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.

Chalk + Talk: Family Event

We are excited to be hosting our 2021 Chalk + Talk Family Event! Grab some chalk, your kiddos and be ready for some fun. Chat with other moms and practice your chalk drawing skills after...

The Gift and Hurt of Holding a Child Back

This last year with the pandemic and virtual learning has been overwhelming. And I suspect there are some parents who are realizing their child has fallen behind. Maybe they have begun to wonder if...

Father’s Day Celebration- Through His Eyes!

For moms, there is something almost magical witnessing a man become a father.  A Father is something special...unique...wonderful!  We want to take the time to celebrate all the fathers, father-figures, grandpas, step-dads and everything...

June Bucket List + Family Events

Hooray! It is JUNE and SUMMER is here!! If your family is ready to hit the ground running this summer, we have a fun-filled list of family events and activities in Ventura County you...

Always Pee in the Toilet + Fingerprints on the Window

If you show up to my house unannounced there is a 99.9% chance that you would encounter un-flushed pee in my toilet and an unimaginable amount of fingerprints on my windows. Yes, unfortunately, my children...

If You Are Perfect, We Can’t Be Mom Friends

Dear fellow mom….let me make this simple…if you are perfect, we can’t be friends. I have no room for a perfect mom friend in my life. I need a real, compassionate and caring friend. Mom...

May Bucket List – Family Fun + Events

May is HERE and it is teasing us with school being out and long summer days! Although we are not quite to summer, we have put together a list FULL of family activities to...

A True Friend Will Ask To Read Your Book

A couple of days ago, I met an old high school friend for coffee at the Alley in Moorpark. We couldn’t decide how many years had passed since we last saw each other, but...

Ventura County “Dog Mom to Know” – Meet Tawny

Welcome to our Ventura County "Mom to Know" series! We are featuring moms right here in our local community to highlight the wonderful things they are doing as mothers, business owners, community members, and friends....

It’s Ok to Let Traditions Die

Ten years ago my first born came into this world, the cutest and squishiest bundle of love. Just months after he was born we fell into a tradition of taking a walk every night...
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