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Taking it to the ocean and finding a word!

By Rani Shah

Happy New Year from Coast Mama! I've been on quite the hiatus, looking for jobs that work in my family's schedule, finding time, making ends meet...2013 was a year of unexpected twist and turns...all the while trying to find balance. It's something we mothers and fathers try to do everyday, now more... Read More

Savor the Central Coast Food and Wine Festival

By Rani Shah

Savor...the word Savor...to take in and enjoy....taste, smell, sights, feelings.... That's my interpretation. But you have never savored anything like the food and wine festival, Savor the Central Coast. Here are the details: Place: The beautiful San Luis Obispo County in California, r... Read More

Valentines Day Cards for Causes

By Rani Shah

With February here, it seems as if I am seeing hearts everywhere! I don't mind the red and pink blitz I see everywhere...it's actually fun to see the stores all dolled up for this one event! But what I really enjoy about this time is the idea of spreading love, thus making valentines day cards fo... Read More

Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes

By Rani Shah

I love Valentine's Day! It's the only time, other than Christmas Holidays, that I find myself wanting to bake and cook and yes...eat more! So I wanted to share three favorite goto foodie blogs that have recipes for heart day that I love. Add these to your recipe index and your sweet tooth will fo... Read More

It's Almost Polar Bear Dip Time!

By Rani Shah

I know the holidays are simply flying by! And with that we are coming close to another year going by. Last year was the start of a tradition we hope to carry on and on....The Polar Bear Dip on New Year's day in Cayucos, California! Last year my youngest daughter and my mom, who was visiting f... Read More

Sharing something we all can do for Sandy Hook.

By Rani Shah

With the blessing and approval of my friend, Karen Duggan, I am reposting her post from Playful Planet. Please take a moment to read and then take this small action. Thanks for reading and doing something. ________________ Determined to Do Something in the Wake of Sandyhook I’m sure this will... Read More

Sharing My Poem

By Rani Shah

I wanted to share a poem I recently wrote and was published in Mamalode Magazine. It is a poem about Balance...which as mothers, can be something we struggle with. We are seeking that balance...from work to play to family and friends. Constantly changing and evolving...it is part of life. So t... Read More

Biking to school is cool!

By Rani Shah

The new school year has started, and with it a multitude of activities! And we have decided to try something new: Biking to school! With the help of some local organization here, SLO Bike Lane,  and Rideshare, I was able to obtain a grant for our school that will help offset costs towards having... Read More

Cambria Scarecrow Festival

By Rani Shah

I love the fall! Along with one of my favorite holidays, Halloween, we are turning seasons....able to wear comfy sweaters, make warm fires, and celebrate one of my favorite holidays, Halloween. Last year we went to a small coastal town just north of where we live in Los Osos...Cambria, California... Read More

Art n Cork for Paint and Wine Lovers

By Rani Shah

Do you live on the Central California Coast? Well then I have just the place for ya! Art n' Cork!!! I love this whole concept! There is a local art studio called SLO Monart, located in San Luis Obispo, California, where among the many classes offered for both kids and adults, you can also indu... Read More