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We are so excited for the new season of True And The Rainbow Kingdom on Netflix which is finally out!  

My girls loved the first season. ​The show has a great message for kids that promotes ​love, positivity and respecting the environment. We watch it as a family and I encourage you to tune in!

 

We love the themes of the show and the values it brings to our home- here are just a few of our favorite reasons to watch True and The Rainbow Kingdom Season 2 now out on Netflix!

DEVELOPING MINDFULNESS
Like most kids, True’s curiosity and imagination can be
overwhelming – too many ideas at the same time! In the magical
Wishing Tree, True’s encouraged to STOP and BREATHE, in order
to solve each episode’s challenge. By taking a mindful moment,
True is able to ask herself “what do I know and what can I do?”
helping her stay present and organize her thinking – a valuable skill
for school readiness and success.

FOSTERING EMPATHY
This season, we go deeper and learn about the people and
creatures living in the Rainbow Kingdom. True’s adventures show
kids how to deal with the unexpected, be emotionally resilient and
to care for others. Our stories focus on emotional issues that are
concrete, immediate and relevant to children.

SOARING WITH STRENGTHS
True is everything you’d want in a hero: she’s brave, smart and
never misses a beat to call upon the power of the Wishes to help out
someone in need. True uses critical thinking to determine which Wish
to activate to solve the problem. True uses her brain over brawn…
Wishes not wands!

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For more from The Millennial Mamas check out- Camp Birthday Bash with The Ziering Girls

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By: Rachel Rosenthal

Who hasn’t found themselves lost down the rabbit hole on Pinterest or Instagram, lusting over a gorgeous walk-in perfect closet ? You know the one: it’s bright, well-organized, and looks like it jumped right off the floor of Bloomingdale’s. The thing is…it’s actually really attainable and there are ways that you can replicate this type of organization in your own home.

Before you dump out the contents of your closet and start from scratch, revisit the closets that you do love (I’m looking at you, Kardashians!). When you’re pulling home inspiration from Pinterest or in magazines, take notice of what you like about the photo you’re lusting over. Is it the color palette, a specific products, or overall style that you are drawn to? Breaking down the elements of the photo to decide on what you like will help to narrow down which type of products to introduce into your home to replicate the look.

Chances are you’re drawn to how stylized and clean a dream-worthy closet or pantry looks, and to help achieve that look you’ll want to lean on the products that you use. By using the same type, color, and material of products (from the hangers in your closet to the bins in your pantry), you’ll automatically create a cohesive look that looks tailored and styled.

Of course, there are some important rules to keep in mind when doing a total closet organization overhaul.

The Perfect Closet

5 TIPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR CLOSET
  1. Know your limits. The thing that can be difficult to realize is that the space that is available needs to be your limits. When it comes to storing your clothing it’s most important to make sure that everything is visible and easily accessible, and a great way to do that is through categorization.  

    Creating categories based on how you live will not only make it easier to access the outfit of the day, but makes keeping up with the overall system easy to manage it’s created based on how and what they wear. For example, if daily attire includes suits, blouses, and pumps those items get priority placement in the closet, which means on a level that is easy to reach and see. Then, within each category break down the category and divide by color, style, etc. Categorizing is a budget-friendly way to streamline a closet and enhance the overall look of the space, regardless of its size or design.

  2. Maximize your storage space. The most important thing to remember is that if you use it often it needs to be accessible. I love under-the-bed storage because it has a good amount of space to store items, but you should not be putting items that you grab for every day in this area because it’s going to be a pain to access. Instead, reserve the under-the-bed space for your off-season clothing or less frequently used items. Remember that you are not only confined to your clothes hanging bar and can think high, low, and to the back of doors.

    If you are limited on space there are products out there that can help you make the most out of your usable space. For example, hanging sweater bags and shelf dividers are a great way to get the most out of your closet and help to organize sweaters, handbags, or even to separate your wardrobe for the week by putting outfits for each day in each of the slots.

