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About Christine

Christine has been published in print and on-line, writing both fiction and non-fiction. In addition to being a freelance writer, she provides author services through a professional editing company called Write for Success ( She is the founder of the MOMS Club(r) of Hollywood, and has written extensively for their monthly newsletter.

Home Health Almond Glow Lotion ReviewHome Health Almond Glow Coconut Skin Natural Lotion Review

I used Home Health Almond Glow (R) Coconut Skin Lotion throughout my pregnancy, both on my belly and my breasts. It helped prevent stretch marks and cracked nipples. It was the only oil that I could find that was made of … Continue reading


This cute craft can be used for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s or Father’s Day, birthdays – or anytime you want to tell someone that you care!  There are few supplies needed, so it’s inexpensive and easy.  Plus you can let your … Continue reading

Milk Chocolate ChipsDelicious Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bars (that use a whole can of pumpkin)

We all know pumpkin is good for us, and we all love to eat it at the holidays.  So, why do most recipes skimp and just use 1 cup of pumpkin?  And, why doesn’t anyone put pumpkin and chocolate together? … Continue reading

Christmas Gingerbread CookiesThe BEST Gingerbread Cookies Ever!

This is a holiday favorite because it’s delicious and fun to make. Kids as young as age 2 can help with basic tasks.  We make gingerbread monthly with our friends.  It’s a huge hit and a great learning experience for … Continue reading

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Whole WheatGarbanzo Chocolate Chip Cookies

Got a kid who won’t eat enough protein?  Yeah, me too.  Here’s a healthy and delicious way to sneak in some garbanzo beans (which are also called chick peas).  This recipe is great for bake sales and playgroups! Preheat oven … Continue reading

CheeseEasy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (without butter)

A mom friend of mine recently confessed that she didn’t know how to make a grilled cheese sandwich for her kids without using too much butter and/or scorching it.  This recipe works for me every time: Ingredients 2 slices of … Continue reading

Melted ChocolateSpicy Mango Slices Dipped in Chocolate – My Favorite Easy Dessert That Looks Totally Gourmet

This is the easiest quick dessert that you will love and make over and over again.  3 ingredients, a quick melt of the chocolate and you’re done. Ingredients Dried Mango (plain, NOT sugared) Chocolate (use what you like, from chocolate … Continue reading

Mom SurprisedWhat to do when your kid drops the f-bomb at age 2!

My 2-year old daughter LOVES animals.  We visit the LA Zoo often and I know a whole lot more about animals than I did pre-parenthood.  I got her a subscription to a magazine called Wild Animal Baby that is put … Continue reading

Santa Mouse PresentA fun tradition called Santa Mouse

One of the best traditions I learned from my ex-husband’s family was one called Santa Mouse.  Each person in the family would have their own small box or bag that was hung on the Christmas tree along with the decorations.  … Continue reading

Christmas German NutcrackerHoliday Traditions

I sleep with monkeys.  And I’m not talking about my husband and daughter.  I mean stuffed monkeys.  Elephants.  Even Goldilocks (but never the three bears for some reason known only to my toddler).  And, unfortunately, Elmo, who feels like the … Continue reading