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10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Stagecoach Music Festival Girl’s Getaway Weekend

The Stagecoach Music Festival is coming April 27 - 29 and it will be the perfect girl's getaway. Sure, you could take your husband or your kids, but why would you want to do that on a girl's weekend? The last five years I’ve attended Stagecoach with my best friend...

An Adult Playdate: Sipurbia

Apparently, the suburbs have been starving for adult activities. I mean, we here in Agoura Hills and the Conejo Valley, in general, are bursting with things to do for children, to do for families, to do for everyone it seems like except adults. It's probably a tough...

A Long Weekend In La Jolla Shores with Kids

This is more than just a travel story. It’s a love story that takes place on the road. Its latest chapter took place in La Jolla Shores, California. It’s a tale of two families who used to live in the same town and spent a lot of time together. But now, these families live on opposite sides of the country.

Finding Your Alternate Universe

A shorter version of this article first appeared in the Acorn. I recently had the chance of sitting down with prolific yoga master, Shiva Rea, for a fireside chat. OK, maybe she was driving on the freeway and talking to me through her cell phone and I was sitting in...

Love of Flying

When I was in college, I read an assigned book in my women's psychology class,  written by Erica Jong, called Fear of Flying. She used flying as a metaphor for the limitations we put on ourselves. I’m not saying I don’t do that anymore but I do it a lot less than I...

7 Tips For A Fun 11th Anniversary…or…how not to mess up a romantic weekend

If you've been married for longer than a minute or are even dating someone for more than 6 months, you know. Relationships take effort. You have to really work at "Happily Ever After" or at least we do. When we got engaged, we would have monthly "meetings" over dinner...

Flying Over Trees

We didn’t know my son Kaleb was scared of heights until we rode the Ferris wheel at California Adventure. When our pod started climbing and swaying, he threw himself on the floor and hid his head between his father’s knees. No amount of reassuring could get him to...

Shakti Fest: An Untypical Girl’s Weekend

A shorter version of this article appears in Yogi Times. I thought I was tough. I was sporty and strong in the unremarkable gym sort of way. When I took my first yoga class, it was a level 2/3 on a VHS tape. A measly level 1 beginner class didn’t sit well with my...

A Spooktacular Holiday at the Great Wolf Lodge

It started in the lobby. A big black spider clung to the ceiling, its sharp fangs hovering over the little guest's heads, an eerie spiderweb covered the entire front window. This sight alone would have turned any sensible creature to a pile of mush - if this spooky...

2 Moms, 4 Boys and an RV: 7 Tips on Survival

An abridged version of this post first appeared in Outdoor Family Magazine. What could possibly go wrong? Four boys jostling in a small space, no husbands to pawn them off on for a few seconds of peace? Well. This. This could go wrong. And it did. Over and over again....

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