Daphne Gaghagen

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!

Make Your Own Halloween Candy!

I've loved Halloween since I was a kid myself so I could not wait to throw our first Halloween party at home with two little kids (who cannot wait to participate, either!) So far, we've...

Mom “Hacks & Helpers” that Make Your Life Easier

https://youtu.be/kwxdm-dclv0 {9/25/18 - CBS News 8 feature on our amazing Mom Hacks & Helpers with Deanne Goodman, Brandy Kane, Reva Mody & Niki Jones} As moms, we are always being asked about our "secrets"--to looking good,...

SuperDentists to the Rescue: Kids Dental Care

How much do you know about children's dental health? Do you think you could pass a quick quiz on the topic from The SuperDentists? We put together the quiz below after attending another awesome Mommy...

Labor Day Fun for Families in San Diego

Labor Day Weekend is arriving shortly. It's a beautiful long weekend in sunny San Diego to honor our working men and women, and you... have no idea how to enjoy it. Don't worry! The moms...

Helping California Wildfire Victims

It is hard to overstate the brutality of the 2018 wildfire season here in California. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced. Thousands more have lost their homes, their pets, and their precious...

Sip Shop Brunch – Thank You for a Wonderful Event!

We cannot say enough great things about all of the mamas and their families who came out to party with us this past weekend at Quartyard SD! If you weren't able to join us at...

Putting Women At the Wheel: A San Diego Refugee Initiative

A first-of-its-kind program will be available soon for refugee women and mothers here in San Diego. You have the opportunity to help and to make this program a success. We have a marvelous community here...

Traveling With Kids: Deals and Steals

Earlier this year, I wrote about our experiences traveling with 6 under 6 to Las Vegas - it was a lovely and memorable vacation. In just a few short weeks, however, we're traveling again... and...
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Meal Prep for Busy Moms

What do you get when you combine two working adults, two hungry children, and 7 days of the week? A LOT of food. I won't lie: There are some days I open the pantry and...
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I Have No Idea What I’m Doing.

Mama, how many times do you say this to yourself? How many times a week? How many times a day? I say it to myself all the time. I mutter it to myself when I forget...
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Viva Las Vegas With Littles

This month we traveled to Las Vegas for a family reunion/birthday celebration for my mother-in-law, who has forbidden me from sharing her age in public. We love her dearly, and we were happy to...
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Boosting Your Child’s Immunity During Flu Season

We are dealing with a pretty frightening flu season here in San Diego. According to the County of San Diego Communications Office, we reached 91 deaths for the season at the beginning of January....

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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,...