First Grade Site Words – Part II

Here is the second set of site words to help children learn the basics for reading and writing below for your convenience. start try brown draw four school why after live people great about find call work where away before how her year again change done over large always country laugh even under house found … Continue reading First Grade Site Words – Part II

First Grade Benchmark Words – Part 1

Here is a full list of all the first grade benchmark words defined by the state for our kids to learn for your convenience. And Go See She The Little Play With You For Have Jump No One Are Look My Said Two Come Here To Of Put Saw This Want What Do Now Went … Continue reading First Grade Benchmark Words – Part 1

Back to HomeSchooling Tips for the New Year

We are all in this together! Here are some tips to transition your children back into school in August/September that will help you keep your cool, AND get ahead of the game! 1. Buy Headphones Like legit ones. Beats by Dre or others may have higher volumes than actual kid headphones, but I would check … Continue reading Back to HomeSchooling Tips for the New Year

6 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

Your credit score helps you do great things, like buying a house, buying a car, paying for school, and overall helps you become better at living. We found 6 ways to boost your credit score, here we go: 1. Make minimum payments on time Each credit card has automated payments available. We recommend automating these … Continue reading 6 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

The Dangers of Broad Generalization

Let's talk about the harm in broadly generalizing people and putting them into specific categories that may not fully encompass them. The categorization and organization of people, places, and things have been there since the beginning of time for help of survival. How is this so? We organized our homes and offspring to help them … Continue reading The Dangers of Broad Generalization

Bored Kids? Activities for the Cure

1. Beads + String Oh the good ole, The Who song Beads on a String! If you can find a bag of beads and some string, you have a lengthy activity for your kids to enjoy and get creative. 2. Planting Have a plot of land nearby? Wonderful. Dig up some holes and plant some … Continue reading Bored Kids? Activities for the Cure

10 Comebacks for your Kids Questioning Phase

You have two major priorities: keep it like a White House press conference and keep your cool. Here are 10 Comebacks for your kids in the questioning why phase: 1. Yes That is correct. Validating a truthful clause. 2. No Definitely not going to happen anytime soon, false claim. 3. Maybe Anything is possible! 4. … Continue reading 10 Comebacks for your Kids Questioning Phase

15 Secret Things to do in Lake Arrowhead

Lake Arrowhead is the west coasts best kept secret for family vacationing, while keeping a low profile and pleasant ambience. Although the road up the mountain can make you a bit dizzy, the trip is well worth the drive. Below are 15 secret activities you can do while vacationing in Lake Arrowhead. 1. Spa Day … Continue reading 15 Secret Things to do in Lake Arrowhead

Wisdom Today

I feel left out this year. I feel like an outsider. I will be patient. I will shift. I will work hard. The world is upside down, it's okay to be still. Don't ignore your purpose. Don't ignore your message. Maginify your voice, and take a stand. But don't over do it. Take time to … Continue reading Wisdom Today

Another One Bites the Dust

Why Queen is for the people, and how this band created an amazing following sending solid messages. Let's get to it. Here are some Queen songs with powerful messages and lyrics that ring true today. 1. Another One Bites the Dust Reminds us of moving on quickly. 2. Bohemian Rhapsody Sorry mom. You were great, … Continue reading Another One Bites the Dust

You’re not sick. You’re just demented.

Welcome to 2020. Where mass fear and paranoia has taken over the population. We've become zombies. We are still human. A virus cannot be killed, and the world is not over. Let's be kind, be safe, wash our hands, wear our masks, and respect each others boundaries in every sense of the word. That is … Continue reading You’re not sick. You’re just demented.

Diane Ross Kissed Me

It was 1986 and the Woodbury Music Hall in Long Island, New York. My mother asked me and my sister if we wanted to go to a concert. We said YES! We were so excited. She opened with lights and a live band. She sounded like an angel. Because she was. She realized that many … Continue reading Diane Ross Kissed Me

Why I Feel like ‘Landalious “The Truth” Truefeld’ from Crank Yankers

1. I've sold garbage products, similar to 'Landalious "The Truth" Truefeld's energy drinks, to make a living and enjoy sugar, a bit of caffeine, and a dash of vodka here and there. 2. I live in a gated community that happens to have a high population of senior citizens similar to 'Landalious "The Truth" Truefeld's … Continue reading Why I Feel like ‘Landalious “The Truth” Truefeld’ from Crank Yankers

The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee

When things in your lives seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 cups of coffee. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began , he wordlessly picked up a … Continue reading The Mayonnaise Jar and 2 Cups of Coffee

I watched ‘It’. WTF.

