It’s Different, It Hurts

Deanna Underwood, via mommy_GAGA, Instagram

Being alone.     I hate dark, sad posts, because i’m not generally sad, but it just hurts sometimes. The loneliness. The quiet. The self doubt. Pondering what could have been.   You spend your better years building something, a family, a home, a bond like no other. You put your soul into it, every […]

85 Family Friendly Things to Do This Summer in San Diego, California

View of Pebble Beach, California, 17 Mile Drive

  Are you taking a family vacation to San Diego this year? Or just passing through? Maybe you’re a Southern California resident? I am sure you’ll be looking for things to do while you’re here, there is so much to experience! Born and raised in San Diego, and now enjoying the city with my kids, I consider […]

Summer Nights: Brazilian Fun and Food at the Bahia Carnaval!

sunset over the bay, Bahia Hotel, San Diego

Looking for some family fun things to do in San Diego this summer?     If you live here, or are traveling to San Diego this summer, Bahia Carnaval it is! Set at the beautiful Bahia Hotel on Mission Bay, guests take part in a wonderful night time event, every Thursday night this summer. No need […]

Housewarming Gift Ideas: DIY Home Essentials Gift Basket {Giveaway}

What to put in a housewaming gift basket

Do you have any friends or family members who are settling into a new home this summer? How about new neighbors?     Make them a housewarming gift basket!   Welcoming someone into their new home means offering a gesture of comfort, warmth and a salutation that leaves them with the #bestfeelings. One of my […]

5 Gourmet Cereal Creations To Try at Home from The Kellogg’s Recharge Bar #CerealandMilk

Kellogg's Berry Au Lait Gourmet Cereal

  What if you were walking down the street in New York City one day, and saw a pop-up shop offering a free, nutritious breakfast? Well, if you were anywhere near Broadway and 54th last week, you could have! Kellogg’s set up their own breakfast bar, complete with cereal, fruit, nuts, milk, and more wholesome goodness […]

When Should Your Kid Get A Phone?

smartphone cell phone clipart

This post brought to you by Kajeet. All opinions are 100% mine.   That depends.     I have always said that they could have a smartphone when they are teenagers. I think that my kids have to show that they can be responsible, using the phone at the appropriate time, place, and for the […]

Savory Bacon and Parmesan Potato Hash Cakes #StandUpCheese

Savory Bacon and parmesan potato hash cakes

This post brought to you by KRAFT Natural Shredded Cheese and Safeway. All opinions are 100% mine.   What do you get when you combine breakfast favorites with the savory flavors of parmesan, garilc and thyme? THIS.     We love the warmth of hash browns in the morning, the’yre crispy, flavorful and my kids […]

Family Game Night with Hasbro, Toys R Us & Duracell! {Giveaway}


  My husband and I are big fans of board games. We used to play all the time, just the two of us. We love getting together with friends to play Hasbro’s Taboo—it’s impossible not to have fun while playing that! Since our boys came along, we’ve gotten out of the habit, and I miss […]

Colorful Space: DIY Custom Kitchen Utensil Holder, Matches Your Decor!

DIY Kitchen Utensil Holder

This post brought to you by FrogTape. All opinions are 100% mine.     I recently moved into a new place, and it’s still I have so many plans to decorate but life has been getting in the way! We’re juggling work, summer camps, baseball and extra summer activities, and not to mention the cost […]

Summer Family Fun: We’re Going To Camp Snoopy at Knott’s!

Camp Snoopy Charlie Brown Kite Flyer

  We’re going to Knott’s Berry Farm! My family has been invited to a special media day to experience all of the fun summer entertainment, rides, and all things SNOOPY!  I haven’t been to Knott’s Berry Farm since I was a child and I know that things have changed, so I am excited to see […]