Dog, Cat, Mouse: Art Exhibit

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DOG CAT MOUSE August 9 – September 7 Dog, Cat, Mouse features the work of Erika Carter, Heather Mattoon, and Virginia McCracken, three artists who center their creativity around canines, felines or the more diminutive, but no less important rodent. A percentage of art sales will benefit the spcaLA, an organization that rehomes dogs, cats, […]

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Parenting: Summer End

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by Tanya Ward Goodman It’s the end of the first week of school. For my daughter anyway. My son, as he’s only too happy to tell you, has got another two weeks of glorious summer freedom. He’s going into seventh grade, which means that a much procrastinated reading and writing project will be chewing holes […]

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6 Things I Want My Children To Learn

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By Brandy Black We spent time with my parents, or more commonly the grandparents recently and our children have gotten the Black family fever for good old-fashioned board games, card games, things that don’t require a screen, a speaker or a joystick. We taught them how to play slap-jack and surprisingly our two-year-old twins even […]

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Summer: Is Camp For The Kids Or The Parents?

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By: Shannon Ralph I swore I wouldn’t do it. I promised myself I would never be one of those parents. You know the parents I am talking about. The ones who believe summer vacation should be a time of cultural “enrichment” for their children. The parents who sign their kids up for Cantonese lessons over the […]

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Parenting Video Tips: Making Breakfast Fun

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By Brandy Black I remember some of my most cherished days as a child involved doing something that I had never done before, breaking the mold, changing things up.  One morning my father woke me up and said we were all going on a “around the world day”, the agenda was thai food for lunch […]

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