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Keeping Your Mind Sharp

Photo by: Kristina Sorensen

The mind is a muscle that must be used. Some of the most recent research demonstrates that in order to keep your mind sharp especially as you age, you must keep your mind active. Keeping your mind active can include continuing to learn new things or challenging yourself with puzzles such as crosswords. Below is a website we stumbled upon that assists you in… Continue

Added by Moonfrye Team on May 20, 2010 at 6:26am — 4 Comments

Acting Challenge and a Singer's Worst Nightmare

Every stage actor knows there is a huge difference between straight acting and musical theatre. Well, at least its a HUGE difference to me. I have done musical theatre for my entire acting life and so the idea of doing a straight play is nearly terrifying. It has always been easier for me to memorize a song rather than lines and yes, I have used the "put the lines in a song" technique and well, then while delivering them I start humming… Continue

Added by Sommer Loar on May 19, 2010 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Special needs and the Perfect parent

This is a Battle that only parents with Special needs understand. Your schedule revolves around fighting for everything. So when you see moms like Jenny McCarthy and Holly Robinson Peete looking crazy. That is the fighting. As a special need parent you eat sleep and breathe the fight of a life time. While People wake up have breakfast and send their children to school. Parents of children with disabilities wake up change diapers or peal them selves out of bed because their child never sleeps.… Continue

Added by Carrie Lopez on May 19, 2010 at 8:48am — 1 Comment

Lemonade Angels

This is our New and Improved stand project! Woo Hoo! It is called Lemonade Angels. We are collecting pictures of children or any loved ones and families affected by Autism . I am going to paste the pictures on Puzzle peices and make a puzzle and cover our stand with them. I have a few for this weekend's Stand in Beverly Hills But my goal is to have all of them By our Surfers Healing Stand June 5th . Each child is representing Autism and our challenges. I hope if you are in the LA area you will… Continue

Added by Carrie Lopez on May 18, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

To Tan OR Not To Tan

So, I'm not sure about many of you, but I'm pale as can be. I seriously think that I actually reflect the sunlight. Unless I'm in Hawaii for two months (please dear God here my prayer), if I lie out here in LA you can bet that I'll end up with nothing but a few extra freckles. The few times that I have actually gotten burnt and lied awake miserable all night, spreading Aloe Vera all over the place, the burn HAS gradually turned into a "tan" or maybe a… Continue

Added by Hillary on May 16, 2010 at 8:56am — 10 Comments

80's Board Games

Before the iPad, iTouch, XBox, and Nintendo Wii, people used board games to fill their down time. While board games still exist, they seem to be a bit different from the board games that defined the 80's. Who could forget Operation, Trouble, Connect Four, and Hungry Hippos! All of these games seemed to introduce a new type of 3 dimensional structure or mechanical device. What is your all time favorite board game from the…

Added by Moonfrye Team on May 14, 2010 at 9:05am — 7 Comments

Loads of Lemonade

So this weekend Week will be filled iwth making concintrate for our lemonade stand. I just hope poeple will want the lemonade this time because it is all fresh ( thaks to our juicer and farmers ) People were so genorous last time in Beverly hills the girl would ask if they would like lemonade and they would hand them money and not want the lemonade. We love the location we are going to the traffic is nice and we are expecting so many wonder ful… Continue

Added by Carrie Lopez on May 13, 2010 at 11:18pm — 2 Comments


Photo by: Kristina Sorensen

Research shows that if you ask most fathers about their life, they will most likely state their profession and then mention that they are a father as well. Women on the other hand, nine out of ten times will first say that they are a mother and then include any professional information after that. Women are more likely to organize their identity around… Continue

Added by Moonfrye Team on May 12, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments


Hi! My name is Carrie Lopez and I am writing on behalf of my daughter, Emily, who is 10 years old and runs Lemonade4Autism. My friend, Kris Wiseman, has a daughter, Macie, who is 9 years old and wants to help Emily with Lemonade4Autism. Together, our girls need your help.

Their stories

Emily has an older brother who struggles with autism. When she was 6 years old, she dreamed of being able to help him in some way.… Continue

Added by Carrie Lopez on May 11, 2010 at 9:50pm — 1 Comment

Kindergarten Crocodile Tears

Today was Kindergarten Roundup for my youngest of Four. She is so excited to go to school with the other kids and has all of the sudden grown over night into a BIG kid. It is bitter sweet.To know all the accomplishments she has done since birth and more to come. I am proud . But I will be the one with Crocodile tears to see my baby grow. The last of our babies to venture into the world. I love my kaity bug .…


Added by Carrie Lopez on May 11, 2010 at 5:06pm — No Comments

The Climb

I think allof us have mountins to climb. We are given experiences to learn so we do not keep falling. Your mountain may be rocky or it may be a clear path. But sometimes you get to the top of your mountain and you can feel the wind blow through your hair and smell the air . But do you think the harder the climb is the better the top may be ? The feeling that you have accomplished something and you are proud. The accomplishment of the hard climb of life the throns , stones , and falls. It is… Continue

Added by Carrie Lopez on May 10, 2010 at 10:06pm — 1 Comment

Piano Lessons, Soccer, Ballet...When Is It Too Much?