  1. Let it go. It’s common to talk yourself out of getting rid of something, especially if it cost a lot or you got it on a great discount or it was a gift. If you aren’t using it though and it is adding clutter to your life, it is not benefiting you and is not being used for the purpose that you purchased it or were gifted it. And maybe there are clothes that you are holding on to “just in case”. You know, just in case you lose weight or just in case you go to a specific event or vacation. Well, if and when those situations come up you will probably be so excited that you will go out and buy something new instead of turning to something that you’ve been hanging on to. Think about the now and focus on the future “what ifs” as they happen.

  1. Think seasonally. Before you transfer your out of season clothing into storage bags or bins, make sure to make any repairs and clean the items before packing them away. That way, when it’s time to pull them back out they are clean and ready to wear. Add a label to the side of your bin to note exactly what is inside (ex. “Spring/Summer Dresses”) to make it easy on yourself when it comes time to locate and unload the box.

    Take care of your clothing but covering it while it is being stored. That means putting items in boxes with a lid or in bags that can be fully closed to avoid being damaged. Make sure to add a label to the outside of the box that describes what is inside to make it easy for you to find what you need when you need it. This is especially important for kids clothing if you want to store for future use, so make sure to write the type of clothing or season and the sizing on a label.

  1. Know when it’s time to donate and consign. When you are ready to go through your closet and see what to keep/consign/donate, the number one thing is to touch EVERYTHING. Pull everything out and hold it in your hands. Do you love it? Do you wear it? If you answered “no” then consider donating or consigning it.

ABOUT RACHEL ROSENTHAL

Rachel Rosenthal is an organizing expert and founder of Rachel and Company, a Washington, DC-based professional organizing firm. Since 2007, Rachel’s firm has worked with 2,000+ clients, and teamed up with prominent brands, including West Elm, Pottery Barn, The Container Store, and Four Seasons. Rachel is a TODAY Parenting Contributor and her organizing tips and expertise has been seen by millions and in 70+ publications, including Real Simple, Martha Stewart, House Beautiful, The Rachael Ray Show, and local NBC, ABC, and Fox morning shows. Rooted in the belief that organization can be achieved by all, Rachel emphasizes solutions that are easy to use and enhance a home’s existing aesthetic. Check out her site and follow @rachelandcomp on Instagram!

for more from The Millennial Mamas check out- Korean Beauty Debunked

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There is no more more magical place than the “Happiest Place on Earth,” right??? Disneyland is truly one of our favorite places to visit every year as a family. Since we live about 45 minutes from Disneyland, our trips to Disneyland are significantly less expensive just due to that fact. We recently had a sponsored stay at Fairfield Inn by Marriott Anaheim Resort. Here are some our very favorite tips for Disneyland on a budget:

Stay at the Fairfield Inn Anaheim Resort

  • Premium rooms that have 2 queen beds and fantastic view of the Disneyland fireworks. We loved retiring to our room early, getting ready for bed and then ordering a some Pizza Hut (located inside the hotel) pizza to eat while watching the incredible Disneyland fireworks
  • Panera is on site to grab a delicious meal to go for the day
  • It is about a 5 minute walk to the Disneyland Resorts through Downtown Disney

Such a great fireworks view

Bring your own Snacks/Food into the Parks but do plan a couple of fun treats that you will purchase in the park

Pop by a local Target and pick up the latest Disney collaboration gear

Bring your own reusable water bottle

Bring your own Disney princess with you just in case some princess twinning needs to happen

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Like Katy Perry said, “Nothing comes close to the Golden Coast!” If you are looking for your perfect family get-away on the West Coast , look no further because The Millennial Mamas has a list of the Best West Coast Family Vacations to take this Summer!
Keystone Resort: Hyatt Place Keystone and Keystone Lodge & Spa | Keystone, CO
This summer, Keystone Resort is launching its new Kidtopia Summer Signature Event. From June 29 to July 3, the Kidtopia Summer Series includes live mountaintop music, free daily activities, fireworks and lodging discounts. Families can enjoy a mid-day mountain concert and mountaintop picnic on July 1, with the Rocky Mountains providing the backdrop and a special family-friendly band providing the entertainment. Spend an evening at the Keystone Stables on July 2 as wrangler’s share tales of yesteryear over free outdoor games and s’mores. On July 3, celebrate Independence Day with a special Kidtopia Party, complete with a firework display over Keystone Lake. Guests who stay more than two nights can save up to 40 percent across lodging accommodations like Hyatt Place Keystone – a short, scenic drive from Denver – making it a very convenient destination for families. The property is equipped with scenic social spaces, complimentary hot breakfast, an “Odds & Ends” program for forgotten (or lost) items and a Coffee to Cocktails Bar featuring specialty coffees and premium beers, wines and cocktails, perfect for parents. Keystone Lodge & Spa also boasts spectacular views of Keystone Lake and the Continental Divide, in addition to having the ease of on-site dining and a spa for parents needing a reprieve from all the fun. Plus, guests who book at either property for more than two nights can enjoy free offerings such as guided hikes, golfing and scenic lift rides for kids 12 and younger.

