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Sixteen New Homes Coming Soon to Carmel Valley

View Larger Map Pacific Highlands Ranch Adds Another Collection of 16 Single Family Homes Carmel Valley is a growing area of San Diego, with new construction being a pretty popular occurrence. In the past few years there have been hundreds of homes and a new village of restaurants and shops that have been built just within a few minutes from my home off of Carmel …

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Placenta Encapsulation Brings Many Benefits to New Mothers

View Larger Map Placenta Helps Boost Energy Levels and Heal Faster Post-Pregnancy “There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.” -Pamela S. Nadav Becoming pregnant and becoming a new mom is such a brand new world. I remember with my first pregnancy I had a huge desire to become more educated on all of it. It became so exciting to …

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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 …

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, …

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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 …

San Diego Family

What It’s Like To Be a San Diego Family

“A simple life is good with me. I don’t need a whole lot. For me, a T-shirt, a pair of shorts, barefoot on a beach and I’m happy.” -Yanni When I was writing about what it’s like to be a San Diego Family, I couldn’t help but smile. After all, after having a family of my own up in Canada, my husband and I sold …

Encinitas California

Encinitas: Six Places To Discover

View Larger Map Restaurants, Bars, Stores and More to Visit in Encinitas, California “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” -Marcel Proust This year, I have decided to discover Encinitas, California! I love this small town in San Diego, and want to give you some ideas for next time you’re searching for a new place to …