If you're anything like my family, we want to get outdoors, but are sometimes unsure where to start with hikes since we are very used to suburbia. Thanks to a few great suggestions from friends, here is a compilation...
When one of our former Contributors, Elizabeth Birenbaum, announced that she'd become a Beautycounter consultant and asked us to do a review of their products, I was thrilled to be offered the opportunity! I had heard about Beautycounter before and...
Though the weather is still hot here in Orange County, the calendar says it's officially autumn. And you know what that means...pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins! With Halloween season in full swing this month, here's our short list of...
Hanging with heroes

Hanging With Heroes 2019

Hanging with Heroes the Details March 23rd from 10am - 12pm at Trinity Lutheran School  4101 Nohl Ranch Rd,  Anaheim, CA 92807 This event is only $5 per family!!  Get your tickets HERE! Your $5 Family ticket includes ALL of the following -...
The Ultimate Baseball Experience I have a seven-year-old son who is obsessed with baseball.  And not just baseball - ANGELS baseball.  So when Chevrolet asked if I wanted to attend the Ultimate Baseball Experience in one of their amazing Silverado...
Is it time to panic? NO, no... and no!  Wait, is that correct? Yes, it's correct? Oh yeah, it is. DISCLAIMER: I am not a neuroscientist or an expert on infectious disease. I have explained things below in a way...
Pods and learning pods and whether or not to create them is on every parent's mind. In this past week, I've seen the same conversations happening everywhere, what to do with our kids when it comes to school, or lack...
Learning to use mental shifts can help you speak with more confidence. Many people ask Jessica how she has overcome her fear of public speaking - and the answer may not be what you think. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfBoo1Y-po4&t=24s Our experiences shape us, and they...
My house is a mess. I just wiped up some crumbs from breakfast but ignored the sprawled-out scrap paper and crayons left on the table. It got me thinking. Am I a lazy mom? Should I have left the...
Before I had children I used to think that when a mom complained about not having enough time to shower that she clearly was being lazy.  Didn't babies sleep all day? Couldn't she squeeze in a shower when the...
To the parents who don’t understand the severity of a peanut allergy (or any other life-threatening allergy), this is for you. If you don’t know anyone with a severe allergic reaction to anything, it is something you don’t think about...
Oh my dearest children, I’m a little afraid to tell you how I met your dad. Because I was 14. I now (in my mid-ish 30s) look at 14-year-olds and think they should still be strapped in car seats....
This is literally how I start this sentence to explain the adventure that my family took on Mother’s Day weekend. One might ask, “How did we end up here?” This is because, if you know me at all, you...
If 2020 has taught us anything is that we all need to expect the unexpected - which is why we decided to come up with our Why Not 🤷‍♀️  Summer Guide! We've all heard about Yes Days and this guide...

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