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Our Favorite Toys This Week

Spring is in the air here in Los Angeles, which means I’ve started clearing out the closets and making room for summer. Cleaning Weston’s room is always a bit nostalgic – it’s like digging into a time capsule. My heart aches just a little bit each time I pack away clothes that are too small […]

Places to Wander the Wildflowers this Spring

Every year around this time, I see photos pop up on my Facebook feed of people frolicking in fields of budding flowers and every year I swear I’m going to plan a day trip to do the very same. Not only is it an inexpensive way to spend quality time with the family in a gorgeous outdoor setting but […]

5 Reasons I’m Excited About October

Signs of October are finally upon us! The A/C is no longer running, gusts of cool wind swirl through the streets and Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spiced Lattes adorn passersby. The sun is staying asleep longer in the mornings and the smell of holiday baking fills the air. Scarves, gloves and dark colors like eggplant and forest green […]

Weekend Warriors – Legoland and Beyond

You may know by now that I have an extreme love-hate relationship with Saturday and Sunday and last weekend proved no different. From Legoland to Santa Monica Farmer’s Market, we embarked on an impromptu road trip full of fun, whining, laughter, napless tantrums and lots of driving. + Now that Wes is older and interacting with his surroundings in […]

My Better Late than Never, Back to School Round Up

Ah, yes. The back to school frenzy. Worse than Christmas or Hanukkah but better than living out one more day of trying to entertain the kids over summer vacation. Luckily I don’t have to endure the madness known as Back to School, yet. Weston is still too young. For now, I get to surf the web […]

Adventures in Montana

Over the hills and far away, nestled just outside the Beartooth Mountains of Montana, lies a little place called Nye. A sign off the highway leading into town welcomes visitors: “You Are Now Entering and Leaving Nye”. Nye is most notably known for well, nothing. And that’s the way I like it – but I didn’t always like it. When my […]

Are we There Yet? Surviving Planes, Parasites & Pack ‘N Plays

Just got back from a very long overdue vacation to the Dominican Republic. 10 people, 8 days, 4 plane rides, 2 parasites, 1 villa and a partridge in a palm tree. Long story short – we survived. All in all, it was a great vacation. Amazing people, amazing place, amazing food – everything was, you […]

Valentines Day Gift Guide

Valentines Day is coming up and if you’re like me, you might be starting to hyperventilate at the thought of having to prepare for yet another holiday. Didn’t we just take down our Christmas lights? Fret not, my friends. Even though Valentines Day is my least favorite holiday, I happen to love shopping. Which means […]

I started a blog! Wait…WTF…I started a blog?

If you’re like me and you have kids, you had 50 things you were supposed to accomplish before you even got up this morning. You are perpetually running in the negative for mental energy, sleep and probably sex. You eat leftover highchair remains standing up (if you eat at all) and compare your productivity levels […]