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Growing Up Grateful: 7 Books to Help Your Kids Learn Gratitude

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Books are a fantastic way to teach your children about core values and morals. Reading to your children from a young age, as well as helping them learn to read recreationally, can reap lifelong...
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#4Mind4Body: May is National Mental Health Awareness Month:

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  In the United States, the month of May is a nationally recognized time to raise awareness of mental health conditions in our nation. When most people think of health, they think of diet, exercise,...
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Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers and Teens

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Easter is one of our family’s favorite holidays. My husband even loves it more than Christmas! Every year, we celebrate by attending church on Sunday morning and meeting up with extended family in the...

Sex Trafficking: What Parents NEED to Know

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Sex Trafficking in San Diego: What Parents NEED to Know Although slavery was officially abolished in the United States in 1865, there are still currently 20 to 30 million slaves living in captivity today. However,...

Toddler Time Playdate at Funbelievable Play!

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Have all you mamas heard of Funbelievable?! It’s an awesome indoor playground in Lakeside, and it’s perfect for kids of all ages. Some of us here at SDMB loaded up our littles in the car one...

To the Mom Going Back to School…

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Which of you are "going back to school" and can relate?

3 (More) Kid-Friendly Coffee Shops in San Diego

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In February, I shared three suggestions for coffee shops to visit with your kids. Because San Diego is bursting at the seams with quality coffee, I couldn't stop at just one post! Here are three...

True Life: My Husband had Testicular Cancer- Our Journey

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April is testicular cancer awareness month. Up until recently, “Cancer” was just a word. It was foreign, impersonal even. I had tremendous compassion for those were affected by it, but I never truly understood. However, my husband was diagnosed...

3 Kid-Friendly Coffee Shops in San Diego

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Coffee shops have always been a part of my life. I worked as a barista at Refresh Coffee in San Diego after I graduated from high school, and I fell in love with quality, handcrafted...
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The Importance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Whatever your life's work is, do it well. A man should do his job so well that the living, the dead, and the unborn could do it no better.            ...

A Beloved Children’s Book for Christmas- Annie Kai Lani Kai Lou: Kauai’s Beloved Pup

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One of my favorite parts about Christmas is when relatives or friends give books as gifts. Not only does it keep the kids from getting overloaded with toys (which we know they do!), but...