If you’re anything like me, summer excites and overwhelms all at once. And to balance summer with a career and kids can be hard. The demands of my job are 24/7. And my kids now have free time 24/7,...
Summer is here and the water is calling! Are you a beach-goer? Or do you prefer to hide out in a cool house until the late afternoon and then venture outside for some water fun? I'm the lady who...
It's Summer!!  Oh wait, it's Summer!  Which means the kids are at home.  All. Day. Long.  And while I love the occasional trip to Disneyland, we don't have passes and it can get pricey.  I'm always on the lookout...
It all started one Easter. My daughter was 2.5 at the time. The Easter bunny left his candy-filled Easter Eggs all over our apartment, which in hindsight I believe was her first lesson in being a sneaky child. (Or...
Summer is here and there’s so much happening in Orange County! We’ve gathered some June 2023 events to make it easy for you to find out what’s happening around town. What would you add to the list? Movies in the...
We have reached that point in summer vacation where many moms have exhausted their "things to do" and "places to go" lists with a several more weeks yet to go! Well, at least I am at that point...please tell...
To get to the point of this tale, let me give you a one sentence summary of my life: I grew up in the Midwest (Kansas to be exact), became a doctor (dentist), started a beautiful family of my...
Exciting news for fashion-forward beach-loving women in Huntington Beach! The Salty B, a brand-new women's boutique, opened its doors, just in time for summer.  Founded by Hattie Ruggles and Alicia Cox, two local entrepreneurs with a passion for fashion and...
Now that the school year has almost come to an end – we can celebrate that it is almost summertime! While summer looks different for every family with a mix of travel, adventures, and normal life, we wanted to...
I am an egg salad sandwich. As a member of the “Sandwich Generation,” I decided naming myself after a sandwich that I can’t stand seemed fitting. What does it mean to be a member of the Sandwich Generation? It means that...
Living in Southern California, we have access to some truly beautiful beaches. And we love to visit different ones, though there are some that are better than others. If you like beautiful beaches of all shapes and sizes, read...
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...
Starting a new business as a new mom is a great idea. You have so much to offer, and you're not going to let anything get in your way of doing what you love. You may be wondering how you...
It was early afternoon, and my hand was stretched through a plastic case gripping on to his hand. His tiny fingers wrapped around my thumb. He writhed from the pain medication, gasping for air. His pulse-ox monitor, and every...

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