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Our Chinatown Saturday

I haven’t been in the mood to cook lately.  Since it’s my husband’s birthday weekend, I’m using it as a great excuse to not cook.  Today he wanted to go to one of our favorite former westside restaurants, Chego.  The last time we ate at Chego on the westside was two days before my daughter […]

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fitness friday: ask the trainers
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Fitness Fridays: Ask the Trainers / Meet the Trainers

I’m happy to announce a new weekly section, Fitness Friday: Ask The Trainers.  Melinda and Elizabeth of Baby Boot Camp Los Angeles Culver City and Marina Del Rey will answer YOUR questions about fitness.   I take classes with them on Saturdays.  Click here to read my review of this great workout.  I hope to […]

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Top 10 Most Useful Baby Shower Gifts

A good friend of mine is going to have her first baby soon, and will start looking for items for the baby registry. What sounds like a fun task is actually quite daunting. She’s a practical person, like I am, so my advice is to register for things that are useful. I did a lot […]

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On My Nightstand – books I’m reading right now

I have a habit of reading several books at once. I’m not a fast reader, and because I’m taking care of my baby most of the day, the little time I have to read (at night) makes me an even slower reader.  The books I’m reading right now are about parenting. I will write a full […]

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Review for Baby Play Time at Books and Cookies (Santa Monica)

During the first several weeks of first-time parenting, I was more or less home-bound.  My parents stayed for a few weeks to help, but once they left, and it was just the baby and me waiting for Daddy to come home from work or the occasional visitor to see the baby.  I took daily stroller […]

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The Only Movie I saw on the 2014 Oscar Nominee List for Best Picture: American Hustle

One of the things I really miss doing is watching a movie in a theatre.  Most parents with a child under 6 months old can tell you the last movie they saw in a theatre before the baby arrived.  Mine was The Amazing Spiderman.  Oh what a memory.  It may not necessarily have been a […]

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Black Friday online deals

Not sure if I’m actually going to buy anything this year, but as I browse, here are some deals that I think might be of interest to parents who want to shop online like me and avoid the crowds.  (list is being updated as I find things).  Most items sell out quick, so my apologies […]

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advice for the first time mommy to be
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“advice” for the first-time mom-to-be

I am going to my friend Kelly’s baby shower tomorrow.  I can’t believe she is already 32 weeks pregnant.  Time has passed so quickly.  I remember taking my weekly photos, just as she has.  Now that I have my baby, I am really glad I did.  When I had my baby shower, one of my really […]

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desserts for disaster relief
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Desserts for Disaster Relief – benefiting the victims of Typhoon Haiyan through the 24 Foundation

Click image or click here for event page On November 7th, 2013, the Philippines experienced a typhoon that has been marked as one of the most powerful storms on record.  Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) damaged the central Philippines, displacing millions of people.  Unicef estimates that 1.7 million children are among the 4.4 million displaced.  Reading about […]

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