The Ziering Girls at the Great Wolf Lodge

 Great Wolf Lodge | Grapevine, Texas; Grand Mound, WA; Anaheim, CA; Colorado Springs, CO

Families can escape to the West Coast to Great Wolf Lodge, the country’s largest portfolio of indoor water park resorts. The ideal vacation to swim, splash and slide, the centerpiece of the resort is the extensive 84-degree indoor water park, complete with water slides, a massive wave pool, a gentle lazy river, interactive pools and the dual body surfing experience, Wolf Rider Wipeout. Extending far beyond waterparks, Great Wolf Lodge also offers families quality accommodations, exceptional service, a multitude of dining options, popular indoor arcade games and more. There’s something for the entire family at Great Wolf Lodge, from PJ parties and nightly story time for kids to spa programming and evening “wine down” packages for adults. New at the Grand Mound and Grapevine locations are curated build-your-own Fort Kits —crafted by an Etsy mom of four and grandma to 12— that serves as the ultimate family bonding activity and souvenir to pop up once at home.

Penna Mae at Disney Aulani

 Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa | Oahu, HI

Aulani is perfectly positioned on 21 beautiful oceanfront acres of Ko Olina on the leeward coast of Oahu. Aulani’s world-class spa, restaurants, lounges, pools and excursions are all uniquely designed for families to discover the culture, history and traditions of Hawai’i. Guests and locals can now also experience the KA WA’A Luau: Aulani’s signature Luau that portrays the local islanders’ story of discovering their deep cultural roots in canoe exploration, which brought the first ancient explorers to the shores of Ko Olina and made Oahu the unique and bustling island it is today. The evening features lively song, traditional dance and a lavish Hawaiian feast with suckling pig and prime rib, fresh local seafood and authentic island fare, in addition to pre-show activities, such as kapa printing, flower arranging, temporary kaku tattoos and pa’i ai taro pounding.

 

The MIllennial Mamas at The Garland

The Garland | North Hollywood, CA

School’s out for summer and the perfect way to unite the family is by taking a trip to The Garland. Launching this summer will be Poolside Polaroids, where guests can reserve a retro polaroid and snap photos to take as keepsakes. The Garland will also showcase its new ‘Songs of Summer’ concert series, where guests and locals alike can enjoy an evening of beverages, bites (taco carts!) and live music beginning at dusk. The monthly series will take place from 7-10pm and self-parking or valet will be available at a cost. The event is free to all attendees and tickets will be available on Eventbrite. Scheduled dates will be on June 14, July 12 and August 16 with performances by Everyday People, LoveStoned and Cowling Band.

For More Millennial Mamas get-aways Check out- Alaska with Princess Cruises

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Alaska with Princess Cruises

by Erin Ziering

May 19th- We left bright and early to catch our flight from LAX to Seattle, Washington. After our short flight and 30 min drive to the docks we came face to face with our new home for the week, The Ruby Princess to Alaska. She was huge! The girls could not believe the size of our ship. Boarding was easy breezy and once on-board we were escorted to our room. We had a balcony mini suite at the back of the boat. It had the most beautiful views of both the side and the back of the boat. The girls had a queen size pull out to sleep on together and Ian and I had a queen bed to ourselves. The room was perfectly comfortable.

The ship was loaded with activities to do. There was a dance party and game around ever corner- not to mention all you can eat food and lots (I mean lots) of places to grab a cocktail!  We had to beg the kids to leave the kids Camp Discovery to hang out with us. They were having the best time.

