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Posts by Vanessa Bell

So We Want To Buy an RV: 10 Things Beginners Should Know

My husband and I got serious about buying an RV after we attended the California RV Show in Pomona for the first time, but the yearning to explore has been in my veins since forever. The thing is, like most American families, we have busy work schedules and a fixed budget. My husband gets a couple weeks off from work each year, the kids have school and, well, family travel

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A Simple Way To Help A Teacher When You Can’t Volunteer

It’s been almost two years since we sold everything and moved from Las Vegas to Southern California to give our kids a dual language education. When people hear that, they think we’re un poco loco, but I haven’t regretted it for a moment. There were no opportunities for dual immersion education in Vegas, so we packed it up! Now that we’ve been in California for two years and my kids

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Cesar Chavez National Monument With Kids

As one of the newest in our nation, the Cesar Chavez National Monument is a place of peace, simplicity, and honor. But don’t let the serenity of the majestic hillside fool you – this is the birth place of a cause that forever shaped the landscape of agriculture, California politics and the lives of so many migrant farm workers. Coming to Cesar Chavez National Monument with kids is an experience that

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The Best Guide for One Day at Great Wolf Lodge SoCal

We were recently invited by Great Wolf Lodge SoCal to celebrate Día de los Niños because, well, what better way to honor our babies than creating family memories! GWL is a place where parents can show up, slow down and soak in the beauty of childhood magic without a ton of fuss. But for those spending only one day at Great Wolf Lodge its best to get a plan in order.

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My Summer Beauty Routine is Getting a Facelift

Summa time is coming!!! I am so excited! Between the casual mornings with my babies, beach days with friends and the occasional girls’ night out, summer is a time to catch up on all the little things that make us happy. And lately, I’ve been thinking about freshening up my summer beauty routine and doing more things for me. Listen amigas, I’m not getting any younger. Technically a Millenial, sometimes Mom

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The One Thing His Teacher Does

I won’t forget the first day my son walked into his pre-K classroom in the fall of 2016. Filled with anxiety, I did the same thing I always do when control is out of my hands: approach the challenge head on, assertively, with forced casual conservation mixed with the unneccessary intensity that pegs me as the crazy woman that I actually am. “Hi, great to see you again. That’s my

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