Cascia Smith

Cascia Smith
Cascia was born and raised in the Arizona heat. While receiving her Pre-Med degree at HIU in California, a blonde, surfing, skateboarding boy stole her heart. In 2004, she married Chuck and had many adventures living in Arizona, California and Colorado. They now call Simi Valley home and have three wild and curious children - Becker (10), Bodie (7) and Lyla (6). She has been blessed to be a teacher, summer camp staff/program director, SAHM and now the owner of Ventura County Mom Collective. Playing guitar, writing songs, and reading any and every parenting book helps keep her sane and happy! A good cup of coffee or a bubbly La Croix can usually be found in her hand! She tries to live by the motto "I'd rather recover from failure than live with regret.
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SoCal FREE Museum Day – March 23, 2024

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St. Patrick’s Day Events | Ventura County 2024

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New Year’s Eve Events for KIDS + ADULTS :: Ventura County 2023

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Family Holiday & Christmas Movies {+ FREE Printables}

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Experience Gift Idea: Sunburst Railbike Certificate

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