I am normally not a horror movie buff, but decided to watch the movie 'It' today. Bad choice. Let me explain. The movie 'It' is actually about a REAL PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE syndrome called Munchausen By Proxy. And it's really, really real. Anyone that has the syndrome has it for life. Back to the movie, SPOILER … Continue reading I watched ‘It’. WTF.

Have you Been Attacked by an Energy Vampire? Let’s find out!

Let's do this. This article is to identify and ambush the energy vampire at its tracks. 1. Identify the Energy Vampire How do you know you've been ambushed by an energy vampire? Do a full energy audit scan of your body right after you meet with a person. Are you still carrying their energy? If … Continue reading Have you Been Attacked by an Energy Vampire? Let’s find out!

How to Let Go of Negative Attachments

Healthy mammals need two major things to feel productive and balanced: safety and autonomy. Let me expand. Our daily learning and occurrences in life produce our outcomes. In the middle of it all is our decisions and freedom of choice. Our first relationship we have in life is our mother and father. The way they … Continue reading How to Let Go of Negative Attachments

The Effects of Parental Mental Illness on Children and the Need for Healing

Elisabet Kvarnstrom drills down the steps to heal from Bridge Stone Recovery, visit bridgestorecovery.com. Ivy McQuain had two sons she loved more than anything. “I thought I was the best mother in the world. I was home when they got home. I went to college and earned my degrees. I had a business. To the … Continue reading The Effects of Parental Mental Illness on Children and the Need for Healing

ACOA Reference List from the World Health Organization

The Laundry List – 14 Traits of an Adult Child of an Alcoholic courtesy of AdultChildren.org We became isolated and afraid of people and authority figures.We became approval seekers and lost our identity in the process.We are frightened by angry people and any personal criticism.We either become alcoholics, marry them or both, or find another … Continue reading ACOA Reference List from the World Health Organization

Shedding the Scars of Mainstream Media

Let's take it back, way back! 😉 EVOLUTION The human race as a species has evolved for many years and continues to do so. When Lauren Hill said 'Everything is everything,' same goes for our body, mind, and soul. We certainly are who we eat, but it's not just that. We are our habits. We … Continue reading Shedding the Scars of Mainstream Media

10 Top Things I’ve Shredded in 2020

10. Deleted Facebook I've never felt so free, Song of Music celebratory in years! I mainly stick to Instagram @leverageambition, and don't need any unnecessary social platforms that do not serve my greater good. 9. Lost 12 Pounds By walking, paleo diet and Whole30 one time. 8. Embraced my inner Entrepreneur Trying to beat my … Continue reading 10 Top Things I’ve Shredded in 2020

Mid-Summer’s Night Remix

Star Spangled Banner – Whitney Houston https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAwaNWGLM0c Huey Lewis and the News – Power of Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCkgYhtz64U Sunflower – Post Malone & Swae Lee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCkgYhtz64U Walking on Broken Glass – Annie Lenox https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCkgYhtz64U Sugar – Stevie Wonder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L51WUP1fi8 Philadelphia Freedom – Elton John https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM4Xm2MGLNQ The Longest Time – Billie Joel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_XgQhMPeEQ In Your Eyes – … Continue reading Mid-Summer’s Night Remix

5 Stay at Home Fourth of July Ideas with Family

This Fourth of July is very different than what we've seen in former years. Local and national politicians have ordered all to remain away from beaches, public parks, national monuments, bars, and dine in restaurants. They are still trying to prevent the COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus from spreading, infecting and killing the masses. … Continue reading 5 Stay at Home Fourth of July Ideas with Family

Top 8 Essential Oils for Everything

Essential oils are something that I've learned to cherish, especially in my mid to late 30's. These oils have helped me avoid countless trips to CVS. Below are some oils, their scents, what they enhance or heal to help guide you on living your best life. 1. Peppermint oil Photo by icon0.com on Pexels.com Peppermint … Continue reading Top 8 Essential Oils for Everything

