Spring Cleaning Old Friends – A Modern Fairytale for Moms

A Modern Fairy Tales for Moms

Once upon a time, in a land far away . . . a mom had time to think. (I know. This NEVER happens. Even in fairytale world. Just play along.) This mom thought about spending her Spring with her three old friends: Googla, Fbooka, and Pinny. Now, Googla was the mom's know-it-all friend. The mom could ask her any question and Googla would come up with an answer. Even if it wasn't … [Read more...]

Places to Go in OC with Green Hills

places to go in oc with green hills

Having lived in places where this season is marked by the color brown, I just love California's green winters. But the weather is heating up for spring and we'll be losing our green hills to the brown of summer. So I wanted to put together a little list of places to go in OC with green hills for family hikes. The disclaimer is that this list is only good after the rain has come … [Read more...]

Why Every Southern California Kid Should Go Whale Watching

Why EverySouthern California Kid Should

Dana Wharf Whale Watching invited my family on a whale watching trip at the end of February. Every time we go whale watching with Dana Wharf is a different experience. The boat is always sturdy and the captain and crew are always accomodating -- but we never see the same thing twice.  March is time for the Dana Point Festival of Whales and a special opportunity to catch the … [Read more...]

Huell Howser Exhibit at Chapman University

Huell Howser Exhibit Chapman University

My friend, Christie, texted me about the Huell Howser Exhibit at Chapman University when it first opened to the public in March 2014. The anniversary of Huell's passing (January 2013) reminded me to go this year. A Chapman University professor is responsible for creating a documentary called: A Golden State of Mind: The Storytelling Genius of Huell Howser. It aired on my local … [Read more...]

The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens Displays Sonoran Desert Life

living-desert

The Living Desert zoo and gardens in Palm Desert feels like you are in the middle of the Sonoran desert in Arizona when, in fact, you are at the edge of its borders just 2 hours from Orange County. I didn't realize I could visit the Sonoran so close to home!  In researching this post, I discovered that "the U.S. has 4 major desert communities: Great Basin, Mohave, Chihuahuan … [Read more...]