Archive for the 'child development' Category



Mixed is Magnificent

Published on October 28, 2015

Tweet 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 […]


The REAL New Year has started, finally…

Published on January 22, 2014

Tweet 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 […]


For the Love of Cookie, it’s Season 44 on Sesame Street!

Published on September 15, 2013

Tweet I have been saving this fun video I took at the PBS Press Tour in August so I can share it in celebration of the newest season on Sesame Street – welcome number 44! The Critter, Cookie, and I talk about cookies, family, friends, neighbors, and…self control. Noting how quickly we can point to […]


Culture and Costume at Fowler Museum

Published on April 27, 2013

Tweet The Critter and I spent an idyllic afternoon last week at The Fowler, getting to know the wonderful gem of a museum located on the UCLA campus. The Fowler started as way for world travelers to share objects collected from different cultures, and its beautifully curated exhibits show all the love and care of […]


Hopping into Spring Break

Published on April 9, 2013

Tweet As y’all know, I LOVE holidays, and Easter is my favorite – I think it’s the colors and all the cuteness. This year was a real milestone for us, as we have now started attending a church that we really like. We decided to make this shift from non practicing to practicing Christian behavior […]


The Value of Public Television

Published on October 18, 2012

Tweet When the Critter was about eighteen months old I found this Feist video on SesameStreet.org. He was completely enraptured by it! I now had five minutes to go to the bathroom or make a phone call and know that my wee one was entertained. But that was only the beginning of the benefit of […]


Going Downtown to Soar with Reading 2012

Published on August 17, 2012

Tweet < We had such a great time at the Soar With Reading event at the downtown Library. It was absolutely a blast for the Critter and his pal Miss T, who also attended. The kids were so engaged and danced like crazy with Susan Reed and Steve Songs. We took some fun photos with […]


Blue Whales, Green Watershed, and Penguins!

Published on August 13, 2012

Tweet Our first day after summer school was to head down to the Aquarium of the Pacific to learn about blue whales and to go on a whale watching tour. We had the pleasure of boarding ship with Yvonne, Courtney, Shelby, and Adrienne, all moms with kids in tow. I have posted six videos of […]


Boobiepalooza Empowers with Education and Fun

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Tweet < Although I'm well past the stage of being interested in breastfeeding, I couldn't pass up an invitation to attend something called Boobiepalooza. The aptly named event sponsored by Pump Station and the Berlins promised to be a fun festival to promote education and awareness to SoCal moms. Since my pal Jamie was going […]


Celebrate Summer Reading with PBSKids online & at a FUN August 7th event!

Published on July 30, 2012

Tweet The Soar with Reading initiative is back for a second year, working to place books in the hands of kids in need and keep kids reading all summer long! With online activities and an awesome sweepstakes, PBS Kids, Barefoot Books and Jet Blue have partnered to help young imaginations SOAR! That’s not all – […]