• A thorough guide to a day at Disneyland when you have young children, from preparing to getting around to leaving, plus a guide to the rides.

    Guide to Disneyland When You Have Young Children

      As a SoCal mom, I’ve spent way too much time at Disneyland. Sure, I’d love to go to Disney World one day, but Disneyland is the original, the park Walt Disney himself strolled through, and the one that is only a short drive from where we live. Which made it oh so easy for my husband to convince me to take our kids to Disneyland 7 times and California Adventure once. Let’s not think about how much that cost now…though, thank goodness kids under 3 are free. After 8 trips, I’ve learned a lot about how to prepare to go, how to get around, and what my family likes.…

  • National Popcorn Day

    January 19th is National Popcorn Day! Since it’s also Food Friday, I thought I would talk about popcorn today. Popcorn is one of those things I’m not a huge fan of, but my husband and son can’t get enough of it. Whenever there’s a bowl or bag of it lying around, you can be sure one of them will find it and stick a hand in it. I’m a finicky person, So I don’t really appreciate the butter and salt that inevitably gets on my hands. Growing up, my mom would sometimes make caramel popcorn and we would wait impatiently for that sweet, sticky yumminess. She didn’t make it often,…