Juneau, Alaska

May 21st- After 2 days at sea we landed at our first port, Juneau, Alaska. It was a beautiful fishing village full of local culture. While the men explored the town (and the famous bar The Red Dog Saloon) My mom, the girls and I went on an excursion. Our first stop was the Salmon Hatchery to learn about the migration and breeding of Salmon. The second stop was to Mendenhall Gardens with the most beautiful nature landscape and a ride to the top of the mountain. Our third stop was to hike to the Mendenhall Glacier and Nugget Falls. It was about a mile each way. The Ziering Girls were the perfect age for the this trip. (5 and 7) They were able to complete the entire hike without needing to be carried. They loved finding pieces of the Glacier on the shore side and learning all about the beautiful landscape on their hike. While we were out exploring the guys went on a high flying adventure in a helicopter to land on the Glacier and enjoy a Salmon Bake. They had an amazing time too!

Skagway, Alaska

May 22nd- Talk about Adventure! We were finally in the heart of the Yukon Territory where the gold rush happened. We started our adventure in Skagway on the White Pass Yukon Route to learn the history of the Gold Rush and get the most spectacular view. Our tour guide was amazing and kept us all laughing during the 3 hour train ride. The girls loved it! I was worried it would be to long for them but they actually had alot of fun!

After the ride we stopped at a Gold Panning location and the girls got to pan for real gold. They were giddy as they found flakes of gold in their pans. (they even stole all of the adults) At this same location they had the dogs that were training for the Iditarod. The girls favorite part of this day was cuddling the puppies. Ian and I loved learning about the training these animals go through and their excellent care.

We ended our day in Skagway the only way you should, with some local Alaskan Brewery and King Crab legs.

 

Glacier Bay

May 23rd- This was a beautiful day at sea getting to view the majestic glaciers in Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve. The kids spent the day viewing the Glaciers from kids club and learning about them from a Park Ranger while Ian and I had a romantic afternoon sipping champagne on the deck.

Ketichkan, Alaska

May 24th- This had to have been our favorite family excurison of the trip. We choose the Deadlist Catch tour (suggested by Discovery Kids) It was an absolute blast. We loaded on-board the Aluetian Ballad. The ship had the friendliest crew who kept the children smiling and the adults laughing the entire trip. They took us out to feed eagles. At one point we saw at least 25 eagles soaring all around us. It was magical. The girls even got to throw fish to the eagles. We got to learn all about crabbing and the Bering Sea. The girls even got to hold crabs and other sea life! It was a blast and we made some great memories with my parents.

 

 

Victoria, Canada

May 25th- Our final stop of our trip was to Victoria in Canada. It was a late night stop at 7:30pm. We disembarked to board a small Orca watching boat. Mia and Ian enjoyed the view of Victoria while watching Orcas. Penna was sound asleep on me inside of the boat. It was such a beautiful city that I would love to see more of one day ! It has some beautiful architecture and even floating houses!

This was our first time cruising as a family. It was the perfect amount of adventure and relaxation. It was perfect for the whole family.

for more travel with Erin Ziering from the Millennial Mamas check out London

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Millennial Mamas by Erin Ziering - 3w ago

I wasn’t the type of girl who pre-planned my wedding day. I wasn’t sure what kind of dress I wanted or where it would be. Those details never really mattered to me. I dreamed about my prince charming and my family around me. When Ian asked for my hand in marriage I didn’t have a lot of opinions. I knew I wanted a small, intimate wedding. I started looking at venues. I found a small quaint garden in the Malibu Hills that catered to 30 people. I thought it was perfect. Ian laughed when I told him the number it would hold. Since we hadn’t been dating that long, I hadn’t met his family yet. I didn’t realize how big his family was or how many ties he still had to his childhood friends. He had a list of at least 100 people. I had 5 plus my 3 brides maids. It was time to find a wedding planner. I knew I couldn’t do this on my own. Ian reached out to some friends and we hired the amazing planners at YourBash! After having our first meeting, they told us about the perfect venue. It was in Newport Beach, a beautiful resort called Pelican Hill. Everyone could stay there from out of town. The ceremony would be out on a lawn under a beautiful gazebo looking out at the ocean at sunset. There were rooms to get ready, beautiful spots to take pictures and an amazing reception hall. It was a little more glamorous than what I imagined my wedding to be, but I also don’t think Cinderella imagined hers that way either. I was going to go with the flow.

