Linda Okwor of Baby Boot Camp in South Bay, LA, Talks Fitness, Family & Friends

Linda Okwor of Baby Boot Camp in South Bay, LA, Talks Fitness, Family & Friends

Pregnant with her second child and looking for a way to celebrate, Linda Okwor is throwing herself a gender unveiling party. “It’s my way of waiting without really waiting—and to have my family and friends be a part of a really special moment,” says Okwor, a former NBA cheerleader and more recently, founder of the South Bay’s branch of Baby Boot Camp, a fitness and nutrition program for moms with babies in tow. S

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Family-Friendly Hikes with MeiMei Fox, Kiran Ramchandran, Taj & Zidan, Topanga, California

Family-Friendly Hikes with MeiMei Fox, Kiran Ramchandran, Taj & Zidan, Topanga, California

Emerging from the last wave she rode at the end of a three-month long writing and surfing retreat in Costa Rica in 2011, MeiMei Fox caught  a “gorgeous guy” checking her out. “We started talking and never stopped,” she says about her future husband, Kiran Ramchandran.

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Meet Stacy and Bailey Katz, Westwood, Los Angeles

Meet Stacy and Bailey Katz, Westwood, Los Angeles

They say it takes a village to raise a child. When Stacy Katz became a mom in 2007, she created her own. A single parent of Bailey, now age 8, she left San Francisco, where she’d been working in public relations since the mid ‘90s, and bought a duplex in Los Angeles’s Westwood neighborhood. Then she talked Bailey’s grandparents into moving in. 

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Meet the Yanows of Los Feliz, California

Meet the Yanows of Los Feliz, California

From their whirlwind business beginnings nearly five years ago, Tony and Amy Gordon Yanow took inspiration from an unlikely but apt quote from George Orwell: “The Puritanical nonsense of excluding children and therefore to some extent women from pubs has turned these places into mere boozing shops instead of the family gathering places that they ought to be."

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