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High School Students: Meet the New SAT

Hand completing a multiple choice exam. New SAT

The new SAT test is here, and unless you live in a State affected by January’s Snowpocalypse, where a snow delay means students get a final chance to take the old version, the SAT is poised to begin its new era. Wondering what’s new in the “New SAT?” MomsLA turned to Jay Bacrania, CEO & Co-Founder of Signet Education, LLC, a tutoring company that specializes in College entrance exam prep. ... Read More »

Glamboutique: Take Your Mom Fashion to the Next Level

clothes collage Glamboutique Mom Fashion

I started 2016 with a new mantra: Make an Effort. I’m applying it to everything in my life, from my work to my personal style, and Glamboutique has the kind of clothes I want to be wearing, taking my style up a notch (or five, in some cases). All the clothes in Glamboutique have a beautiful, flowing feel to them, and although there are some fabulous dresses and evening wear to be ... Read More »

Abróchate Por Amor (Buckle Up for Love) + Driver’s Ed Course Giveaway

My son takes the pledge to Buckle Up for Love!

Today is Valentine’s Day, the Day of Love, and MomsLA and Ford Motor Company have partnered to spread the world about car safety. As part of the Abróchate Por Amor (Buckle Up for Love) campaign, Ford would like to emphasize one of the most important ways we can protect both ourselves and our loved ones year round; wearing seatbelts. Because we love you and your kids, MomsLA is giving away a ... Read More »

The Albright Restaurant Review

clam chowder with bacon on top at the Albright Santa Monica

My family and I had a terrific dinner at the Albright restaurant recently, which is located right on the Santa Monica Pier, so the meal comes with entertainment built right in. They specialize in seafood, and have been family-owned for two generations. The atmosphere is friendly and casual, which is perfect for families or anyone just looking for a fun meal in a great spot, and the food is very good. ... Read More »

Salt & Straw Now Open on Abbot Kinney

salt and straw featured

Salt & Straw, the Portland-based ice cream maker, is now open on Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice, and is taking the Westside by storm. With a prime location on a very walkable street, the family-run company will offer artisanal, chef-driven flavors of ice cream, featuring not only their signature flavors like Avocado & Strawberry Sherbet and Salted, Malted, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, but monthly seasonal offerings created by head ice ... Read More »

Summer Opportunities Fair Saturday 2/6 at Westridge School

Westridge Summer Camp Fair

Just because it’s February, that doesn’t mean you can’t start planning your Summer. Some of us like to plan far in advance, and I find that even those who like to come up with last-minute plans still at least like to know about their Summer Camp options ahead of time. And check out the MomsLA Summer Camp Guide for 2016! So give yourself plenty of options by coming to the ... Read More »

Galileo Camps: A Go-Kart Wonderland for My Son

galileo go kart camp

My 12-year old son spent a week at Galileo Summer Quest making a Go-Kart and had a ball. He also, according to his Camp Counselor Michael, “exemplified what it is to be determined and collaborative.” Pretty awesome for a week in Summer. Galileo Camps are offering an Early Bird discount only until February 29th; please scroll down to learn more. My son is very quiet and is not given to ... Read More »

Ford Flex Review: Perfect Road Trip Car

Ford Flex at Glorietta Bay Inn

The worst thing about the Ford Flex we were loaned last week was having to give it back to Ford; my family and I loved this car. Whether we were tooling around town or taking a road trip over the holidays, the Ford Flex was a comfortable, luxurious ride with all the power we needed. I have had a crush on the Ford Flex since it was first introduced and ... Read More »

Scholly College Scholarships App Review

scholly app screenshots

I have a son in 11th grade, so college is looming in our future, and as soon as I can stop weeping over the idea of my baby boy growing up so big long enough to get serious about planning for him to go to college, I start to weep all over again when I think about paying for college. Long ago I thought that scholarships would be an answer ... Read More »

Joy Movie Review + Interview with Donna Mills & Laura Wright

Cast of Joy

If you’re looking for an inspirational story about a woman who triumphs through sheer perseverance – and you enjoy watching Jennifer Lawrence perform in just about any role she plays – I highly recommend Joy this holiday season. This film is also perfect for any fans of General Hospital, since the long-running soap opera figures prominently. Joy is based loosely on the life of Joy Mangano, the entrepreneur and inventor ... Read More »

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