When you sit down to your Thanksgiving meal and give thanks for all your blessings, give a moment to appreciate this amazing and diverse city we live in.  It’s the perfect place to raise kids!  We polled our writers to find out what they’re most grateful for about being parents in LA, then add in your two cents.  Then get out there and enjoy the sunshine, arts, culture, ocean and food that we all love.

Infinite Ingenuity

Well, all you need is one real winter on the east coast, getting your toddler all bunted, bundled, galoshed and mittened, only so they can tell you they need to go potty. But beyond the obvious (the weather), I've got to say it's the infinite ingenuity that seems to spring from the sunshine around here is what's so inspiring. Just when we thought we'd seen it all, some guy's making ice cream by pedaling a bike. Or some kid is raising millions towards curing cancer by selling lemonade. I love raising my girls in a culture where creativity and passion driven pursuits runneth over. And all we need to roll out is a little sunblock. Cue Randy Newman.

—writer Jolie Loeb

photo: Jolie Loeb

So, why are you thankful to parent those amazing kiddos of yours in LA? We can’t wait to hear from you in the comments below.