Back in the day, children went to school and they came home to do their homework, play outside and help with household chores. Now it seems children leave school, go to dance class, soccer practice, art class, and an occasional ceramics class! When do they have time that isn't scheduled? When are planned activities too much? When is a kid over committed and over scheduled? Is there a risk at spreading children too thin?

Please let us know… Continue

Added by Moonfrye Team on May 10, 2010 at 8:08am — 2 Comments

The Mother’s Day Gift to Give Yourself

Mothers can have bad days – kids misbehave, work gets on top of you, the house is a dump, your husband is being useless, etc. Mothers often tell me that when they are having a bad day, they think of me and they instantly feel better. The chaos in my life provides them with some comfort in those manic mama moments.

But I have to let you in on a little secret: it’s not that bad. In fact, it’s pretty darn good. Sure, I don’t get a lot of sleep and nights out on the town are few and far… Continue

Added by Julie Cole on May 10, 2010 at 7:32am — 2 Comments

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Idea

Like so many of us, it is hard to sometimes get a gift ready for Mother's Day. You run around all week, it dawns on you at some point and you most likely push it off because you don't know what you are actually going to get Mom. The truth is, most moms don't want anything material from their children, spouse, etc. If you find that here you are on Mother's Day with nothing for mom, we suggest putting together a coupon book. This is something that takes… Continue

Added by Moonfrye Team on May 9, 2010 at 9:53am — 1 Comment

What are your favorite groundbreaking music videos?!

Recently the moonfrye team was discussing some of our favorite music videos, and we began to notice a pattern: so many of these videos used new and interesting techniques that had not been seen before! The combination of rapidly developing technology and the rapidly developing music industry, made for some real masterpieces and still does! You get wild videos like Sledgehammer by Peter… Continue

Added by Moonfrye Team on May 8, 2010 at 8:17am — 2 Comments

A Mother's Gift

I would like to submit my daughter Ashley. Ashley's is one of the best Mother's Day gift I have ever recieved. She is now married with three young children. When Ashley was just three, I was in an accident which left me permanently disabled. Ashley gave me the will to focus on recovery rather than all I had lost. She instantly became my "little helper" having to grow up faster than most children. Just being her mom gave me the strength to go on. Fast forward and after many years of my trying to… Continue

Added by Deb K on May 7, 2010 at 7:17am — No Comments

I nominate Cathy Lanier although her daughters are older...

My cousin Cathy is a constant source of strength and encouragement to many people, most of all her four beautiful daughters and her wonderful husband Nick. As an Army wife she has endured near solitude at times moving from base to base, squishing her family into less than desirable quarters.

Beginning with her first daughter, Hannah, Cathy has been dedicated to encouraging her children to be proud of who they are, do what they want to do, learn with a passion and serve God. She has always… Continue

Added by Diane Stevens on May 6, 2010 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Amazing Mother's Day Give Away

We are all counting down the days until Mother's Day and thought it was a perfect time to do an amazing give away to a deserving mother and family. Please write under the comments section and tell us a story about a mother and family you know that truly deserves something special this year. This entire gift retails for over $400. Serena & Lily has generously donated their latest crib… Continue

Added by moonfrye on May 6, 2010 at 6:00am — 28 Comments


I guess by the Title you can only imagine what I will be writing about today. I have been busy. Running around making homemade from scratch food for the kids. Looking for a job and working for a few I do not get paid at. But I thrive on bsy days. The running around multi tasking is just my nature. I just wish I could find another at home job. Lemonade stands are not profitable for us because we donate 100% we accually take a loss but it is worth it. We are getting ready for Big Lemonade stands… Continue

Added by Carrie Lopez on May 5, 2010 at 10:50pm — 2 Comments

If you've ever wanted to see me perform!

I played with my good buddy Tim's musical endeavor Ohm's Law while on our road trip. On the Friday we were in Portland we drove across the river to play at an old time soda shop called Pop Culture.

Someone caught the entire set and you can watch it here!

Added by Joseph Engel on May 5, 2010 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

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