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Christina and Anne’s Selected Guest Blog Posts: 2012-14

  • Find all of Beyond The Brochure’s private school articles for Elizabeth Street in the slide show on Elizabeth Street 
  • LA Parent Cover March 2014June, 2014, What’s Not In My “About The Author” Section on Medium
  • March 2014, L.A. Compelling Schools, Competitive Admissions, L.A. Parent Magazine, Page 14
  • January 31, 2014, How To Prep For Your Kid’s Testing Day, Front Page on Elizabeth Street
  • November 5, 2013, Types of Admissions Directors You’ll Meet on Elizabeth Street
  • October 29, 2013, What Type Of Private Elementary School Is Best For Your Child? on Elizabeth Street
  • September 14, 2013, Which City Boasts The Highest Private Elementary School Tuition? On Elizabeth Street
  • August 1, 2013, Five Things To Consider When Applying To Top Private Elementary Schools on Elizabeth Street
  • July 15, 2013, Five Things You Can Do Now To Get A Head Start On Fall Admissions Frenzy on Elizabeth Street
  • June 3, 2013, I AM MIXED book review by Christina Simon on Momangeles
  • April 10, 2103. ClubMomMe. My Agonizing Decision To Take Prescription Meds For Severe Morning Sickness
  • April 2, 2013. Kids In The House: Christina Simon is included with 450 noted parenting experts and moms on this go-to site. Christina’s topic: Mixed-Race parenting.
  • October 10, 2012, Preschool Roster on Silverlake Mom
  • March 30, 2012, Get The Scoop On Applying To L.A. Private Elementary Schools on Mommy Poppins
  • My First Experience Hiring A Stylist: Tackling Body Image And A Cluttered Closet On Moms LA 
  • March 19, 2012, How To Apply To Private Elementary Schools in the Eagle Rock Patch
  • March 19, 2012, How To Apply To Private Elementary Schools in the S. Pasadena Patch 
  • January 14, 2012: When Moms Verbally Attack Each Other, We All Lose on Mamapedia
  • January 2, 2012: Sweet Talks with Christina Simon of Beyond The Brochure on  Salt and Nectar
2011
  • December 30, 2011: ““Confessions Friday” – Christina Simon from Beyond the Brochure” – DesireEaglin
  • December 26,2011: “Why I De-Friended My Daughter’s Classmate on Facebook” – Mamapedia
  • Life Through A Multi-Racial Lens: Editor’s Pick for Cover on Open Salon by Anne Simon
  • November 21, 2011: “Why I Chose Private Elementary School Instead Of L.A. Public School” – MomsLA
  • November 8, 2011: “BFFs and Mean Girls: Why Best Friends Forever Can Be Harmful to Girls” – BlogHer
  • October 19, 2011: “A Mixed-Race Family Endures Harsh Glares, Comments From Strangers” – BlogHer
  • October 3, 2011: “Marriages Between Blacks and Whites Increased Dramatically, New Study Reports” – Syndicated on BlogHer
  • Dont’ Hit The Ball Back, Editor’s Pick on Open Salon
  • September 28, 2011: Life Through a Multi-Racial Lens” Editor’s Pick on – OpenSalon
  • September 14, 2011: “Supermoms Are Overrated” – Featured Post on BlogHer
  • August 31, 2011: “Being A Motherless Mother” Editor’s Pick for Cover on – OpenSalon
  • August 18, 2011: “Who Is Stealing L.A.’s Bus Benches? And Why?” – Editor’s Pick for Cover on OpenSalon
  • August 11, 2011: “New DNA Test Tells Baby’s Sex At 7 Weeks Pregnant” – Editor’s Pick on OpenSalon
  • August 4, 2011: “Cocktail Play Dates: Do Wine And Kids Mix?” – BlogHer
