This has been a crazy and stressful week for the parents and school children of Los Angeles. LAUSD closed all 900 of its schools after receiving a terror threat. We talk about what it was like that day for us as moms and for our kids.
We talk about the holidays and how very behind we are in holiday preparations and what we're hoping to accomplish in the next couple of weeks. Both of us were upset and concerned after the San Bernardino killings. We talk about how it's made us feel about safety going into the holidays.
In this episode recorded on Giving Tuesday, we talk about Sarah's event, Make it Mar Vista, and Great Streets LA. We also have another installment of Don't Be That Mom.
In this episode, I explain where I've been and how I'm doing after major surgery. Sarah talks about going to a media event at Disneyland Season of the Force, the new Star Wars updates to Tomorrowland. And we discuss what we're watching and reading.
Welcome to our first ever Halloween podcast! Sarah and I talk about Halloween costumes - sexy and demure - and what the trending costumes are in LA and beyond. Sarah tells us about her visit to Hollywood Forever Cemetery for Dia De Los Muertos and Yvonne talks about how she honors the holiday. We have another installment of Don't Be That Mom plus Sarah's review of a local cryotherapy shop.
October 15 is the Great California ShakeOut. School kids and office workers will stop, drop, cover, and hold on at 10:15 AM during a statewide earthquake drill. Are you prepared for an earthquake? We talk to experts about what to have in your earthquake kit and how to plan for a disaster.
This week we chat with Tanya Anton of the Go Mama Guide about how to navigate the world of magnet schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. This is an update to our MomsLA Youtube channel video about magnet applications.
Exciting week for Sarah! She gave a speech to the Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti about her Great Streets project. She tells us about the plans for Mar Vista and what will happen at Make It Mar Vista on Nov. 28. We also talk about the Pope's visit, Matt Damon, and Don't Be That Mom.
First, sorry about missing last week. I explain in the podcast why I was not around. This week, Sarah and I talk about Viola Davis' historic Emmy win and which Fall shows we're looking forward to watching. Plus, we talk about a disturbing youtube video that many parents are talking about and a little bit of Don't Be That Mom.
In this episode, Sarah talks about what she did when a mother hit her child at school pick up. We also talk about the heat wave and Yvonne's adventure in Canada with Ford Explorer.
We have another episode of Don't Be That Mom (it's me again) and why it's not okay to say bad things about Latinos - even when a presidential candidate thinks it's fine.
This week, we talk about the Common Core standards and we have another installment of Don't be That Mom.
It's time for kids to go back to school so it's time for us to get "Back to Mom." We talk about how the first day of school went and why we both need to focus on our health. Plus another episode of "Don't Be That Mom."
In this episode, we mostly talk about the city of Los Angeles' plan for the future of moblity, which sounds great to us. It means more bikes, more buses, and a safer city for pedestrians and motorists. But some people already hate it. We talk about that, too. And we have another installment of "Don't Be That Mom."
In this episode, we talk about how we feel about the end of summer and our kids going back to school. Plus, I share my Canada adventure and the books I've read this summer. Sarah and I talk about how we both have RBF, resting bitch face.
Yvonne has another installment of Is It Worth a Babysitter after she visits a trendy Santa Monica restaurant. Sarah and Yvonne ponder what it's like to work at home when the kids are home for the summer.
It's hard to believe that we're on episode 25 of the MomsLA podcast. In this episode, I talk about how I overcame my fear of being nude (I'm a nevernude) and went to a spa where everyone was naked! But first, Sarah and I talk about how it can sometimes be overwhelming to be the parent in charge of schedules and pickups. (The conversation started after I commented on an episode of She Podcasts.) And we have another installment of Don't be That Mom.
Fun episode this week thanks to Sarah and her recap of Comic-Con. We also talk about inspiration, Harper Lee, and my not-so-fun week last week.
In this episode, Sarah talks about her fun moms night out seeing Magic Mike. (It's just like you thought it would be.) And I talk about medical insurance (almost as fun as Magic Mike!). We also talk about the Queen Mary and California's new Vaccination law. And if you're new to the podcast, we tell you a little bit about what we do at MomsLA.
First, I want to apologize for no episode last week. Sarah and I were at a conference and it seemed like there would be plenty of time to podcast, but unfortunately there was not. So we recap the last two weeks and talk about roadtrips. Sarah went on a college road trip to check out colleges for her son and I went to my husband's family reunion.
Next Sarah and I debate when it's appropriate to jump in and help your kids and when you let them get their own cereal for breakfast. And we have another "Don't be that Mom" except that it's a "DO" be that mom this week.
Yvonne and Sarah spend much of the podcast talking about what they have planned for Father's Day, which is not much. (Isn't every day Father's Day?) But they do talk about what you can do with the Dad in your life. Yvonne shares what she learned about e-cigarettes and Sarah talks about her parenting win. Plus there is another insallment of "Don't Be That Mom."
Summer has started for Los Angeles school children and Yvonne decided to celebrate with a donut tour of LA on National Donut Day. Sarah talks about summer plans and what she has in store for her boys this summer - being bored.
It's the end of the school year and Yvonne and Sarah reflect on all that there is to do to get ready - from volunteering at school and last minute camps. Yvonne comes to the shockig realization that she might be Type A and Sarah reveals how she gets out of volunteering.
After seeing herself on video, Yvonne realizes that she has to forever stop saying "amazing" and learn some new words. She really does need to do that. (And stop saying really and that.) Sarah talks about why it's important to teach kids empathy.