Condors, Chimps and BEARS: Photos From The Los Angeles Zoo #DisneynatureBears #MeetTheCubs

Photo of American Black Bear, Los Angeles Zoo

  I am a San Diego native, so I am a tad embarrassed to say that I had never been to the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens! When I was in LA with Disney last month, I finally got a chance to go. Celebrating the upcoming release of Disneynature BEARS, Disney took our group […]

The Part-Time Mom

african american mixed cute kids

Do you know a part-time mom? It’s something you rarely hear about.       People always talk about married mothers, single mothers, never-married-single-mothers, and child support, but who’s talking about the part-time mom? The mom who splits the kids and has joint custody with another adult, therefore only having half of the responsibilities, and having […]

5 Reasons To #ShareTheTable With Family at Meal Time

Family eating together at the table

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Barilla, but opinions are my own.       We’re all on the go these days, and as the kids get older, they seem to have more stuff going on than the parents do! For us, we’re juggling our work schedules with parenting our […]

So, It Happened

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It’s been a long time coming. I moved out.     This is a whole new life for me. An empty apartment. Starting over. Alone.  It’s going to be so weird coming home to an empty house, and adjusting to my role as a “part-time” mom already sucks.   I have never lived alone and […]

My Favorite Photos from Our Trip To Big Bear #FamilyTravel

Tubing down the hill at Alpine Slide, Big Bear Snow Play

    As San Diegeans, we don’t really do snow. My kids had never seen it, so I decided to take a little staycation to Big Bear, California! It is located in the San Bernardino mountains, about a 2 hour drive from where we live.     It has been a warm summer, but lucky […]

10 Ways To Keep Your Marriage Strong, Alive and Exciting

10 Ways To Keep Your Marriage Strong and Alive #marriage #relationships #happiness

  After a couple has been married for a while, there are challenges that arise. Lots of them. Issues with kids, finances, sex, household duties, in-laws, and general stress and exhaustion are common occurrences and can really wear on a marriage. Some get bored of the same ol’ mundane things and become stressed, unhappy, and […]

In The Name of Spring: Refreshing, Reorganizing, and Rejuvenating My Life

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I have partnered with Glade® to share the ways I am refreshing my life for the Spring season. Although compensated, all opinions are my own.    Spring. There’s just something about it. It’s definitely the season that represents fresh, new beginnings. It makes me feel like evaluating and refreshing my life and everything around me in order […]

Family Travel Adventures: 5 Reasons I Want To Visit Seattle, WA

Seattle Space needle, Flickr, KWDesigns

I have heard so much about Seattle, a great city that boasts something awesome for pretty much every type of traveler. This city is on of my bucket list family travel destinations, just a hop, skip and a jump away from California.      5 Reasons I Want To Visit Seattle With My Family   […]

Worth A Thousand Words: My Little Girl Is 3

Little mixed girl

  And what a year it has been! This has been her first year of preschool, she loves it. She started gymnastics at the YMCA, celebrated holidays in a fun way with the family and traveled a bit. She is also starting to take an interest into cooking and baking, and loves to run, jump […]

A Love for Reading: Kids Can Thrive With The Right Motivation!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Reading Eggs.   Reading is fundamental. I am sure we’ve all heard that time and time again, but it’s something that is super important. Early literacy is the foundation to learning about reading, language, comprehension, and crucial skills to prepare children for school.   I […]