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7 Tips For A Fun, Romantic Trip to Lake Nacimiento

7 Tips For A Fun, Romantic Trip to Lake Nacimiento

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"

A Spooktacular Howl-O-Ween at the Great Wolf Lodge

A Spooktacular Howl-O-Ween at the Great Wolf Lodge

  It started on our family trip in the lobby of the Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove, Orange County. A big, black spider clung to the ceiling, its sharp fangs hovering over the little guest's heads, an eerie spiderweb covered the entire ...

2 Moms, 4 Boys and an RV: 7 Tips on Enjoying Family Camping

2 Moms, 4 Boys and an RV: 7 Tips on Enjoying Family Camping

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. But that's not the whole story. The idea was ...

Glamping with Kids at Ventura Ranch KOA

Glamping with Kids at Ventura Ranch KOA

  Before children, camping was an adventure. We got dirty. We drank during the day. We slept on the dirt with only a thin layer of stuffed polyester protecting our bodies from the rocks. We cooked on grills powered by fires we ...

Giving Mothers the Gift of Peace: Shakti Fest Yoga

Giving Mothers the Gift of Peace: Shakti Fest Yoga

  As a young mother, Drorit Rudin said, she was always worried about specific things that might happen to her kids, things that were mostly beyond her control. Rudin had three kids within three years of each other. She tried to take care

Splashing Around at the Great Wolf Lodge

Splashing Around at the Great Wolf Lodge

  When the Great Wolf Lodge in Garden Grove, CA first opened, I didn't see how an indoor waterpark could survive, or even be of interest, in Southern California. Who would want to go? Leave the sunshine for a bunch of indoor waterslides?