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Pursuit of a Happy Commute w/ Ford #HappyCommute

Ford Escape at Terranea

How Happy is your Commute? I don’t commute very far, but I still spend a ton of time in my car every day, between school drop-offs and pick-ups, shuttling back and forth to after school sports, and general errand-running. And who wants to spend that much of her time unhappy? Finding ways to make commuting more enjoyable is a goal of mine, and I bet if your commute is longer ... Read More »

Kids Needed for Paid Research Study on Children’s Websites

KIDS needed Paid research study Los Angeles Trotta Associates

Calling all Los Angeles 5-year-old Kindergarteners and their Parents! Trotta Associates, a market research company with 30+ years of experience located in both Los Angeles and Irvine is doing a paid research study involving 5-year-olds in Kindergarten. Kids will be paid $225 each for participating in this fun and rewarding 3-month educational research study about Children’s Websites. They will also receive a gift valued at over $100. The study will ... Read More »

How We Got To Now – on PBS 10/15


This post contains affiliate links. How We Got To Now is a new mini-series for PBS that begins airing this week Wednesday (10/15) and it is the kind of show that makes me love Television and PBS in particular. This is the kind of TV show that you’ll actually learn things from at the same time you’re being entertained and enjoying yourself. It’s the best possible combination for TV viewing. ... Read More »

Men, Women & Children Twitter Party #MWCMovie 10/15 10am PT

#MWCMovie Twitter Party October 15th 10am

MomsLA is hosting a Twitter Party to discuss the movie Men, Women and Children on Wednesday, October 15th at 10am PT with the Hashtag #MWCMovie. We’ll be joined by Dr. Yalda K. Uhls, Regional Director of Common Sense Media. And there will be Prizes, too!   Join us on Twitter to chat about many of the topics the film brings up, like how our Internet usage affects us and our ... Read More »

Disneyland Halloween w/ a Toddler #HalloweenTime

Mickey Mouse and the toddler (with smiling Dad) #Halloweentime

Disneyland is a magical place at #HalloweenTime, especially when you get to see it through the eyes of a Toddler. I was lucky enough to follow my 3-year-old buddy Robert (and his parents) through both Disneyland and Disney California Adventure recently, and here’s what the day was like. First of all, Disneyland is decked out for Halloween as usual with pumpkins galore at the entrance, including the giant pumpkin where ... Read More »

ShiftCon Wrap Up

Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap

The first ever Eco Blogging Conference, ShiftCon, was held recently in Los Angeles, and it was an enormous success. Created and helmed by Leah Segedie of Mamavation, ShiftCon broke new ground and the repercussions will be felt for a long time to come. MomsLA attended as guests and media partners and we’ve been blogging about the lead-up as well. This post contains affiliate links.   Like other blogging conferences, there was ... Read More »

Intel Tablets: Affordable Tech for #BackToSchool + Holiday

An array of Intel-powered tablets

Intel-Powered Tablets are more affordable than you might think, and some are perfectly suited for Back To School, loaded up with educational apps for kids. I recently got a peek at some tablets and I was very impressed with the size and price points. For example, did you know there are Intel-powered tablets on the market right now starting at $99? It’s true. The Toshiba Excite Go weighs in at ... Read More »

STEAM Carnival: Fun & Educational At The Same Time

1 happy guy at Steam Carnival October 25 26 at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles

Two Bit Circus presents the STEAM Carnival, a unique, high-energy event featuring tech-infused game attractions and carnival-inspired entertainment to thrill, amuse, and reimagine the way we learn through STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and math. PLUS we are giving away a family 4-pack of tickets! Scroll down to enter. This event looks amazing and my family can’t wait to go! Check out all these photos and the video will knock ... Read More »

Free Common Core Testing at Learning Path

school kids taking test

The Learning Path is offering MomsLA readers a very special offer: One FREE test into the Common Core in Math or English (a $50 value). The test reveals precisely where your child stands in relation to the new Common Core standards using adaptive computer testing. The tests take 1 to 1.5 hours each, depending on the individual pace of the student and their grade level. They are completely objective and ... Read More »

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