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What to do in Los Angeles for Halloween

October 3, 2017

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Every year the number of traditions that my son institutes seems to grow exponentially. It’s tough to keep up with all the things he wants to do each year to signify and celebrate the coming Halloween holiday. For him it’s not just the one day of trick or treating, rather it’s the build up that is […]

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Free Things to Do with the Family in Los Angeles

August 24, 2015

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There are so many free things to do with the family in Los Angeles that it’s hard to keep up with them all. There are plenty of websites outlining free museum days, but I feel I am always missing something when I consult these. Instead, I decided to make my own calendar with reoccurring monthly events and […]

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Outdoor Family Valentines Day Ideas in Los Angeles

February 13, 2015

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If you are anything like me, you tend to wait until the last minute to book anything. And of course for this weekend of love, that is not a good thing since the babysitters have been booked up weeks ago. Instead of moping about that you don’t get to spend a quiet romantic evening as […]

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5 Easy Hikes for Toddlers Los Angeles

February 10, 2015

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Hiking is the thing to do in LA. Before moving here I didn’t think that hiking with kids was even possible, especially once they were too big to carry and no longer interested in the stroller. As a baby you can carry them and older kids can walk, but what do you do during those few years where your […]

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Holiday Volunteering in Los Angeles with Young Kids

November 7, 2014

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Volunteerism has been a part of my core being since I was a young elementary school kid visiting the nursing home in my neighborhood. I don’t remember how I got started – maybe through holiday caroling or because I wanted to earn a Girls Scouts patch – either way I kept doing it well after […]

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Monrovia Canyon Falls: The Perfect Family Hike

June 17, 2014

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I have finally found the perfect family hike and I am so excited to share it with anyone who will listen! Monrovia Canyon Falls is my new favorite hike to do with my toddler (and his friends). It has everything you want in a hike: short and long options, wild animals, plenty of shade and […]

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Free Splash Pads on the East Side

June 5, 2014

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It’s summer and summer means water play, especially on the Eastside where our summer temperatures soar. For us it’s even more important because we don’t have central air at our house, so we *must* get out in the afternoons to cool down! Here are our go to free splash pads and water play areas on the […]

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