I'm a native San Diegan who loves crafts, reading, great movies, and the beach. Most importantly I love my sweet children. I hope you follow me on this blog as I share the hidden gems we've found in San Diego and as I share my experiences in motherhood.
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All Green Everything for St. Patrick’s Day 🍀

It's that time of the year . . . St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner on March 17th! The day when most of us scour our closets and jewelry boxes looking for...

Teaching Kids About Veterans Day

As we do crafts and read books related to each holiday, we make sure to include Veterans Day. It's easy to overlook Veterans Day in the holiday madness that takes over most households in November. It's...
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Tips For Teaching Your Child To Sew

Sewing isn't just an old-school, out-of-date, granny pastime. It's more than just reattaching buttons to shirts (although that is so handy!). Sewing is a skill that benefits all. It can lead to many hobbies...

She’s Just Not That Into You : When Friendships Fizzle

Sing it with me now: “Why can’t we be friends, why can’t we be friends?" Well, sometimes it’s because we just aren't meant to be.   Moms are constantly told that they need a ‘mom tribe’...

A Few More Reasons to Love Target

Let's face it if you're a mom you've probably been to a Target recently. In the last few years, moms around the country have taken over Target. I've rounded up some of the best...
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5 Money-Saving Apps To Download Today

Saving money while shopping... that means coupons, right? Leafing through junk mail to look for a brand that you actually like and savings that actually make it worth cutting out and saving a coupon... Good...
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5 Important Discussion Starters in Children’s Books

Like many families with young children, reading is a big deal in our home. In addition to the classics, we love books that pack a special message or that lead us into conversations on...

Avoiding Anxiety: Taking your Child to the Dentist

In addition to Valentine's Day, February is National Children's Dental Health Month. The focus is to "promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers and many others". The thought of taking...

4 Ways to Get Organized in 2018

Happy New Year!  It’s time for resolutions and promises to make this the year where we all get really organized. No more running late, not knowing what’s for dinner or forgetting birthdays. This is the...

DIY: Felt Holiday Cookies

If your kiddos are anything like mine, the pretend kitchen is a hot spot for play. Throughout the day you'll find my littles cooking up all sorts of goodies in their little wooden oven....

Holiday Countdown: Advent Calendars With a Twist!

It's almost Christmastime! After you hang your lights and ornaments on your tree, you'll need to think of what to do for your advent calendar. I've rounded up some unique advent calendars with a...

10 Gifts Moms Want This Christmas

All year long your friend has stood by your side. You might text each other daily or just catch up when time permits but you know you have each other to count on. With...

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Top 5 Reasons New & Expecting Moms Should Attend BLOOM on...

We are SO excited for our annual BLOOM event on Saturday, April 20th from 10am-2pm at Joya Kitchen. Bloom is designed specifically for new...