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Documentary to Watch – “STAGE: THE CULINARY INTERNSHIP”

If one of the skills you’ve improved during this pandemic is of the culinary variety, this documentary is for you. I’m definitely feeling more confident in the kitchen but I know it takes more to becoming a great chef. “STAGE: The Culinary Internship” is a documentary by Abby Ainsworth that follows a group of aspiring […]

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What to feed your baby Nutritional talk with Dr. Tanya Altmann sponsored by Stonyfield Yo Baby

Earlier this week, I attended a nutritional talk by Dr. Tanya Altmann, sponsored by Stonyfield Yo Baby at Claudine Artisan Kitchen and Bakeshop in Encino, with Once Upon a Farm Organics. Based on her book, “What to Feed Your Baby,” Dr. Altmann went over the Eleven Foundation Foods Every Baby Needs. [amazon_link asins=’0062404946′ template=’ProductAd’ store=’westmomm-20′ marketplace=’US’ […]

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Knott’s Boysenberry Festival April 1 – April 23

Knott’s Berry Farm is a theme park that can boast fun rides AND great food. Every year, the western-themed park celebrates the berry that started it all – the boysenberry. This highly-anticipated festival features over 70 one-of-a-kind boysenberry inspired food, drinks, and more. It’s a three-week long, family friendly event, starting April 1st. What is […]

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n/naka: The Best Meal Of My Life

A few weeks ago, my husband and I celebrated several occasions (birthdays, anniversary) over one meal. Dinner at n/naka is a dining experience. It cost (way) more than our usual special occasion budget, but worth every penny. I’m so glad we finally had a chance to go here because it was the best meal of our lives. Every […]

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Hard Rock Cafe #WorldBurgerTour – through June 30th

Hard Rock World Burger Tour Hard Rock Cafe locations in North America are celebrating the start of burger season with a menu showcasing international Local Legendary™ Burgers The limited-time World Burger Tour menu is available Sunday, May 1 through Thursday, June 30, 2016 This year, Hard Rock is also offering a literal World Burger Tour, […]

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A day in Santa Monica that starts off with Donuts

I like it when an unplanned day turns out well. Today was one of those days. This morning, husband said, “Let’s go to Sidecar Doughnuts.” I never turn down an offer to eat doughnuts (which I mistakenly(?) hashtagged #donut), especially at a place I’ve never been. I’m glad we went because it was quite a delicious experience: […]

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Easter Weekend Festivities

We had a fun Easter weekend. We attended the Community Easter Egg Hunt at Building Blocks Christian Academy on Saturday. There were crafts for the kids, face painting, an Easter Story, balloon animals, and the egg hunt. It was exponentially better than the Egg Hunt at Veteran’s Park. On Sunday, we went to Church in […]

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This week’s meal plan

One thing I told myself I wanted to get better at is meal planning. When I was single and working, I ate out A LOT. It was the result of laziness, unpredictable work hours, and socializing. When I ate out, I didn’t always make the healthiest choices. Dining out also soaked up a lot of […]

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Fitness Friday! MOLO Week 5

This week was Week 5 of The Mother Love Fitness Challenge with Baby Boot Camp (MOLO)! Last week was Cardio Drills week. This week is “Single Leg Movements.” I really like how there is a different focus each week, and challenge each day. It keeps it interesting, and shows how small changes can make a […]

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Fitness Friday! MOLO Week 4

This week was Week 4 of The Mother Love Fitness Challenge with Baby Boot Camp (MOLO)! Last week was Supermom week. This week is “Cardio Drills.” I wasn’t very good about doing the MOLO assignments this week, but I’ll list them anyway. Week 4: Cardio Drills Sunday MOLO assignment: Bring your food log to class […]

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