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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What I Hate Most About Parenting

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By Brandy Black My biggest fear when finding out that our only child was gaining twin siblings and my wife and I would have 3 children, was my ability to keep that many people safe and happy.  Both times I was pregnant and I’ll admit it, ultra sensitive I worried about all the things that […]

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Can You Trust Your Neighbors?

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By Lisa Keating Recently, I joined a book club called Beyond the Pages started by one of my friends and mentors, Destiny DeHaven. The first book we are reading is “Daring Greatly” by Brene Brown (www.brenebrown.com). I have been on a journey for three years exploring trust and vulnerability personally, as parent and practice applying […]

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11 Things Only Parents of Boys Understand

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By: Shannon Ralph Years ago, when my children were nothing more than an unsuspecting twinkle in my eye, I had a vision of what parenthood would look like. In my vision, there were tea parties and tutus. There were hours spent quietly reading on the couch together. There were Disney princesses and Dora the Explorer. […]

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Not Just Another Stay At Home Mom Blog Post

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By Amber Leventry “This is Not Just Another Blog Post About Being a Stay At Home Mom, This is About Sweating and Knowing Your Audience” Being a SAHM isn’t just a hard job, it’s a job that is known by its acronym alone. It’s feared and loved by many. It’s an athletic feat and a test of endurance. It’s […]

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Parenting With OCD and Perfectionism: I Have A Weed Problem

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By Amber Leventry I have a weed problem. I also have an impatient and insatiable desire to cross things off of a to-do list. Fine, let’s get back to the weed problem. I’m not talking about the weed you smoke or throw into brownie batter; I am referring to the weeds that infiltrate my lawn […]

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Parenting: Scars

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By Jillian Lauren T keeps wanting to hear the stories of our scars. His favorite is “How Dad’s Tooth Turned to Gold.” He also wants to incessantly recount the details of his own injuries. He walked into a closed sliding glass door on Memorial Day (he’s fine) and the narrative has practically become a Homeric […]

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