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Be Prepared with Save the Children's Child Emergency Contact Card

Be Prepared with Save the Children's Child Emergency Contact Card

It's so hard to believe that it's been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina left a major U.S. city in ruins, claiming the lives of tens of thousands of people and forever changing the lives of hundreds of[...]
Economic Empowerment for Women: A Global Commitment

Economic Empowerment for Women: A Global Commitment

"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." --Nelson Mandela There were so many gems of wisdom shared at The C[...]
Social Good: Why You Should Be Kind to Strangers

Social Good: Why You Should Be Kind to Strangers

It’s easy enough to be kind to those you love. But what about all of the other people you interact with? You encounter more unknown people in your daily life than people with whom you already have a r[...]
Shout Teams with The Color Run for Summer Fun!

Shout Teams with The Color Run for Summer Fun!

Shout recently sent us some free stain removers to prepare for  participating in The Color Run.  Shout is all about enabling Americans to Live Life Out Loud and for the second consecutive year, th[...]
The Women of 5By20: Stories of Hope, Helping Hands and Happy Endings

The Women of 5By20: Stories of Hope, Helping Hands and Happy Endings

I came across an excerpt the other day, from a speech given by Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie at the recent African Union meeting on women's rights in South Africa: "There is no greater pillar [...]
Child Marriage: CARE's Mission to Put an End to the Child Grooms of Nepal

Child Marriage: CARE's Mission to Put an End to the Child Grooms of Nepal

With Father's Day less than a day away, it seems only fitting to turn our attention to the male experience for a bit. As a mom blogger, I normally focus on issues specific to women and moms, but t[...]
Inside Out was Right On!

Inside Out was Right On!

Pixar's new offering "Inside Out" was yet another successful foray into creating characters inspired by unconventional sources.  Pixar has brought to life everything from toys to cars.  Now, they have[...]
Fresh Flowers and Aromatherapy: The Joy of Scent

Fresh Flowers and Aromatherapy: The Joy of Scent

Feeling. Thinking. Hearing. Seeing. Just saying those words out loud evokes a sense of something tangible. But smelling is a little different. It has a bit more of an ethereal quality. It often exists[...]
10 things to Do With Your Kids in and Around Sydney

10 things to Do With Your Kids in and Around Sydney

Before I gave birth to my daughter, I never thought about the kid-friendly aspect of city life and kid-oriented programs and venues in Australia, but now that I have my little angel girl to take care[...]
Volunteering with Kids in Los Angeles

Volunteering with Kids in Los Angeles

Big Sunday Calendar: Lots of volunteer opportunities,  non-profit events and food drives to choose from. L.A. Works: Volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service p[...]
Blogging Volunteer Opportunities

Blogging Volunteer Opportunities

#GIVINGTUESDAY:  #GivingTuesday is a day to celebrate giving – a day when families, charities, businesses, community centers, students, retailers and more can come together to encourage more, better a[...]
Summer Food Fun - Daphne Dishes and Rao's Hollywood!

Summer Food Fun - Daphne Dishes and Rao's Hollywood!

We'd like to share a couple of exciting food happenings on TV and in person. If you are in Los Angeles and want to have some fun live, Rao’s Hollywood kicked off the season this past Friday with it[...]
Pasadena Levitt Pavilion Summer Concerts

Pasadena Levitt Pavilion Summer Concerts

The 2015 Summer Season Line Up is here! It’s time to grab your lawn chair, your picnic basket, and your family and head down to the Levitt for an incredible 2015 Season of 50 FREE Concerts under t[...]
Joshua Tree, SoCal's Natural Wonder

Joshua Tree, SoCal's Natural Wonder

Every spring break, our family is invited on a camping trip with other school families.  This year it was Joshua Tree National Park, one of the most amazing geological wonders in the country. When [...]
BODYARMOR, the Healthier Sports Drink

BODYARMOR, the Healthier Sports Drink

I'm sick of having only sugar water as options in sports drinks to give my kids.  Since they are quite active and participate in sports often, they need to keep hydrated.  Most drinks that advertise[...]
Win a Free Party at Restaurant.com

