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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
Featured Food

Woodland Fox Breakfast Toast

With Fox starting school last month, we’ve been getting into a solid morning routine recently. Every morning he wakes up first and starts running around the house yelling, “Day!” which is code for school. I think it comes from us asking him if he…

September 15, 2017
Beauty Entertainment Featured

Blowouts and Better Things

Tomorrow is my birthday, which means I’ll be taking two days to explore Los Angeles and celebrate turning dirty thirty! The celebrations started today when I headed to the Dry Bar in Burbank to get a blowout courtesy of FX’s Better Things! Remember that…

September 13, 2017
Entertainment Featured

Best Spooky Podcasts to Listen to this Fall

I have always been obsessed with things that go bump in the night. Scary movies, ghost tours, spooky stories… from a very young age I’ve taken a liking to it all. I’ve spent the night in haunted spots like the Stanley and the Queen…

September 12, 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
Featured Health

Breaking Up (And How to Get Over It)

I’m going through a breakup, but it’s not what you think.  I remember being curled up on the couch crying like my world was over when my high school boyfriend and I were on the outs. We dated freshman through senior year and I…

September 5, 2017
Featured Style

My New Style Mantra: Keep Your Closet Simple

I’ve finally gotten to the point in my life where I realize that having a small (comparatively, because let’s be real here), intentional wardrobe is a better fit for me than having mounds of clothing around that I’ll never wear. This has helped me…

September 3, 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
Featured Home

Treasure Hunting at the Rose Bowl + Flea Market Tips

The second Sunday of every month is my favorite day for shopping because the Rose Bowl Flea rolls into Pasadena and brings out the best flea market finds and local artists selling the fruit of their hard work.  Before we moved to Los Angeles…

August 15, 2017
Featured Parenting

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
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World Market Small Spaces Event #WeKnowSmall

Yesterday I went window shopping at the World Market Small Spaces event in Hollywood, where 4 celebrity designers showed off their design prowess by putting together enviable rooms that I’d kill to have in my own home! While sampling a 3-tiered cheese display (I…

August 6, 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

Baked Watermelon Radish Chips

Something that has helped me tremendously throughout my weight loss journey is remembering that snacking is GOOD! I know that when I wait too long between meals or don’t eat enough to feel full that it sets me up on a collision course for…

July 29, 2017