Weekend Links: Trendy New Private School Kid’s Activity, Photos and more!

My son and Coach Freddy (Pacific Elite). They'll ride or die for each other.
Pure Gold. My son and Coach Freddy (Pacific Elite Basketball Club). West Coach Warriors Tournament Champions!
Day 2 at West Coast Warriors Tournament, Corona, CA
My son in the green sneakers. Day 2 at West Coast Warriors Tournament, Corona, CA
Getting ready for Hollywood Housewife's Garage Sale for Haiti.
With Lindsay (Expressing Motherhood)  and Laura Tremaine (Hollywood Housewife) as we’re getting ready for Hollywood Housewife’s Garage Sale for Haiti. The sale raised more than $4,000, all for kids in Haiti with a contribution match from Laura and her husband! This is social media/blogging at its best.
I picked up these glass candle holders for next to nothing at Garage Sale For Hait. From Marilyn at Property Sisters.
I picked up these glass candle holders for next to nothing at Garage Sale For Haiti.
At a fundraiser to support Hilda Solis, former Sec. of Labor, for L.A. County Board Of Supervisors, First District. Event at my friend Marylou's home in Claremont. Good luck, Hilda!
At a fundraiser to support Hilda Solis, former Sec. of Labor, for L.A. County Board Of Supervisors, First District. Event at my friend Marylou’s home in Claremont. Good luck, Hilda!
An entire See's Candies store to ourselves! At launch of the new S. Pasadena location on Fair Oaks. Christina Simon, Jill Simonian (The FAB mom and event host) and Candi Schreuders (Stratford School.)
An entire See’s Candies store to ourselves! At launch of the new S. Pasadena location on Fair Oaks. Christina Simon, Jill Simonian (The FAB mom and event host) and Candi Schreuders (Stratford School.)
At The See's Counter. With Laura (Hollywood Housewife) and Jennifer Brandt (Perfectly Disheveled). Jill Simonian, host, not pictured. #SeesatFairOaks
At The See’s Counter. With Laura (Hollywood Housewife) and Jennifer Brandt (Perfectly Disheveled). Jill Simonian (The FAB Mom, hostess with the mostess) not pictured.

 

Coding (computer programming) is a super-trendy new activity for kids at both private and public schools. But what if your kid would rather play computer games than code them? NYT Motherlode

 

How Not To Suck AT Recruiting and Retaining School Volunteers. This is a very funny memo to moms (the OCD-type PTA moms!). The PTA isn’t a sorority mixer or a country club with membership based on income or the car you drive, says Snarky In The Suburbs. That’s right, it isn’t–or shouldn’t be!

 

Mom 101 nailed it. Parents: You’re Doing It All Wrong. A must-read because…

“You, who fed your babies formula for any reason at all (unbearable pain, postpartum depression, cultural pressure, adoption), I hope you know your child is at a greater risk for obesity and a career as a gas station attendant.”

 

“You, who nursed your children just as long as they needed to, even at night at five-years-old (just sometimes) to help them sleep, you know your child is going to have total Oedipal issues for life. Have fun being his date to the prom.”–Mom 101

 

Oh, this is a good one. Parents At The Beginning of The School Year vs. The End of The Year BuzzFeed)

 

 

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Christina Simon: Los Angeles, California, United States I'm the mom of a daughter (15) and a son (12) who attend Viewpoint School in Calabasas. I live in Coldwater Canyon with my family and a rescue pit bull, Cocoa. Contact me at csimon2007@gmail.com

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