Sweet hubby, I am really sorry your summer sucks. The Glorious Summer Days I was driving home from Hurricane Harbor one beautiful summer Tuesday afternoon.  My kids' cheeks are red from a day spent in the sun. Their hair tousled and...
Father's Day is coming up, what do you want? No, really what do we want for Father's Day? We say we don't know because really: A. We don't know. B. We don’t care. C. What we want is too expensive to really ask...
I think we all know the saying, “The grass is greener on the other side”. The History One of the earliest mentions of this phrase came from the poet Ovid when he said “the harvest is always richer in another man’s...
Way back in 2004, my new husband and I proudly purchased our first piece of furniture together.  It wasn’t much but we saved and were able to purchase a brand new couch from Ikea.  It was a small, tan...

Yes to Date Night!

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When was the last time you had date night? Date Night-In As a parent, it is challenging to find time as a couple. We’re often too tired from everyday work and parenting that it becomes easy to simply order take-out and...
Sweet hubby, I used to send you love letters! All the time.  It was so fun to tell you all the reasons I loved you and why you were the perfect man for me. I could not bear to think you...
If you give a mom a gift card…. You better make sure it’s inside a card where you tell her all the amazing things you love about her.  She’ll probably hug you and hug you, until you can’t breathe! She will go...
“If you love me, you don’t have to hate her. And if you love her, you don’t need to hate me.” -Meghan Markle Binary thinking is a one way ticket to failure. The most damaging form of polarity is...
As I write this, my husband is driving in 116 degree heat through Arizona while being rerouted to a new wildfire assignment. We are 11 days out from our son’s 12th birthday and within a week of Father’s Day. Most...
A Little Jealous, A lot Less Joy As I scrolled through social media the day after Valentine's Day, I saw a post that made me stop. My friend posted a picture of her Valentine's Day gift from her husband. Stunning...

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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...