I am a stay-at-home mom of three active boys (ages 12, 8 and 5). Although I often feel like I’m struggling with some aspect of parenting, my one sanctuary is the kitchen. My children liked different foods and were constantly requesting a variety of things for dinner. I used to tell them, “I am not an octopus with eight arms who can make eight different meals.” Over time, I figured out a way to make food they all love by developing easy, quick recipes. That led to the creation of my blog, Momma Chef, for parents like me. Connect with Momma Chef on Facebook!
Linda has been married to her husband Greg for 25 years and they have four children, a girl and three boys. She has worked in education for 20 years and in family ministry for the past eight. She has authored a book titled Spilt Milk Devotions for Moms, published several articles for magazines and websites, and is a contributing writer for Parenting OC Magazine. Linda loves to encourage parents through her authentic writing and speaking. She is a blogger, jogger, author, and speaker, and has never turned down a fancy, vanilla cupcake.
Matt Fleischman has more than a decade of experience helping teens, young adults, families and children with relationship and behavioral challenges. Matt earned his Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and currently practices at The Weichman Clinic at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach and is also the South Orange County director of Chiron Behavioral Health, with particular skills and training in the assessment and treatment of ADHD, ADD, Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome. When he is not working, Matt enjoys playing sports, coaching high school basketball, hiking and other outdoor activities and spends time with family, including his 16 year old son.
Denise Lindsay is a single mom of three daughters. A native Californian, she works as an educator, entrepreneur and counselor. Denise believes it is possible to improve the quality of your life by finding a happy balance between work, friends, family and parenting. She lives life with the conviction that the joy of a well-balanced life does not simply happen to us…we have to purposefully choose it every day!
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As a part of the St. Joseph Hoag Health network of care, Mission Hospital was founded in Mission Viejo in 1971 and has since grown to a two-campus facility with 552 beds and approximately 2,500 employees. Mission Hospital Mission Viejo is an acute care, full-service facility providing advanced health care services and diagnostic care to south Orange County and is the only designated trauma center in South Orange County. Mission Hospital Laguna Beach (MHLB) provides South Orange County coastal communities with 24-hour emergency and intensive care as well as medical-surgical/telemetry services. Mission Hospital offers specialty care in cardiovascular, neuroscience and spine, orthopedics, women’s services, urology, behavioral health, head and neck and other key specialties. CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital is a 48-bed facility that is the area’s only dedicated pediatric hospital for more than two decades. Fully accredited by The Joint Commission and designated as a Magnet hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center for nursing excellence, Mission Hospital has received numerous awards and recognition for its high quality of care.