If you are a single mama dreading Valentine’s Day, you are not alone. Even if you aren’t a fan of the day of “love”, I am a big fan of finding a reason to celebrate. Spending Valentine’s Day without a...
Kale Anyone? When I write about a 30 Day Challenge, most of you are probably thinking of protein shakes, 6 a.m. runs and kale. Nope, I already told you that I am not a hiker so feel free to breathe...
Sometimes I make my mind up about things. And then sometimes I make them happen. Most of the time, I maintain that I make them happen by working like 100 hours a week and multitasking every moment of the day and...
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On Being Adopted

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$2,500. The amount my parents paid to adopt a little Korean baby almost 39 years ago. “It was a lot of money back then,” my mom says. “I was worth at least double,” I respond jokingly. I move through life with an easygoing...
Have you ever thought about raising your own backyard chickens and having farm fresh eggs every morning? There is a reason they call it “chicken tv”; it’s because you will want to turn off your tv and hang out...
It’s 9pm and I have a choice to make. Any other month of the year I would choose sleep. But this is December, and the Hallmark Christmas Channel is calling my name. I must admit, it was only a...
When the weather outside is frightful, a movie sounds so delightful! From animated to comedy to classic, check this list twice for our top, holiday movies. There’s a lot of hustle and bustle, and this season can feel really busy....
I am a gift giver! I love finding special and unique gifts for the people in my life. I enjoy watching the joy and surprise as they open that carefully selected gift.  In the last few years, I have...
I love giving and receiving presents. I love finding the perfect something for that special someone. I love shopping…until I don’t. Listen, sometimes even before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season begins, I’m exhausted…tapped out…not so much interested in shopping...
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Wintering Transitions

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There are different ways we transition from season to season. Quite literally–Spring to Summer, Summer to Fall, Fall to Winter–But also in the practical ways we move throughout our weeks and days.  Transitions Are Tricky For our family, transitioning from fall...

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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...