves with friends and other family members to find comfort and find the support we need during such a difficult time. We can send the family a sympathy gift (like the ones at https://www.gifttree.com/v3/sympathy/gift-baskets) to show them that we are thinking about them in this tough time. But what about children- especially young children? First of all, they don’t know what to expect at a funeral. Second, they might not even know how to express their emotions about the situation. Third, they will probably have a lot of questions.

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