Birthday Week: What I’ve Learned, What I’ve Accomplished + How It’s Helped Me Grow

It’s my birthday today!  I am 39 years old with soon to be 7 year old twin boys, my proudest accomplishment. Here’s what I’ve learned: Haters are great motivation, and if you don’t have any you aren’t doing it right.  People naturally envy motivated, successful people.  The difference is the action after you put in … Continue reading Birthday Week: What I’ve Learned, What I’ve Accomplished + How It’s Helped Me Grow

Surviving this Year

Photo by Valeria Boltneva on Pexels.com COVID, also known as the coronavirus, is a massive flu that had killed over 100,000 people and affected millions world wide.  Scientists and health professionals are comparing it to the Spanish Flu of 1918, and most all are working from home, schooling their kids from home, have lost their … Continue reading Surviving this Year

10 Benefits of Baking Soda

I was wondering where baking soda came from this morning.  Do you happen to know?  Turns out it has nothing to do with Coca Cola or Sprite, AND is not just only used for baking! So I did some research this morning and it seems that we are making baking soda right here in the … Continue reading 10 Benefits of Baking Soda

2018 Super Bowl 52 – Fun Facts

With the Lombardi trophy up for grabs for tomorrow's Super Bowl LII, or 52 for those who forgot the fancy roman numerals, the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles will fight for the title tomorrow at 3:30pm PST // 6:30pm PST on NBC, which is channel 4 in NY and CA. None other than … Continue reading 2018 Super Bowl 52 – Fun Facts

SAG Awards 2018 – Family Night

The Screen Actors Guild, also known as the SAG, is hosting their 24th Annual Awards Show tonight, where actors celebrate each other's performances in television and film!  This is like the SuperBowl for Actors, and I am excited to see the nominees and fashion.  Also Kristen Bell is a hilarious comedian so I think she … Continue reading SAG Awards 2018 – Family Night

Home Remedies for Cold Relief

It's that time of year! Cold Season 2018! My entire family has been sick this weekend with colds and it has been pretty brutal. Both of my boys have red underneath their nose due to the constant nose blowing that has been going on and it makes for a very cranky household all in all. … Continue reading Home Remedies for Cold Relief

Top Netflix Mystery Series in 2017

It is no secret that post parenting, I enjoy binge watching mysteries on Netflix.  I have to say I am so impressed with the quality of international shows on it, that I am proud to share the top Netflix mysteries and detective stories I watched last year that I know you will love! Some of … Continue reading Top Netflix Mystery Series in 2017

75th Annual Golden Globe Winning Predictions – Family Night

We were driving around Santa Monica and Beverly Hills today, and the traffic was immense due to everyone getting ready for the 75th Annual Golden Globe Predictions!  Since my husband is an actor, this is like the Actor Olympics if one may say, and really helps to congratulate and celebrate those in the industry that … Continue reading 75th Annual Golden Globe Winning Predictions – Family Night

Best YouTube Channels for Toddler Learning

It is all about responsible entertainment for the littles! 🌞😎😁👍 My husband and I have been through many different YouTube Channels to try and find the absolute best educational videos for our children, that enhance their overall learning with new shapes, colors, trains, planes, situations and much more!  We have done a ton of testing … Continue reading Best YouTube Channels for Toddler Learning

A Day at Santa Monica’s Clover Park

Another day off on vacation means finding another activity with the kids! We decided to roam around the Santa Monica area today and found ourselves close to the Santa Monica Airport!  Since my boys love airplanes I was going to sit near the tarmac to see them take off and land, but ran across a … Continue reading A Day at Santa Monica’s Clover Park

A Day at Malibu Beach with the Kids

Today we took a ride down the Pacific Coast Highway, also known as the PCH or the California 1 Highway.  It is known to be one of the bucket list things to do, and the views of the Pacific Ocean, mountains, cliffs and beaches are really spectacular!   It is really nice being in California during … Continue reading A Day at Malibu Beach with the Kids

10 Best Weekend Spots with Toddlers in Los Angeles

Oh the joys of parenthood!  There are times where you are just exhausted and want to stay home with the kids all day, then there are those days where you really need to get out!  We have two younger boys toddler age and we always find it tough to find places that are kid friendly, … Continue reading 10 Best Weekend Spots with Toddlers in Los Angeles