A New Driver in the House

Roughly six months ago we bought Jane a car. We made this purchase mindfully. As soon as Jane had her driver’s permit I had her do the bulk of the driving. My preference being that by the time she was ready to drive on her own she had at least a hundred hours under her belt. Six months later I do believe she had considerably more. We gave Jane six months of driving an average of 45 minutes a day in her own car before she was fully licensed. We …

HTC RE Camera

The folks at HTC dropped off a RE Camera for me to play with. Trying out the RE camera from HTC. Looking forward to using it in the Cook Islands. A photo posted by Jessica Gottlieb (@jessicagottlieb) on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:04pm PST It’s a weird looking camera. Almost like a periscope and since there’s no viewfinder my kids and I just spent a lot of time staring it and waiting for it to do something. Pro tip: It doesn’t do anything if you just stare at it. The …

A Very Celebrity Holiday Party

This weekend was a four¬†party weekend but I’m going to run out of steam before I can tell you about them all. For the fourth year in a row I’ve been invited to Santa’s Secret Workshop. It’s a little get together for celebrities and their little kids – and for some reason me. I was really proud of myself for knowing who almost every celebrity is. Here’s a sampling of what went down along with some gift ideas for your own family this holiday season. Everyone who attended brought at …

The First Holiday Party

It’s December so I’ll probably spend the month talking about gifts and parties and I want to be sure to begin with a party I co-hosted with my dear friend Christina Simon.¬†About six months ago Christina starting mentioning to me that she wanted to hostess a party for our friend Vanessa. You see Vanessa is a celebrity chef here in Los Angeles who we both really enjoy on a personal level and whose food I’ve enjoyed over the years. She has a catering company called Mothers Helping Hand and it …

Guest Post: Be More Than A Bystander

Today I’m doing something a little different for you guys. My friend Wendy emailed me and asked me if she could guest post. My answer to that is almost always no but Wendy feels passionate about an anti-bullying campaign and went on to explain to me how she almost lost her daughter. We’re all in this together so it’s my hope that Wendy’s words will touch you as much as they’ve touched me. With only an introduction and with zero editing here is what she has to say. Please listen. …