From the category archives:


One Direction Tickets to benefit San Francisco Charity: ROCK

May 19, 2013 Uncategorized

Today I wanted to tell you about an incredible charity based in San Francisco called, ROCK. ROCK stands for Real Options for City Kids. The organization runs after school and enrichment programs for at risk youth in underserved communities in San Francisco. The organization’s executive director, Curt Yagi, contacted me because they are having an […]

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REDCAT Film Festival Reviewed

May 14, 2013 Uncategorized

This just in from Beth who visited the REDCAT Film Festival last weekend. “The REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival is one of those events that makes me feel like a good parent on a few different levels.   Exposing kids to the city: check!  Exposing them to foreign cultures: check!  Exposing them to a famous landmark […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

May 12, 2013 Uncategorized

Happy Mother’s Day from LACityMom. Being a Mom  is arguably the most valuable and meaningful job we can have, yet we can so often feel unappreciated or just plain exhausted. I was feeling quite frustrated when I read the Mother’s Worth Salary Wizard, on and wrote the following article about it that was published on Business Insider. […]

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Orphans over Orchids for Mother’s Day this year?

May 2, 2013 Uncategorized

  What to give Mom for Mother’s Day? Flowers again? Here’s an inspiring idea. The Miracle Foundation is urging that folks, instead of sending orchids to Mom this year, send a donation to support improving the conditions of orphanages in India. I think the Mother’s Day idea of Orphans Over Orchids is a lovely one. […]

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REDCAT Family Film Festival

April 28, 2013 Uncategorized

Here’s a great family friendly venue for culture. The Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater (REDCAT)  is hosting three weekends of exhilarating animation and live-action short-film programs. This global tour of charming, funny and poignant films —hailing from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, Denmark, Estonia, Iceland, Japan, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Spain and Taiwan, among others—is an […]

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April 15, 2013 Uncategorized

Here’s a great idea for a date night: Go see some classic movies with an intro from their stars at the ArcLight Hollywood. Here are the details below for this star studded evening of entertainment: A Special Evening of Film Classics Return to ArcLight Hollywood on Wednesday, April 24 Tickets on Sale NOW Click Here.  […]

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Tip of the day: Five Ways Parents Can Prepare Their Kids for Financial Success

April 10, 2013 Uncategorized

Teaching kids about money is a challenge.  This guest post from Erica Tejedsa, Vice President for Wells Fargo in the Greater Los Angeles Region, and a mother of three offers some great tips. “If there’s a golden rule when it comes to savings and building healthy money management habits, it’s this: the earlier you start, the […]

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Cool Travel Gear – Color Coded I-Phone Cables

February 18, 2013 Uncategorized

We are slaves to our technology.  It is a fact of our generation, and also of our children’s generation.  I am constantly trying to set limits on my kids’ technology time, but now my son is reading so much and due to all the traveling we are doing the kindle and I –Pad are now […]

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Snow Days at the Los Angeles Zoo

January 15, 2013 Uncategorized

Looks like the cold spell is winding down in Southern California, but not at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens. For one weekend in February – the 9th & 10th, a winter wonderland will be created for some of the Zoo’s special inhabitants. The Zoo’s American black bear, Sumatran tigers, snow leopards, giant otters, […]

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LA and Christmas Cheer – Disney Hall Concerts

December 19, 2012 Uncategorized

I must admit that Prague at Christmas couldn’t be more Christmasy. Click the link to see the post I wrote about the Christmas Markets for the folks at The Four Seasons. Yet there is a part of me that misses the strange California Christmas sunshine, and the occasional set of twinkle lights you see on […]

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