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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 …

Legoland San Diego

Top 6 Things to Do at Legoland California

Legoland is targeted for children ages 3-12, but fun for the whole family! “To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of stuff.” -Thomas Edison Legoland is a special place in San Diego, where anyone ages 3-99 can enjoy a full day of Lego fun! My family and I visit all the time and never get bored. Legoland is basically an entire amusement …

Easter weekend San Diego

5 Ways to Truly Enjoy Easter From Now On

“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.” -Janine di Giovanni This is the first year I felt I truly got to “make my own traditions” when it came to Easter. As I was growing up, my family did a little of this and a little of that on Easter, but never the same thing every year. Even though there …