The Langham Huntington Resort and Spa | Pasadena, Los Angeles | #DisneyOzEvent

The Langham Huntington Resort and Spa | Pasadena, Los Angeles photo courtesy of It seems so long ago, but yet just yesterday. Last month I headed to Pasadena, California to attend the red carpet world premier of Oz the Great and Powerful.  I was incredibly excited to attend, and just as excited to stay at the famed Pasadena landmark The Langham Huntington as a guest of Disney.  This iconic hotel … [Read more...]

Eating Clean While Eating Out | Café Blackadder in Warrensburg, MO

Eating Clean While Eating Out | Café Blackadder in Warrensburg, MO We recently took a day trip to Warrensburg, MO in search of a place for our oldest to rent when she ventures off to college this summer. With our recent commitment to eating as clean as possible paired with our current commitment to eating a vegetarian diet we were a little worried about where and what we could possibly find to eat in a college town. I had accepted the fact … [Read more...]

Guest Review | The Sweet Maple Cafe

The Sweet Maple Cafe There are times when you want to go out for an elegant meal, but occasionally, you want comfort food served in a laid-back atmosphere, reminiscent of your mom's kitchen. That is what you can find at Sweet Maple Cafe. Everything at the Sweet Maple Cafe attests to its homey origins. The restaurant was opened in 1999 by a mother of two, Laurene Hynson, who wanted to be able to have afternoons to devote to her children, so … [Read more...]

Ethan’s 4th Birthday in Branson Missouri | The Track Family Fun Parks Review

Branson Missouri | The Track Family Fun Parks Vacation. We had good intentions to take a family trip but with six people in the house our schedules wouldn’t cooperate. We had settled for a quick family staycation... but then a last minute schedule cancellation gave us a window for a quick road trip. I grew up spending most of my summers at my grandma’s house. She lived just a few miles from Branson, Missouri... so Branson is very familiar … [Read more...]

Nike Free Run 5.0 Shoes Review | Nike Young Athlete’s Innovation Summit

  As I was unable to attend the conference because of prior commitments, my husband Jason graciously took my place so that Joshua could attend. I recently started to converse with him about the Nike Free Run 5.0 shoes he received at the summit... but after a few minutes we both decided it would be best for him to write about them himself. So here are OurKidsMom’s husband’s thoughts on the Nike Free Run 5.0 shoe... At the … [Read more...]

Interview With Cobie Smulders AKA Maria Hill | Marvel’s The Avengers | #TheAvengersEvent

Interview with Cobie Smulders aka Maria Hill I have been a long time How I Met Your Mother fan with Cobie’s character being my favorite tied with Neil Patrick Harris. When I found out I was invited to New York for The Avengers event and that we might have the opportunity to interview a few of the stars, my first reply was “Oh!! I hope we get to interview Cobie Smulders!”. A couple of weeks later it was confirmed and I was beyond excited! … [Read more...]

Interview With Tom Hiddleston AKA Loki | Marvel’s The Avengers | #TheAvengersEvent | #LokisLadies #TeamLoki

Interview with Tom Hiddleston aka Loki Saturday afternoon we were all given the opportunity to participate in a group interview with Tom Hiddleston. You will recognize him as Loki from Thor and now Marvel’s The Avengers. I was excited to hear what he had to say about playing “the bad guy” and hear about his experiences making the movie The Avengers... but I was not fully prepared. Why? Because I was expecting Loki to enter the … [Read more...]

Marvel’s The Avengers Closes The Tribeca Film Festival | Honoring The Real Heroes #TheAvengersEvent

Saturday was an amazing experience I will never forget. We started our day with the incredible experience of interviewing Cobie Smulders (S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill) and Tom Hiddleston (Loki) on the 43rd floor of the Trump Soho Hotel (more on that later, though). Soon after our interviews were finished we headed downstairs just in time to see Robert Downey Jr. come downstairs and head out to the mob of Paparazzi (including a topless one!). A … [Read more...]

NIKE Young Athletes Innovation Summit | Update On Joshua’s Day

  Yesterday Joshua (my 15 year old son) and my husband, Jason, flew out to Oregon to visit the NIKE World Headquarters for the Young Athletes Innovation Summit. This was Joshua’s first time flying since he was a tiny baby and he was beyond excited. The experience was great and Josh has a funny story about being stopped for random screening by the TSA. Both of my guys have enjoyed the past two days together. I’m loving the extra … [Read more...]

Marvel’s The Avengers Are Assembling In New York | I’m GOING! | #theavengersevent

Marvel’s The Avengers Are Assembling in New York! It’s almost time... Friday morning bright and early I will be boarding a plane headed to New York City to attend the red carpet screening of Marvel’s The Avengers at the Tribeca Film Festival. This in itself is an amazing experience! But wait... there’s more! Saturday afternoon before the screening our small group of bloggers will have the privilege of interviewing two of the movies … [Read more...]