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The One Thing We Miss When We Applaud Our Kid’s Success

“So much of our good fortune comes to us, not because we deserve it, but because of forces outside ourselves.”

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The Year of the Forgotten Children

“​​​​​​​With all my might, I will push to be the brightest beaming lighthouse he needs, to navigate this life, but I am just one light in this dark, wide ocean.”

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How I’m Raising My Daughter to Be Anything but a Mean Girl

When I was in middle school, the popularity board of directors chose me as their new target. They created an online poll and sent it around to everyone in our school. The poll was titled, “Who’s Uglier: Lilly Holland or…

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Dear Single Mom: You Are Enough

As a single mom, you sometimes wonder if you’re doing the whole parenting thing wrong. But I’m here to tell you that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

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These Celebs Can’t Contain Their Parent Pride Over Graduation

These proud parents are sharing their kids big milestones.

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Cheers to Good Health! The Best Juice Bars in San Diego

Here’s where to toast the New Year and your health at one of the best juice bars in the city!

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11 Recipes You Won’t Believe Are Vegan

We’ve done all the research, and found tasty food that can be made without meat, dairy or eggs. Seriously!

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The Brutally Honest Truth About Motherhood

There are certain things mothers just aren’t supposed to think, or at least not say out loud. These thoughts can include, but are not limited too, “I wish I could run away,” “What has my life become?” or, “If they…

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Just Opened: Zavazone Brings the Outdoors In

Find out if you have what it takes to be the next “American Ninja Warrior” at one of the DMV’s coolest new indoor play spaces.

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My Son is Dyslexic and This is How His Teacher Got Him Excited to Learn

“Mom,” says Sam. “You know what one of the best things about my new school is?”

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“Tell me,” I say.
Excited that he is embracing this new school that specializes in teaching kids with dyslexia…

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Why I’m Not Feeling Sad That My Daughter’s Going to Kindergarten

Sending kiddos off to kindergarten is a huge moment. How do parents deal?

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How I Gave Up the Idea of “Having It All” as Mom

Dear Valentina,
As you turn three years old, I wanted to share a few thoughts on motherhood with you, for one day you, too, will face a crossroads. Lead with your sweet heart.

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Love, Mom…

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10 Reasons Why Being Pregnant in San Diego Rocks

Congratulations, you’re expecting! Here are ten reasons it rocks to be pregnant in America’s Finest City.

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3 Birthday Wishes and 1 Floating Session for Mama’s Birthday.

We love to entertain. But since this year is not a milestone birthday, I don’t feel like to make a biggie, which if I do, I would end up doing most of the preparation myself anyway – kinda goes against…

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Inside Dr. Michelle Kelman, Pediatric Dental Center with the Totally Awesome Awards 2016

Dr. Michelle Kelman, Pediatric Dental Center just won a Totally Awesome Award for Beaming Pediatric Dental Office in Los Angeles. We recently spoke to her about her experience as a business owner, the best advice she’s ever received and more.…

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Why I’m Now OK With Diapers Even If She’s Four-Years-Old

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I haven’t been successful with my kids’ potty-training.Whenever I hear unsolicited side comments about my daughter’s inability to stick her butt on the toilet bowl even if she’s four-years-old, I feel bad not just for myself but also…

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Successful Toddler Party, ish.

Hosting a toddlers birthday party should be a breeze right?
Cake, toys, music, beige party food and bubbles – done *drops mic, walks back to the land where awesome parents exist*

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Learning Is Not Easy … and Sometimes You Scrape Your Knees

We are pretty spoiled when it comes to weather in California but Spring here is just magic. Cool breeze, bright beaming sunlight, and a whole lot of greenery (Thank you, El Niño). We’ve recently located a trail, great for families, on…

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Creative Seder Plates for Your Passover Meal

Here are seven Passover Seder plates that teach and entertain.

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Pregnancy Apps Every Mom-to-Be Should Have

From figuring out what’s safe to eat, to choosing baby names, these 10 apps have your back — and belly.

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Meet 13 Cool Los Angeles Dads

We all know that the role of today’s dad isn’t just about bringing in the bread and butter; they roll up their sleeves and get immersed in every facet of our home life–dad does the dishes, changes diapers, cooks dinner,…

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Just Opened: Catimini Kids in Beverly Hills

If you’re looking for gorgeous, designer togs for your tot, look no further than the corner of Rodeo Drive, where this shop that caters to the stylish small set, has just landed.

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Cool Wheels: 4 Stroller Accessories to Beat the Heat

Strolling through the park or along the Beltline is great way to get some fresh air with your little one while squeezing in some exercise in your busy day.  But in Hotlanta, that stroller or car seat can quickly turn…

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Have Your Cake and Eat Cupcakes Too at Cookie Casa Bakery

We all love a good specialty shop.  This one with their frosting inversions, that one with their birthday-cake-on-a-stick, but whatever happened to ye old-fashioned bakeries?  Where you could have your cake and eat cupcakes too?  Behold, Cookie Casa Bakery.

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Custom Mommy Bling from Planet Jill Designs

As proud moms, we love nothing more than showing off our beautiful children. And Planet Jill Jewelry allows moms to show off their beaming babies in style. Started nine years ago by Studio City’s Jill Schiff, her stunning necklaces, bracelets…

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14 Gifts School-Age Kids Will Love

They went from tummy-time to homework in the blink of an eye. Slow things down and soak in time together this holiday season with gifts that stretch their imagination, get them moving and will have you beaming with pride. Click…

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