Trina is an adventure-seeking, shoe obsessed, sports fanatic from Northeast Ohio. With her husband (Ed) and son (Riley) she relocated to warm, Southern California in 2013. Trina recently started a business, Home Learning Company, ( based on educational games and toys she created for her son during the long, Ohio winters. Trina can be found at the gym, exploring new cities and attractions, experimenting with new recipes, entertaining friends, or watching her 2 favorite sports teams: the Cleveland Indians and the Cleveland Cavaliers.


During the summer of 2012, the Summer Olympic Games were held in London and my son turned 10. This was his first double-digit birthday and I wanted to plan something spectacular, and I knew...
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New Year’s Resolutions – do you make them or not?

While cruising along the 91 today I was listening to a radio conversation regarding New Year's resolutions. I started thinking: I've never made a New Year's resolution. We'll get to the why in a minute, but...
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Prepare Yourselves For The Perfect No-Bake Holiday Treat Solution

Calling all non-bakers and moms who don't have extra time to spend in the kitchen right now: I have the perfect no-bake holiday treat for you! I stumbled upon this idea when my son was...
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Three Big Ideas For Stress-Free Shopping With Young Children

Recently, I was conversing with the mom of a toddler about the stress of shopping with her daughter. Mom emphasized that her energetic and curious toddler refuses to ride in a cart and "needs"...
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Making The Ordinary, Extraordinary

When my son was 3 years old (he's now 15), my husband and I learned that I was unable to have more children. Ok, my fertility doctor's exact words post-op were, "You have less...