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Adopting from an Animal Shelter + How to Help

Eleven years ago, I was quickly moving boxes out of my college dorm room and into my new apartment on a street called Hertel. It was the first time I’d be living off campus and I had no idea what to expect.  My roommate…

February 14, 2018
Featured Food Parenting

New Year, New Me: My Moment of Yes

Some time ago I saw an article about a woman who counted the amount of time her son looked at her over a period of time — times that she usually would be scrolling through her phone aimlessly. This was a rude awakening for…

January 29, 2018
Featured Food Parenting

Fun Frozen Yogurt Cups

Funny story: when we first rented the home we are in, we were on cloud 9. We went from a tiny apartment with bad neighbors to a home with a yard where Fox could dance all he wanted without a broom handle “applause.” Tyler…

November 30, 2017
Featured Food Parenting

Kid’s DIY Fruit Pizza

These days, Fox is overwhelmingly independent. He wants to prove himself more and more, opting to do anything he can by himself. He’s putting his own shoes on, picking out what he’ll wear to school, and telling us what he wants for meals, amongst…

November 17, 2017
Family Featured Parenting

When Your Baby Stops Calling You Mommy

Fox’s first word was “Mama.” He said it unexpectedly around 6 months old when we were just about to leave the Safari Park for the day, and I felt like I could have floated right into the sky up to the clouds. From there,…

September 20, 2017
Entertainment Family Featured

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Screening

Today our adventures took us to an antique toy warehouse in the Los Angeles Arts District for a special screening of DreamWorks Animation’s Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie!  The entire event, courtesy of Fox Home Entertainment, was carnival-themed and action-packed with fun stuff…

September 10, 2017
Family Featured Parenting

Picture Day Haircut + School Update

Today we picked up Fox from school and headed to his first appointment with the dentist.  Honestly, I was white knuckling it.  Fox has always been a wild one, but take him out of the house and don’t expect him to stay still. It’s…

September 7, 2017
Family Featured Los Angeles

A Trip to the Skirball Cultural Center

A few weeks ago I was invited to visit the Skirball Cultural Central with my friend Shiri and our families to see the Noah’s Ark exhibit — an interactive experience for both children and adults. This permanent fixture unique to the Skirball has all…

August 20, 2017
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A New Chapter: Preschool

My sweet boy went off to his first day of preschool today.  Fox isn’t around kids very often. When he is, he’s kind and generous — other parents always comment on those things. We did worry that he wasn’t getting enough social interaction and,…

August 15, 2017
Family Featured

Why Introverts Hate Buying Cars

Have I mentioned before that I’m an introvert? I certainly have, but I probably haven’t explained how much it affects my daily decisions and actions. From anxiety over casual lunches with friends to sweaty palms at the thought of bringing Fox literally anywhere indoors,…

August 12, 2017
Featured Parenting

#SmartAsAMother Evivo Health Event

Yesterday I mentioned that I would be talking about an event I recently attended and I’m here to spill the details! A couple weeks ago a great group of mamas and medical professionals gathered at Au Fudge (Jessica Biel’s adorable restaurant!) in West Hollywood…

July 30, 2017
Featured Food Parenting

Making the Right Choice

One of the most adorable things about Fox right now is his obsession with making choices. Sometimes I even hear him in his room saying, “This one? No. This one? No. This one? Yes!” while he’s putting himself in control of which hat Mr.…

June 8, 2017