Win a Free Party at Restaurant.com

Restaurant.com is celebrating 20,000 partner restaurants across the nation with the Plates of Thanks Sweepstakes! Twenty (20) winners will be selected randomly to receive a free party for up to six pe[...]
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Omega 3s and How They Help

We got a great product to try the other day, Quality Encapsulations Highly Concentrated, Triple Strength Omega 3 Fish Oil.  Here are some benefit of Omega 3s according to WebMD How They Help Your H[...]
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Great Ideas - Live Infinitely Infusion Water Bottle

This is one of those ideas you wonder why nobody has thought about before now.  Everyone is drinking fruit and veggie infused water and Live Infinitely made a water bottle with a ventilated tube i[...]
Discount At StickerKid!

Discount At StickerKid!

You probably realized by now that we love stickers at Biz Mommy!  As parents, we know anything and everything has the potential to get lost so, there is always something to label. We found another [...]
SoCozy Hair Care for Kids

SoCozy Hair Care for Kids

We recently were sent some samples of SoCozy kids hair care products.  Cozy Friedman, the woman who founded the first children’s hair salons in New York City created these products by "adopting a [...]
A TRIBUTE TO JESSE OWENS’S LEGACY - Warren Lane Elementary School

A TRIBUTE TO JESSE OWENS’S LEGACY - Warren Lane Elementary School

A mural honoring Olympian Jesse Owens created by Los Angeles students will be unveiled at a public ceremony Monday, June 1st , 1 p.m. at Warren Lane Elementary School. Guided by P.S. Arts Teachin[...]
After Mother's Day Sale on Charm Bracelets from SOUFEEL

After Mother's Day Sale on Charm Bracelets from SOUFEEL

Biz Mommy is not too easy to buy jewelry for. She doesn’t wear much so, she is very particular about what she does wear.  Ideally, the piece should be meaningful to her as well. When we were of[...]
Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games June 13-14

Special Olympics Southern California Summer Games June 13-14

  “United We Play. United We Win” - Special Olympics Southern California 2015 Summer Games Returns to California State University, Long Beach (6000 E Atherton St, Long Beach, CA 90815) cam[...]
"Tomorrowland" Entertains and Teaches

"Tomorrowland" Entertains and Teaches

I don’t know how else to say it other than “Tomorrowland” was really cool!  It was film making at its best.  The story was entertaining and the acting, mostly by new actresses Britt Robertson and [...]
We Have a Winner! - Del Real Foods Party in a Box Giveaway.

We Have a Winner! - Del Real Foods Party in a Box Giveaway.

Congratulations to Nessie, the winnder of the “Party In A Box” featuring Del Real foods!  --Including carnitas, tamales, pork al pastor pupusas and the newest delicious addition: the Al Pastor Tac[...]

Top Mom blog featuring events and family travel in Los Angeles.

convertible car parked near palm trees on Rodeo Drive on a sunny dayWelcome to Biz Mommy! This is our family’s online home-base where we share what we’ve been up to with family travel in Los Angeles as well as on our travels around the country and the world. We love visiting new places, eating out together as a family and are always game to try activities and events that may be a little bit off the beaten path. Feel free to look around for suggestions on things to do, places to go and deals to seek out. We’d love to hear about your adventures too, so please do share in the comments if you have any good tips! Thanks for stopping by and maybe one of these days, our paths will cross out there on the road. :)

As a blogger and web copywriter who works from home, it’s always been important to me to have a flexible work schedule so I can be available for my kids whenever they need me. Although I’ve written on hundreds of different topics over the years across a wide range of industries, the two subjects about which I have been most passionate are family travel in Los Angeles and beyond and volunteerism. Since my kids were very little, my husband and I have tried hard to expose our girls to charity events and having them participate in volunteer activities in our community. In addition, traveling together with our kids has also been important to us because we believe that seeing different cities and learning about other cultures is one of the best ways to teach them about the world and to help them eventually grow into compassionate, curious, knowledgeable and well-rounded adults. This blogging journey I’ve been on has been interesting, varied and lots of fun, but never more so than the adventures I’ve been able to experience together with my husband and kids. These days, our family motto has become, “no matter what else is going on in work and life, it’s all about family first!”

And we’re enjoying every single moment.

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