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Why We Quit YouTube Kids

Yes you read that right. We. Ditched. YouTube Kids. Even writing it has me wondering if the YouTube police are going to come knocking at our door. It’s been about a year since our last foray with YouTube Kids and quitting it was one of the best decisions I forced upon my family. There were […]

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Autism And Arlo – Update

In September I wrote a post about my sweet Arlo and his surprise autism diagnosis. We’ve had a few messages asking how our little whirlwind is doing, so I figured it was time to write an update. I was so touched to hear that my post about autism and Arlo had resonated with people, and […]

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The Story Of A Disorganized Mom

I recently took the Clifton Strengths test for a conference I attended. It won’t surprise anyone who knows me well to hear most of my results fell into the Relationship Building category. People are my strength. I have always considered myself a people person, though I was surprised to discover, of my 5 strengths, 4 […]

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The Museum Of Ice Cream

Yes you read that right; there is a museum of ICE CREAM in Los Angeles, right on our doorstep. And it’s EPIC.  This place is literally an Instagrammer’s dream. My boys were in awe of the beautiful millennials and their photography skills. (Who am I kidding. So was I. Did my skin ever look that […]

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Spinning The Plates Of Motherhood

In my previous life as a teacher, my boss used to talk about spinning plates, and how we couldn’t always keep all of the plates spinning. Sometimes we have to let a plate drop so we can keep all the other plates going. It’s something that stuck with me then and continues to stick with […]

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You Know You Are A Soccer Mom When….

It’s soccer season, which means it’s soccer mom season. Shout out to all the soccer moms out there! You know you are a soccer mom when: Your weekends revolve around the game schedule Just this week I was trying to organise a movie playdate with 2 of my great boy mama friends. Trying to find […]

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You know you’re a golf widow when….

My husband is a golfer. He has been a golfer as long as I’ve known him. I know there are more partners of golfers out there. So, you know you’re a golf widow when… You casually prepare plans around golfing weekends – there’s no point making a fuss so you just embrace his loss for […]

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Fun Date Nights Around Anaheim

Date night. The Holy Grail for most parents. We all need time together to reconnect. Get out there and have some fun! When we first moved here I had no idea what fun there was to be had in the local area so I would ask my friends what they liked to do and I […]

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