Archive for the 'Events' Category

Mixed is Magnificent

Published on October 28, 2015


Having just finished writing and illustrating my picture book, I was totally on board when Sonia Kang of Mixed Up Clothing invited me to a MultiCultural Mixer at the ever so stylish Kidville, including a super cute fashion show and Taye Diggs reading his new picture book called Mixed Me.
The event was kicked off [...]

Shift Happens

Published on September 25, 2015


Today I’m at a conference that my friend Leah founded and graciously invited my Diet Coke swigging self to attend. I met Leah about six(!) years ago at a blogger event and I was impressed by her story of having lost one hundred pounds and keeping it off by eating organic and nonGMO foods.
Since [...]

What I Did Over Summer Vacation

Published on September 9, 2015


In two days the Critter will have been back to school for an entire month, yet in my mind I cannot end summer until after Labor Day. We had exactly two months of summer this year and it just was not enough! It seems that it only just started, and now I’m reflecting upon what [...]

Feeling ODD and Grateful in the ‘Hood

Published on November 26, 2014


Fall is my favorite time of year – I’m starting to learn that there’s a certain amount of hullabaloo that the Critter and I have to go through the first month of school and once we get the hang of everything in his new grade, including all his extracurricular activities, teacher meetings, open houses, volunteer [...]

Best Birthday Ever at Music Stars and Masters

Published on July 7, 2014


I walked past Music Stars and Masters in the Westside Pavillion Mall many times and wondered “What happens in there?”. Well, let me tell you, I am SO glad I finally stopped one day to ask! Critter’s birthday was fast approaching and I didn’t have any plan yet, and of course there’s the added self [...]

The REAL New Year has started, finally…

Published on January 22, 2014


I can’t ever get my act together in the New Year until I get through the PBS Winter Press Tour, which, for me is a biannual week of joining my fellow PBS Kids VIPs together with the Television Critics Association to review the new season’s offerings from PBS. Yesterday I hugged Abby Cadaby, Count von [...]

Counting Blessings at Summer’s End

Published on August 6, 2013


Thank you all for all your kindnesses, comforting comments and private messages with regard to my last post. Your support really has helped me to get back to the business of being me and taking care of my family. In loading these photos that might have been posted back in June, I realize how much [...]

PBS Annual Meeting – Sultry Breezes and Saucy New Characters

Published on June 10, 2013


I am still swooning from all the creative inspiration that I found this year at the PBS Annual Meeting. The PBS Kids VIPS were guests of PBS so that we might bring our readers more information on new AND tried and true programming on our favorite station! Very exciting this year is Mando, the new [...]

The Story Pirates at Critter’s Birthday!

Published on June 4, 2013


I had SO much fun planning the Critter’s birthday this year! I had the good fortune to arrange that the Story Pirates would perform at the party, and can honestly say that I have never been so excited to share something fun and new with our friends and family.
I first saw the Story [...]

Jenni Pulos, Multitasking Mommy-to-Be raps Koala Kid, K-I-D!!!

Published on April 28, 2013


Usually I am so exhausted from getting to all our activities that the Critter and I just hang at home on Fridays, but I could not resist an afternoon at the zoo for a screening of Koala Kid – a soon to be released animated feature on DVD, and HUGE deal: to be able to [...]