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New Baby Nice-to-Haves

Several weeks ago, I posted New Baby Necessities, about basic items for caring for a new baby. Since then, I’ve used some items I found super-helpful, most of them received as gifts or gifted hand-me-downs (which I prefer). I’m sure this list will grow, but here’s what I’ve loved so far: *This list contains affiliate […]

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New Baby Necessities

My kids are over five years apart. By the time I got pregnant with my second, I didn’t have much baby stuff left. Thankfully, I have a wonderful network of mom-friends who supplied me with maternity clothes, baby clothes, and baby items. Even though it was offered, I declined a baby shower, due to pregnancy […]

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The HUSH Hat is a noise-reducing hat for babies. Review by Aya Kimura

By Aya Kimura When I was asked to review the HUSH Hat for WestsideMommy.com, it couldn’t have come at a better time because my four-month-old son started to startle and wake up from noises during his daytime naps. I admit, I am not the most graceful of human beings, so my clumsiness frequently woke up my son; which […]

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5 Holiday Travel Baby Sleep Challenges and Lifesaver Solutions from Infant and Toddler Sleep Expert Natalie Willes

Traveling during the holidays can be strenuous enough without a baby – add a little one to the mix and you have a recipe for disaster! Trying to get from one family get-together to the next can wreak havoc on your baby’s sleep schedule, leading to less sleep for everyone in the family. But, have […]

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Our commercial shoot

Two days ago, my friend Julie contacted me, asking if my daughter and I were available and interested in being extras in a commercial shoot the next day. Julie and her son were the leads for the scene, which was a birthday party at a park. I was excited to do it, because not only […]

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Days 18 and 19

Day 18 Breakfast Omelette – red onion and spinach. These are things I try to keep stocked in my fridge now at all times! Workout Good workout with Baby Boot Camp (Los Angeles – Culver City and Marina Del Rey) at the Helms Bakery location. We did a series that we rotated on – twists, biceps, wall […]

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Elaine had her baby!

My friend Elaine had her baby! I’m so happy for her. She worked out at Baby Boot Camp with me while she was pregnant, which feels like ages ago. I was honored she told me she was pregnant before she announced it on Facebook, but that also meant I knew longer than most people, so the […]

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Children’s vintage and resale shopping in Los Angeles

This is part one of a three-part post on vintage and resale shopping. My daughter Aria is still at the age where I can dress her how I want, which means lots of fun for mommy. I recently discovered the world of vintage and resale children’s clothing, which allows me to affordably dress my sweet […]

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