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Montecito, California – 7 Reasons to Visit

Montecito is having a moment right now with many celebrities choosing to call it homebase (I’m looking at you Harry and Meghan, Katy and Orlando, Oprah and Stedman to name a few), and it’s an easy 90 minute drive from Los Angeles. Despite the high profile residents and hefty real estate price tag, Montecito is effortlessly cool and California-chic. Montecito…

‘Emptynestcation’ – 48 hours in Ojai

Who knew an ‘Emptynestcation’ was a thing? Traveling with children is incredible and the memories created are truly priceless, but I have a little secret to share… once your children have flown the coop your ‘Emptynestcation’ options are endless. There’s no need to travel during school holidays (paying top price) – the world’s now your playground…

8 Things I Do Know About The Empty Nest

I officially have an empty nest. Both of my metaphorical ‘baby birds’ have flown the nest and are happy and thriving right where they have both worked so hard to be. I have to say, now that I’ve stopped crying, the view from this momma’s nest isn’t half bad.
Let me first say that it took a…

College Drop Off: 18 Important Lessons

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but college drop off is as heartbreaking as you imagined. It’s so cliché, but I blinked and poof… there we were trolling the isles of Target and Bed, Bath & Beyond looking for perfect college dorm essentials.  Mind you, I do feel as though I drew the long straw, since according to my…

Last Summer Before College With Son

It’s the last summer before college with my son.
In fact, if you think about it, we only really have half a summer left since he needs to be on campus early for pre-season training. August 10th is hurtling towards me like an out-of-control freight train.  That’s the day we get on a plane to fly cross country…

Senior Year: Where did High School go?

Senior year is almost over for my ‘practice kid’. My firstborn. The one who helped me figure out how to be a mom. As I wrap my head around the logistics of moving him into college across the country, there are so many things I want to do. So many things I want to say. So many things I want to share. And I’m…