Christina Simon is co-author of Beyond the Brochure: An Insider's Guide to Private Elementary Schools in Los Angeles. Christina and her family have survived the very stressful, intimidating private school admissions process — twice each for her 14-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son. Both kids now attend Viewpoint School. She's also the mom of an adorable pit bull rescue named Cocoa, who acts like a third child. Christina lives with her family in Los Angeles and writes the award-winning blog, www.beyondthebrochurela.com.
What was your favorite childhood toy?
Barbie, much to the dismay of my hippie, feminist mom.