Unfortunately, dental trauma can happen at any time! Sometimes, an action as simple as your child trying to pull off a pair of jeans can lead to the knee banging into the mouth and jarring baby teeth loose. Are...
I'm raising my children without religion.   To me, this is a completely benign statement, as if I had said today was Tuesday. But to some, this can be an extremely polarizing statement that creates gasps or maybe even prayers. I...
Somehow I have been the strongest link. I have escaped the flu and stomach bug that has wiped out people nationwide and my entire household. I have a toddler in preschool, a husband with an office job, a curious...
Our children's dental health is so important!  And getting our children to create good dental health habits early is key. Because February is National Children's Dental Health Month, I thought that I would give you some fun facts about dental...
Winter driving here in sunny California is almost laughable.  I mean this isn't Iowa!  Right?  But, I'm sure so many of us (myself included) have trips planned to go to the snow.  And the real question is - are...
How to talk to children about violence, has been on my mind a lot in the last year. I've been wanting to write this post for awhile.  But frankly... I had no idea what to say.  It felt like...
Just because the holidays are over doesn't mean that you can't still find fun seasonal crafts to do together with your family. Not only is this DIY Pine Cone Bird Feeder craft an easy activity for kids of all...
The holidays are coming, which as a mom can bring a lot of stress and grief of its own kind.  However, for those families that may have experienced a death in the family, the holiday prep can look a lot...
It has been a year since I wrote about our daughter’s journey through Infantile Spasms (IS) or West Syndrome, a “catastrophic seizure disorder” that typically comes without warning and leaves the children it touches severely disabled. Unlike epilepsy, its...
I don’t think I like age four. Three was worlds better than four, and I’m sincerely hoping that five offers a much-needed reprieve from the moody, behaviorally-challenged, fearsome fours. My son is a wonderful tiny human most of the...
Halloween is two weeks away...are you prepared? If you’re anything like me, Halloween creeps up pretty quickly. Before I know it, it’s the night before the spookiest day of the year and my best intentions of creating an epic...
I often find myself thinking about how I can teach my children to be more than a passerby.  Generally, I fail at this.  It's like how you have amazing ideas right before you fall asleep or in the shower,...
Did you know that September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month? I've written this post to shine a spotlight on this important topic of women's health. But it’s also important to keep your overall and reproductive health a priority year-round....
My four-year-old is quite precocious and inquisitive, and his verbal reasoning ability routinely amazes me. He often has very thoughtful questions and you can just see the wheels turning in his head when he reasons out answers to things....

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Where To See Fireworks In Orange County Want to know where to see fireworks in Orange County? There are so many places to see fireworks...