#YouBeforeMe

I didn’t like my Facebook Year in Review movie. Some people didn’t like theirs because they had losses that they didn’t want to be reminded of, like Eric Meyer who lost a child. I don’t blame him one bit. I wouldn’t want to review that year with false happiness either. Other people had smaller losses, less tragic ones (let’s face it, every loss is smaller and less tragic than losing a child) and didn’t want their Year in Review. I didn’t like my Facebook Year in Review because I am …

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 …