Jennifer Hamburg

Jennifer Hamburg
First time mama here! I love getting to connect with other moms and their littles. As an aspiring author, I am thrilled to be a part of the San Diego Moms Blog team of contributing writers. You can follow my writing adventures on Instagram: @wordsaremagic88
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Need A Special Night Out? Contact San Diego Beach Fires

Have you ever found yourself wanting to enjoy a nice water side bonfire, but find yourself unmotivated to actually do the work involved? A bonfire sounds like such a simple endeavor, but there can...

New Immersive Exhibits at the San Diego Zoo

On June 1st, the San Diego Zoo opened two brand-new immersive exhibits: The Kenneth C. Griffin Komodo Kingdom and the William E. Cole Family Hummingbird Habitat. These new experiences can be found across from...
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Favored Experiences Return to San Diego Zoo and Safari Park

As the state of California moves forward with its reopening, the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance brings back some of its much-loved experiences. It’s been well over a year since we’ve been able to...

A Star is Born: New Golden Takin Kid at the San Diego Zoo

A Golden Baby for a Golden Species Every animal born at the San Diego Zoo is important. But one of the zoo’s newest residents is a little extra special. Mei Ling is the first Golden...

What’s In My Bag: My Must-Have Zoo Guide

A trip to the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Zoo Safari Park with little ones can be overwhelming. I do my best to alleviate some potential speed bumps by making sure I have...

Disney on a Budget: 5 Best Non-Disney Hotels at the Disneyland Resort

With the news that Disneyland is reopening to the public on April 30th, 2021 (only for California residents and with significant restrictions) we thought it was time to share some info on nearby hotels...
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How to Enjoy a Disney Cruise From Home

The Disney withdrawals are real. So of course, I had to find a new way to bring the Disney magic home.  A few weeks ago, the idea occurred to me to try and put...
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Give Your Holiday A Wild Twist at the San Diego Zoo

Ready to walk on the wild side this holiday season? Well, the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park have you covered. Our holiday season may look a little different this year...
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The San Diego Safari Park’s Best and Sometimes Overlooked Restaurant

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park has plenty of options for places to grab a bite to eat. They’ve got it all: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and even snacks. No matter the time of...
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Booking a Staycation? Check Out the Legoland Hotels

For several months I had gone back and forth thinking about whether or not to take a staycation. I kept wondering if now was really a good time. I looked into several San Diego...
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These Book Have All the Koalifications: Top 3 San Diego Zoo Kids Books

Looking for new books to bolster your kiddos' collection? If you ask me, books about animals are always a good way to go. The San Diego Zoo offers a wide variety of wonderful titles...
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World Elephant Day: Celebrating with San Diego Zoo Global

The unfortunate truth is that elephants are in trouble. World Elephant Day is a day to help spread awareness about the threats that elephants are facing. Approximately 100 African elephants are poached every day...

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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,...