Ian was really involved with every aspect of the wedding planning. He wanted to talk about every detail right down to the shade of purple on the ribbon for the invitation. I left Ian to decide on the big details, from the bar to the food to the music. He was on a creative mission. Ian’s favorite color was purple and mine was pink so the wedding planner used those two colors to get creative with the planning. When we first spoke to Pelican Hill, they said the only long weekend for the year available was Memorial Weekend. That was only 5 months away!! May 28th was our day.

While my event planners were getting to work filling in all the details of the wedding, it was my time to find a dress. I had no idea how long it was going to take to get a dress. Most of the dress shops I called said I didn’t have enough time to get a dress from them. I was scrambling at this point. I found a little dress shop in Glendale that said they could get the job done. After trying on about 100 dresses I finally settled on a style that I liked. The dress shop told me to check out the shop they worked with, by the dress designer Ines DiSanto. It was a beautiful shop in Glendale at the Americana. It was sparkly and the dresses were stunning. I was in awe. The women who were working at the shop told me that Ines DiSanto herself was coming into town and would love to design a custom dress for me. I made the appointment and flew my mom in. It was so exciting. Together we picked a simple, strapless, mermaid style in a shimmering ivory satin. We sipped champagne and had the best mother daughter day ever.

Sketch of my dress by Ines DiSanto

The tables were designed by YourBash! They were fun and eclectic. They worked out all the details and my last job was the cake. I decided that I couldn’t have a cake. The new trend was cupcake towers and I just had to have one. I worked with the Vanilla Bake Shop to create the ultimate tower. I picked fabrics from the fabric store that I felt went with the look YourBash was creating and I ordered vintage bride and groom cupcake toppers. I was so excited to see the final project. It was one of the only pieces that I designed during the wedding.

Since the inside was fun and eclectic (like my husband), I wanted the ceremony to be simple and beautiful. I asked for white flowers by the gazebo and sprinkled down the isle.

When the wedding weekend arrived I felt that the event planners had everything under control. It was way to big of an event for me to even stress about. I sat back with my bubbling glass of champagne to watch everything unfold. The weather was beautiful and sunny. I met so many people from the East Coast and I was having a hard time keeping track of all the names. Ian invited 90 people, of whom I knew 10. We decided not to have kids at the wedding. It was a hard decision but we would have had 50 extra little guests if they were included. That is a lot of extra meals and a huge extra expense. I also feel like when there are a lot of kids at a wedding people can’t relax. They are constantly worrying about what time it is and getting their children home to bed . We didn’t want our wedding to die down at sunset, so a strict no kids policy was in place. Having children now, I still like this rule !

It may sound crazy, but I never thought twice about what I was doing. Some people say they get nervous before their wedding or wonder if they should really go through with it. I didn’t have that feeling. Maybe my friends kept me really occupied, or my mother kept me calm.. whatever it was I was relaxed and ready. My dress was new. I borrowed my mothers brooch and used Ian’s mothers brooch in my flowers for something old. My garter was blue. I was ready. Both of my parents walked me down the isle. Ian was escorted by his brothers, since his parents had passed away. 3 of my best girlfriends accompanied me at the chuppah along with my parents during the ceremony. Ian chose not to have any groomsmen. We wrote our own vows. Ian’s were very romantic. Mine was short and to the point. He has always been better with words than me. Writing our own vows made me nervous, but I knew it was important to him. When the Rabbi asked us to take each other in marriage, he pronounced Ian’s name wrong! Most people do, but this was our wedding. Ian’s face was priceless. I think he asked the Rabbi for his money back right then and there. We quickly broke the glass and walked through the sunset to our party!

By this point Ian was a little toasted. He had been doing tequila shots with the men and drank a full glass of wine during the ceremony. Ian is not a drinker. It doesn’t take much for him to get toasted. Before entering the ceremony I gave him a little pep talk about not dropping me or stepping on my dress during the first dance (which would cause it to fall down in the front). We walked into the most beautiful reception full of so many people. His cast of 90210 all came to support him in our marriage and they were all so lovely and stunningly beautiful.

