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Our Favorite No Fuss Halloween Crafts for Kids

October 10, 2016

Our Favorite No Fuss Halloween Crafts for Kids

If you are anything like me you spend the last hours before bed determined to do more crafts with the kids the next day.  I tell myself, “I can totally be that mom who had education and adorable activities for my kids each day.  Why can’t we have a house filled with elaborate Halloween decor all made by my 4 and 2 year old?”  And then the next morning I wake up to find them trying to fill their play kitchen with water they harvested from the powder room sink that still running and remember exactly why that ideal is simply not us.

But rather than accepting defeat entirely, I’ve switched my pinning to look for the easiest, no fuss, little mess Halloween crafts that would work for preschoolers.  Almost everything in these crafts are already in our home which means that I can just whip them out on the fly when I can tell our afternoon is about to take a turn for the worst.  Because let’s face it, in my house I don’t need crafts as a dedicated preplanned morning activity but instead for the –  no one took a nap but everyone actually needs one -afternoons.

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Spending the Day at Estancia Hotel in La Jolla with ResortPass

June 30, 2016

Estancia La Jolla with Legos in my Louis and Resort Pass

Let’s face it, Southern California can get hot and sometimes fighting the crowds at the beach simply doesn’t cut it when you really want to beat the heat.  Or when you want to do a special girls day but don’t have luxury amenities or want to fork over hundreds of dollars for a hotel room, you need a better solution.  ResortPass, has come up with the perfect and luxurious way to solve your daycation problems and I was lucky enough to try out their service on one of the hottest days in San Diego this year.

Check out all details on how ResortPass works and how we spent our day at Estancia in La Jolla.

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10 Best Kid-Friendly Beer Joints in San Diego

June 13, 2016

kid friendly bay city brewing companyLet’s face it, craft beer is to San Diego what wine is to Napa. San Diegan’s have loved beer long before we had our kids and long before it became trendy.  So why, just because we now have kids, should we not be able to enjoy it in the same way we did before?  Whether you are a local or a tourist, there is no reason why you should forgo a good brewery or favorite beer on tap just because the kids are in tow. Lucky for all of us parents, these awesome kid friendly breweries and restaurants are not only serving up great beer they are doing it with a laid back vibe that is welcoming to both beer and non-beer drinkers alike.

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Travel Hacks for Flying with Toddlers– International Edition

March 16, 2016

TRAVEL HACKS FOR FLYING WITH TODDLERS– INTERNATIONAL EDITIONSince my first post on Tips for Flying Alone with a Toddler or Baby was so well received I wanted to do a follow up talking about my shortcuts for traveling internationally with toddlers.  I’ve gotten quite a few emails from people who are most concerned about the flight with their toddlers. So on my last vacation – a family trip to Punta Mita I took a handful of photos to show you our most important tips and tricks for flying internationally with toddlers.

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Blow Pop Blow Dry Bar – A Busy Girl’s Secret to Great Hair

January 28, 2016

Betsy Crozier of Legos in my Louis at Blow Pop Dry Bar San DiegoMove over brunch – there is a new favorite Sunday activity, the blow out.

Let’s face it, a good blow dry isn’t a luxury that moms have. At best, we are probably off to the salon 4 times a year for a cut, color and style.  If you have time to section off, round brush and curl our hair after ever wash your kids are probably watching way more YouTube that you are willing to admit.  So for the most part, a good blow out was a luxury that went away when our kiddos were born. Until now – meet Blow Pop Blow Dry Bar.

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