Sleepover at the San Diego Zoo for The Wild Life Movie

An Echidna, an Australian porcupine, at the San Diego Zoo
One thing that has been on my California bucket list since I moved to Los Angeles nearly 11 years ago has finally been scratched off; my family and I took the Amtrak train from Los Angeles to San Diego. Why was it on my bucket list? Because you can see the California coast go ambling by without having to be in a car and sit in traffic. We ...

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Wildflowers in Joshua Tree National Park

Instagram and Mom.me

I’m not an Instagram star. I don’t have tens of thousands of followers and I don’t make a million dollars… Continue reading »

Yvonne Condes at the We All Grow Summit (photo courtesy of Robson Muzel and ‪#‎WeAllGrow‬ Summit)

The White Mexican

This is the full version of the story I told at the #WeAllGrow Summit 2016. To watch the video, visit… Continue reading »

Mountain biker Eric Porter jumps over a mushroom boulder in Moab, Utah. Courtesy of MacGillivray Freeman Films. Photographer: Barbara MacGillivray ©VisitTheUSA.com

National Parks Adventure Review

As a family, we love the National Parks. We try to visit one every year to hike, camp and explore…. Continue reading »

Pies (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe

A friend just asked me for my pie dough recipe and I thought I would share it here. I use… Continue reading »

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Why Gluten Free Cheerios Matter to Me

The call from the doctor was short but devastating: “We think you have cancer, we just can’t find it.” My… Continue reading »

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Kamloops, Revelstoke, and Banff National Park #ExploreMore

Many years ago when I was still in college, I spent a summer working in Alaska. I had managed to… Continue reading »

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KCRW Sound in Focus and CicLAvia

One of the best things about living in Los Angeles is all of the free events happening around town throughout… Continue reading »

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MomsLA Podcast

Hey, there. I haven’t been posting much here because it’s been very busy over at MomsLA. I’m excited to say… Continue reading »

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Fall Road Trips

We’ve done a bit of traveling in the last few months. We’ve been to Carmel to try out the dog-friendly hotel, Hofsas… Continue reading »

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Dia de los Muertos at Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Saturday, Nov. 1st is Dia de los Muertos, the day when families celebrate their loved ones who have passed away,… Continue reading »

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My Head in a Crystal Ball #HalloweenTime

I’m already a geek about Disneyland and Halloween and I don’t care who knows it. I love Halloween at Disneyland… Continue reading »

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Door Dash Review

We rarely have food delivered here at Casa de Condes and I’m not sure why (we eat out at least… Continue reading »