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Relay for Life – An American Cancer Society Fundraiser

Team Liz at Relay for Life

My neighborhood of Mar Vista held it’s 2nd Annual Relay for Life this weekend and collectively we raised over $10,000 for the American Cancer Society. But fundraising is not the only goal of the Relay events, which take place all over the Country. They also serve to showcase the amazing free services offered to cancer patients by the ACS, and they allow family and friends to honor those who have ... Read More »

Summer Camps in Los Angeles That Still Have Open Spots

boogie boarding kid at the beach Fitness by the Sea Summer Camp

Attention Parents: Still looking for Summer Camps in Los Angeles with openings or ones that have drop-in days? Look no further than this handy, alphabetized list! Aerial Warehouse has camp openings until the end of August. They even have the option for day camp if they are not full, with 24 hour notice required. Chatsworth Hills Academy Summer Day Camp still has spots available. Families may sign up week by week, ... Read More »

Larchmont Sanctuary Spa Couples Massage Giveaway


MomsLA is very pleased to be working with Larchmont Sanctuary Spa to give away an Escape Together Couples Retreat Package, valued at $325. See Rafflecopter below for details. We are also deeply indebted to the spa for their support of our effort to honor our friend and fellow blogger Liz Dwyer of Los Angelista.   Liz was diagnosed with breast cancer a couple of years ago and we know the toll ... Read More »

5 Kids’ Birthday Party Themes for Summer


Summer is such a fun time to have a Kids’ Birthday Party. Here is our list of Five Kids’ Birthday Party Themes we love. 1) Camping – If your Birthday Kid is into camping, just think of all the fun decorations you can come up with for the party! You could serve traditional camping food like Hot Dogs or go fancy and make delicious S’mores Chocolate Malt Frozen Custard Sandwiches. If your party is ... Read More »

New Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell: Sign-Up Now Open

Toyota Mirai in Blue - hydrogen fuel cell vehicle

MomsLA got a sneak peek at the brand new Toyota Mirai, the first hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle available for purchase, coming to a limited number of California dealerships in Fall 2015; it uses no gasoline and emits nothing but water vapor.  And if you want one, you’ll need to sign up on their website to be considered. The car is very stylized and seems more like a sports car ... Read More »

Driving Around San Francisco in Ford Vehicles #FordTrends

Yvonne Condes and Sarah Auerswald of MomsLA about to drive a Ford F 150 Truck

MomsLA co-Founders Yvonne Condes and Sarah Auerswald were guests of Ford Motor Company at their annual Ford Trends conference, and as a final bonus, we got to drive a few Ford vehicles around town for fun. And it was. We tested out an Escape and an F-150 truck, and each was comfortable, zippy and fun to drive. We appreciated the comfort of the seats, the navigation screens and visibility, as ... Read More »

Hofsas House Hotel in Carmel: Review

Family photo at Hofsas House Carmel

My family and I stayed in Carmel recently as guests of Hofsas House, a family-run boutique hotel just a few short blocks from the center of town. We love to visit the Monterey area and wanted to explore Carmel more this time. We had a wonderful dinner at the Beach House in Pacific Grove, and got tasty sandwiches from the 5th Avenue Deli for a picnic the next day. My ... Read More »

Ford Sustainability & New Raw Materials

raw material Ford is using for car parts

How would you like to drive a car made out of soybeans? Well, if you drive a Ford made in North America from 2011 on, you already do. Each of those Ford vehicles has foam padding made from soybeans already in it, and Ford is working with many other non-petroleum products as raw materials as well. Ford is committed to improving sustainable practices, not just using sustainable materials, and reducing ... Read More »

Dara the Bow Girl Now on DreamWorksTV

Dara the Bow Girl Olaf Sundae

Dara the Bow Girl, who came to fame as a runner-up on Master Chef Junior, and well-known for her colorful hair decoration, has just produced her first three episodes for DreamWorksTV, the Youtube channel for kids ages 6-12 that just celebrated its one-year anniversary. Dara, a poised and talented young woman I’ve watched grow up since her mother and I met at Mommy & Me Yoga class years ago, says ... Read More »

World’s Largest Lego Model Ship Now at the Queen Mary

Queen Mary Lego Model

Take your Lego fans to the Queen Mary this Summer to see the world’s largest Lego model ship, built by Bright Bricks, now on display in the lobby of the Queen Mary, and while you’re at it, you could take a tour of the grand ship itself. Details of the Queen Mary Lego Model Length: 25’ 11” Weight: 604 pounds Width: 3’ 1” Height: 4’ 7” Number of Lego Bricks ... Read More »

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