  • July 27, 2011: “My Online Spat With The Today Show’s Mom Blogger Went Viral,” Editor’s Pick for Cover on – OpenSalon
  • July 27, 2011: “I slammed the door on my six-figure job” – Salon.com
  • July 20, 2011: “When My Step-Mom Stepped In,” Editor’s Pick For Cover on – OpenSalon
  • July 17, 2011: “Two Urban School Gardens: Small Spaces, Big Impact” Editor’s Pick For Cover On – OpenSalon
  • July 6, 2011: “Would You “Un-Friend” Your Friend’s Kid On FB?” -Editor’s Pick on OpenSalon
  • July 5, 2011: “How do you feel about being Facebook friends with your friends’ kids?” – Offbeat Mama
  • June 23, 2011: “Mean Girls Don’t Rule” – Scary Mommy
  • June 22, 2011: “Careful: Being A “Perfect” Parent Can Doom Your Kid” – OpenSalon
  • June 13, 2011: “My Agonizing Decision To Take Prescription Medications For Severe Morning Sickness” – The Hip Chick’s Guide To PMS, Pregnancy And Babies
  • June 13, 2011: “How I explain race to my mixed-race children” – OffbeatMama
  • June 12, 2011: “Venice Of America” – Editor’s Pick for Cover on OpenSalon
  • June 7, 2011: “Que Sera Sera… She Was The Masterful One.” – OpenSalon
  • June 5, 2011: “As She Lay Dying” – Editor’s Pick For Cover on OpenSalon
  • May 16, 2011: “Oh, Those Blue Eyes: Raising Mixed-Race Kids” – Editor’s Pick for Cover on OpenSalon
  • May 4, 2011: “Graphic Novels and Girl Drama” – Reading Kingdom
  • May 2, 2011: “Guest Post: Losing My Mom, Finding Myself” – Culture Mom
  • April 11, 2011: “Where Did He Get Those Blue Eyes?” – The Mother Company
  • March 30, 2011: “Abandoning Prada: Why This Shopaholic Is Walking Away” -Syndicated on BlogHer
  • March 21, 2011: “Why I Started Playing Tennis at 43″ – Syndicated on BlogHer
  • March 16, 2011: “Guest Post: Life Is Sweet…If I Abandon My Cynical Outlook” – Culture Mom
  • March 2, 2011: “Inside And Out: Balancing (or at least trying to balance) my inner and outer selves – SaneMoms
  • February 3, 2011: “Tips For Applying To Private Elementary Schools” – Macaroni Kid
  • January 27, 2011: “Get Started With Your Private Elementary Search!” – Macaroni Kid
  • January 24, 2011: “The Inadvertent Athlete: A Mom Takes Up Tennis At Age 43″ – Mamapedia
  • January 18, 2011: “Guest post: The Sassiness Of Kid’s TV” – Culture Mom
  • January 13, 2011: “The OWN Network Should Be Disowned By Oprah” – Editor’s Pick for Cover on OpenSalon
  • January 10, 2011: “Guest Post: Continuing Our Family Legacy: Explaining And Teaching Community Advocacy To My Kids” – Culture Mom
  • January 5, 2011: “Battered Mommy Blogger Learns Valuable Lesson” – FishbowlLA
  • January 5, 2011: “Writing My Blog Requires A Very Thick Skin” – BlogHer
  • January 3, 2011: “Uterine Fibroid: My Experience With Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)” – BlogHer
  • January 3, 2011: “Kindergarten And The Bully” – BlogHer
2010
  • December 20, 2010: ”Beyond the Brochure Authors Speaks at BHPP” – Beverly Hills Courier
  • December 15, 2010: “Musings Of A Private Elementary School Mom In Los Angeles (And Her Husband)” – Aristotle Circle
  • December 6, 2010: “Guest post: Fond Memories Of West Hollywood Park” – The Twin Coach
  • December 3, 2010: “Mayim Bialik: Not in Gisele’s “Perfect Parenting” League” – E! Online