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Donate to Charity & Receive a Photo Session with Townsley Portraits

Union Station by Townsley Portraits

Townsley Portraits has an offer that may sound too good to be true, but in fact it’s not only true, it’s very good – and trust me: you should take them up on it. If you make a $99 donation to a Los Angeles-based charity, you will be given a gift certificate good for a family or children’s portrait session worth $350 and $250 towards the purchase of prints. (Total ... Read More »

New LG ProBake Ovens with Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria decorating a cookie photo credit Sarah Jaye for LG

This post contains affiliate links. How many times have you burned half of something you’re baking – like holiday cookies – because your oven doesn’t heat evenly? I know it’s happened to me, and it always makes my kids sad. LG Electronics USA has designed a new way to bake that ensures even cooking – and especially baking – with their ProBake Convection technology. I was on hand recently when Celebrity ... Read More »

New SpotKit App Review

MomsLA SpotKit App

Most of us live in a bubble of our own making. Some people rarely go East of the 405, and some never leave Silver Lake. We know our neighborhoods well, but how well? What if someone told you about a gem that was hidden right around the corner from you? Or even all the way across town? Wouldn’t you want to go check it out? Isn’t it time to shake ... Read More »

Los Angeles Great Streets Challenge Grants: Fund ‘Em Now

Great Streets Challenge Grant

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed the Great Streets Initiative early on in his tenure, and the momentum has built, slowly by some standards, but actually pretty rapidly by LA standards, into the program that now exists; 15 streets, one in each City Council District, each one mile long, that will act as Urban Planning Labs, there to test out new ideas for Livable Streets. The latest experiment for these ... Read More »

National Volleyball League West Coast Championships

women's volleyball in action

What could be more quintessentially Southern Californian than a day watching world-class Beach Volleyball happen right in front of your eyes? My kids and I and our friend Mary Kay from Daily Hot Guy made the quick trip down to Hermosa Beach to watch the qualifying rounds of the National Volleyball League West Coast Championships and had a blast. With six courts set up right on the beach, just steps ... Read More »

Netflix #StreamTeam – Wet Hot Summer Edition


School starts again for my kids in less than ten days and I don’t know who’s sadder at the thought: my kids or me. Sure, when they were little, getting into everything and needing my constant attention and fighting all the time, I got sick and tired of them being home for so long all Summer and I counted down the days with relish until school started and I could ... Read More »

Unplug Meditation Review


I live in a fast-paced, digitally-connected world, where I’m attached to my phone, staring at a computer screen or dashing around in LA traffic practically every waking moment of my day. I feel almost literally tethered to the Internet. And so do most people I know. So when Unplug Meditation approached me about trying one of their classes, I was interested, of course, but my first thought was: I’m just ... Read More »

Five Best Reasons to Go Bowling with Your Family this Summer

Bowlero-mar vista

Bowlmor-AMF hosted MomsLA and their families for an afternoon of Bowling at the newest location: Bowlero Mar Vista. Here are our five best reasons to go bowling with your family this Summer. 1) Anyone Can Bowl – Bowling is a game that doesn’t require much skill to still have fun. The laws of chance tell us that eventually even the worst bowler among us will knock over a pin or two, ... Read More »

Birthday Reflections


Today is my birthday and I felt like taking a look back at the year that just went by, so I scrolled back through photos and blog posts. Here’s a list of some highlights from the year that I was 52: • I was part of a team for two American Cancer Society Relay for Life events in Mar Vista. • It was the 5-year Anniversary of our Oprah Winfrey show ... Read More »

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Review

Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation

This blog post is part of a paid SocialMoms and Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation blogging program. The opinions and ideas expressed here are my own. I know it’s a well-worn cliché to say that a movie is like a thrill ride, but I can assure you that watching Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation is like being in the front seat of the fastest roller coaster at the amusement park – the ... Read More »

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