The Gift of Giving Back

Today is my birthday and I have already been showered with blessings and well wishes from friends around the world. My 17 year old got up at the crack of dawn to prepare a special birthday breakfast for me before heading out to her baby sitting job -- a perfectly cooked egg for my morning protein with a gluten free raw cacao and coconut pancake served with an extra dose of love. I am so … [Read more...]

Back to School: Nurtuting Imagination through Decoration

Ah the joy of Back-To-School!  So many things to thing about and shopping to be done... New clothes... new backpack... new lunchbox.... But what about that special place your little one spends hours in each and every day?  In today's post, guest contributor Sarah Nehamen shares some fun tips on making that space ultra special. It’s that time of year and the excitement is contagious: new … [Read more...]

Some Goodbyes Are Harder Than Others

My house had been unusually quiet this past week. Two of my daughters are spending the summer in the South of France with my parents. My third daughter is busy writing a book and illustrating a children's story book for a client so she spends many hours quietly working in her room… I can't say I don't enjoy the focussed time I now have as this has been a particularly busy summer for me. I am … [Read more...]

Monsanto is Using Our Kids to Perpetuate Their GMO Lies!

Monsanto is up to no good and they are preying on sweet innocent children and families to perpetuate their evil scheme. Let me explain ... Like many of the little girls living in LA my 7 year old Sabrina dreams of being on Television.  So after much begging and pleading I agreed that if we found an agent willing to represent her we would give her acting career a shot. We found an agent.  And … [Read more...]

They Are Walking All Summer Long in the Name of the Unborn

Last Friday I met an inspirational group of young men and women.  They joined us for the second half of our bi-weekly prayer vigil in front of our local abortion center. As their voices united with ours, a deep peace and profound joy filled my heart. These ten young men and women, most of them college students, were embarking with dozens of other youth from across the United Staes on a twelve … [Read more...]

I Love You Because….

Sabrina sat on my lap, facing me, as she did every night. I cupped her precious face in my hands saying in a firm but gentle voice, "Sabrina, look at me." Her big brown eyes locked with mine. I looked at her intently for a minute. And as I opened my mouth to speak the words I spoke to her every night, she broke into the most beautiful smile and started laughing... The words had not … [Read more...]

How to Tackle Tough Topics With Our Teens

"Mom, you'd be surprised how many kids do drugs at our school. There aren't as many this year as there were last year, but I bet it's still more than you think." We were on our way to Six Flags Magic Mountain where my 16 year old Alexandra was meeting a handful of her friends for a last afternoon of fun before the end of spring break. And as we often do during our drives together we were … [Read more...]

The 7-Day Allergy Makeover – Interview with Dr. Susanne Bennett

My dear friend Dr. Susanne Bennett has just released her brand new book "The 7 day Allergy Makeover" in which she shares a simple 7 step strategy that will have you  enjoying life like never before! Dr. Bennett knows all too well what it is like to live in constant fear for your child.  In her book she shares her personal struggles raising a baby boy whom, over the course of the first 18 months … [Read more...]

Snuggwugg Baby Shower Spectacular Giveaway!

Welcome to the Snuggwugg Baby Shower Spectacular Giveaway! My baby days may be over (at least as far as I know) but I LOVE celebrating new life! Nothing touches my heart like a new born baby! My baby is now 6 and so much has changed in the baby market, with innovative products that make life a little easier and sexier for the new moms of today. One such product is the SnuggWugg, created by our … [Read more...]

The Importance of a Family Emergency Plan

Last Friday I picked up my 6 year old Sabrina a little earlier than usual from school to take her to an appointment. When I got there, one of our supervisor's brought her to me and as soon as Sabrina saw me she ran into my arms and buried her head into my sweater, crying. She had been with another little girl so I suspected that something had happened between the two of them. I could not have been … [Read more...]