My Nest May be Empty, But My Kid Still Calls Me Mom

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The Happy Hour, Oscars and Other Bullet Points

The Happy Hour, Oscars and Other Bullet Points

By on Feb 26, 2013 in Blather, Current Events, In Quest Of | 1 comment

I have not been writing much. I blame tax season: it is just one more big task I have to juggle between all the other big tasks on my to-do list. I could handle any one — or maybe two — and do them well. If only I could focus on one at a time. These days, my biggest goal in life is to pare that list down to something I can reasonably manage. In the...

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An Evening at LA Live

An Evening at LA Live

By on Feb 18, 2013 in Food and Drink, SoCal Life | 1 comment

The milestones continue for my baby girl: She can now drive herself to and from school (when I’m feeling benevolent about letting her use my car). She’ll be taking the SAT in a couple of weeks. And last night, she attended her first concert. “It’s not my first concert,” she corrected me last night. That’s true. A couple of years...

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Soggy SoCal Friday

By on Jan 25, 2013 in Original Blogsta, SoCal Life | 0 comments

This is one of a series of old blog posts I’m re-publishing in honor of my 9/10’s of a decade writing SoCal Mom. This is from February 2005 – and coincidentally, we’re in the middle of another storm surge, although thankfully, not one fueled by an El Nino weather pattern. Visitors to Southern California in the winter are often surprised (and...

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Wordless Wednesday: On a Clear Day in Los Angeles

Wordless Wednesday: On a Clear Day in Los Angeles

By on Jan 23, 2013 in SoCal Life | 0 comments

I’ve been busy over at MOMocrats this week. So I hope you will allow me to share some photos I took over the weekend, when the air was clear and you could see for miles and miles. We were with friends down in San Pedro, and we drove back through downtown Los Angeles. The city looked so beautiful that I took out my camera and started snapping — from the...

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