Shaking Up the Summer

Nothing tantalizes the palate like a summer pineapple oozing with juicy goodness. Sliced, muddled, chopped, blended, stirred or sinking your teeth directly into the soft, fleshy sweetness…this nectar of the gods never fails to disappoint. We’ve been blending it lately … Continue reading

Bad Guys

Strong people rarely have an easy past…it’s the hardships that propel them into a better existence. Persistence, humility and deliberate effort is what Papa Bear knows, it’s what he has always known, it’s what he will continue to know. Throughout … Continue reading

Hazy Summer Afternoons

I’ve collected an extraordinary amount of happy moments from baby bear lately…mealtime, (boy is she loving it) bath time, and playtime; girl’s got skills and she knows how to enjoy the moment. I can learn from an infant through her … Continue reading

The Smell of Sweet Rain

“Not now, I’m busy meditating,” middle bear retorted when I asked him to do something. For a moment I believed he too was under the spell of June Gloom. However, well into July now, it had to be something else … Continue reading

Expanding Your Horizons

Sometimes I wonder if I push myself to stretch beyond the boundaries. I know that I am my children’s biggest (and sometimes loudest) cheerleader and do my best to send them off with a boost so that they crave to … Continue reading

Are We There Yet?

    Thanks to the adventures of Percy Jackson, intermittent iPad play, a few z’s and breathtaking landscapes while sipping cold water non-stop, we didn’t hear much of this phrase on our recent road trip. While I didn’t care for … Continue reading

Summer Birds

Chilled mango lassi, long starry nights in a hammock, a racing Santa in Spandex along El Camino Real and of course our golden rule, twenty minutes of reading every morning…these are a few of our favorite summer things. Yes, a … Continue reading

A Celebrity on Its Own

I am mad about settees—I can think of at least three locations for some bad-ass ones in my current nest, although it’s not a priority to glamify my nest right now…all I’m asking for is simplicity, order and cleanliness and … Continue reading

Dressing Up

  We got a spontaneous call during the week from Papa Bear to meet him for happy hour. Most establishments around here have happy hour from 3pm-6pm EVERY day; it’s summertime all year round in beach towns…truly! Happy hour for … Continue reading

California Dreaming

I love when friends dream in my nest. I catch their fleeting eyes or witness a soft smile…they’re comfortable I think to myself and it’s the best non-verbal compliment I can receive. It’s back to replenishing their half full glasses … Continue reading