Summer is my favorite season! Summer also means traveling to my family!! A New Tradition A few years ago, I even started a tradition of a family day-cation!! As much as I love hotels, like most people I can’t afford to...
Can you answer the age old question....do you read the book first or watch the movie first?!! Well, no matter  what your answer is, you don't have to spend time finding book and movie combinations for your kids. I have...
  All Those Questions I remember being a brand-new mom, pacing in the pediatrician’s office with my newborn, and reading her all my scattered notes on nursing.  “What do I do!?”  I wanted to know.  The lactation consultant’s advice differed from...
In times like these, I am a generation between. I am caring for my kids and my parents. Two Generations I hold the hands of my daughters, so tiny and smooth. There are no wrinkles, no sunspots, no scars. It’s like...
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 they should hold their child...
Change Is Coming It happens every summer in SoCal.  The clouds roll in, the humidity rises and we’re left with the dreary weather known as “June gloom.” Perhaps you’re like me and the cloudy atmosphere bogs you down.  I can handle...
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 constantly forget to flush the...
Archetypes and Deciding Who We Are It all started with The Babysitters’ Club for me.  This was the broadest and most obvious group of archetypal girls that every reader could likely relate to in one way or another, or at...
One winter break my husband and I taught my two daughters how to ride bikes.   It was actually their Christmas present. Several years back I tried to teach them how to ride. It was an epic fail!! We managed...
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 after dinner.  It wasn’t a...

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Happy Fall, y’all! Fall is HERE! Which also means HALLOWEEN!  Soon, the air will get cooler, the sun will go down sooner, and we’ll switch...