SF Bay Area Family Lifestyle Mom Blog | Cookies & Clogs http://www.cookiesandclogs.com Family lifestyle parent blog with a focus on tech, travel, and cars. Brand ambassador, blogger, social media lover. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:35:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 4 Parent-Approved Apps to Communicate with Your Teen http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/4-parent-approved-apps-to-communicate-with-your-teen/ http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/4-parent-approved-apps-to-communicate-with-your-teen/#respond Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:10:37 +0000 http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/?p=54671 It’s tough to talk with teenagers. The recurring answers of “huh,” “nothing,” and “I don’t know” when you ask them how their day was gets old really fast. However, we all know that communication is key when raising teens. So how can we actually get our kids to talk? Well, since they grew up in [...]]]> http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/4-parent-approved-apps-to-communicate-with-your-teen/feed/ 0 Mario & Luigi Paper Jam for Nintendo 3DS http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/mario-luigi-paper-jam-for-nintendo-3ds/ http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/mario-luigi-paper-jam-for-nintendo-3ds/#respond Tue, 02 Feb 2016 01:14:25 +0000 http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/?p=54661 The new Mario & Luigi Paper Jam video game for Nintendo 3DS was released on January 22, 2016. I received a copy two days before its release and my plan was to finish the game in two days and get the review post up. That didn’t happen. In fact, up to this point, I’ve logged [...]]]> http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/mario-luigi-paper-jam-for-nintendo-3ds/feed/ 0 Ford Does it Again w/ Big Announcements at NAIAS 2016 http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/ford-naias-2016/ http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/ford-naias-2016/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 19:02:48 +0000 http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/?p=54640 Last January, I had the privilege of attending NAIAS 2016 (North American International Auto Show) in Detroit, Michigan for the first time. This past month, I was again invited by Ford to visit Motor City and was able to hear about the big news announcements in person. The company never ceases to surprise me. Discovering [...]]]> http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/ford-naias-2016/feed/ 1 Hello From the Other Side… Marvel VS DC Comics http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/dc-comics-the-flash-arrow/ http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/dc-comics-the-flash-arrow/#respond Tue, 26 Jan 2016 23:14:08 +0000 http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/?p=54631 It’s no secret that I’m a total Marvel fan-girl. From my teenage years until now, I’ve always preferred the stories and characters from the Marvel universe over those of other comic book companies. This is why I’m especially surprised at myself for binge watching a couple of tv series from DC Comics. DC Comics The [...]]]> http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/dc-comics-the-flash-arrow/feed/ 0 2016 Kia Autonomous Vehicle Test Drive http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/2016-kia-autonomous-vehicle-test-drive/ http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/2016-kia-autonomous-vehicle-test-drive/#respond Fri, 22 Jan 2016 08:31:09 +0000 http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/?p=54618 Living in the Silicon Valley, I often see autonomous cars driving around. Some large car and tech companies have even set up shop here, making this area their home base for research of autonomous vehicles. The thing I always wondered is, why in the world would I need a self driving car? I have driven [...]]]> http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/2016-kia-autonomous-vehicle-test-drive/feed/ 0 2016 Mazda CX-5 — Made To Last But a Little Too Rugged? http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/2016-mazda-cx-5/ http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/2016-mazda-cx-5/#respond Wed, 20 Jan 2016 08:05:25 +0000 http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/?p=54588 If you’re looking for a crossover vehicle that is neither too small or too big, the 2016 Mazda CX-5 might be a good contender. The CX-5 is stylish (nice contrasting interior colors) without being excessively trendy, it has good power without the gas guzzling, and has plenty of features without being overwhelming. I loved the paint [...]]]> http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/2016-mazda-cx-5/feed/ 0 Parenting Tips for Raising Teenagers: Importance of Bonding http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/parenting-tips-bonding-teenager/ http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/parenting-tips-bonding-teenager/#respond Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:00:33 +0000 http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/?p=54590 I always assumed that, as my daughter got older, she would want to spend more time with her friends and by herself and less time with her parents. That’s what is supposed to happen during the teen years, right? Apparently not. Maybe you will find some positive parenting tips through the experience with our daughter. [...]]]> http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/parenting-tips-bonding-teenager/feed/ 0 Easy 5-Ingredient Pineapple Strawberry Smoothie Recipe http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/pineapple-strawberry-smoothie-recipe/ http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/pineapple-strawberry-smoothie-recipe/#respond Thu, 14 Jan 2016 21:48:02 +0000 http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/?p=54575 My body has been trying to tell me (rather loudly lately) that I need to take better care of myself. I have been eating all kinds of junk food and the cold weather keeps me stationary most of the time. It’s time to kick this fitness mode into high gear! I also have to start eating better. [...]]]> http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/pineapple-strawberry-smoothie-recipe/feed/ 0 How to Pick Up Dog Fur & More w/ Ease — Dyson Ball Animal http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/dyson-ball-animal/ http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/dyson-ball-animal/#comments Sat, 09 Jan 2016 07:30:48 +0000 http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/?p=54562 A couple of years ago, Frans and I decided to invest in a Dyson. We both have dust allergies and, after we moved into a place with wall-to-wall carpets, the vacuum we owned at that time just wasn’t cutting it. We decided to bite the bullet and get a Dyson canister vacuum. After we saw [...]]]> http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/dyson-ball-animal/feed/ 1 Is There a Doctor in the House? There is Now w/ Pager! http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/pager-doctor-on-demand-house-call/ http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/pager-doctor-on-demand-house-call/#comments Fri, 08 Jan 2016 07:25:32 +0000 http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/?p=54543 Getting to the doctor can be a pain. First of all, it can take weeks or months to get an appointment. If one of the kids is sick or gets injured, you have to drag the whole clan to the emergency room (aka germ hub) to receive treatment. If you’re the ailing one, sometimes you [...]]]> http://www.cookiesandclogs.com/pager-doctor-on-demand-house-call/feed/ 2