Author: westsidemommy

I am a new mom to a baby girl. I live in West Los Angeles. This blog is about my experiences as a new mom and navigating my way through kid-friendly L.A.
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Author Interview: “A Very Asian Guide to Korean Food”

I recently received “A Very Asian Guide to Korean Food” by Michelle Li to review. As an Asian American, it’s inspiring to see representation in media. “A Very Asian Guide to Korean Food” is a descriptive children’s book with eye-appealing retro-style illustrations (by Sunnu Rebecca Choi) of modern and classic Korean food dishes. I had […]

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Our visit to the Yayoi Kusama exhibit at the Hirshhorn – Washington D.C.

This week was my older daughter’s Spring Break from school. We used this opportunity to check out the limited run of One with Eternity: Yayoi Kusama in the Hirshhorn Collection. When we lived in Los Angeles, viewed her art and special exhibit at The Broad on several occasions. This would be a first experience for […]

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Baby Brands that I love

The other day I posted essential baby registry items. Today, I’m sharing brands that I love for some and some fun items to put on your baby registry. (This post contains affiliate links). adan + anais: bibs/burpcloths and blankets I love this brand for their swaddle blanket (which I don’t actually use as a swaddle, […]

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Baby Shower Registry List 2022

Since life has changed dramatically for all of us since 2020, I thought it might be time for a revised Baby Shower Registry List. I have several guy friends who are having their first child this year, so it will be fun and interesting to hear their new dad stories. I always enforce how important […]

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Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch Visit 2021

By Westside Mommy contributor Claudia S. We had so much fun visiting Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch last Thursday. Although this is not our first time, it was my youngest child’s first time in a pumpkin patch! She did not know what to expect but, both kids enjoyed the activities offered. Our favorites included: Mr. Bones’ […]

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The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids

My niece loves all things Harry Potter, so when I was given an advance reading copy of The Unofficial Hogwarts Cookbook for Kids by Alana Al-Hatlani, I knew she would be thrilled to check it out. Not only does she love the Harry Potter book and movie series, but she also loves to cook. Q+A […]

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Disney ‘Spin’ movie review

On Tuesday, August 10th, Jiya attended an advance drive-in screening event of Disney’s movie ‘Spin’ in Santa Monica. She contributes the following for : Synopsis: ‘Spin’ is the story of an Indian American teen who chances upon her talent for creating DJ mixes. She discovers that she has a natural gift for creating beats […]

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Space Jam: A New Legacy

Westside Mommy contributor Claudia Segoviano attended this event and reports from Los Angeles. This past Sunday, my son and I had the opportunity to watch Space Jam: a New Legacy. About Space Jam: A New Legacy After 25 years, the Loon Squad returns to help the basketball star LeBron James beat the Goon Squad in […]

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Our favorite exhibits at the Aquarium of the Pacific

Right before the end of the school year, we visited the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach! I was so happy it opened after restrictions lifted because it’s such a great place to take kids. My youngest is now two, so she can really enjoy the sights. My oldest is eight can appreciate the […]

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