BEAUTIFUL CREATURES Cast Members to Sign Autographs at UTC La Jolla

The new fantasy teen/tween movie, BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, opens Friday, February 14.  However, on Friday, January  the 25th, the main stars of the movie, Alden & Alice, will be in San Diego doing autograph signings at: Westfield UTC (center area by food court) from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Posters will be provided for autographs, but people are encouraged to […]

Smart Phone Contracts Between Parents and Pre-Teens – Safeguard or Overkill?

This guest post was contributed by Stacey Ross who blogs at San Diego Bargain Mama and is a mother of two. She and I share the same thoughts and values about raising our children and technology. From time to time you’ll find her posts here because I agree with what she has to say and think it’s […]

$10,000 Nordstrom Ten4U Scholarship Lands In Our Home!

With as much humility as possible, please allow me to share this news with you, my readers. My daughter, Bianca Valle, is the lucky recipient of the Nordstrom’s Ten4U $10,000 college scholarship! The road to this momentous day began in February of 2012, when she applied for this scholarship after was making lists of scholarships to […]

Anheuser-Busch Survey Reveals Parents Discuss Drinking at Back-to-School Time

BACK-TO-SCHOOL IS AN IDEAL TIME FOR PARENTS TO TALK WITH TEENS ABOUT DRINKING Recent survey reveals two-thirds of parents have taken advantage of back-to-school timeframe ST. LOUIS (Aug. 22, 2012) – A new school year brings new surroundings and new social situations for many students, making it an ideal time for parents to talk with […]

The College Application Process Fails Students

I give the college-application process in the United States a big, fat F! In recent years, the pressure to get into not-just-any college, but one of the top 100 universities as ranked by any of the major publications touting expertise in this field, has reached a failing point. The prevailing winds of change are plaguing […]