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April is  “Autism Acceptance Month.” Moms usually just want healthy babies who later develop to be healthy and happy children and adults. But what if you unexpectedly find out your child has autism? How would you react? Reacting to the...
As I approached the milestone of turning 40, and my 2 boys in middle school and starting high school, I found myself contemplating the type of parent I wanted to be to them. However, it wasn’t about boundaries, discipline, or...
Last night while out with friends, I met new people. Meeting people can be tough at times more so when the question of “What do you do for a living?” comes along through conversation. Each person shows curiosity on how...
So, after I sent my last email newsletter, I found a flaw. Eek! That’s how it usually goes for me after I share something important. I look back at it and see what I should’ve done differently. As all...
As Spring approaches, it's the perfect time for parents to engage in a bit of spring cleaning—not just of their homes, but also of their parenting routines. Just as we declutter our physical spaces to make room for growth...
Almost exactly four years ago, the world came to a screeching halt. Coronavirus entered the building, and the world we know hasn't been the same since. Suddenly, the classroom was in our living room. My office was at the...
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...

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Farmers Markets in Ventura County 2024

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Beautiful Ventura County is well-known for their wonderful Farmers Markets. Farmers Markets are a fantastic way to not only get outside and enjoy our...