10 Ways to Connect with Your Teen

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Teenagers are tough, I have two of them.  Some are moody and opinionated, some are silent and brooding, but no matter what personality yours has, teens can be challenging.  But just below all the tough talk and bravado is that little person you once knew.  Here are 10 great ways to connect with your teen. […]

8 practically free Halloween costumes


Every Halloween my kids are drawn to the brightly colored, exciting costumes featured in every store from Walgreens to Costco.  They’re shiny, sparkly, beautifully packaged, and strategically placed.  The costumes look really fun, but even the very cheapest ones cost at least $10.  That’s not a ton of money, but if you have more than […]

I’ll admit it, we eat in the car


I am an absolute proponent of eating dinner at the table as a family. We manage this several nights a week. The rest of the days are divided between eating in small groups at the table and eating in the car on the way to a child’s extracurricular activity. Does this bother me? Meh. Not […]

Corona Del Mar tide pools


After a week of hanging out and accomplishing tasks at home, I thought I would be a good mom and take my kids to the tide pools in Corona Del Mar. I was not met with the cheers of joy I had anticipated. “Hey guys, everybody get up and get dressed, we’re going to see […]

Why the World Cup should matter to moms


June 12 marks the beginning of soccer’s FIFA World Cup, the biggest single sporting competition in the world that only happens every four years. This month long competition features 64 games between 32 of the best teams in the world. Brazil hosts the World Cup this time around, and is the only country to have […]

Happy National Donut Day!


Happy National Donut Day! Of COURSE we’re celebrating at our house. My husband and I got up this morning and went to The Donuttery for donuts. They actually had a buy 1 get 1 free promotion today, score! There is usually a line at our favorite donut shop but today it stretched out into the […]

First Farm Fresh to You delivery


Our first Farm Fresh to You delivery came tonight! It’s kind of goofy how excited I was to get my delivery of fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. I was browsing through Groupon the other day, and came across a deal for this company. They deliver fresh locally grown organic fruits and veggies to your door. […]