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Slip Into Summer With The Best Beach Shoes For Californians

June 27, 2017

Slip Into Summer With The Best Beach Shoes For Californians

Best Beach Shoes – Sponsored by Zappos

One of the things I quickly learned when I moved to San Diego is that not all sandals are created equal.  When I first moved down to southern California I picked up whatever pair of colorful plastic sandals I could find and tried to wear them everywhere. It was years of denial but those $5 plastic sandals left my feet constantly blistered and me slipping constantly. Anyone who has ever worn a plastic sandal in the rain knows firsthand how precarious of a situation it is.

As my years of being a San Diegan went on I started to take notice of what seasoned beach goers were wearing on their feet.  That’s how I came across OluKai, by taking notice of what surfer and really active beach and outdoorsmen were wearing for a sandal. Since then I’ve fallen in love with their entire collection of durable and stylish footwear perfect for the beach lifestyle.

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Winc The Internet’s Coolest Monthly Wine Subscription Is A Mom’s Dream

May 26, 2017

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Winc The Internet's Coolest Monthly Wine Subscription Is A Mom's Dream

Let’s be totally real, taking the time to casually pick out a nice bottle of wine is a luxury of time I lost the minute my first child was born.  The first time we took my daughter grocery shopping we literally mapped everything out and packed like we were flying across the country not just picking up some eggs and milk.

Cut to five year later and although I’ve learned the art of shopping with kids, the grocery store or wall of glass filled wine bottle aisle are both places I don’t want to spend much time with kids in tow.  So how, as a mom surviving toddlers with many nights in, do I get access to great wines and a shopping experience I can totally enjoy from home during nap time?  Winc!

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A Mother’s Day Gift Tradition You’ll Wish You Already Started

May 3, 2017

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Let’s face it Mother’s Day gifting success can be overwhelming for anyone. But I know the stakes can feel particularly high for dads of young kids.  Newer moms who have more recently parted ways with their independent lives tend to be a little more vested in the outcome of their Mother’s Day.

I get it, I am right there with those moms.

But a few years ago, I had an idea for Mother’s Day that has completely shifted the course of how we celebrate and how I am able to enjoy my Mother’s Day gift day in and day out for years to come.

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Are Today’s Parents Ruining The Easter Egg Hunt?

April 10, 2017

Is it just me or has our generation of parents totally  missed the mark on the Easter Egg hunt?are-todays-parents-ruining-the-egg-hunt

It’s unusual for me to write something that’s not heavily favouring parents and the daily joys of our job but the egg hunt adulting madness needs to stop.

Part of me gets it. I too am just as, if not more guilty, than the next mom trying to snap the perfect photo.  Heck, I’ve created an entire side business of documenting parenting.  But as I sat across the field and watched an adult stampede at a under 2’s egg hunt, I can’t feel like we’re totally getting this one wrong.

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San Diego’s Best Kid Friendly Hotel – La Jolla Shores Hotel

March 27, 2017

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San Diego is one of the country’s best kid friendly hotel & travel destinations.  With miles of beaches, Legoland, our World Famous Zoo, Sea World and an overall relaxed family friendly vibe it’s no surprise that more and more parents are starting to choose San Diego as their next stop for a family vacation.

Naturally, as parents start to plan their trips to San Diego and come across some of our most popular content, I end up getting lots of questions.  Where were we in one of my Instagram photos?  Which museum should people visit with their toddlers? What beach are we at?  However, there is one question in particular that I get multiple times a week; Where do you recommend we stay when we visit  San Diego with our kids?  My answer to where families with kids should stay in San Diego is the same every time. So, instead of just messaging everyone back one by one with a quick answer I decided to share  exactly why time and time again I recommend staying at The La Jolla Shores Hotel with kids.

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