meet aimee

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A few weeks back I did a post looking for local moms interested in becoming regular contributors at Tiny Oranges. It was such an inspiring process to hear from so many moms, every one of which had amazing ideas to share. A special heartfelt thanks to everyone that contacted me, you know who you are, and your interest meant so much.

I am thrilled to announce there will be two writers joining us this month with lots of fun posts to share with you.  So let me introduce you to one of the new members of our Tiny Oranges family…Aimee!

I wanted my readers to get a chance to know her a little better, so I had her answer a little “Meet Aimee” questionnaire! Here are her answers…

The Basics 

Where were you born?

Connecticut

What’s your sign?

Capricorn

How many kids? Ages?  

I have two kids. My son, Eli, is 6 and my daughter, Georgia just turned 4.

Where do you live?

Laguna Niguel

How long have you been married? 

8 Years

Fun Stuff

What is one of your favorite quotes or sayings?

I like this short and sweet one: Eat Well. Travel Often.

What was your first job? 

I scooped ice cream at Friendly’s.

What is your favorite form of exercise?

Hands down – Yoga! And, Corepower Yoga is my favorite
studio to practice.

What phrase are you known to use the most?

Lately  … “Did you hear me?”

What is the one food you could never give up? 

Cheese

Where is the prettiest place you have ever visited? 

Montepulciano, Italy

How did you meet your husband? 

In high school, but no, we haven’t been together since then!

What’s one thing on your bucket list?

I want to spend a summer in Italy and be able to speak fluent Italian while I’m there.

What are three words your best friend would use to describe you?

Loyal, sensitive and hopefully FUN

Mom Stuff

Do you think it is easier or harder being a mother now than when you were growing up? 

I’d have to say harder. My mom came from a very big family and they were all such a great support system for each other. I think it was rare for anyone at that time to move away from their hometown. Now, for better or worse, people are much more apt to move away from home and that in itself can make parenting a little trickier to navigate. I also think there is a tremendous amount of expectations that moms put on themselves now that may not have been there while we were growing up.

What’s one of the funniest things your child has ever said or done?

It’s so hard to narrow that down, but this is one of my favorites: “Mom it’s raining pour out there” Eli, age 3

What’s one of your favorite places to take your kids in OC? 

We love going to the beach and since my husband and I both grew up on the East Coast we fully appreciate being able to take trips to the beach all year round. We especially love Crystal Cove in Newport Beach!

What’s the best parenting advice you ever received?

Get your baby to fall asleep on their own.

If you could give one piece of parenting advice to a new mom, what would it be?

I think one of the best things about becoming a mom is realizing that raising kids is all about doing what works best for you and your family, and that is completely different from one person to the next. That said, I try and tell friends to do what feels right, and not to be too hard on themselves.

Tiny Oranges

What topics are you most excited to write about on Tiny Oranges?

I love exploring new places, restaurants, local shops and sharing what I’ve discovered with friends. Now, I think of the readers at Tiny Oranges as my new friends and I can’t wait to share my findings with all of you.

Welcome to the family Aimee! So excited to start working with you! If you have any more questions for Aimee, feel free to comment below! Stay tuned to meet Christy next week!

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Tiny Oranges Update

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Happy Friday everyone!  I hope you have some fun plans for this last weekend in August. Where on earth did this summer go?

Tiny Oranges moved to a new platform this week, one that provides more opportunity for growth (hooray!) I hope the move was pretty seamless to you as a reader, but if you happen to notice something array, please let me know.  I also would love to hear from you if  there some particular feature you would like to see on Tiny Oranges.   I am on the constant quest to make our blog an ever-evolving fun, resourceful site for all you mamas out there.

You can comment below or email me at jennifer@tinyoranges.com.

We also now have a mobile edition, so if you want to pull up our site on your mobile phone, there should now be a more reader-friendly version for you.   Check it out!

Since I was on the topic of my updates, I wanted to say “hello” to anyone new to my blog  and let you know how to get the most out of your Tiny Oranges experience!

Subscribe!  Anytime there is a new post, you will receive an email and always be up-to-date on the latest and greatest.  Just enter your email address in the box at the top right column of our Home Page then click the little heart to complete the subscription.

Browse the Categories!   There are a whole bunch of Categories for you to get ideas.  You will see it in the right column. Click on it to expand, and then click by Category.    For example, want an Outing Idea?    A fun Park/Playground to meet a friend?  Need a fun Gift Idea?   Those are just a few of many categories you can use to reference!

Forum!  We  have a Forum where you can connect and share with other moms.  It is an easy, one time registration process.   I would love to get more moms participating regularly in the Forum.  I think it is a great  place to exchange ideas!  Will you join us?

Our Picks Directory and Sponsors:   We also have the Our Picks Directory (right hand column) and fabulous Home Page Sponsors, a group of  fabulous, family-oriented businesses that are part of our Tiny Oranges family.  Click and get to know them!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!  Email me by 5pm today (PST) to enter to win the Smart Girls Who Surf Grab-N-Go kit!  Details here!  Until Monday…keep cool!  xo Jen

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