Baby’s Brilliant Videos Launches NEW Educational Science-Based Themes

Kids are using iPhones and iPads before they can say the words, but instead of taking these informational tools away, Baby’s Brilliant has come up with a way to make the most of your advanced toddle with NEW Baby’s Brilliant Videos with educational science-based themes. Baby’s Brilliant Videos Launches NEW Educational Science-Based Themes Weeman Science The series, titled “Weeman Science,” teaches children where some of their favorite foods come from. They can learn about milk, eggs, bread, chocolate and so much more ....more

How To Skin Hazelnuts… THE EASY WAY

This is by far the easiest, most thorough way to skin hazelnuts that I’ve found. If you’ve ever been frustrated by stubborn hazelnut skins, read on! I use hazelnuts in my cooking and baking all the time ....more

Everything You Need To Know If You’ll Be a Camp Counselor This Summer

It’s a crazy story how I ended up working as a camp counselor the summer after my sophomore year of college. You can read the full, detailed story here, but here’s the short version: I’d already committed to a summer job...more

New! Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani Blush Palette

Urban Decay’s collaboration with Gwen Stefani is simply amazing. I’ve been using the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Eyeshadow Palette (reviewed here) constantly and now I am just as smitten with the Urban Decay X Gwen Stefani Blush Palette....more

Casual Elegance at Luke Bar & Restaurant in Woodland Hills

Photo courtesy of Luke Bar & Restaurant Ever since moving to The Bubble over five years ago, I have been on the lookout for places to meet my friends from the Valley and beyond. Places that have easy freeway access, plenty of parking, a lively atmosphere but not too loud for talking, and oh yeah, great food and drinks too. I have my hot spots in Sherman Oaks and Studio City, but Woodland Hills has been kind of a dead zone for me ....more

Is Careerism Robbing Our Children of THE GOOD LIFE?

Another week, another conversation with my newly-minted teenage daughter, Lauren, who has decided that “this time,” yes, “this time I know what I want to do when I grow up.” It’s not just that Lauren has big dreams. It’s that she has so many of them. She wants to live in the mountains and hike exotic trails at sunset ....more

Easy Thai Carrot Soup

The post Easy Thai Carrot Soup appeared first on Vegan Family Recipes. Looking for your next favorite soup? This Easy Thai Carrot Soup might just be it! ...more

Project: American Girl Doll Mermaid Tail Snugglie

My daughter got an American Girl Doll (equivalent) for her birthday. She is LOVING it. One of the...more

Lip Service

Allison ordered a cake for her boss Lisa's 50th birthday. To make it a little more fun, she asked the bakery to shape the cake like a big pair of lips. ... ... Uh... .. ....more

Gratitude Isn’t An Action. It’s A Cure.

Last summer I had the opportunity to sit at a picnic table while the sun set behind us and talk for hours to my new friend, Kristen Welch. It was immediately evident that the two of us share a lot in common and our chat was one of the bright spots of a very soulful summer for me. Kristen's book Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World releases today, and I knew right away I wanted to share it with you ....more