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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Five of the Coolest Snapchat Features

Coolest Snapchat Features Have Made it Very Popular “Somewhere along the way, when we were building social media products, we forgot the reason we like to communicate with our friends is because it’s fun.” – Evan Spiegel, Co-Founder of SnapChat Nowadays, it feels like there is so many different types of social media and nobody can keep up. Some new social media apps thrive, some may …

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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 …

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Baking St. Louis Style Gooey Butter Cake

My Daughter Shea and I Baked a St. Louis Style Gooey Butter Cake Today! “I hope that my daughter grows up empowered and doesn’t define herself by the way she looks but by qualities that make her a intelligent, strong and responsible woman.” – Isaiah Mustafa As some of you may or may not know, I grew-up in St. Louis, MO. St. Louis is also known …

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San Diego Safari Park is Roaring!

View Larger Map “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France It was a lovely San Diego Friday and my family desperately needed to get out of the house. A suggestion to check out the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (AKA the San Diego Safari Park) was made by a friend of mine, and strengthened when we google …

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5 DIY Winter Crafts You Can Do Today

One kind word can warm three winter months. -Japanese Proverb These five crafts you can do right at home, by yourself: fake snow, winter slime, a winter wonderland, snowflakes, and a snow globe. Try them today! Fake Snow First, put as much baking soda as you want. Then, add water slowly until you get the mixture to a snow-like consistency. If it gets too watery, add …