California Livin'

Summer Vacation

Operation make the kids so tired they can't fight (aka, summer break) hit the ground running this past weekend. Saturday we saw Solo (don't listen to the haters, it was great) and Sunday we spent the day in LA with friends. First stop was Mr. Holmes Bakehouse for breakfast: Goodies for daaaaayyzzz Yes, I took… Continue reading Summer Vacation

California Livin' · Good Things

The OC, Part Deux

The country is moving one step closer every day to becoming Gilead. My rage is leaving me exhausted and sad. I feel like I have been shouting from a cliff since November 2016 and only my echo is answering me. But we only have 7 days until the last day of school. The holiday weekend… Continue reading The OC, Part Deux

California Livin' · Not Today Anxiety

Summer Bucket List 2018: A Survival Guide

Raise your hand if you are a parent who misses the lazy days of summer *all hands and one foot up in the air* I love summer. I love wearing flip flops, outdoor activities become even more fun, and hello, WATERPARKS. But over the years as my kids have gotten older, the fighting and attitude is… Continue reading Summer Bucket List 2018: A Survival Guide

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LA Times of Festival of Books

Tamale. Salsa. Music. Books. Festivals are abound. California provides an excess of outdoor events to enjoy the year round summer like conditions that we are lucky enough to have. Farmers Markets, Art Walks, and outdoor malls like LA's The Grove or Newport Beach's Fashion Island are all destinations that attract tourists and residents. This past… Continue reading LA Times of Festival of Books

California Livin' · Good Things · Word Therapy

Birthday Weekend Snaps

As much as I love going to places like New York City and LA, I have learned to appreciate hanging out around home even more. So for my birthday that is what we did: We started Saturday with a trip to our favorite park: Could this pic be any more California? I know I am… Continue reading Birthday Weekend Snaps

California Livin' · The OC

Art is a Sport, Right?

“What sport do you play?”, the receptionist asks Red while his sister and I make her a follow up appointment at the dentist. He looks up from his homework, gives her a big smile, and answers, “I don't play sports, but I do something. What do I do Mom?” I look at the lady and… Continue reading Art is a Sport, Right?

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Rainy Days

I am obsessed with weather. Weather reports (sorry Fritz Coleman, super tan Dallas Raines for life) are my favorite part of the news, even before the Trump administration. Since most of California's days are filled with sunshine, when we get rain it's like a holiday. I propose rain days for us West Coasters like the… Continue reading Rainy Days