Ashly is a native of San Diego and loves everything about the city. An avid DIY-er, you can find her always working on various projects to making a house feel like a cozy home…on a budget.

Dia de Los Reyes-a Continued Celebration of Christmas

How many love Christmas and Christmas spirit? YES! Don’t you wish it could last just a few days more? YES! What if I told you that you can? TELL ME MORE! You can celebrate Dia de Los...

Postpartum Sex – Looking at Myself Through His Eyes

If you’re a mama, you know doctors recommend you abstain from sex for 6-8 weeks after you’ve just given birth. Question: Does everyone really wait? Four weeks post postpartum, I felt my sexiest. As a...

No Longer a Slave to Fear- Insider Views on Recent Events

I live in El Cajon and right now, it’s a pretty scary place to live. People are living in fear. There was an incident where a police officer shot an African American man. Those news...

Losing Myself in Motherhood and I Like it!

As our youngest baby turned 2 years old, the conversation with my husband seemed to open up about wanting another baby. Was the timing right? Was it the right fit for our family? I thought...

Dear Single Parent of the Modern Family

My parents divorced when I was eight years old. When I was given the opportunity to work in Family Law, not only did I learn quickly about the process, but I drew from my...

When my Village Stops by to Raise my Children

It takes a village to raise a child. –African Proverb This quote has been ringing in my ear all weekend.  For the weekend, my sisters came to stay with me in my itty-bitty apartment. Normally, I...

At Last, I See The Light:: My Thoughts On The Recent Tragedies.

I woke up with my Facebook and home page FLOODED with recent shooting events. Louisiana, Dallas, Minnesota. My heart is breaking. My stomach is turning. My mind is racing trying to figure out why....

How to Keep your Child on a Tight Leash

Summer is here and the need to keep my child entertained greatly increases. My go-to places are SeaWorld San Diego, or the San Diego Zoo. Both parks are perfect for entertaining and tiring out...

Run the World {Girls}: A Beauty Time in History

I love me some great Beyonce, girl power music. We live in an amazing time in history. Girl power is HUGE. Beyonce is singing about it. Hilary Clinton is campaigning to do it. Michelle...

Attack of the Super Lice

This past fall, my daughter started pre-school and you can imagine the excitement of picking out school clothes, researching hair tutorials and tediously picking out the perfect backpack. It was all too exciting. Each day was...

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Shark Summer is coming to Birch Aquarium!

Sharks are taking the spotlight at Birch Aquarium with various activities for all ages! Throughout July, you can enjoy shark feedings, kelp forest dives,...