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International Family Equality Day

LOVE MAKES A FAMILY. That’s the motto for the world’s largest day of celebrating families like ours on International Family Equality Day, May 7. And we think it’s very appropriate. When Sophia wrote her now famous viral letter to President Obama, and he personally wrote her back in his own eloquent prose, he said those […]

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Chaperoning the Junior High Band Trip

This year, it was my turn to chaperone Ava’s band trip up to Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park near Disneyland to perform on stage and then run amok throughout the amusement park. Last year Triton took them, and he made clear there would not be a repeat. So, I had five 7th graders in […]

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A Good Glass of Napa Valley

[custom-mapping map_id=”6312″ height=”300″]If you’ve ever been to the vineyards of California’s famous Napa Valley, then you know. You know that wine just tastes better there, enjoyed in flavorful sips (or gulps) beside the vines and grapes growing nearby. There’s just something magical about it. Recently I had the opportunity to visit the private ranch owned […]

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Organic Deliciousness at Flora Farm in Cabo

[custom-mapping map_id=”6265″ height=”300″]Farming organically in this same plot for more than 20 years, the ingenious Greene family behind Flora Farm created it as a break away from the rigors of the daily American grind. Now a flourishing 10-acre organic farm, restaurant/bar, cottages and events space, Flora Farm amazed us at every turn. We bumped down […]

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Hollywood Trip: Glam vs. Glamour in San Diego Magazine

My recent article in San Diego Magazine just published, featuring our family’s fun trip to Hollywood where we explored the differences in meaning between GLAMOUR and GLAM. Evidently, we adults have a stylized Old Hollywood idea of glamour that our kids think is soooooooo outdated. They like shiny, ripped, sparkly, trashy style on their screen […]

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OUR BADASS FAMILY ZIPLINE ADVENTURE IN CABO SAN LUCAS

[custom-mapping map_id=”6268″ height=”300″]We just got back from Cabo San Lucas for Spring Break, and we all had the greatest time. One of the highlights was the cool zipline adventure we encountered while there, and the fact that it was unexpected made the whole experience even better. When we planned our trip, we knew we wanted […]

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6 Tips for Preparing for Vacation

We all need vacations to decompress from our daily lives, so why do we always make our preparation process so stressful? We’ve all done it – running around like crazy people taking care of last minute details so we can hop on that plane and get to our final destination. But that preparation doesn’t have […]

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I Heart Radio Music Awards 2017

Last weekend we lucked out and a friend got us tickets to the I Heart Radio Music Awards at The Forum in Los Angeles, which was a full-fledged awards show full of celebrities and televised live for global viewing. As it turns out, our experience was a bit more than just tickets for good seats, […]

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