ONCEKids – Books and DVD’s That Encourage Curiosity and Friendship

Kids are funny. (Okay, more accurately, kids are weird, but “funny” is much kinder.) Just this afternoon my older son opted to rest among the trees and read his book rather than watch his little brother’s baseball game. Ten-year-old me would have seen the logic in this move ....more

2015 Conejo Valley Days May 7-10: Ticket Giveaway

Our version of a mini-state fair, Conejo Valley Days returns to Conejo Creek Park for its 59th year, May 7-10. It’s a huge carnival with epic rides, decadent food, live music, and more! Celebrating the area’s western roots and community spirit, CVD features entertainment for kids, teens and the whole family including carnival rides, games, live entertainment, a western saloon and a food court ....more

Gear Review: Contigo Water Bottle To Keep Drinks Cold

Use the Flip Chill bottle when it’s extra hot outside to keep cold liquids cold longer. My kids participate in sports leagues outside of school, and one of the must-haves that go with them to every practice or game is a reusable water bottle. We have at least 2 dozen of them in various states of cleanliness and in various locations at any given time: in my car, in their dad’s car, in their sports bag, in their other sports bag, or worst, left behind at the sports field or venue ....more

Meditation Is Good For You: YogaWorks

My friend Melanie in a meditative moment at Nicholas Flats I’m a mother, a writer, a PFA president (that’s the same as a PTA for those of you outside The Bubble), a friend, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a cook, a cleaner, a chauffeur, and I can keep going. Exhausted yet? I am ....more

Car Show in Agoura Hills April 26

This Sunday, April 26, is the day of an exciting new car show in Agoura Hills! It will feature classic and exotic cars, hot rods, motorcycles and an interactive NASCAR Experience. Plus live entertainment, silent auction, vendor marketplace and activities for the kids ....more

Cronies Restaurant: It’s Not Just For Beer

It’s a family restaurant! Read to the end for the $50 gift card giveaway. A few weeks ago, my family went to Cronies for dinner – it was the night the restaurant was donating 20% back to the kids’ school if you presented a special flyer ....more

Orchard Supply Hardware Woodland Hills Grand Opening March 21

When you think “home improvement store” you might not imagine this: But this is my favorite picture from a preview tour of the newest Orchard Supply Hardware, opening in Woodland Hills this Saturday. Since 1931 OSH has provided service to customers who are shopping for home improvement supplies and materials. This new 40,000 square foot location has a Workbench right inside the front door that is meant to help you even more: get things cut, windows and doors re-screened, keys copied, and more ....more

Pregnant With an Eating Disorder? Share Your Story

PREGNANT WITH AN EATING DISORDER?: Pregnancy is difficult enough. But for women with eating disorders, carrying a child can become a life-or-death struggle of hope, fear and recovery. A colleague of mine who is an award-winning documentary producer for his work with Discovery Communications is looking for women who are currently struggling with eating disorders while pregnant who are brave enough to tell their stories for an upcoming television special ....more

Irish Stew Even Kids Will Eat

This photo is from Kelley Chisholm’s Irish Stew recipe here, with permission. Check out her other great recipes! Last semester my 2nd grader had to do a presentation about his ancestry, for which he interviewed my father about his Irish heritage and the first relative who came to America from Ireland in the early 1900′s ....more

Throwback Thursday: Caribbean Blue

Before I was “Agoura Hills Mom,” before I was even San Fernando Valley mom, I was Newlywed on a Boat in the British Virgin Islands. July, 2002. The post Throwback Thursday: Caribbean Blue appeared first on Agoura Hills Mom ....more