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Kelli M. Riebesehl of Riebesehl Family Law (MOMMYKOGGIBOO/CACTUSKOGGI)
An Arizona Family Law Attorney & Family Offering Arizona Family Law Representation & Services As Well As Fabulous Online Family Finds!
An Arizona Family Law Attorney & Family Offering Arizona Family Law Representation & Services As Well As Fabulous Online Family Finds!

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Kids hiking in Flagstaff. See story at 

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Garnier is offering free samples of their Sleek & Shine shampoo. Just visit the link below and fill out the short form to request your freebie.

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I came across this website in my travels in the Blogoshere and I really liked it. You should check it out when you have some time to spare. I'm sure you'll really enjoy it too! Take care Kelli and be sure to check me out here too!

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Children of all ages need pool safety and safety around water. It's never too early!

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It's Not Too Early To Think About Teaching Your Children To Swim!
Learn to Swim

Knowing how to swim is essential for personal safety and enjoyment. The Centers for Disease Control says formal swimming lessons can prevent young children from drowning; drowning is the second highest cause of death involving unintentional injuries. Private or group lessons are available year round through the YMCAs, The Red Cross, Vanderbilt University, MTSU and other facilities. Don’t delay in giving your young child lessons. This is especially important for States with year round swimming such as ours, Arizona.

Along with reports of our great year-round weather in the Valley of the Sun often come news reports of accidental deaths by drowning. This makes water safety a high priority for Arizonans where the potential for disaster from swimming pool drownings exists all year long.

On average, nearly 90 people die from drowning in Arizona each year with the majority of those deaths happening between April and August. This comes as no surprise since Arizona summers are known for outdoor recreation including swimming and boating.

Although they make up only 20% of the number of total drowning deaths in Arizona according to the Arizona Department of Health Services, news reports usually center on children who have drowned in their family's or a friend's backyard swimming pool. Most of them, about 75%, were being supervised around water by at least one adult and were out of the sight of those adults for 5 minutes or less.

While less than half of all drowning deaths in the state involve swimming pool accidents, owners of swimming pools must adhere to stringent state and local building codes.

However, the best way to prevent swimming pool drownings is by following simple water safety procedures including these from the National Safety Council:

Never swim alone.

Never leave a child alone near water. If you must leave, take your child with you.

Enroll children over age three in swimming lessons taught by qualified instructors.In addition to water safety relating to swimming pools, you must be aware of other drowning dangers, especially for children, in and around your home. These include bathtubs, decorative ponds, and even mop buckets. It only takes 2 inches of water and a couple of minutes for a small child to drown.

Carelessness while participating in water sports, including boating, tubing, and piloting personal watercraft, contributes to many drowning deaths in Arizona. Following these water safety tips from the National Safety Council can help prevent such tragedies:

Always use approved personal flotation devices (life jackets).

Don't jump or dive into unknown bodies of water.

Always have a first-aid kit and emergency phone contacts handy.

Never consume alcohol when operating a boat or other watercraft.

Arizona is a wonderland for outdoor recreation throughout the year. It's also well known for being consistently above the national average for drowning deaths. Water safety is serious business. Following these few simple rules can keep your outdoor activities fun, and your friends and family safe for many summers to come.


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It's Time For #MondayMommy/DaddyMoments Again! Thanks For Stopping By!

How To Alleviate Temper Tantrums While Driving

We've all been there when our children erupt into full scale road rage while we're in the middle of traffic or on a long road trip. I think you'd all agree that it's not the best place to reason with them or let them eventually peter out. Believe it or not this just happened to me a couple of days ago where my 10 year old was in the midst of a temper tantrum and my nerves were frayed. I'd been running errands in the escalating heat all morning long and then had two doctor's appointments and wouldn't you know it, my son wasn't feeling well and just that morning had had his favorite toy taken away from him for a few days for a punishment involving a bad attitude towards his sister so he was still upset about that and this all led to him erupting at one of the worst moments possible.

My first inclination was to talk him out of his temper tantrum but he wasn't receptive to that in the least. When he was smaller I used to play his favorite digitized CD on our ipod but with him being older now, I put on his favorite radio station. Recently I read an article discussing this very thing where the author suggested Their products use their child/children's name in their music and stories, which automatically distracts your child out of their temper tantrum into quietly listening to the CD. Their little My Music CD ships personalized music, personalized books, personalized stories and personalized sports play by play CDs all over the world.

Another effective tool is dialing it in. The low-tone cell phone ringtones can be very soothing. Some mothers swear by the heavy drum and bass tones.

For younger children stockpile some magnets. Dig out an old metal cake pan or small cookie sheet and load it up with large magnetic pictures or letters (they should be larger than 1 3/4 inches in diameter). The magic of magnets can mesmerize them for hours. I've included some toy magnet sets below. You might want to order a few sets because you're never too young or old for magnets and you can distract them for hours not only in the car but while you're at various different appointments and meetings as well as at home too and this way you'll have them on hand for hours of entertainment. What a heavenly way to have a precious me moment or time for two (daddies love time for two if you catch my drift! :O)) Be sure and stop by and see my awesome picks of magnet sets! Take care until next time and come see me here too:

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#ToyTimeThursday Is Here And Today We Review Five Nights At Freddy's Backstage Construction Set ~Comment~ For April 15, 2017 Giveaway Entry at or

​Hidden in the bowels of the Freddy Fazbear's Pizza is the Backstage workshop where animatronics are either fixed with fresh new parts or left to lurk in disrepair. This employee only area features spare animatronic parts, a sitting endoskeleton on a workbench, a spare Freddy Fazbear head, a spare Chica head, a spare Bonne head and a spare Foxy head. Buildable Backstage inspired by Scott Cawthon's Five Night's at Freddy's video game series.

