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What Living in San Diego Can Teach Me

View Larger Map Celebrating My 26th Birthday Today and Focusing on What Living in San Diego Can Teach Me “It takes a long time to become young.” -Pablo Picasso Even though I’ve only been alive for 26 years today, now that I’m officially in my “late twenties” I’m feeling pretty thoughtful about life, and I believe that living in San Diego can teach me a …

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For Movies in San Diego VIP-Style, Check Out the Atom Tickets App

View Larger Map Atom Tickets is Providing a VIP Experience to the Movies in San Diego and Soon Nationwide “A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.” -Alfred Hitchcock The Atom Tickets app is a social mobile ticketing application that allows movie goers to purchase movie tickets in advance, and include friends in the …

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De-Skunking our Dogs…YUCK!

Have your dogs been sprayed by a skunk? Here’s what to do! At 2:30am this morning, I woke-up to our dogs barking, which usually means that they need to go outside to the bathroom.  We keep our dogs, Cocoa Puff and Cream Puff, in an indoor kennel at night with nice comfortable bedding, so I had to go downstairs to let them out.  As soon …

Moonlight Beach

Moonlight Beach : A True Family Friendly Beach

View Larger Map Volleyball Courts, Children’s Park, Bonfire Pits and More: Moonlight Beach is a True Family Friendly Beach in San Diego “The moon was up, painting the world silver, making things look just a little more alive.” -N.D. Wilson The first time I heard about “Moonlight Beach” was last fall during a midwife visit in Encinitas. (Check out everything there is to do in …

Best Start Birth Center

The Miracle of Natural Childbirth in San Diego

View Larger Map Best Start Birth Center is Helping Moms Through Natural Childbirth in San Diego “Remember this, for it is as true and true gets: Your body is not a lemon. You are not a machine. The Creator is not a careless mechanic. Human female bodies have the same potential to give birth well as aardvarks, lions, rhinoceri, elephants, moose, and water buffalo. Even …

Move to San Diego

Tips for Relaxing During a Move to San Diego

Moving is never fun. When I mentioned that I was moving to a few of my friends recently, I got comments like, “I’ll be sending good thoughts your way,” “I hope it goes smoothly,” and, “Oh, how fun!” (Sarcasm obviously.) Dealing with boxes, packing paper, moving trucks, and bills with the wrong address can be very stressful for your family, work and overall well being, …

Legoland Water Park

Legoland Water Park is a Blast

View Larger Map Legoland Water Park Offers Tons of Excitement for Kids in San Diego “Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.” – Brian Wilson When one moves to southern California there are just so many things to start checking off the list. LegoLand wasn’t a huge priority for us the first year. But after …

Bonobos

Claudine Andre´Saves the Last Bonobos on Earth

View Larger Map Claudine is Helping to Save the Last Bonobos on the Planet “Both bonobos and common chimps are as close to humans as foxes are to dogs. I don’t know about you, but that’s closer than I feel to some of my human relatives.” – Susan Block, The Bonobo Way Bonobos are the least known of the four great apes, which also include Gorillas, …

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4 Tips for Staying Fit While Pregnant

“Pregnancy does not limit lung function, and both pregnancy and exercise improve the ability of body tissues to take up and utilize oxygen.”  -James F. Clapp III, Exercising Through Your Pregnancy That glorious moment you pee on a stick and it confirms your suspicions… YOU’RE PREGNANT! An incredible parade of thoughts begin to flood your mind – and a slight bit of “holy crap” moments …