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hanukkah fun

Making Hanukkah Fun For Young Ones

Growing up half-Jewish in New York City, I didn’t have to work too hard to find Hanukkah fun as a child. After all, the city has the largest Jewish population outside of Israel. Both holidays felt equally festive to me. Even my building lobby had both a Christmas tree and a menorah! But now, raising […]

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Donuts with Santa

Donuts with Santa 2017 {Event Recap}

We had a magical time at our Donuts with Santa event! And we hope you did too!  We are so grateful to our sponsor Trinity Lutheran School for graciously hosting.   Of course, the most important part of any event with Santa is SANTA!  And our Santa is the best.  He’s the real deal!  Did anyone […]

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how you made them feel

They’ll Remember How You Made Them Feel

Your kids, your family, your friends – they’ll remember how you made them feel. It’s the Holidays and if you’re like me you’re ordering your Christmas cards, shopping for presents, trying to remember where you put that list of addresses from last year, and baking cookies to eat give to your neighbors.   We all know […]

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Stress-Free Shopping

Three Big Ideas For Stress-Free Shopping With Young Children

Recently, I was conversing with the mom of a toddler about the stress of shopping with her daughter. Mom emphasized that her energetic and curious toddler refuses to ride in a cart and “needs” to touch everything while walking through a store. Sounds like typical toddler “issues” we’ve all encountered, and that it was far […]

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ordinary, extraordinary

Making The Ordinary, Extraordinary

When my son was 3 years old (he’s now 15), my husband and I learned that I was unable to have more children. Ok, my fertility doctor’s exact words post-op were, “You have less than a 1% chance of conceiving naturally on a monthly basis.” Wait, what? Less than 1%? I’m not a mathematician, but […]

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Holiday Lights

Holiday Lights In Orange County

It’s the MOST wonderful time of the year!  And we just couldn’t be more excited which is why we’ve compiled a list of neighborhoods that have some of the best Holiday Light displays.  Grab your family, get in the car, blast some amazing Christmas music, and enjoy an evening gazing at the lights! And be […]

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