Christelle is a mom to two teenage boys and a nine year old son. Her oldest is a new high school graduate. Upon hearing the words, "Congratulations, you are now the mom of a graduate!" she assumed the role of seasoned mom while experiencing shock, awe, happiness, and sadness in one swoop. Moms know, that with each milestone, such emotion is possible. As a young mom, Christelle attended and organized numerous playgroups, mom groups, and city wide women's events. Now, navigating life as a mom of teenagers brings about new adventures in her home. Her experiences currently include driving with teens, first jobs, exploring colleges, and preparing for her children to leave the nest. As a native San Diegan, Christelle and her family have explored the county through hikes, restaurants, outdoor adventures, farmers markets and fun events. Christelle is excited to bring together her primary loves: being a mom and San Diego and to share her experiences with you! Follow Christelle's local food and fun adventures on instagram @sd.christelle.
Son at Graduation

Dear Son, A Letter for You on Graduation Day

Dear Son: My heart for you on your graduation day. Your graduation is a day I have envisioned for years. On the first day of each school year that represented a milestone, I cried. My tears were in anticipation...
Social Media Lessons

5 Important Lessons Every Teenager Must Learn About Social Media

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Oyster Night

Oyster Hour? Yes, Please! San Diego’s Top 3 Dollar Oyster Nights

I always love a food adventure. In fact, I love to search for top local spots for various foods. Last summer, my obsession was to find San Diego's best acai bowls. My acai adventures...

Friends: The 4 Friends Every Mom Needs

We are moms and we need friends. However, our friendship needs have changed since children entered our lives. Our circles have become smaller and more intentional. Time is one of our most valuable commodities and we...
San Diegans love their pets

Love Your Pet Day: Meet San Diego’s Favorite Fur Babies and Family!

Pets are humanizing. They remind us we have an obligation and responsibility to preserve and nurture and care for all life. - James Cromwell Happy National Love Your Pet Day! (February 20, 2017) That's right, they...

Random Acts of Kindness Day: How Will You Show Kindness Today?

Happy National Random Acts of Kindness Day! (February 17th, 2017) Do you get as excited about unofficial holidays as I do? Kindness Day has me smiling extra big! On several occasions, I have been the...
Online Safety: Teen Edition

Social Media Safety Tips, Teen Edition: Parents Be Vigilant!

Did you know that San Diego is one of the largest sex trafficking city hubs in the nation? Furthermore, people involved in sex trafficking and adults who prey on children use the internet as a...
Rainy Day Activities

Storms Coming! 20 Ways to Combat the Rainy Day Blues in San Diego

It doesn't rain often in San Diego, but when it does- San Diegans tend to drag. Most of us would rather not head out on the slick roads. And my guess is that many...

2017: New Year, New Focus. Let’s Shake it up!

Each New Year, we make new resolutions. We look forward to new beginnings. And we make promises to ourselves and others that often last a few days, weeks, a month. Our new year begins with...

Breakfast Spots! 6 Favorite Locations for San Diego Families

San Diego has become a foodie favorite and boasts some of the most gorgeous scenic views in the nation.  However, when parents of young children want to indulge their inner foodie, they have unique priorities in picking...

25 Ways to Become Happy Today: Holiday Edition!

Let's Get Happy! Do you find yourself more depressed than usual during the holiday season? The holidays can be a reminder of past memories and people we miss. In fact, the holidays can also bring about weather that...

5 Super Tips to Engage Your Teenager

When our children are babies, our days are filled with feeding, rocking, bed time stories, and not nearly enough sleep. In the blink of an eye, our babies are toddlers. They explore every nook of our...

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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,...