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Fresh and Easy Holiday

Fresh and Easy Holiday

By on Dec 17, 2013 in Food and Drink | 2 comments

Why is this December different from the 15 previous holiday seasons I’ve experienced as a stay-at-home working mom? This year, I actually have a client with ongoing needs and guaranteed pay. And I could probably give them 60 hours a week if I didn’t have all those piddly household chores, pets, family… and the holidays getting in my way. Of course,...

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Home Alone with a Healthy Choice

Home Alone with a Healthy Choice

By on Oct 11, 2013 in Food and Drink, Sponsored | 0 comments

“Don’t forget – my friend’s mom is picking me up from school and taking us to that play tonight,” my daughter said this morning as she slammed my car door shut. I had forgotten. And now that she mentioned it, I realized that with my husband out of town this week, I am going to be alone until late tonight. What should I do about dinner?...

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Halloween Time at Disneyland — for Grown-Ups

Halloween Time at Disneyland — for Grown-Ups

By on Oct 6, 2013 in Food and Drink, Getting Old Sucks, SoCal Life, Travel | 1 comment

This post is a mushy love letter to the folks at Disneyland, whose kind invitation to their annual #Halloween Time Media Day allows me to bask in all my Disney dreams… despite the fact that my child is no longer a little kid. I am living proof that you don’t have to be a kid or have young children to have a good time at a Disney park. You can even be a...

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Making a Safe and Healthy Choice with 100% Naturals Cafe Steamers

Making a Safe and Healthy Choice with 100% Naturals Cafe Steamers

By on Sep 27, 2013 in Food and Drink, Sponsored | 0 comments

I’ve been even busier than usual this week: There have been conference calls and meetings and I have spent the last couple of days working on a new WordPress website. These are the kind of tasks that make me do the impossible: Forget to eat. I mean, almost forget to eat — because eventually, I realize I am hungry and that’s when my diet is in the...

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Hankering for Frozen Greek Yogurt

Hankering for Frozen Greek Yogurt

By on Sep 20, 2013 in Food and Drink, Health and Fitness, Sponsored | 0 comments

I have been on a self-improvement kick for… well, my entire adult life. And since I hit middle age, that has meant focusing on weight control and eating a healthy diet. Those two directives are not always the same thing. I lost 56 pounds a few years ago on an extremely restrictive diet that may actually have resulted in doing more damage to my metabolism than...

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Books and Artists in DTLA

Books and Artists in DTLA

By on Sep 9, 2013 in Food and Drink, SoCal Life | 0 comments

We spent yesterday afternoon walking around downtown Los Angeles (DTLA). This is something my husband I do often, with cameras in tow so we can photograph the place, while admiring the vibrant community that has grown there over the last decade. We didn’t take many pictures yesterday. I wasn’t especially keen to go this weekend. It has been hotter than...

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