Before & After Kids: Car Shopping

toddler car shopping

Buying a car ranks in the top 5 (maybe even top 3) most frustrating, complicated, and arduous activities known to mankind. Not only do you have to figure out what you want/need, but then you have to crunch endless numbers, arrange financing, test drive, listen to chatty (and sometimes pushy) salespeople, go home, think about it, go somewhere else, think about it some more, finally make a decision, and then endure another 2 hours of paperwork. And that’s without kids. Add kids into the mix and it makes this nightmare, even more nightmarish.

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“Public Bathroom” – Convos With My 4-Year-Old

bathroom convos 4 year old

We started exploring potty training several weeks ago. Mama¬†bought the kid-sized potty, toilet seat adapter, hand-washing stool, and several books to encourage and hype-up “the potty”. We even got lucky a couple times and Isabel went potty while sitting¬†on her own potty. (She also crapped on the floor next to the potty because I stopped paying attention for about 30 seconds.)

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I Went Metro

la metro station stairs

Ask most LA residents if they’ve ever taken the Metro, and you’ll probably get a blank stare, “We have a Metro? A subway?” Yep, and I’ve spent the last 2.5+ years riding it, every day. And man, have I seen some things (and wished I hadn’t seen others). Some of you have read about the crazier experiences via social media, but for those that haven’t, let’s take a walk down memory lane as I bid the train adieu (at least for now).

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