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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.

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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.

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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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Kristin Cruz - Eat Drink and Be All Fancy

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

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Here is a special Discount Promo Code, scroll to Bottom of the Tickets Page to enter Discount Code TASTY10 http://klou.tt/1d21o2ajgeqtl

 

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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

Jennifer-Johnson

“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!)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/kristincruz/2015/08/25/get-your-body-back-support-mompreneurs-guest-jenn-johnson-personal-trainer

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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

DAVID BECKHAM SOCCER

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…)

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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.

HELLO TECH .com

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.

LISTEN :15 PODCAST + Special Offer from MomAngeles RADIO

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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

photo via Miss Moore Style Blogs

It’s a busy time for SoCal moms. SUMMER. Long, active, and hot. (Just like I wish I were.)

So, we gotta take 3 fashion points into the closet when picking outfits:

1 Function – bending over, lifting babies, without any wardrobe malfunctions.

2 Comfy – no skinny jeans that you can’t sit down in, in the car, in LA traffic. Can you still breathe?

3 Effortless – looking breezy/sexy/cute & honestly wearing something that took 2 minutes to throw together.

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Me (AKA Jesse’s Girl) & Rick Springfield. See? You should always come to work converse-ready.

The answers come in a few sure-thing forms. One of my fave is my kicks. Slipping into iconic Chucks are functional, comfy, & effortless. You can wear them everyday if you know how to wear them right. (I’m actually not sure there is a wrong way. I’ve worn them with pajamas on a 7-11 run & felt like I looked adorable.)

If you don’t own any yet, it’s never too late. These have been in fashion for 50 years & it’s not a trend that’s going to wear off any time soon. Go to the mall (I like Nordstrom’s selection, especially their Converse for kids OMG so cute!).Grab your faves (I love the Natural color). Take that Summer fashion stress, and kick it.
Crushing on these guys right now:

My off-white Chuck Taylor All Stars Summer Woven Ox

& him..

My Vegan Family

Christina Applegate, Kristin Cruz, Dr. Maggie DiNome

Last year you saw the hashtag #MyVeganSummer all over Twitter. It sparked some controversy. I got some funny looks, & funnier messages on Facebook from my friends & listeners: “Are you seriously Vegan now?” followed by “WHY would you do that?” 

VEGAN SUMMER CHALLENGE

Here’s The Deal:  I made the personal pledge to live on a Vegan Diet, out of solidarity. I connected with Dr. Maggie Dinome after interviewing her for my morning radio show about the Margie Petersen Breast Center St. John’s Hospital Santa Monica. Long-story short.. She’s an inspiration. She’s also a Vegan. And the women I met through her, who have battled cancer and kicked it’s butt, are my personal reason for changing my lifestyle. They, changed my life.

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Kristin hosting the Visionary Award ceremony honoring singer & Mom Alicia Moore (aka Pink)

See us featured on EXTRA! Find out more at FertileAction.org 

Well it’s SUMMER again and guess what that means? We’re back on another Vegan journey. I’m better educated, connected & inspired this Summer. I’m also motivated by some health issues. I’ve watched all the documentaries on Netfilx, & have 4 books downloaded on my iPhone Kindle App which I read anytime I have a spare minute (in line at Whole Foods, when I have insomnia, if I’m sitting in my car waiting for any number of things.) 

Follow this blog to see micro-posts from my newbie Vegan perspective. I’m sharing what it’s like “turning Vegan”.. How to shop and eat in a restaurant and drive-thrus too, of course.. The must-have apps and sites I’m using.. Health gurus and celebs I’m turning to for help.. How much my weight has changed.. How to survive at home with 2 kids & a firefighter husband, who are all proud carnivores.

I’ll be your amateur-vegan reviewer of LA eateries including bakeries, candy shops, drinkeries, bars and bar snacks.. All mostly from my iPhone, in my car, from the Starbucks parking lot, with a sleeping toddler in the backseat.

Happy Veganing!

<3 Kristin #MyVeganSummer

Next up: Download the “Mommy Monday” Podcasts to listen for other interesting subjects from Kristin Cruz & friends.

STARTER RECIPES : TOTALLY VEGAN *FUNFETTI CAKE BATTER POPCORN*

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Funfetti Cake Batter Popcorn – Veganized
1/4 cup popcorn kernels
2 oz. vegan chocolate (order online here.)
1 tsp. coconut oil
1/4 cup regular or sugar-free cake mix from a box
1-2 tsp. sprinkles

Air-pop your kernels. Pour popcorn in a very large bowl. Melt your vegan chocolate and oil together. Do it the fancy way on the stove-top or slowly in the Microwave. Zap your microwave-safe bowl for 25 seconds at a time, stopping and stirring in intervals of 10 seconds at a time after that. Stir melted mix & drizzle it over the popcorn. Sprinkle on the dry cake mix and then the sprinkles. With a non-stick spoon or spatula, stir gently coat. Spread your batch onto a non-stick cookie sheet or parchment paper. Let it sit for 10-30 minutes and serve.

For all of my Vegan Recipe finds, fails, and just how I’m figuring this thing out, check myPinterest page “My Vegan Summer” and #MyVeganSummer on Twitter. See silly? Vegan is fun!

<3 Kristin

Vegan Is Fun!

Next up: Why did I go Vegan? Find out how a lunch with singer & mom P!NK changed everything.

My Vegan Family

Christina Applegate, Kristin Cruz, Dr. Maggie DiNome

Last year you saw the hashtag #MyVeganSummer all over Twitter. It sparked some controversy. I got some funny looks, & funnier messages on Facebook from my friends & listeners: “Are you seriously Vegan now?” followed by “WHY would you do that?” 

VEGAN SUMMER CHALLENGE

Here’s The Deal:  I made the personal pledge to live on a Vegan Diet, out of solidarity. I connected with Dr. Maggie Dinome after interviewing her for my morning radio show about the Margie Petersen Breast Center St. John’s Hospital Santa Monica. Long-story short.. She’s an inspiration. She’s also a Vegan. And the women I met through her, who have battled cancer and kicked it’s butt, are my personal reason for changing my lifestyle. They, changed my life.

Kristin and Pink

Kristin hosting the Visionary Award ceremony honoring singer & Mom Alicia Moore (aka Pink)

See us featured on EXTRA! Find out more at FertileAction.org 

Well it’s SUMMER again and guess what that means? We’re back on another Vegan journey. I’m better educated, connected & inspired this Summer. I’m also motivated by some health issues. I’ve watched all the documentaries on Netfilx, & have 4 books downloaded on my iPhone Kindle App which I read anytime I have a spare minute (in line at Whole Foods, when I have insomnia, if I’m sitting in my car waiting for any number of things.) 

Follow this blog to see micro-posts from my newbie Vegan perspective. I’m sharing what it’s like “turning Vegan”.. How to shop and eat in a restaurant and drive-thrus too, of course.. The must-have apps and sites I’m using.. Health gurus and celebs I’m turning to for help.. How much my weight has changed.. How to survive at home with 2 kids & a firefighter husband, who are all proud carnivores.

I’ll be your amateur-vegan reviewer of LA eateries including bakeries, candy shops, drinkeries, bars and bar snacks.. All mostly from my iPhone, in my car, from the Starbucks parking lot, with a sleeping toddler in the backseat.

Happy Veganing!

<3 Kristin #MyVeganSummer

Next up: Download the “Mommy Monday” Podcasts to listen for other interesting subjects from Kristin Cruz & friends.