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no lump breast cancer diagnosis

My No Lump Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Dear fellow mamas, I am writing to you because when I was thirty-seven years old I had a no lump breast cancer diagnosis. And to say that cancer has changed my entire life would be...
how to organize and edit your holiday decor

How To Organize And Edit Your Holiday Decor

Want to know how to organize and edit your holiday decor? It truly isn't as hard as you think! I feel that with most of us spending much more time at home, that this year...
It's too hot and I don't want to cook anymore

Three Go-To Recipes When It’s Too Hot To Cook

I have three go-to recipes when it gets too hot to cook.  Because when it is too hot to cook all I want to do is eat ice cream and get fast-food. Although some ice...
What Does "Black Lives Matter" Mean?

Mommy, What Does “Black Lives Matter” Mean?

The stamp next to my six-year-old’s name on the sign-out sheet said, “Please see leader.” Uh-oh. Those words next to a child’s name on the summer program sign-in/out sheet are hardly ever for good...
Life With A Child On The DL (Disabled List)

Life With A Child On The DL (Disabled List)

As the country starts to open up due to economy and quarantine fatigue – despite the fact that the Coronavirus is still making its way through the population like it has been for over...
Unexpected Tragedy: Kobe Bryant Staples Center Memorial Marquee

When An Unexpected Tragedy Helped Me Heal

This new year has not started out the way I was hoping it would have for my family. Earlier this month, we found out at our 8-week ultrasound that our 3rd baby did not...
found my biological father

In Search Of My Father, Part II

If you haven't read the first installment of this series leading up this moment when I found my biological father, click here to read In Search Of My Father Part 1! BOOM. It’s real. I...
In Search Of My Father, Part I

In Search Of My Father, Part I

As of today, I am 37 years old. For the vast majority of my life, I have never had much interest in finding my biological father. For the first two years of my life, I...
parallel play

Parallel Play: The Teenage Years (And What You Can Do About It)

Remember in the infant/toddler years when you would gather with your mom friends, or tribe, or squad…or just other moms who were operating on 50% sleep and 30% fumes and 20% caffeine? Your tikes would be...
Did Facebook Kill The High School Reunion

Did Facebook Kill The High School Reunion…Again?

Five years ago I set out to determine whether Facebook killed the high school reunion for a piece I wrote in the Hollywood Journal. If you'd like to read that previous post first, please...
underwear

What’s That Under There? Underwear!

Women’s bodies go through some miraculous transformations during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. I can’t tell you how many different types of undergarments I owned. I think a lot of us underestimate the importance of...
best car

How To Choose The Best Car For Your Family

It's so hard to choose the best car for your family because we spend A LOT of time in our cars! It’s not just for driving anymore.  The inside of my vehicle is my sanctuary. I...
foster mom

The Hard Truth About Living In Limbo

Hey Mamas! I wanted to start writing for the Orange County Moms Blog from time to time to share my foster mom journey – the good, the bad, and the messy crying. I want...
garage sale

How To Have An Awesome Garage Sale

Maybe your garage is getting too full to park your car in. Maybe you keep seeing clutter all over your home. Or maybe you are just needing some extra cash. There are definite benefits...

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