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Snow Was Feared, But Now It’s Fun


What is it about snow that gets everyone so excited?  It could be the simple sounds of snow such as when it crunches under your boot.  Or the feeling of tranquility that sets in when looking out over a white blanket of snow covering the earth’s ground.  Some people look forward to winter sports and playing on their snow mobiles, skiing, snowboarding and simply taking the opportunity to play in snow. That’s the part I like the most! Finally, some experience a feeling of nostalgia with the holiday season among us. 

Twas The Week Before Snow Days


Twas the week before Snow Days

And all through the air

Snowflakes were forming

In Pasadena as they dare


To fall on our forest

And our courtyard as well



Free to be Different


Big Time Little Business

Wouldn’t it be great to earn money by doing what you love? The idea is much more possible than what you might think. You don’t have to wait to grow up before you start working and making some of your own money. You can start just as soon as you can count, it’s easy as 1…2…3!

35 Years and Growing



Over 4 million visitors in 35 years! Now that is truly something to celebrate. Kidspace Children’s Museum and I grew up together. That’s right, just as Kidspace was opening at the California Institute of Technology in 1979, within the infant stages of a community driven mission coming to life, I was also entering the world as a baby.

What is SNOW?


Party Planning Tips & Tricks

The season for holiday gatherings, with friends, family, and coworkers is just around the corner, or for some, already upon us.  Don’t panic!  Hosting a party doesn’t have to stress you out nor take up all of your time.  The most important thing to remember in party planning is to plan ahead so that you don’t have to do it all at once.  There are a few key elements to keep in mind, and knowing when to think about those things will help you create a delightful stress-free event for you and your guests.

One Month Before the Party


The changing seasons are a natural force of diversity.  For both the earth’s resources and its life forms, the vast changes in seasons are considered essential for balance.  A long time ago, people use to eat only what was readily available and in season for them.  Now a days in the modern world, most everyone is able to access any sort of food at any time.  Being in Southern California, it is sometimes difficult to notice a drastic change in the seasons.  But no matter how great

Fabulous Fall Fun for All


And once again the summer is making its transition into winter, the sunny days are getting shorter, and autumn is upon us. It’s back to school for the kids and back to business as usual for grownups. But just because the summer is over doesn’t mean the fun of living needs to be! There are tons of fun fall activities for everyone to enjoy and here are few things I love to do during this time of year.