Cabrillo Whale Watch

January 30, 2014 Uncategorized

It’s easy to get stuck in the carpool lane and forget that there is a big ocean right nearby. The next few months are a great time to see some Pacific grey whales migrating off the California Coast. We had great luck one morning when the kids were smaller actually seeing a whale leap through […]

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Big Sunday family friendly community service events

January 9, 2014 Play

Big Sunday is an LA tradition that my kids always loved being a part of. If you are not familiar with Big Sunday’s mission this is non profit whose purpose is to build community through community service. It is never too early for kids to think about how they can give to others. Here are […]

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Outdoor Ice Skating in Santa Monica at ICE

November 16, 2013 Play

If you are looking for something fun to do as you are winding up to the holidays, ice skating at ICE in Santa Monica is such a terrific family outing. I am a lousy skater, but it doesn’t matter. The rink is small and cozy and you can rent skates right there. The kids will […]

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Multi Media Dance at Redcat Theatre Downtown this weekend!

November 9, 2013 Play

Here’s a review from guest blogger, director and acting coach,  Loren Chadima: A great date night of multimedia dance at the Redcat Theatre Downtown LA.  “Last night my husband and I were treated to a compelling evening of dance theatre.  Gregory Maqoma/Vuyani Dance theatre: Exit/Exist is this weekend November 7 – 10 at the Redcat […]

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TIP: Halloween candy – what to do with it, or the switch witch

November 4, 2013 Tips

There is nothing cuter than little children dressed in costumes. The thrill they feel trick or treating, pressing doorbells, and receiving CANDY to stash in their little pumpkin bags is so delicious to watch. The problem is, we seem to collect more and more candy every year. We STILL have loads of candy at our […]

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Toyota Symphonies for Youth at Disney Hall

October 2, 2013 Play

One of my all time favorite things to do with the kids is to go to a concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall. My Dad is an opera buff and I remember as a little girl he would take me to Lincoln Center in New York and then later, when we moved to DC to […]

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Ace Hotel Palm Springs October Crafting Event Weekend – great family getaway

September 17, 2013 Retreat

If you have never been to the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs, you are in for a treat. See my full review here. If you are crafty or have crafty kids there is a great two day weekend getaway event planned in October 4-6th that is not to be missed. There will […]

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The LA County Fair

September 9, 2013 Play

This just in from Beth Szymkowski, our intrepid activities seeker: “Until this year, I had avoided the LA County Fair because I avoid all things that involve large numbers of people in really hot weather on asphalt. But recently, the last day of a long weekend sent me and my sons looking for a new […]

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Pelada – great family movie

September 3, 2013 OPINION

Every now and then I come across a great family movie that I have to share with my readers. The family recently watched the documentary called, Pelada and I highly recommend it. It is the story of a young couple who were college soccer stars, but did not make it to the professional circuit. It […]

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Teaching Kids about money

August 20, 2013 Tips

I wanted to share a piece I just wrote for Momsgonnafindout, a great web site which offers moms ideas on ways to make money, save money and have fun too! “Teaching kids about money is not easy. Watching parents plunk down a credit card time and again is an incredibly abstract idea for a kid, […]

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