Family Travel: Los Angeles –  La Brea Tar Pits
Jan26

Family Travel: Los Angeles –  La Brea Tar Pits

Did you know that sitting right in the heart of LA is one of the world’s most famous archeological dig sites providing a unique look into what life was like during the ice age? The La Brea Tar Pits were discovered in 1875 when a man called William Denton visited the area and found the tooth of a saber-toothed cat here. This was the first known recording of a fossil found in this area and was enough to gain the attention of...

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Why I Chose Approved Carpet Care – A Review
Jan23

Why I Chose Approved Carpet Care – A Review

There are several options for carpet cleaners in the Malibu, Thousand Oaks area, but there really is only one good choice. I discovered this recently when I was moving and needed to have my carpets cleaned. As I began my research into professional carpet cleaning, I was surprised at what I learned – check out 6 reasons to have your carpet professionally cleaned – and I was overwhelmed by finding a good, quality carpet cleaner...

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6 Reasons to Have Your Carpet Professionally Cleaned & Who to Hire
Jan20

6 Reasons to Have Your Carpet Professionally Cleaned & Who to Hire

Whether you live alone, with roommates, children or pets, having your carpets professionally cleaned 2 times a year is integral to leading a healthy, conscious life. We all know how important the quality of our air is to our health. But what most of us don’t realize is just how much our carpets affect the quality of our air. Our family is super busy and sometimes can be caught drinking/snacking/crafting around the house… when things...

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17 Reasons to Travel in 2017
Jan17

17 Reasons to Travel in 2017

It is a new year and that means loads of new opportunities are sure to be on the way for each of us to take advantage of! There are so many great reasons to travel, especially in 2017, that I’m just going to dive right in and list my top 20 Reasons to travel in 2017! 17 Reasons to Travel in 2017 The American dollar is strong right now making international travel super affordable with deals to be found everywhere. Travel to rekindle...

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Hello 2017, Goodbye 2016
Jan13

Hello 2017, Goodbye 2016

What a crazy, roller coaster of a year 2016 was. Yet still, I’m sad to see it go. My family and I experienced some extreme changes during 2016, as many of us have. 2016 seemed a tumultuous year on several levels, not only in our homes but within our nation as well. The end of 2016 brought my children and I to a new home as we begin our adventures within our new family structure. We have been quietly getting moved in, settled and...

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5 Reasons To Bake Holiday Cookies With Your Kids Plus 4 Easy Recipes
Dec19

5 Reasons To Bake Holiday Cookies With Your Kids Plus 4 Easy Recipes

Given the fast pace of society today, not many of us actually stop to take the time to bake cookies, as opposed to just buying them, with our kids. And with so many delicious bakeries and options out there, who can blame us?! The holidays always fly by with a whirlwind of tinsel, mistletoe and holiday parties. I always intend to have a holiday cookie baking day and then all of sudden… it is after New Years! But this year, I carved out...

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5 Reasons Why You Should Set An Intention Word Every Year
Nov30

5 Reasons Why You Should Set An Intention Word Every Year

It’s that time of year again… The one that has everyone thinking about all of the good and the bad of the past year and hoping for only good in the coming new year. Some people like to make resolutions, a list of specific things that they wish to change, follow through on for a few weeks than forget about by months’ end (I know I used to!).  But on my path to consciousness, I realized something. Our lives are fueled by our perceptions...

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5 Reasons to Travel For Good Purposes
Nov29

5 Reasons to Travel For Good Purposes

There are endless reasons to travel, amoung them being to spread some good around the world. This is one of my favorite reasons to travel, especially to travel with my kids. Travel offers more than numerous learning opportunities, if offers plenty of chances for us to teach and give back as well. Whether you get involved in voluntourism, which is travel to specifically help a cause or just prefer to lend a helping hand wherever you...

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31 Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season
Nov28

31 Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season

Have you ever heard of the ripple effect? How one small act can lead to something big and amazing? When you share small acts of kindness, you are in fact doing much more than you think. Kindness is contagious, and the more acts of kindness done, the more cheer there will be in this world. Giving back and being kind will not only make you feel good, but it will make the recipients feel good and will inspire others to feel good. So why...

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Through A Child’s Eyes
Nov23

Through A Child’s Eyes

Can you remember how you viewed the world as a child? As we grow and go through life, our perspective changes. Things that we would never have even noticed as a child seem to work their way in to affect our choices. As I watch my children grow now, I am fascinated by how they perceive and value things. I think there is a lot to learn (or remember) from our kids that we often dismiss because of how busy we are or how wrapped up in a...

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