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June 2018

OC Mom’s Guide – June 2018

Our OC Mom’s Guide to June 2018 is Sponsored by Spilt Milk Nannies.  And this is why we love them! Spilt Milk Nannies is a book-as-you-need babysitting referral service. We connect busy parents who need flexible, occasional care with great nannies who offer occasional babysitting. Our sitters are all personally vetted and CPR certified, and […]

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april 2018

OC Moms Guide – April 2018

Living in Orange County, there’s no shortage of fun family events happening at any given time. Instead of listing out every single event in our area, here’s a select few that we think look like really awesome activities your whole family might enjoy!   Bubblefest at the Discovery Science Center: Now through April 8th From […]

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five little monkeys

Reading Outside The Lines: Five Little Monkeys

Recently, on the approximately 100th reading of Five Little Monkeys to my children, I noticed something about this preschool book by Eileen Christelow that I had never seen before.  If you haven’t read it, or heard the song on which it’s based, this is the story of a Mama Monkey and her five energetic monkey children who […]

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Mouse Ears Headache

How To Avoid The Dreaded Minnie Mouse Ears Headache

With the recent rose gold Minnie Mouse ears craze, I’ve been seeing even more people than before wearing those adorable sequined headbands around the Disneyland Resort. After all, if you’ve managed to snag one of these elusive and super popular headbands for yourself, of course you’re going to want to show them off with pride! […]

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guilty pleasure

Our Galentine’s Day Guilty Pleasure List – TV Shows, Eats, And More!

Happy Belated Galentine’s Day ladies! Thanks to the brilliant geniuses of Parks N Rec, we now have this special (non-federal) holiday on Valentine’s Day-eve that offers a reason for us ladies to hang out and share in our friendships together. In our single, pre-parenthood days, this would’ve meant going out for drinks (or at the […]

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hanukkah fun

Making Hanukkah Fun For Young Ones

Growing up half-Jewish in New York City, I didn’t have to work too hard to find Hanukkah fun as a child. After all, the city has the largest Jewish population outside of Israel. Both holidays felt equally festive to me. Even my building lobby had both a Christmas tree and a menorah! But now, raising […]

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