Leprechaun Traps and Other Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Kids

  Before I became a mother, St. Patrick’s Day was all about wearing green and green drinks (green beer anyone?) Now that I have kiddos, the holiday has evolved into a fun way to celebrate...

5 Things I Want My Teenage Sons to Know About Sex

This year my oldest son, who is 17, went to prom for the first time with his girlfriend. He asked me if they could “spend the night somewhere” afterward. I told him “no”, and...
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Best of San Diego: Encintas

Encinitas is one of the most picturesque coastal cities in North County San Diego. When you drive up the 101, you can see surfers along the shoreline from the San Elijo Lagoon all the...

Surviving Twin Loss

I was 37 weeks pregnant with twins when I was told my daughter had died. It was during a regularly scheduled stress test that they couldn’t find her heartbeat. In a haze, I called...

Gross Things I Do for My Children (That People Without Kids Won’t Understand)

Recently, a mom asked me about the NoseFrida. For those of you lucky enough not to know what a NoseFrida is, I will explain. Imagine a syringe, attached to a tube, which ends with...