I've lived through damage and clean up after a wildfire. My mom was once on a business trip when a rogue fire started. An off-duty fireman did what he could to salvage her home until the fire department could...
I have been blessed with 3 children, all extraordinary and crazy-making in their own special ways.  My first born daughter is 7, and I'm pretty sure she's smarter than I am.  I wouldn't call her a genius; she doesn't...
Well, it’s been a few months of this whole “full-time job” gig, and I have finally found a routine. This involved a lot of trial and error, and my husband has had to step up and really take on new...
It's a new year and the minimalist movies and blogs are all everyone is talking about. Then Lent comes and the 40 days / 40 trash bags meme and groups pop up. Everyone says take baby steps and do...
As a stay-at-home mom of a toddler and a baby, sometimes I find refuge in a little retail therapy. In fact,  I would consider myself a shameless consumer. I fall prey to all the cute things, all the inexpensive...
It's a new year and so many resolutions to lose weight, pay off credit card debt and declutter or organize our homes. But now that you've settled down in a place, what about your stuff that's at your parent's...
My in-laws came to visit for the long weekend and we all had a blast. We saw parts of the city we have never been to, and the husband and I were able to eat dinner without tending to...
Before I had my son, I don't even think I knew what "wipes" were. I mean, I have a niece who is five years older than my son, so I had some idea, but I literally thought they were...
My Twenty Minute Trick I HATE cleaning.  No, I LOATHE it.  Which is worse hate or loathe?  Whichever one it is that's how I feel about cleaning.  I love the outcome of cleaning.  I do like a clean house.  But,...

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Tips For Enjoying Night Of Lights OC This Holiday Season

The holiday season is here in Orange County and events for the family are back! From ice skating to tree lightings, Santa visits to...