My parents never celebrated Dia de los Muertos and I had never heard of it until I was an adult. Now, it’s something that my family and I celebrate together. Once again this year, I’ll go into my son’s elementary school classroom to talk about the history of the holiday and share a bit of our culture. It’s my absolute favorite thing to do at the school. We’ll make cookies to eat and sugar skulls for kids to decorate and take home.
The best date night my husband and I have ever had was at the Hollywood Bowl. It was a few years ago and our kids were spending the week with their grandparents. After a day of hanging out together all day (which we never do! ), we got last minute tickets to see Janelle Monae. She put on an incredible show and even played a James Brown cover with Stevie Wonder. I’ve been dying to recreate the fun we had that night and we just might do that on Sunday.
This is a guest post by Alexa Solori of Torrance, CA and Heather Spohr of Thousand Oaks, CALooking at your daughter, tangled in tubes and surrounded by monitors, through the walls of a plastic incubator after being born prematurely is a terrifying experience. The excitement of pregnancy is washed away in a tidal wave of complex medical terms, beeping machines, and sleepless nights.
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