Shannon Benecchi

Shannon is the proud mother to two young children and three geriatric dogs. As a San Diego native she loves exploring the city and finding new and interesting things for her family to do. She has worked in the field of education for a decade and loves helping her students grow and thrive. In her free time she loves to cook, garden and ignore piles of laundry. You can find her at www.thepixelatedparent.com

DIY Beauty and the Beast Inspired Bath Bomb Recipe

This post contains affiliate links to help keep our little site running!    Is anyone else excited about the Beauty and the Beast remake coming out this month? I love the classic animated film, and from...

Taking Time for Self-Care in 2017: Finding My Mom Style

As many of our readers know, San Diego Mom Blog is putting a lot of emphasis on self-care this year. As moms we tend to put our needs last; I know I am awful...

Fast and Delicious Bone Broth in the Instant Pot

Did anyone else get an Instant Pot this holiday season?  Amazon had a great Black Friday deal on Instant Pots and I bought one for my family.  So far, we have gotten so much...

Easy Thanksgiving Dog Treats for your Furry Friends

Thanksgiving is coming up which means my house will be full of delicious food soon! With a husband, two kids and three dogs, there are always plenty of volunteers to eat my Thanksgiving creations....

Embracing The Teal Pumpkin Project

My family is really into Halloween, I look forward to this holiday all year long. I love Halloween because everyone can participate! It's a fun evening where kids (and adults) of all ages can dress...

No Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

It’s (finally) September, so I am finally allowed to write about one my favorite things- pumpkin spice. Every year I get excited when fall finally rolls around because it means pumpkin spice everything will soon...

Exploring San Diego: A Visit to Suzie’s Farm

*****Unfortunately, Suzie's Farm is closing down July of 2017***** Living in San Diego, we have access to so many amazing family activities. There is only one downside to living in such a beautiful city- the...