The Diary of a Nouveau Soccer Mom

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Alice Through the Looking Glass #ThroughTheLookingGlass

Ben and I are so excited to go preview Alice Through the Looking Glass on Monday!

The original Disney animated Alice in Wonderland was my absolute favorite as a kid and, of course, I had to read Lewis Carroll's stories more than once.  I'm even more thrilled to see the adaptation of  more of the story in the new movie.  Check out the Mad Hatter Surprise below:

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Craters of the Moon National Monument {National Parks with Kids}

Sometimes, you find the coolest things in the most unexpected places.  And sometimes, those things mean you have to pull off the highway and discover them.

In March, we took a trip to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Grand Teton National Park.  It's one of my happy places, especially being back in the mountains.  On the way back to Washington, we took the southern route and discovered a cool treasure somewhat off the beaten path in Idaho--Craters of the Moon National Monument.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

AdoramaPix - Hexagon Metal Prints {Review}

Once again, we got the opportunity to check out one of the products from AdoramaPix.  I've been raving for months over their metal photo prints.  We received one for a blog post last year and immediately ordered a second one to match it because we loved it so much.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Find Dory - Activities & Trailer

Are you as excited as we are about Finding Dory?

We loved Finding Nemo so much and this sequel has been such a long time coming!  It opens nationwide on June 17th and, pending summer camp, we will totally be there that day!  I kind of wish I could talk one of the kids into having a Nemo and Dory themed birthday.  I have a vision in my head, but I also have kids who are 10 and 13, so I'm also not holding my breath.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Family Fun at the Washington State Spring Fair {Review}

This past weekend, we headed off to the Washington State Spring Fair.  Since we haven't lived here for quite a year yet, we haven't had a chance to check it out in the past and we were quite excited to go.  The kids had seen the advertisements and were more than happy to help out with a blog post.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Make Dental Care Fun with Plackers® Flosser Friend {Review}

Starting a good dental routine for kids is so important.  From their very first teeth, good habits help children learn the routines they'll carry through adulthood.  But, as parents, getting them to practice those same habits can be a bit more difficult in practice than it is in theory.

Luckily, Plackers® is helping parents establish healthy dental care habits for their kids in a fun way!   Besides daily brushing, it's important to help kids establish a flossing routine too, beginning when they first have two teeth touching.  Flossing regularly removes plaque and food from areas between the teeth that can’t be reached by brushing alone.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

AdoramaPix - Metal Photo Prints

Sometimes, you become so fascinated with a blog project that it becomes a go-to item in your home.  That's pretty much how we feel about AdoramaPix metal photo prints.  We had the opportunity to order one for a blog review before the holidays and I absolutely adore it.  We chose a family shot of us hiking at Teton National Park.  That one turned out so well that we ordered a second one to go with it of the four of us at Mount Rushmore, not for a blog post, just because I wanted one.

Next up, we're excited to try out the new Hexagon Metal Prints.


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