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Celebrate Mother’s Day Early with Teleflora at Santa Monica Place, May 1st

I’m so used to Mother’s Day landing on a two-digit day, but this year it lands on May 9th! I never fully appreciated everything my mother did for me until I became a mother. Boy, it is A LOT. This year, I’m getting a little help from Teleflora to celebrate her with a beautiful bouquet. […]

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Spring Fling at The Point South Bay – Recap

Yesterday, my daughter and I attended the free Spring Fling event at the shopping and dining destination THE POINT at Rosecrans and Sepulveda. It was a fun, festive event in the South Bay filled with families celebrating the start of Spring. It was bustling with activities, such as bunny petting, balloon making, face painting, and more. Families […]

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Spring Fling Celebration and Bunny Photos at THE POINT – El Segundo March 24

THE POINT is a family-friendly shopping and dining destination in the South Bay. It holds some of my personal favorites, Mendocino Farms and Lucky Brand. I could easily spend a whole day here – shopping, eating, and a play area for kids. All that, and Instagram-friendly too! Be sure to bring the whole family to the upcoming event: […]

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My Amazon Cyber Monday Picks

Here are my faves: Instant Pot In case you didn’t get around to buying it on Black Friday. Winix Air Purifier Because L.A. is one smoggy town. AncestryDNA: Genetic Testing – DNA Ancestry Test Kit Because you never know what you might find out about yourself. Vitamix 5200 Blender Up your blending game to pro-level. […]

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Upcoming Event: DesignerCon in Pasadena Nov. 11-12

Last year, I attended DesignerCon for the first time and loved it. So I’m returning again this year. If you’re into illustration and design, you should definitely check it out. Here’s a clip from their website about the event: Kid-friendly event It’s a kid-friendly event. With a supervising adult, kids 12 and under are free. […]

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Earth Angels conscious clothing and classes in West L.A.

**UPDATE: EARTH ANGELS CLOSED IT’S DOORS. IT’S NO LONGER A BUSINESS AT THIS LOCATION** Located on the Pico Corridor in West L.A. is Earth Angels –  a boutique-style resale store offering unique clothing, toys, classes, and more. Locals may remember this place as “Kidstock Resale Clothing,” but it recently changed owners, and received a makeover in […]

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Brands to buy your tall baby

A few months into mom-hood, I befriended two wonderful moms who had babies born days apart from my child. It was also a nice surprise to learn one of the moms, Bethany Phillips, gave birth to her son Reese at the same hospital I gave birth to my daughter!  It amuses us to see the contrast our kids’ […]

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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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Westside Mommy Picks: Best Diaper Bags

Like most moms, the diaper bag replaced my purse. When my daughter was very young, I was naive and oftentimes packed more than I needed. The bag I started using at the time wasn’t even a diaper bag, but I liked it…until it got ratty and smelly, which proved it wasn’t meant to be used […]

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Thrifty but Thoughtful Valentine’s Day Gifts

There’s nothing wrong with being thrifty, especially and when it’s this late in the game. However, when you pair thrifty with thoughtful, your Valentine’s Day gift is sure to be a winner. As a stay-at-home mom and wife, something BETTER at a BARGAIN is music to my ears. Thankfully, there’s Groupon! Here are my top Groupon […]

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