Loving Your Body and Yourself: The Journey to Acceptance

  We are all our harshest critics.  We see the “flaws”, the dimples and pockmarks and scars that no one else does.  We fixate on our perceived imperfections-the cellulite or the stretch-marks.  What if, just for one day, we focused on loving ourselves instead? What sort of a change do…

Santa Baby: Meeting the Man in Red

Little C has been waiting ever so patiently to meet Santa, and over the weekend she got her wish.  The place we live is amazing, and they bring in a Santa every year to the clubhouse for all of the kids. I was worried Little C might be scared or…

(Family) Date Night

Everyone needs a date night-and in our family, date night doesn’t often mean Big C and I going out just the two of us. Both of our families live far away, and with baby sitters hard to find out here, our date nights usually involve all three of us.  Date…

Ratatouille: Eggplant & Goat Cheese

It has been unseasonably cold here in LA (I know, I shouldn’t complain the majority of the country is well-below freezing) but the weather has been making me crave warm, hearty food, so I threw together this awesome ratatouille/pasta sauce/ragout/ whatever you want to call it.  To my busy moms…

Leopard Coats & Christmas at The Grove

  Over the weekend we took Little C to The Grove to look at the lights and see the huge Santa’s House display.  She loved seeing the musicians dressed up like toy soldiers, watching the fountains, and peeking into Santa’s house. I’m so excited for Christmas with her this year,…

So Fresh and So Clean Clean

Welcome to the new site-I hope that you all love it as much as I do! A huge thank you to all of the people who have worked to help make this new site possible (with a special shout out to my amazing cousin, Eric). I can’t wait to hear…

One Hundred Percent California: Sunsets and All

YOU GUYS. I am so excited. Like, beyond.  I have been working on the new ‘My Life As Maya’ site, and it’s just about ready to launch!  I started out my journey with blogging on weebly, and quickly realized that I needed to be working in wordpress.  It has been…

Potty Training Continues: C the Graffiti Poop Artist

So. Preschool officially stinks.  No not really but I mean COME ON!  Ever since Little C started preschool we have been sick, and I mean that literally.  I do not remember what ‘healthy’ feels like.  We had a cold, then another much nastier cold, followed by a really horrendous flu,…

Leopard and Snowballs

Little C and I had a great time playing in the little bit of snow that stuck to the ground up in Big Bear, and making mini snow balls!  She refused to wear her gloves for more than a minute at a time (I think she loved the sensory experience…

Workout of the Month: December

I believe that fitness has to be something that becomes a lifestyle instead of a fad.  Working out, eating clean, and taking care of yourself has to become a part of you, a part of who you ARE.  However, monumental lifestyle changes do not happen overnight.  It takes time and…