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My New Year’s Resolutions 2015


Yes, I am, I’m making New Year’s Resolutions and I don’t care who knows it. I guess you could think of it more as Goal-Setting if that makes you feel better. Ready? Here goes: 1. Weight Loss The perennial fixture on my list, I have had a good track record of weight loss the past few years and I feel like I can really achieve my personal goal this year. ... Read More »

LA Cookie Con: Sweet Fun for the Whole Family

LA Cookie Con & Sweets Show

Can you imagine a convention all about Desserts? Well, it’s called LA Cookie Con and it’s coming to Pasadena on January 25th. There will be sweets and treats galore – and fun for the whole family, with baking contests, baking demos, the First Annual Dessert Table Contest, plus celebrity bakers and oh, so much more. “LA’s Biggest Pastry Party” is the brainchild of Nancy Tei, a sweet-tooth from way-back, who ... Read More »

My Holiday Trip To Minnesota

their beautiful home covered in snow

My family and I traveled to Minnesota for Christmas this year, to see my beloved Aunt & Uncle who are like Grandparents to my kids and who live in St. Paul despite the cold weather and lack of nearby ocean – and believe me, we’ve tried to talk them out of it to no avail. But we love them and we do love to visit the Twin Cities, even in ... Read More »

Dole Rose Parade Float 2015

Dole Rose Parade - Family Day

Dole has entered floats in the Rose Parade for the past 4 years and has won the Sweepstakes Trophy each time. They are entering for the 5th year and hoping for another win this time around as well. MomsLA was invited to see Dole’s float being built at Fiesta Floats for the 2015 Tournament of Roses Parade, and we got to see the design, some of the methods they’re using ... Read More »

New Year’s Eve Dance Party with King Julien

NYE 70s 2

If you like to Move It, Move It, there’s no better time to dance the night away than New Year’s Eve. And that holds true whether you’re planning a family gathering with multiple generations, or it’ll just be the Hipsters getting down and funky. And Netflix can help out with their new show All Hail King Julien, all the episodes of which start streaming today (12/19/14). Nobody likes to party more ... Read More »

High Frame Rate is Not OK: Hobbit Review

The Hobbit movie poster

I took my kids to see the Hobbit on Wednesday, since they are the kind of Nerds I think are awesome, because it was Finals week for my High Schooler and he deserved a treat after studying so hard, and because it’s almost Xmas Break. And let’s be frank: I thought I would get a nap out of the deal. I am not a fan of the Hobbit or Lord ... Read More »

Where to Buy Tamales for Christmas Eve

Tamales (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Tamales are a traditional Christmas Eve dinner in Mexico and in plenty of homes in Los Angeles as well, including my own. And it’s no surprise, given how delicious they are and what a perfect comfort food they are to share with family and friends. They can also be made with fillings that work for Vegetarians, Vegans and those who are Gluten-Free. Perfect for Angelenos, who all have a different ... Read More »

Latkes for Hanukkah: Five Places in Los Angeles to Buy

Menorah in Los Angeles

Happy Hannukah, Los Angeles! Hannukah begins tonight at sundown and lasts for eight nights, during which time it is customary to eat Latkes (or potato pancakes) along with many other traditions, of course. Here’s a list of a few places to get Latkes in Los Angeles this season – other than your own kitchen.   Linda’s Gourmet Latkes These Latkes can be shipped to you anywhere in the US (Alaska ... Read More »

Hotcakes Bakes: A Mom’s Empire Launches

Elfie Weiss at Hotcakes Bakes

In a little bakery in the del Rey neighborhood of Los Angeles, a Single Mom is giving birth to an empire, and it’s going to be delicious. Elfie Weiss, the owner of Hotcakes Bakes, is poised to grow her business with the addition of a bread bakery and a café (and there are even plans for gelato) – and once she conquers all that, she plans to expand across SoCal. ... Read More »

Keep Your Household Organized with Microsoft Office 365

computer touch screen

Brought to you by Microsoft Office 365 Managing a family is challenging. With constantly changing schedules, having access to important information whenever and wherever is a necessity. Microsoft Office 365 helps keep your family organized with all of your favorite applications on your devices. For more information or to purchase Microsoft Office 365, visit This post is part of a sponsored campaign. Read More »

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