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Bill Maher in Concert with Verizon 4G LTE


I am not always the most thoughtful daughter. I don’t call my mom enough and now she texts me instead of calling because I don’t always answer my phone. But I try to make it up to her in other ways. Like last week when I got an email asking if I wanted to go see Comedian Bill Maher at the Nokia Theater downtown and try out the Verizon 4G ... Read More »

Whitney Casey’s Tips for Single Parents on


Online dating, or dating at all, can be daunting if you’ve been out of the game for a while. I’m personally fascinated with the idea. I’ve been happily married for 10 years and have two kids. The idea of going on a date and meeting someone sounds both exciting and terrifying. After talking to Relationship Expert Whitney Casey, I realized that it’s not scary at all and sounds like it ... Read More »

5 Tips for Starting a Playgroup

Playgroup (by Betsy Potash)

This is a guest by Betsy Potash Everyone needs a community, especially new parents. People to commiserate with when you can’t scrape together more than two hours of sleep at a time. People to delight with over your baby’s rolls, cruises and giggles. People who have figured out a burping position that works and a freezer lasagna recipe that’s actually good. Unfortunately these days, this community doesn’t usually come ready ... Read More »

Dear Ben Affleck


Dear Ben Affleck– I’m writing to you about the latest controversy over Batman. I have to admit, my first thought was total disappointment over the casting. Don’t get me wrong, I think you are hella sexy and I’d totally make out with you if given the chance, but Batman? I’m not so sure. Batman is a mysterious, dark… Wait, rewind. Let’s talk more about the whole making out scenario. When ... Read More »

Top 5 Ways to Spice Up Your Sex Life

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I have been in a relationship for more years than I care to share since I am obviously still only in my mid-twenties, and that would make me SEEM much older than I actually am (wink wink). I really do like having sex with my husband but I’m tired, he’s tired, and honestly it’s just not making the cut between Mad Men, brewing Kombucha, and riding my bike. People say ... Read More »

Top 5 Ways Not to Get in a Fight with Your Partner This Valentine’s Day

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If you’re like me and think Valentine’s Day is an overpriced, commercial holiday that sets up unreal expectations of romantic bliss, here are a few ways to help you get through this very long day. 1) Know your Audience. If she’s on a diet, don’t get her a box of candy. It’s February and a lot of people are still trying to shed the few extra pounds they gained over ... Read More »

Give The Gift Of A Night Out gift card

The best part of the holidays for me is getting together with friends and family. Last weekend a group of us couples got babysitters and went out for a grown up dinner. It was fabulous not just because the sushi was amazing, but because of the great company. has cute ideas so you can give the gift of a night out to your friends and family but with a ... Read More »

Postcard Friday; Paris

Eiffel Tower October 2012

I wrote about How Travel Can Help Revive Your Marriage for Babble Voices after my husband and I went to Paris and London to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. These pictures were taken on our most magical day in Paris. Join our Postcard Friday and add your photo link below! Yvonne Condes is the Editor and co-Founders of, a community of Top Mom Bloggers in Los Angeles and Southern California.        Read More »

Recording Artist Kate Earl Is Grateful For Her Urban Family

Kate Earl in Big Bear

I grew up dreaming about being a musician, honing my craft between shifts at my parents’ gas station in the small town of Chugiak, Alaska. And when I finally made it down south to Los Angeles years ago, I thought I had everything when my dream was recognized with a record deal, critical support and the praise of my songwriting peers. But, really, none of the records or acclaim compare ... Read More »

A Tale Of Two Parties

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Okay I’ve figured it out.  I have PTPSD – Post-Traumatic Party Stress Disorder. Admitting it is the first step, right?  Though I hope I’m on the road to recovery, my PTPSD reared its ugly head this past weekend when I had not one, but two birthday parties to host – one for my youngest daughter who was turning nine, and the other for my mother who recently turned eighty-five. Adding ... Read More »