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Venice Electric Light Bike Parade Grows

The Venice Electric Light Bike Parade Grows to rides including more than 250 participants. The Electric Light Bike Parade has been a Venice tradition since 2015, and it's open to everyone. You may have seen them bicyclers go by while shopping on Abbot Kinney, or people with bike lights filling up the streets having a drink on Main Street. Once a week, on Sunday evening at sunset, a stream of bikes with lights, their riders and the sounds of music roll through the neighborhood. The leader, Marcus Gladney, 48, plans it all out each week to make the best free and safe experience he can for everyone who joins. All sorts of people participate: singles, couples, parents with children, retirees and dog owners, whether...

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New interviews are up! Come join us.

Enjoy the latest news clips for Mom's Turn Journal. Interview with VoyageLA Magazine http://voyagela.com/interview/daily-inspiration-meet-jennika-ingram/ Interview with "All In With Bryan Weatherford"  This interview was taken during Covid-times. The link has changed, so you may have to search for it, if you want to see it! A fun interview!!         

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Mothers Give in Non-Profit - The Impact Circle

A Venice, California non-profit continues their grant giving to local underserved communities during the pandemic. The Impact Circle is committed to continuing to aid past non-profit grantees until it’s safe to add new non-profit organizations to its slate. Venice resident and founder Jenisa Washington, a mother of three, created the Impact Circle in 2018 with the intention of bringing together mothers with resources and means who want to create social change and make a difference.  “During this time, the Impact Circle really provides an avenue for people who really want to be of service and impact those communities, and extraordinary nonprofits,” explained Washington. It’s timely that people of all different cultural backgrounds are coming together, she added. The Impact Circle,...

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Interview with Carol Fishman Cohen & "Mommy Waitress"

Mommy Waitress When Michelle Villemaire, Palisadian mother of two, sat at Patrick’s Roadhouse in Santa Monica, writing her blog HomeMadeMimi, she found herself daydreaming. As she watched the servers in the hustle and bustle of their shift, she wondered, “Would the skills I learned as a mother make me a better waitress?” Villemaire decided to find out. The owner of Patrick’s Roadhouse, Anthony Fischler, agreed to let her take a shift. On Sunday, June 1, Villemaire worked a 9-3 pm shift as a waitress trainee. Villemaire was a trained waitress. Her previous positions included Boston University’s Stage Deli and Los Angeles’ Sky Bar, but she had not gone back to the job in over a decade. Villemaire’s tasks included filling water...

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