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The MomBuster: Teether Test

The MomBuster is MythBusters for parents; testing products, blog posts and parenting advice to see if real moms and dads will “Love it” or if it’s “Busted.”  

Weekend Guide: Santa Meet & Greets, Holiday Events and Meet ‘The Property Brothers’

Weekend Guide: Santa Meet & Greets, Holiday Events and Meet ‘The Property Brothers’

So much fun, so little time! Here are our Happening’s picks for the weekend and as always, don’t forget to check out our calendar daily for lots of fresh ideas.        Dudley House Victorian Holiday Boutique in Ventura: The House is beautifully decorated inside by dozens of crafters who will be selling their items. The Bethlehem […]

The MomBuster: Arc InstaTemp Non-Touch Thermometer

The MomBuster is MythBusters for parents; testing products, blog posts, and parenting advice to see if real moms and dads will “Love it” or if it’s “Busted.”     Host and Mommyblogger Laura Nickerson takes product testing to a whole new level, using her sense of humor and shoot from the hip style to give […]

A Place Where Jewish Kids Learn Faith and Tradition Without Temple Affiliation

Nomie Azoff believes that receiving a proper Jewish education does not necessitate a family belonging to a synagogue. This is why, in 2002, she opened Judaic Studies by Nomie (JSN), an independent Hebrew School unaffiliated with any Temple or organization. “What makes JSN different than all other unaffiliated programs is that students are learning to […]

Weekend Guide: Holiday Boutiques, Holiday Concerts and Touch-A-Truck Family Event

Weekend Guide: Holiday Boutiques, Holiday Concerts and Touch-A-Truck Family Event

So much fun, so little time! Here are our Happening’s picks for the weekend and as always, don’t forget to check out our calendar daily for lots of fresh ideas.        Dudley House Victorian Holiday Boutique in Ventura: The House is beautifully decorated inside by dozens of crafters who will be selling their items. 66th Annual […]

Weekend Guide: Happy Thanksgiving Day Weekend!

Weekend Guide: Happy Thanksgiving Day Weekend!

So much fun, so little time! Here are our Happening’s picks for the weekend and as always, don’t forget to check out our calendar daily for lots of fresh ideas.            Thanksgiving Day Thursday!   12th Annual Turkey Day Dash in Thousand Oaks: The 5K run/walk and 1K family fun run/walk is held at […]

The Money Savvy Mommy: How Being Grateful Pays Off

by Mira Reverente The simple act of thanking someone or being grateful for something releases “reward” chemicals such as dopamine and serotonin, making us happy and calm. Stress hormones such as cortisol are also reduced by thanking someone. In a study conducted at Kent State University, students were divided into two groups. One group had […]

Weekend Guide: Holiday Boutiques, Annual Tree Lighting and ‘The Greatest Movies Ever Written!’

Weekend Guide: Holiday Boutiques, Annual Tree Lighting and ‘The Greatest Movies Ever Written!’

So much fun, so little time! Here are our Happening’s picks for the weekend and as always, don’t forget to check out our calendar daily for lots of fresh ideas.        Christmas Boutique in Simi Valley: Benefiting Good Shepherd Lutheran School. Cinco & Ken present, ‘The Greatest Movies Ever Written!’: The Agoura Hill Cultural Arts Commission along […]

Weekend Guide: Renaissance Faire, Kids’ Swap Meet and Free Concerts

Weekend Guide: Renaissance Faire, Kids’ Swap Meet and Free Concerts

So much fun, so little time! Here are our Happening’s picks for the weekend and as always, don’t forget to check out our calendar daily for lots of fresh ideas.        3rd Annual Nottingham Festival Renaissance Faire in Simi Valley: Ages 12 and under are free, up to two siblings with each paid adult admission. Annual […]

The Money Savvy Mommy: 10-Step Guide to Rocking the Holidays

by Mira Reverente Today, I voted and I am hopeful. Just like many Americans, I will await election results with bated breath and hope for the best for our country and for our kids. Meantime, I am also hopeful about the upcoming series of holidays and festivities. I want it to be special just like […]