Set features spare animatronic parts, a sitting endoskeleton on a workbench, a spare Freddy Fazbear head, a spare Chica head, a spare Bonne head and a spare Foxy head

Set includes Withered Chica and Endoskeleton figures

Figures feature articulation in the main joints and have swappable heads/limbs

Total piece count for the Show Stage is 153 pieces

Collect all the other Five Nights at Freddy's construction sets to make a larger Freddy Fazbear's Pizza Restaurant

Our 10 year old son is obsessed with Five Night's At Freddy's everything so we had the best time playing with this toy and reviewing it. I spent a good amount of time playing with him and I must admit that it was pretty cool being able to be a kid right along with him as we played together. Bonne is my favorite character. I can't help it I love bunnies. He's been kind of quite lately and I have been trying so hard to not only find special time for him but also some books, toys, and gadgets for that special time spent bringing him out of his shell a little and this really hit the spot. It couldn't have come at a better time not to mention that the time he spent playing with this toy by himself was such a gift for me so I could finally get some housework done. I totally recommend this product and some lucky reader is going to get their own set on April 15, 2007. So be sure to leave a comment with a link to your site where I can contact you.

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Introducing #FurryFriendsFridays Where Every Friday We Celebrate The Furry Loved Ones In Our Lives

We had a horrible tragedy in our family right before Christmas. Our newly adopted puppy that we had less than six months passed away from Tick Fever. We had no idea that she even had Tick Fever until she just stopped eating one day out of nowhere. We tried everything to convince her to eat. We tried every kind of food there is out there from dry to semi-moist to wet and everything else in between. We tried dog food. We tried baby food. We tried people food. We even tried other pet foods. It was so frustrating for everyone but most especially her. You see, it turned out that even though she had no trace of being infested with ticks she apparently had been quite sick even before we adopted her and her previous caregivers did not seek treatment. Because they didn't get her the help from a vet that she needed she lost approximately 3/4 of her liver function. As most of you can imagine, it was just a matter of time before she lost her battle. We made her as comfortable as we could which bought us a little bit of time with her. The kids got to say their goodbyes and we spent a few precious moments with her. The morning we woke up prepared to take her to put her to sleep, we discovered that she had quietly and peacefully passed away at home with her family surrounded by all her favorite toys and bedding and whatnots. We were so very sad. It had been a rough year and this just made it all that much worse.
It might seem way too soon to get another puppy but that's exactly what we did. It wasn't long that that proved to be just exactly what we needed. We adopted a 10 week old German Shepherd Rottweiler mix puppy that wormed her way into all of our hearts. She was just the distraction that our family needed. We named her Boo Boo because that's just what she left each and everyone of us with after playing with her for any period of time- boo boos badly in need of band aides and TLC. She's such a love but boy oh boy does she love to chew and her favorite chew toy just happens to be human beings. I look like I've been attacked by a pack of wolves. That's my story and I'm sticking to it because it's just too embarrassing to admit that one small puppy has done all this damage!
Well to get to the point, I decided that Fridays should be devoted to our furry companions because they make life so much richer. The picture above all of this rambling is a picture of our Boo Boo. I would love to see your furry ones. Leave us a comment and a link to a picture of your pet and I'll stop by and say hello. Don't forget to leave the hashtag #furryfriendsfriday.
Most recently I've been shopping Amazon and I found some great pet supplies. We really needed a collar and a durable leash. These are what I found and can hardly wait for them to be delivered. I hope you enjoy shopping for your furry loved ones too. Just click on the link below and let Amazon take you to it's site where you can shop for literally anything and everything. Have fun and shop 'til you drop! Follow me on Twitter below and leave a picture of your pet with the hash tag #furryfriendsfriday. I'm looking forward to seeing you all there. Take care!


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We love toys for any age at our house and we decided to devote Thursdays just to toy time reviews. I mean what could be more perfect with kids of all ages under our roof with me and my husband being the biggest kids of all! Most recently we have been having a blast with our new purple LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum Kids Learning Tablet. It's so much fun and such an awesome learning tool for kids ages 3-9 years old. As with most toys each child is an individual and some are ready for the toy before they reach the minimum age and some are still enjoying it long after they should be too old for the toy.

​This toy comes with so many accessories you wouldn't believe it. It has cases available in many different designs, games galore, and much more. We were lucky enough to have a surplus of both fun and educational games for a variety of ages. We have been using it in the car for errands and long trips and let me tell you, there's been no shortage of squabbles among my kiddos for turns at playing it. They genuinely love this cool gaming system so it's not just another something to do. I have to confess that I find myself enjoying playing on it when I can manage to get hold of it like when it gets taken away from them for fighting (they're onto me now though and the fights are happening far less frequent.) I'm giving a link to it below in case you want to check it out for your household. If you have any questions or comments or would just love to comment on how you enjoy your LeapFrog LeapPad Platinum Kids Learning Tablet just feel free to leave comments below. Also be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to sign up for future #toytimereviewsthursday s. We will be giving away the toys we're reviewing in future entries so you don't want to miss out on these.

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