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Baby Boomers vs. Millennials

Baby Boomers vs. Millennials: Too Much Live Video?

View Larger Map A Continuous Debate Between Baby Boomers and Millennials “Being effective at social media, whether for business or personal use, means capturing people who have short attention spans. They’re only a click away from a picture of a funny cat, so you have to make your thing more compelling than that cat. And that can be a high bar.” -Alexis Ohanian One of the many …

Canine Companions

Canine Companions: Providing Exceptional Dogs for Exceptional People

View Larger Map Southwest Region of Canine Companions Trains and Matches Service Dogs with Those With a Physical Disability “There is a plan and a purpose, a value to every life, no matter what its location, age, gender or disability.” -Sharron Angle I have always had a soft spot in my heart for dogs. I grew up with a Border Collie who was so smart …

Birthday Party Ideas For Kids in San Diego

Six Birthday Party Ideas for Kids in San Diego (Tips From an Eight Year Old)

View Larger Map Finding the Perfect Birthday Party Ideas for Kids in San Diego Can Be Tricky “At her birthday, my seven-year-old daughter will say that she wants these big cakes and certain expensive toys as presents, and I can’t say no to her. It would just break my heart. But when I was little, for birthdays we just played outside and we were happy …

Living in San Diego

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 …

movies in San Diego

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 …

dog sprayed by skunk

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 …