Daphne Gaghagen

I am a wife and mother of a 4-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl, living in Chula Vista, California! My day job is working from home as a Social Business Manager for IBM. I also maintain my Instagram account, @mommyiloveyousobig. I love weightlifting, yoga, and trying out new recipes. I look forward to traveling the world and experiencing new things with my little family. I spend my free time at the gym, obsessing over Netflix shows, discovering new places and having a beer with the hubby or friends. I love making new mommy friends!

Talking to a Child About Loss and Death

Whew — I have to admit, I attempted to write this post yesterday, and simply could not. Like many of you, I found the news about the loss of Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and...

Winter Skincare to Prevent Dryness in San Diego

Southern California winters are nothing like anywhere else in the world, but these last few weeks have been a lot colder than usual. Colder weather, even in San Diego, means drier skin, so I...

San Diego’s Finest Holiday Lights!

Guest Author: Kara Torrez is a local mom and realtor with Kelly & Kara Realty Team.

Black Friday Shopping — Ready, Set, Go!

No joke; I know some moms who basically view Black Friday as a contact sport. It gets a little nuts out there, people.  Personally, I tend to enjoy the ability to peruse some of the...

My Switch Witch Trick for Halloween Candy

I have a spooky Halloween secret to share with all of you . . . OK, it's not actually spooky at all, but it's super practical for handling the giant piles of Halloween candy and...
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Let’s Stop Raising Mean Girls

Remember the Lindsay Lohan movie Mean Girls, where high school students created a burn book to spread rumors about each other? While I, too, enjoyed the movie and often joke with my friends that “on...

I Live a Good Life . . . Even with Anxiety

I was asked once who takes care of my kids when I'm dealing with anxiety. "Um, I do, Karen," I said inside my own head. Who else would it be? That sort of martyr attitude...
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Measles in San Diego: What You Need to Know

Since the news first came out last week about a measles case in San Diego, we've gotten a lot of questions from moms. We all want to know: "What does this mean?" "Is my...

Small But Mighty Zoe and the Fight for SMA Awareness

They say that there are a few times in your life when everything changes. Days that are so special that you’ll remember them forever: your wedding day, the birth of your children, or the...

Embracing June Gloom in San Diego

You hear it a lot out on the streets of the city these days: "But the sun was just out!" "Why isn't it warm yet?" "Summer was supposed to be here by now, right??" June...

8 Tips to Avoid ‘Summer Slide’

This post originally appeared here. Now that most schools are officially out, many parents worry that their kids will suffer from what experts call the ‘summer slide.’ Summer Slide is when kids fall behind in...
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Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Debuts at Disneyland!

If you've got a little Star Wars fan at home, you are just as excited as we are today. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge is officially open! Here are some tips on navigating with kids: Galaxy's Edge...