5 Fun Places To Take Your Kids In Downtown Chicago

Cloud Gate, The Bean, Millennium Park, Downtown Chicago, Illinois

    Have you ever taken your family to visit Chicago?   We recently returned from a fun trip to Chicago, Illinois, it was my kids’ first time and we had a blast! We chose the city because we found decent flights, plus my son has a goal of visiting every single MLB stadium in […]

5 U-Pick Apple Farms and Orchards to Go Apple Picking In San Diego

Fresh picked apples, Julian, California

    Fall is near, and it’s the perfect time to take the family apple picking! We went last year and the kids had a great time, choose your favorite apples on the farm. Apple picking season in Southern California is late August through October, not too long so it’s time to make plans to take […]

It’s Been A Sweet Summer…

Cool Summer Treat, Fruttare Mango and Strawberry Ice Bars are made with real fruit

      Wanna know what my summer has been like? THIS.     Despite a few minor life setbacks, our summer has been AWESOME. Sunny days are easy to come by in San Diego, so we’ver spent much time exploring the city, frequenting the beach and lounging by the pool. My kids have been […]

Light, Love and the Beach ♥

La Jolla Shores Beach on a busy summer day

    Living in San Diego has it’s perks, the beach is definitely a highlight. My lovely little lady and I took an afternoon off for a mother daughter day at La Jolla Shores. I love her life, at 4 years old, she’s full of so much love, laughter, happiness. I swear this girls life […]

Giving Back This Summer Is Easy With SUBWAY® Restaurants You Share, We Share!

SUBWAY Tuscan Chicken Sandwich

  We love giving back to our community, so we’re working with SocialMoms and SUBWAY® on a sponsored campaign to share our opinions about a great way to give back with You Share, We Share, their local charitable program.     How do you give back to charitable causes in your community?   I am always […]

5 Ways To Save Money and Pay Cash for Your Child’s College Education

Save money piggy bank

  We all know that an education is the key to a child’s future, but do we know how we’re actually going to get there? I am partnering with ScholarShare to share information about the importance of saving for your child’s college education, and how to do it!     I know for certain that both […]

My Favorite Photos from The Bahia California Dreaming Beach Party of the Decades!

Bahia California Dreaming Beach party of the Decades, sun down over the bay (1)

    Looking for a fun family friendly event in San Diego this summer? Enjoy a beautiful night on Mission Bay at the Bahia Resort’s California Dreaming Beach Party of the Decades! You can bring the whole family, kick off your shoes, enjoy BBQ favorites, a huge clam bake, and dance the night away to some classic American hits from […]

5 Essentials for Your Family Fun Night In: Dinner and A Movie Made Easy!

DiGiornio Pizzeria™ Thin Crust Pizza, eating with family

      What ever happened to a good old fashioned family night in? You know, where you stay home, play board games, overindulge on sweets and pop in a late night movie? It’s been quite a while since we’ve been able to have a family night in, and I have to say that these are […]

Big Crazy Family Adventure: Sharing Life, Travel and Adventure with Your Kids

Big Crazy Family Adventure, Travel Channel, Christine hikes with sons Taj and Bodi, who excitedly skip along a ridge pass while trekking the Zanskar Valley in Ladakh, India

    Travel, family and living my best life are my greatest passions, so I’ve partnered with the Travel Channel and their new show Big Crazy Family Adventure to follow an incredible family and their journey, across the globe, and share my excitement!     You know, traveling and experiencing life with my family is […]

Eat, Exercise, Play: Make Sure The Whole Family Is Totally Taken Care of This Summer


    What’s your summer routine to make sure your family is happy and healthy? With so many different happenings, I partnered with Listerine and The Motherhood to share what we’re doing to make sure we’re totally taken care of this summer. I received LISTERINE® Brand products and a Walgreens gift card from Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products Division […]

3 Reasons Dad Needs A GoPro HERO Camera for Father’s Day

GoPro HERO at Best Buy, snow boarding adventures on camera

  Do you know what to get Dad for Father’s Day this year? I am partnering with Best Buy to share the reasons that you should get him a GoPro camera as a gift. STAT. Trust me on this one.     He has a brand new golf set, his initials etched in each club. […]

Summer Fun Outdoors: Oh, To Be A Kid Again!

Cute kids playing on the playground

  It’s SUMMER! I’m partnering with Influence Central and OshKosh B’Gosh to share our summer fun activities right here in our backyard. I received an OshKosh B’Gosh gift card to grab a few summer clothing essentials for the kids, and a promotional item.     It’s official: summer is here.    The kids are out of school, and […]