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On May 26th, Wescom Credit Union surprised hundreds of hungry people with a free lunch from the Lobsta Truck… All a part of their Random Acts of Kindness Campaign. Los Angeles Friends: Want to Win a $100 Wescom Visa® Gift Card? Wescom is rewarding kindness…. Wescom Credit Union, dedicated to helping members throughout Southern California build better lives, will be on the streets and at various dining and entertainment locations throughout Southern California surprising people with #WescomKindness by paying tabs and giving out gift cards through July 11, 2015. It’s all part of Wescom Credit Union’s plan to pay it forward and bring Wescom Kindness to the SoCal community. Because it’s about random ...Read More
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Healthy Essentials from CVS: Find Your Healthy! They say that having a baby and moving are amongst the top few major stressors in life. Well, luckily for me, I’m doing both. At. The. Same. Time. Hooray for change! In just a few days, we move into a new house. What started as a teeny renovation– a little paint here, some new tile there– has turned in to a full blown remodel (minus any tearing down of walls). And since we’re on a budget, (and did I mention, we’re on a budget?), I’ve been designated the general contractor. Hi, no idea what I’m doing. This means that a few times a day, I’m back and forth ...Read More
 When one thinks of having a baby, there are most certainly two words that you would never think of side by side: Labor and Games. For most women labor is the FURTHEST thing from fun and games. While my experience wasn’t horrific, (actually, it was pretty downright smooth), I still wouldn’t call it a walk in the park and I still wouldn’t categorize it under “Fun.” Miraculous, yes. Fun, ehhh. Not so much. Somehow though, TLC has managed to create a show that gives a little levity to the act of labor with a new game show called “Labor Games.” It basically goes like this: A lovely host barges into a hospital and ...Read More
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Beyond the “Where Do Babies Come From” Good news, friends. My 7 year old now knows all about my uterus, my hormones, and also my amniotic sac… Well that is, my amniotic sac rupturing. You see, my child – my sweet, silly, sweaty, and ridiculously curious child – wants TO KNOW THINGS NOW and he isn’t really interested in a basic, sugar-coated, “see there’s this Stork and he flies in with the baby,” type of answer. NO. This kid wants raw, unfiltered, uncut, pure truth. And this mom, (hand raised here), has not not had enough (let me rephrase: ANY) caffeine in the last 5 months to manufacture 1st grade appropriate responses. ...Read More
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Spring Break: Our Family Vacation at the Westin Maui Last year, on one of our final days in Greece for our amazing honeymoon, Peter made me swear that I understood that not all vacations are created equal. Not entirely willing to except that private boat rides up and down the Amalfi Coast was sort of “out of the ordinary,” I graciously agreed, and nodded, “Of course. I know… This was big.” “Very big,” he said. “Like, no more vacations for —” “Until our one year anniversary,” I said. “We can go somewhere small or local  for our one year anniversary, right?” “Let’s cross that bridge when we get to it,” he said, clinking champagne glasses ...Read More
Gender Reveal Party: It’s A…. When my doctor called and said she had the results from the DNA Test– a test that is done at 10 weeks that detects chromosomal abnormalities like trisomies 21, 13, 18; and various micro deletions, I had to brace myself. We had experienced a loss in August at j13 1/2 weeks, (a loss that frankly, I don’t know when or if I will be able to write about) and the thought of going through it again, was just… unbearable. But thankfully, luckily, beautifully, the doctor called with news that I could cry happy tears to: “Everything is normal!” After 7 months of heartbreak, I took my first breath. “Do ...Read More
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photo by Leah Lee Photography This week marks my one year wedding anniversary with Peter. This year has been a whirlwind of life… We’ve traveled across the sea, jumped into oceans, walked on ancient ruins, eaten our weight in pizza, danced silly dances with a 7 year old… We’ve experienced so much joy and even heartbreak. But here we are, one year later a family of three expecting one more… There is so much I could say about the fact that Jonah will be a big brother, and Peter a father, and me a second time mom… All of that I will get to over the next few months… Believe me, from maternity fashion, to nursery decor, ...Read More
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Lately, I’ve started to come to terms with the fact that no one has a perfect or easy life. Everyone’s got “somethin’”and we’re all just trying to get by. Even when I see those lovely little photos and updates on my social platforms, I’m reminded that yes, life is good for me and my friends, but it’s not always easy and often times, a lot of times, it requires thick skin. Especially for moms. This year, though I’m beyond excited to have baby on the way, has definitely had its bumps. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned about myself, it’s that I am a warrior. I’m a fighter. I am one tough mother. There’s ...Read More
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DIY Subway Art for Kids! This year I was asked to help spearhead the class project for our school’s gala. Every year, each classroom is asked to create an art project and it is auctioned off at the gala. Thanks to Pinterest, and a very full plate, I decided to do something relatively easy, but that I thought was unique and “sellable.”  I mish-mashed a few different ideas I saw, and came up with the idea of the kids creating their own subway art using adjectives/words that they came up with to describe themselves. Most subway art that you’d find on Etsy or in stores, uses fonts that are either stenciled or scanned ...Read More
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Get your kids stylin’ with some fantastic duds from the Spring collection at The Children’s Place!  EVERYTHING is 50%-80% off- NO EXCLUSIONS! Next month, Peter, Jonah and I will be heading to Maui for a little Spring Break vacation and 1 year wedding anniversary celebration. I’m so looking forward to sun, sand, relaxation, and time with my two favorite people on the planet. I’m also looking forward to dressing for sunshine and all things Spring! When it comes to dressing my little guy, The Children’s Place is a perfect place to grab some cute Spring essentials and vacation must haves. Most days, Jonah is a basketball shorts, comfie tee kind of kid (which ...Read More