Ian started our wedding party with a shot of tequila for all the guests and I spent the night walking around and talking with our friends and family. My girlfriends gave the funniest, drunk toast and my father read a contract to Ian about keeping my dog. We danced the night away. I don’t think a single person was sitting. The party went all night. At 2 am we finally left the venue. It was a blast. It was a whirl wind.  We were in love and nothing was stopping us. Except we were exhausted and passed out in our wedding attire. But, after we recovered from the fun, nothing was going to stop us!

*all photos by Robert Evans

for more about Erin and Ian check out- Our Love Story- How we met

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Last week, I had the opportunity to truly learn about Korean Beauty with skincare expert, Charlotte Cho of Soko Glam. I have been curious about korean beauty products and how to use it not to mention I have had some skepticism about the effectiveness of the products (I have always thought Asian genes just produced amazing skin for a lifetime) and if I wanted to “brighten” my skin.

Here is what I learned:

  • Lines are do to hydration issues. It is not just about drinking water, your skin has to be hydrated from the outside as well.
  • Alkaline water is more hydrating for your body
  • Bad cleansing of the skin leads to premature aging because you are leaving pollution on the skin and then locking it in with your nighttime cream/oil
  • There is major misconception about parabens. Parabens help stabilize the product. If a product is not using parabens, it is likely using another chemical that we are not educated on to help make the product more shelf stable
  • K-beauty products that “brighten” the skin are not actually bleaching/brightening…that is just a bad translation. These products help make your skin more vibrant and dewey

Here is the skincare regime I received (I have dry/normal skin):

  1. Cleansing oil to really get a clean base for your skin so that the products you apply really work
  2. Skin prep to bring back natural oils with toner
  3. Hydrating and brightening with essence
  4. Fill in the lines with ceramides. Ceramides are natural building blocks that help fill the cracks that create fine lines. Try this prior to Botox
  5. Lock in the moisture with a good oil for the night

***TIP*** Use calming cream before step 5 if you have skin irritation

***TIP***Use light weight products so that they do not sit on the skin. Heavy weight products tend to sit on the skin and never go deep and  actually hydrate the skin. Continue to hydrate on the inside and outside all day because the moisture on skin continues to evaporate all day 

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One of our fave mamas Whitney Port celebrated the launch of Wholesome Child by Mandy Sacher, a well known child nutritionist. The launch party was  at one our all time favorite spots Au Fudge. While we could not make the event, we wanted to what we learned when we interviewed Mandy. As moms we have all dealt with a picky eater at one time or another. Here are a child nutritionist top 10 tips:

JESSICA CASTRO PHOTOGRAPHY — Whitney Port with Wholesome Child author & child nutritionist Mandy Sacher

10 Strategies For Dealing With Fussy Eating

  • Desensitization – encourage your little ones to touch, smell, and engage with their food. 
  • Repetition – Make new foods familiar by repeatedly offering them in a calm, familial environment. A child will not go to a stranger the first time they meet them, but after a few visits they generally feel more comfortable to sit with them. The same goes for new foods. 
  • Messy Play – Allow your baby to reach for his food and feed himself. If your baby is being spoon fed, offer him his own spoon to attempt to feed himself. 
  • Family Meals – Make it a goal to eat together as a family as often as possible. 
  • Educate Your Child Daily With Interesting Fun-Filled Food Facts – Help them to make the connection that what we eat helps us to feel strong and healthy or will make them run faster or jump higher. 
  • When Trying To Offer New Foods, Work With The Textures That They Like – For instance if you really want to get your child to eat homemade french fries or sweet potato fries and you know they love crunchy food, it’s probably best not to make huge, fat wedge-shaped chips. 
  • Offer Choices at Mealtimes – Children like to feel they have some control when it comes to food. Many moms do not want to become short order cooks or fall into the habit of making five different meals each evening. However, it is particularly important for fussy children to be given a choice between two healthy options. 
  • Try To Serve A Small Portion Of Food On A Large Plate – This way your child won’t feel overwhelmed. If your child simply refuses to eat a particular food, do not let them see your frustration. Simply remove the food and continue to try another day.
  • Make Mealtimes Fun – Sing songs, make pictures out of vegetable sticks and dips. The main thing is that young children should enjoy the whole sensorial experience even if it means sticking their fingers into everything and eating with their hands. 
  • Praise Your Child For Eating New Foods – Children love praise, and if both parents praise a child for eating well it can have a long-lasting effect

