This has been one of those weeks.  It started with a fever and a wheezing cough.  My mom took me to the doctor and I was immediately diagnosed with RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) a respiratory virus (duh!) that infects the lungs and breathing passages.  They gave me a breathing treatment and sent me home.  I started at home breathing treatments every 4 hours which wasn’t so bad because I got to have a lollipop and watch ChuChu TV at the same time. Unfortunately that night I woke up with a high temp and bad ear pain, and then the vomiting began.  I went back to the doctor and now not only have RSV, but the flu and an ear infection.  The doctor said this is one of the worst seasons they have seen and RSV is highly contagious and going around.  I hope no one gets hit with it but just in case these have been a few of me and my mom’s favorite things!

P.S.  Sorry mom that you missed mom’s night out with all the girls.  Thank you for taking such good care of me.  I love you!

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Level Natural Shower Bomb to put in a steam shower. Make sure your dad’s in there too.

And of course hydration….  DripDrop was created by a Mayo-Clinic-trained physician who was tired of recommending poor tasting electrolyte replacement solutions he knew his patients wouldn’t drink.  Available in lemon and berry flavors, DripDrop tastes better than most pediatric solutions, and does not contain any artificial flavors, colors, or preservatives. Tastes so good!  Berry is my favorite.

Breathe Easy Rub by The Honest Company supports clear breathing and a good night sleep with organic eucalyptus and tea tree oils

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doTerra Essential Oils and Diffuser is now a staple in our home.  The On Guard is a constant for immune support and Breath is for nights like tonight.

There’s nothing better then lounging around in my Hanna Andersson organic Star Wars P.J.’s and slippers to keep my feet warm.  My mom doesn’t let me do it to often but when I’m sick all bets are off.  Rio 2 was an awesome movie and the Farm Puzzle app kept me pretty busy all day.



AND there is always Nate ‘n Al’s matzoh ball soup :)



Just got home from a fun trip to Maui with my parents and Auntie.  Fun for me, but maybe not as fun for my mom :)  My sleep was a little off!  I didn’t mind… it meant more time on the beach for me!  What I wanted to share was before we left we continued our (my mom’s) great tradition of decorating gingerbread with our friends at Hollygrove.  Below are just a few photos but if you click on the Events tab you will see a bunch more that were captured by one of our amazing sponsors, Yellow Heart Photography.


Teens for Food Justice

I am so proud to support a generation that is taking matters into their own hands.  What a cool group of teens!  Oh and did I forget to mention It involves my 2 favorite things… science and eating?!?!  Check out Teens for Food Justice….  See below what they do straight from their own mouth.

The Teens for Food Justice Initiative

Building a new generation of food justice activists and leaders — inspired and equipped to work together to create an equitable, sustainable approach to food.

Empowering Teens

Through our unique Teens for Food Justice model, volunteers work together to build and manage hydroponic farms that grow food for families in underserved, food desert communities. They also get the training, skills and confidence to help others improve their nutrition, fitness, and wellness and empower those at greatest risk to advocate for their own health. Volunteers learn and serve together in a hands-on entrepreneurial environment, gaining the collaborative, critical-thinking skills needed by tomorrow’s leaders and developing an ongoing commitment to lasting social change.


Feeding Communities

Teens for Food Justice was launched in September 2013 at New Beginnings Charter School in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. At New Beginnings, a team of teen volunteers from schools and neighborhoods throughout our city (with the help of partner organization NY Sun Works) have come together to build and maintain a classroom hydroponic farm that is a source of fresh produce, a living environmental science lab for the school’s K-7 students, and a health and nutrition hub for families.

The teens are also trained to lead nutrition and fitness workshops and help teach healthy cooking and eating and affordable shopping skills to children and adults. The volunteers spend a year together as health and sustainability ambassadors in the communities they serve, empowering those at-risk to take charge of their own health and learning to be leaders for positive social change.

Click on to learn more

Happy Thanksgiving


I wanted to end my day by saying thank you to the Universe (and my dad:)).  Thank you for the roof over my head and the food on my table.  I was with a lot of people today that did not have these two things.  I feel blessed that I was able to be a part of helping fill their tummies at the Laugh Factory.  The owner Jamie Masada serves hundreds of homeless people every Thanksgiving and it is truly a gift!  Thank you for letting me be a part of it.  Happy Thanksgiving!

BIG Announcement from Camp Del Corazon

We are excited to announce our 20th Anniversary Bonus Session…

To commemorate our 20th Anniversary, Tom and Jax Arnold: Kids Helping Kids have stepped up to celebrate this milestone in the best way imaginable – ANOTHER SESSION OF CAMP!

This is a one-time only, summer 2015, opportunity.

This new session will be specifically for NEW campers who have never had the opportunity to go to camp before! This session will take place August 24-August 27, 2015 at our regular campsite on Catalina Island.

What does this mean? It means up to 100 new campers now have an opportunity to attend Camp del Corazon!! It means we can extend this life-changing experience to up to 100 new deserving children. It means….we need your help.

We need to raise $50,000 to make this happen. The Arnold Family and their Foundation, Jax Arnold: Kids Helping Kids have already pledged their support, as they want nothing more for Camp del Corazon than to extend this amazing opportunity to more deserving children.

Will you help?

ZERO tolerance

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Yesterday one of my buddies Max was bullied in school by 2 boys. Max accidentally got some mud on his friends shoe so his friend decided that he should be beat up by an older kid. That older kid slammed Max’s head into the porcelain wall in the bathroom, kicked him and almost knocked him out. He could hear, but not see. He spent the night in the ER and was sent home after being diagnosed with a concussion. I am so happy that my friend is alive because the doctor said the outcome could have been very different. Please share and donate to a great organization to help educate and to protect our children.  Our fundraiser is now live

Kids Helping Kids


This was such an awesome surprise!  My cousin Alivia decided to have a bake sale for my foundation today.  She raised $95.00 by selling brownies and juice boxes.  She is such a hard worker!  Thank you Alivia (and Aunt Erica) I love you!  Thank you for being a kid helping other kids.