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Raising My Rainbow

Adventures in raising a fabulous, gender creative son.

Lori is a winner of Top 25 SoCal Moms - 2013

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

The weather and location. The weather allows for outdoor activities pretty much year-round and the location can’t be beat -- we can get to beaches, lakes, hiking, shopping, museums and other destinations within minutes. There are also plenty of day trips to choose from, like the mountains, deserts, Los Angeles and San Diego.

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

Orange County is a fun home base for a family vacation. We have Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm and other attractions like Fashion Island, Main Street in Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Irvine Spectrum and the South Coast Metro area. Within an hour or two, you can be at Sea World, Legoland, San Diego, Palm Springs and Los Angeles with its many sights to see.

What do your kids love most about living in SoCal?

Having lots of places to swim. They love pool parties and going to the beach. Oh, and In-N-Out Burger.

Did you choose natural birth or medicated? Would you do the same again?

Lori Duron/C.J.'s Mom

I choose natural it creates more of a bond with your child it hurts like hell but its worth it in the end.
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