Best Back-to-School Dinner Recipes for Busy Families

By Jessica Socheski

As the summer winds down and school begins, the leisure lifestyle you and your family have had the past few months will soon amp up with after school activities and late night sports practices. With the schedule changes it can be difficult to get back into the swing of things and find a good rhythm,... Read More

4 Things Every Mom Needs to Stay Sane

By Jessica Socheski

No one can deny that stay at home moms have one of the most difficult jobs in the world. Moms are asked, or demanded, to put on many different hats throughout the day to be everything that their families need. Moms have to be the one to make sure that everyone else is taken care of, which leaves lit... Read More

Staycation In San Diego

By Holli Blankenbiller

Planning a staycation in San Diego is pretty simple with all of the great things for families to do here.  You make your staycation a special time with some fun extra steps. One of my kids' favorite things we have done is making our home a 'hotel' for the weekend. The first time we did it, we ... Read More

San Diego County Fair

By Holli Blankenbiller

One of the great kick-offs to summer is the San Diego County Fair.  Beginning June 7th, the Fab Fair comes to the Del Mar Fairgrounds for a month of attractions, exhibits, rides, food, concerts and more. The fair includes animals on display and farm equipment, rides and games, fair food and sh... Read More

Passport To Balboa Park, San Diego

By Holli Blankenbiller

Balboa Park is one of the great treasures of San Diego.  Home to the San Diego Zoo, fantastic museums, and fabulous cultural events, it is one of the places we find ourselves visiting many times throughout the year. Balboa Park will be celebrating its centennial in 2015 with spectacular events a... Read More

Comfort and Convenience at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

By Mama Mary

Recently my family and I were treated to a stay at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, right in the heart of my hometown. When I asked my girls their favorite thing about the hotel they screamed in unison, “THE POOL!”  In a city that is sunny 9.75 days out of 10, having a heated pool an... Read More

7 San Diego Picnic Spots

By Holli Blankenbiller

San Diego's year-round beautiful weather gives us many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors all year long. Packing up a picnic and enjoying time out in the sun and fresh air is a favorite family activity.  I feel like a picnic is a little escape from the busy day-to-day activities and gives us tim... Read More

KidsFest San Diego 2014

By Holli Blankenbiller

San Diego's KidsFest is coming up in May. KidsFest is a weekend-long "Celebration of the Imagination" with a fun-filled agenda to ensure a great day out for families. Kids will have a great time at the various stations provided.  The Creation Station is a make-and-take tent where kids can work o... Read More

Eggstravagant Easter in San Diego

By Holli Blankenbiller

Easter must be coming up because Cadbury mini eggs have been calling my name!  All around San Diego, you can find great Easter activities for your family, from neighborhood Easter egg hunts to pancake breakfasts to pictures with the Easter Bunny.  Some are free; some have a fee attached. Check o... Read More

The Flower Fields in Carlsbad

By Holli Blankenbiller

Each spring The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch burst into a rainbow of colors  as the Giant Tecolote Ranunculus bloom over 50 acres of land.  Looking for signs of spring in San Diego can be a bit tricky since we have such beautiful weather year-round.  The Flower Fields are Spring itself.  Wa... Read More