My kid recently dropped the f-bomb and much to my dismay, there was no mistaking it for “truck” or “duck” or quite possibly, “help me I’m stuck”. The pronunciation was loud and clear and used in just the right context. It was unequivocally the f-word. No need to scold me about what a terrible […]

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 […]

Weston’s bedtime routine has become a tad challenging in the past few weeks and if it weren’t for bubble bath beards and strawberry flavored toothpaste he would surely claim torture. In an effort to make the transition to bed more appealing, I’ve whipped up a few bedtime story inspired outfits to help bring the party to any pajama-fest. Here are a few ideas on how to bring […]

It’s that time again when I help you spend your hard earned money ;). I’m not going to lie, this round up was a bit harder. I’m severely out of practice when it comes to shopping for girls and as much as I can’t wait for Fall, I’ve been less than motivated to look for warm clothes while […]

To the adorable couple we met at the water park a few weeks back with whom we forgot to exchange numbers, my husband and I mourn the loss of a friendship with you that we never had.  It isn’t every day that you meet your family’s soul family, which is exactly what you were, and we are deeply afraid that we’ve […]

When I found out I was having a boy, I was over the moon. A self professed tomboy, I silently thanked the Universe for sparing me from my own personal hell known as pink bows, lacey things, shrieking girls and Justin Bieber concerts. However, despite my tendency to gravitate towards a no frills lifestyle, I am a closet fashionista with a […]

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 […]

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 […]

I have to fight with my eyes to wake. They’re reluctant to open, sealed shut with sleep and tethered to dreams of splendor. I will them open anyway and stumble towards the coughing in the other room. My legs have needles in them and I look like I’ve just spent too much time on a boat, swaying […]

Its starts with the incessant ringing of a telephone. Its Superbowl Sunday and the Seahawks are playing the Broncos. A Mediterranean feast envelops the dining room table. Friends are piled on the couch and I can hear the distant sound of cheering coming from the living room. We try to avoid the alarming ring that seems to rip us from […]