Viv Jones

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I am Viv, stay at home mom (mummy) to Edison who is 7 and Arlo who is 5. I am married to my best friend and university sweetheart Steve. In October 2014 we moved 5321 miles from our beautiful Victorian home in Sheffield, England to Anaheim Hills and are loving the wild adventure this move has turned our life into. I am so very grateful that this move has given me the opportunity to quit my kinder teacher role to stay home with my crazy whirlwinds and enjoy the adventures of modern motherhood. I love farmers markets with my little foodies, antique shops, restoring antique finds, reading, baking, eating out and trying not to spend everything we have in Target! Oh and chips. I LOVE chips (crisps for any Brits reading this). All the chips.
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Malaysian Palm Oil - Know The Facts Before Making Any Decisions

Malaysian Palm Oil – Know The Facts Before Making Any Decisions

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microneedling

Microneedling – My Journey And Why I Chose To Try It

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Megaformer Pilates – How It’s Helping My Rheumatoid Arthritis!

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The Kumon Effect - It's A Game Changer!

An Open Letter to My Son’s Kumon Teacher

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Sustainable Halloween Tips For You and Your Family

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Regular Girl supplement

What is Regular Girl? A Video Explaining It All!

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My Healthy School Lunch Survival Plan Featuring Malaysian Palm Oil

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A Pirates Dinner Adventure Birthday Extravaganza

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Dear Kindergarten Teacher: A Heart-Felt Dedication

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Regular Girl supplement

Regular Girl – A Supplement For The Whole Family

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