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 »


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 »


Dad – Wordless Wednesday

Father’s Day is this Sunday and while I feel that every day is Father’s Day, I have to admit that… Continue reading »

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Paper Mache Piñata Elementary School Craft

My boys’ elementary school has Multicultural week every year and parents come in and share stories, food, and crafts from… Continue reading »

Shelley on the Beach (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Friends – Wordless Wednesday

This week’s Wordless Wednesday theme of “Friends” couldn’t be more appropriate. Shelley and I have known each other since we… Continue reading »

Pumpkin photos (by Yvonne Condes)

Gourds Gone Wild – Wordless Wednesday

I had so much fun with this week’s Wordless Wednesday topic of “Gourds Gone Wild.” For some reason I have… Continue reading »

Joshua Tree Closed Due to Government Shutdown

Closed: Wordless Wednesday

This past weekend was supposed to be our annual trip to Joshua Tree National Park. Thanks to Congress shutting down… Continue reading »

Girl at the Eifel Tower (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Envious: Wordless Wednesday

I don’t know if envy is the right way to describe it, maybe longing. I long to have a quiet… Continue reading »

Growing Up (photo by Yvonne Condes)

Change: Wordless Wednesday

Of course I knew my boys were going to grow up. But I’m shocked by how quickly it’s happening. My… Continue reading »

Lady In the Snow (Photo by Yvonne Condes)

Wordless Wednesday: The Lady In the Snow

The Lady in the Snow. Can you see her? I took this picture in Yosemite in late December. I keep… Continue reading »

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It’s National Voter Registration Day!

And I really mean that exclamation point. This is a crucial election especially in California. There are two ballot measures,… Continue reading »

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‘Raising Kids to Love Science’ Twitter Chat

My boys love science and nature. I love the outdoors so while it may be easy for me to get… Continue reading »

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How to Make a Rock Climbing Birthday Cake

  This Rock climbing cake was a big hit at my son’s 8th birthday at the rock climbing gym, Rockreation…. Continue reading »