Middle school isn't typically easy for anyone.  I think we can all agree that it's even harder for anyone who falls outside of the norm.  And those identities or appearances or behaviors outside the norm is typically where the...
Life is a series of joy and sorrow, gratitude and despair, “this is hard” and also “this is beautiful.” On the cusp of entering my forties I reminisce and hold space for the things I’ve learned. I imagine that in another...
If your family is anything like mine, you enjoy decorating, watching movies, and making foods that go with the holidays.  Every Friday night, we do Pizza Movie Night.  We make homemade vegan pizza and watch a fun movie to...
A California Fall Here in Southern California, we’re not known for our seasons. Fall, especially, is not our forte. The autumn in my dreams is filled with piles of crunchy scarlet leaves, cozy turtleneck sweaters, and chilly nights warmed by...
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On Friendship

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I Reminisce and Hope I sit with a friend and grieve with her at the loss of a relationship she has shared with someone for many years. I don’t have words of wisdom, only the presence of my physical body...
Toys are everywhere. Pouring out of our doors in the house; to the car, outside, garage, and even in beds! Ever notice your child starting to lose interest in the toys they have? Constantly wanting new ones. Yes, we’ve...
Between my son and his older sister, I have lived my life primarily as a parent for almost twenty years. All About the Kids My focus, energy and time all centered around my children. I have watched them grow and change...
If you’re like me, you are having a mini panic attack wondering how you will continue to connect in healthy ways with your child once they leave for college. Change This is a huge change! Perhaps even more so for parents...
For the Love of Another Fall For last beach days and camping trips and playing video games until midnight. For the glory of sleeping in until noon and one more afternoon lounging in the sun. For one more hoorah before school...
I was looking into colleges with good writing programs and I found some interesting information on a school called Harvard. Have you heard of it?” As we inch toward the high school years my husband and I recently introduced our...

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SoCal FREE Museum Day – March 23, 2024

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The Free-for-All program that allows families to enjoy local, SoCal museums is BACK! Yes, Free SoCal Museum Day is here! Over 40 museums, from Long...