Thanks to Westfield Century City, Vinci Academy and MomAngeles, we get to explore the world of color through the words of author Drew Daywalt’s best selling “The Day The Crayons Came Home”. Bring your kiddos! We will be coloring, listening to a story (read by me, your favorite LA radio morning mommy) and finding out how contributing your used crayons can help kids & teachers across the nation.


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Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA threw another amazing Party on The Pier last weekend. We celebrated 16 years of fundraising with the stars under the SoCal sun, with friends & family. VIP CHECK IN

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We were checked-in & given festive lariats. Welcomed into the (UCLA) party with fanfare & paparazzi. You could feel the energy coming from inside the big white tent. Walking the “Blue Carpet” with celebs like Sofie Reynolds from Disney XD’s Gamers Guide, Lauren Taylor from Disney Channel’s Best Friends Whenever, Skai Jackson from JESSIE, Francesca Capaldi from Dog With A Blog & so many more famous kids that made me the coolest mom ever according to my 7 yr old Izzy. As she get’s older those moments may become more rare, so I’ll take it!

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Once inside it was all Dodger blue in the VIP tent with catered salads, desserts, and cold drinks. Each table had a centerpiece of mini Dodger baseball batts and a few of the table actually had real Dodgers players sitting at them! I just happen to sit near Tim Leary. Totally random of course. It had nothing to do with my husband “Fireman Matt” being a major sports fan or that we both grew up in LA in the 80’s with Dodger-mania. GO BLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The place really was packed with a record breaking attendance & the funds raised topped all other years to date; over $1 million dollars! Mattel really throws a generous party with all the toys a kid could dream of. Santa Monica offers the perfect location. Industry insiders donated insane packages for the silent auction like Tickets to (my fave) iHeart Radio Music Awards & VIP passes to Dancing With The Stars and more..


Celeb Moms & Dads walked the carpet and show their support. Sarah Michelle Gellar walked the Blue Carpet with her always adorable son Rocky. She happily stopped for interviews looking so fresh and pretty in a comfy-chic floral dress. And you know we had to pose for some shots. Actually I think everyone just wanted to see Rocky. So adorbs.

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This was a beautiful day and a huge success thanks to so many wonderful people who make it happen here, on the pier, every year. Extra special thanks personally to Dustin Judy for handling media so masterfully & always with a smile (How does she do that?!) & MomAngeles for introducing me to this organization & for helping to get the word out in a major way! And of course Barbie for being so sweet to my shy lil guy who I think has his first crush now ;)

If you would like to learn more about MCH UCLA & want an invite to attend next year just listen to my show with their spokesperson Danielle Dietz who is absolutely amazing. This is a cause you will want to be a part of however you can be, and Mattel makes this event an exceptionally fun way to do it. Hope to see you & your family on next year!

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Click this link & get a free month of jewelry from ROCKSBOX. I’ve always only picked companies & stores to work with that I genuinely LOVE. (And I’ve turned down some biggies that I’m not a fan of. So I can sleep at night & we can help promote good energy all around & you can trust my recommendations.)

When I was asked to be a social influencer for this company so was .. Well honestly the ROCKSBOX email sat in my in-box for a while LOL. I finally read it & started doing my research. I asked some other fashion blogger friends about it & check with my mommy friends who subscribe to delivery box memberships, like a lot. I went to the website & did my window shopping. I knew I needed to jump in, like fast, before their offer expired!

Their marketing team is a group of really cool girls who I email with all the time. They have an serious eye for style trends & they love social media almost as much as I do. It’s been a match made is sparkly heaven. And they even gave me a way to share a little slice of it with you❤️

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HAVE FUN & share your picks with me on social media #beyourbrightest

XO, Kristin


While life couldn’t get better or easier here on the beach, so should it be in the kitchen. Wrapping up Summer & prepping for the Fall can be tricky, a juggling act, & mostly all happening way too fast!

Busy parents need all the super-easy DIY we can cook up now. Follow my Pinterest boards for more pins like this fishy cupcake one & I’ll see y’all after the sweet loooong weekend.

Happy Labor Day to you & your family from me & mine 💙 ~Kristin•


Jonathon Bijur walks us through what happens in Tinkering School through the eyes of a facilitator & father with an art & (MIT) science background.

The groundbreaking learning camp “Tinkering Camp” became a favorite of parents from Chicago to LA. Now you can experience the magic & wonder at reDiscover Center in Culver City.


Open House: Sunday Sept 13 10am – 2pm

Free food! Free activities! Free tees for the first 100 people! And I heard a rumor there may even be donuts (& power-tools!). Hear more about it now from one of the DADS on #MomAngelesRadio

P.S. reDiscover Center has a really cool Pinterest page that I can totally recommend you follow. Craft, decorating, and holiday ideas with recycling & reusing! It’s where I found this cool piece that I seriously need..Right? SO cool.



Don’t forget to subscribe to our weekly podcast. For 15 minutes a week we connect families with goodies & support businesses that care about our kids. If you can’t listen on Monday nights LIVE, just listen to an archived show anytime. Search by subjects that interest you on iTunes under Kristin Cruz “Best of LA”.


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Another VIP invite from & iHeartMOMS: Eat, Drink & Be Fancy! Join us at Paramount Pictures Studios Backlot September 4 – 6 for Los Angeles Times “The Taste” next weekend!


Here is a special Discount Promo Code, scroll to Bottom of the Tickets Page to enter Discount Code TASTY10


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Don’t pack that Summer maxi dress away yet. There is so much good food here, & we can do it in style (and a nice loose fit). Plus there really isn’t any better way to do LA than on a New York street, in the middle of Hollywood. We have one more outdoorsy party to attend before Fall really kicks in. Wait. We’re in LA. Nevermind. Party on, fancy people.

Cheers! XO Kristin


“I’m in better shape AFTER my baby then I was BEFORE!”

Said no one ever.

Until my show tonight. Oh yes she did. My guest Jenn Johnson admitted that by working out with her 22 month old baby she has transformed her body-after-baby into the best shape she has ever been in. Let me make you a believer, because it can actually happen.

Click now for our :15 minute interview about HOW to get that bod and HOW Kickstarter really workd. Ever wondered about it? Check it out now! (OR you can even join BlogTalk Radio while you are there & really show support! It’s free & you won’t get spammed with other content. Just 1 email for my weekly :15 minute radio show for moms on Mondays 9pm. That’s it!)

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Find out more right now & get in on her KICKSTARTER campaign. Get special gifts too! It closes Wednesday Aug 17. Good luck Jenn! XO, Kristin


Even though we both hosted morning radio shows in the same place, Ryan Seacrest & I had very different schedules. He often has to juggle (expertly I might add) many shows, so he’ll sometimes broadcast from the E! studio or on the road. It’s when he wasn’t in the building that he would leave me a surprise from time to time. (more…)


I interviewed the HELLO TECH Chief of Operations Holden Penney, who is super smart, and adorbs, and has a 3 yr old in her life. When this idea hatched & was pitched her way, she knew she had to be a part of it.


Find out why you (and possibly more importantly, your mom) need to contact HELLO TECH right now to help you both with all of your tech needs big or small.

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Now get in to WIN our prize! A SONOS Play:1 Wireless Speaker & FREE Installation by Hello Tech in 3 easy steps:

1) LISTEN to the podcast episode

2) Answer the question we ask at the end of the show “How did Kristin & Holden first meet?”

3) Tweet the answer to me @KristinCruz

Hint: it’s sooooooo easy. Hello ;-)

Good Luck! Now let’s all go call our moms. <3