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And… I’m BaaaaaaAACk!

And… I’m BaaaaaaAACk!

So it’s been a while, I know. And no excuses. But, I guess you can say, it’s been quite a year. Els completed a successful year of PRE-K. My husband is as busy as ever with a huge slate of movies/tv shows in development. We […]

Preparing for Preschool: What you Didn’t Expect and Dealing with Transition

Preparing for Preschool: What you Didn’t Expect and Dealing with Transition

There’s a children’s book by Rosemary Wells, titled: Mama Don’t Go! If you aren’t familiar, it’s about a little girl named Yoko, who’s excited to start school and make new friends. But the problem is, she doesn’t want her mom to leave. So she stays. […]

My First Day

My First Day

So someone officially started her first day of preschool. And of course, I took that as an invitation for a photo op. I found this free printable chalkboard sign from Classyclutter.com. Just downloaded, printed and stuck it in an old frame I had lying around. […]

Preschool. OMG Preschool!

Preschool. OMG Preschool!

Guess who’s starting preschool next week? Weeeeeee! Nickname: Huns Buns. Buns. Hunny Bunny. Bunny. Pumpkin. Pumpky. Loves. Els. Bells. (Ok, so it seems … the shorter and rhyme-ier the better). Favorite Color: Pink. Pink + Purple. Then just pink. Favorite Sport: “Swimming.” Favorite Food: Rice. Pizza. […]

10 Simple Tips to get your Child to Eat Veggies

10 Simple Tips to get your Child to Eat Veggies

Do you offer your child 5 fruits and vegetables daily?  UM… Check. [?] Key word: Offer. Since my 3-year-old’s toddler days, she’s come a long way with veggies. She went from a very strong and adamant: not going to have anything to do with greens. To: […]

15 Ways to Beat the Heat Wave with Kids

15 Ways to Beat the Heat Wave with Kids

Here in LA, it’s been a LONG heat wave kind of summer. And what did we do to beat the heat wave?! All kinds of things… Played with water balloons, water balloons and water balloons! Buried our hands in colorful, cool rice. Hugged trees like […]

Marking Milestones: Year Three

Marking Milestones: Year Three

I wish I had thought of marking milestones on year one and year two, because three is a winner. I’m sure the first and second year would have been even better. This year, I can’t help but share and brag. Because if I can’t showcase […]

The Not So Terrible Two’s…

The Not So Terrible Two’s…

Before I had a baby, I didn’t know much. I thought I did, but I didn’t, if you know what I mean. And everything I thought I knew, I was completely wrong, including, what I thought were going to be, the terrible two’s. The two’s […]

Real Deal

Real Deal

Before this blog, there used to be a girl who would rather incur late fees than return a video on time. Or a library book. She would also much rather feel the wrath of a parking ticket, than move a car during street cleaning hours. […]

So What Did You Do Today?

So What Did You Do Today?

Like most toddlers, Els has a huge imagination. So big in fact, that it spurs and directs our entire day. And by the end of it, my husband and I are downright exhausted. Besides me binge-eating pretend food all day long, here’s how a typical […]