Like many Orange County parents, MaryAnne and I are involved in many of our kids’ activities. Long hours volunteering at school (MaryAnne mentioned on Instagram that we just finished the school’s musical season-6 weeks of rehearsals!), shuttling our kiddos around from school (Marissa, MaryAnn’s oldest daughter goes to a performing arts school) to their different activities like music, acting lessons, softball practices and games. And of course the long-ass drives to LA for auditions and acting classes. But neither of us would change a thing! It is fulfilling for both of us to provide all these amazing opportunities to our kids. So needless to say, we live in our Ford Flexes. View Post

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So now you have been schlepping your kid to class for several weeks, and they are still motivated and excited to move forward.  Now what?  Tune in to the second episode for advice on the next steps!  We discuss why it is so important to reevaluating your family’s priorities and commitment as the next big step.  MaryAnne gives some helpful tips for those long drives to LA.  You may be asking again, why drive to LA….

So then we also talk about networking.  You will meet parents who are in the daily trenches.  Chat it up folks!  Meeting and talking to other people can only open doors.  You will be surprised at how generous others can be with information and contacts, it really doesn’t hurt to try.  And networking is definitely one of the advantages to driving all the way to LA for these classes.

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