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With a seven year old, a set of five year old twins, and a baby about to turn two, my life is all about being a mom. And living to blog about it!

Andrea is a winner of Top 25 SoCal Moms - 2013

What's the best part of raising a family in SoCal?

The weather, hands down. Having so many days of sunshine means a bike ride is almost always possible. Escaping the chaos is just a few steps out the front door. Can't beat it! :)

What's a great destination for a family vacation in SoCal?

There are too many to even begin to list them all. But one of our favorite ways to spend some family time is camping. And we have one less than an hour from out house that rents small cabins, has lots of activities for the kids and, isn't too expensive.

What do your kids love most about living in SoCal?

I imagine they would say the beaches and swimming. We live just fifteen minutes from the nearest beach. And they never get tired of it.

What are signs that a child isn't being challenged enough in school?


People confuse challenge with engagement. Keeping content engaging and differentiated is a difficult task for teachers. But something parents should expect. The sign of a talented teacher is happy eager kids. Inspired children will find their own challenges.
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