JESSICA CASTRO PHOTOGRAPHY — Catherine McCord of Weelicious with Mandy Sacher

 For more about Wholesome Child, click here https://www.wholesomechild.com/show-recipes/ 

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On May 17th Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen unveiled two exclusive collections in partnership with Rachel Ashwell, founder of home décor empire “Shabby Chic” and her fashion designer daughter Lily Ashwell

The Rachel Ashwell for Pottery Barn Kids Collection for nursery and baby includes furniture, bedding and decorative accessories that are true to Rachel Ashwell’s coveted romantic English Country meets causal California style.  The Lily Ashwell for PBteen Collection channels Lily Ashwell’s modern vintage aesthetic and love of astrology into a unique bohemian inspired collection that includes bedding, furniture, decorative accessories and wall art. With more than 30 pieces in each collection, the Rachel Ashwell for Pottery Barn Kids Collection is available now online at PotteryBarnKids.com/RachelAshwell and theLily Ashwell for PBteen Collection is available now online at PBteen.com/LilyAshwell

The Rachel Ashwell for Pottery Barn Kids Collection features three nursery aesthetics in serene pastels, marked with soft details and subtle embellishments. Incorporating her love of florals, the Pink Nursery mixes beautiful botanical prints with textured tulle and embroidered fabrics, as seen in the Baby Blush Tulle CribskirtFloral Patchwork Union Jack Pillow and My First Anywhere Chair in Pink Rose. Maintaining the peaceful atmosphere, the White Nursery incorporates the designer’s signature details into pieces such as the Angel Frost Rouched Quilt, Ruffle Pillow and Lace Cribskirt. Infusing timeless prints and fabrics, including stripes and chambray, the Blue Nursery consists of classic pieces like the True Blue Patchwork QuiltTrue Blue Chambray with Crochet Cribskirt, contributing to a sweet yet sophisticated look.

Creating a chic getaway for tweens and teens, the Lily Ashwell for PBteen Collection balances free-spirited femininity with relaxed, modern vintage vibes. Inspired by Lily’s coastal California home and her family’s British heritage, the collection spans two bedrooms and a lounge space and focuses on playful prints, layered onto patchwork with chambray backdrops. With artistic icons, and a nod to her love of astrology, the Cool Room features an eccentric yet tranquil bedding vignette in dreamy hues, showcasing pieces such as the Moon Phases PillowIndigo Patch Quilt and Ditsy Floral Sheeting. In contrast, the Warm Room centers around dusty pinks and rich creams with whimsical pieces like the Eiderdown Quilt and Pom Pom Throw. Rounding out the collection, the Lounge and Studio moment highlights wall art inspired by Lily’s own original sketches.  

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Tori Spelling’s Birthday Party! 

This week The Millennial Mamas hosted a Birthday Bash for one of our dearest friends’ Tori Spelling. We celebrated poolside at The Garland Hotel in North Hollywood. Our guests for Tori Spelling’s Birthday included Jennie Garth, Jessica Hall, Stacie Adams, Beverley Mitchell, Heather Brooker, Amy Tangerine, Kim Caldwell and our friends from Good Carma PR- Chrissy and Nicole. We sipped on Rose Poolside and ate some amazing small bites from The Garland Hotel. After lunch we created travel journals with Amy Tangerine from her own product line. We finished off the day with some amazing deserts from Polkatots.

The guests from our poolside party took home personalized bags from Quilted Koala, jewerly from Emma J Jewelry, Kimonos from Threadlust, some fun CareBear Swag, and Beach Sheetz.

Here is a peek into our fun and amazing day celebrating one of our favorite ladies!

Tori Spelling’s Birthday

Tori Spelling’s Birthday with The Millennial Mamas at The Garland Hotel

For more parties with The Millennial Mamas check out- The Millennial Mamas Dinner Party

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