Why Wonder Woman is the Super Hero Movie my Boys Need (Yes, I Said Boys)

Why Wonder Woman is the Action Movie my Boys Need

Like many of you this weekend, I saw the new super hero(ine) movie Wonder Woman, and also like many of you I especially loved watching the excitement of the young female audience as they watched the newest Justice League member unveiled. I’ve heard a lot of moms of girls express gratitude that their daughters can grow up trading in Barbie for Amazonian princess action figures and that’s completely awesome.

I do not have a daughter. I am raising two boys. But as I watched this movie, my heart resonated with that same feeling of: This is the super hero movie we needed. Wonder Woman is so important to me as a mom of boys, and here’s why:

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Kai’s Autism Diagnosis

“She looked her duty courageously in the face and found it a friend – as duty ever is when we meet it frankly.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables.

A year ago today, I walked out of the doctor’s office, one hand tightly gripping Kai’s, the other holding a shaking paper with the words “Diagnosis: Autism” written on it.

How does anyone accurately describe the storm of emotions that happen in a moment like that? It has taken me an entire year to become mindful enough of my own turmoil through this process to write a post like this, but I can so distinctly remember those beginning weeks when I was feeling things like:

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Communal Coffee | San Diego Coffee

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When you drive-by spot two of your favorite things painted in giant letters on a building, it basically necessitates a stop to check it out. Being a hopeless coffee addict and flower fan, this COFFEE + FLOWERS wall in North Park, San Diego has been calling my name since we first moved here.

Now, after finally getting a chance to try it, I can definitively say it was love at first sip. Here’s a few reasons for every coffee lover to add Communal Coffee to their must-visit list…

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Seasons 52 Review | San Diego Restaurant Week

I’m happy to report that we recently got to cross another thing off our San Diego bucket list: Restaurant Week!

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We had friends in town who love food as much as we do, and after some deliberation we landed on trying Seasons 52 in the Seaport district.

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Rustic Neutral Fall Dreamboard

 

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Well, we are four weeks deep into September, but here in Southern California our temperatures are currently hitting the triple digits. It definitely hasn’t been feeling like fall around here, but luckily we can always create fall inside (even if the mean ol’ weather refuses to play along)

Here’s a few fall items I have all the heart eyes for this season…

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