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Comfort and Convenience at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley

By Mama Mary

Recently my family and I were treated to a stay at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley, right in the heart of my hometown. When I asked my girls their favorite thing about the hotel they screamed in unison, “THE POOL!”  In a city that is sunny 9.75 days out of 10, having a heated pool an... Read More

7 San Diego Picnic Spots

By Holli Blankenbiller

San Diego's year-round beautiful weather gives us many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors all year long. Packing up a picnic and enjoying time out in the sun and fresh air is a favorite family activity.  I feel like a picnic is a little escape from the busy day-to-day activities and gives us tim... Read More

KidsFest San Diego 2014

By Holli Blankenbiller

San Diego's KidsFest is coming up in May. KidsFest is a weekend-long "Celebration of the Imagination" with a fun-filled agenda to ensure a great day out for families. Kids will have a great time at the various stations provided.  The Creation Station is a make-and-take tent where kids can work o... Read More

Eggstravagant Easter in San Diego

By Holli Blankenbiller

Easter must be coming up because Cadbury mini eggs have been calling my name!  All around San Diego, you can find great Easter activities for your family, from neighborhood Easter egg hunts to pancake breakfasts to pictures with the Easter Bunny.  Some are free; some have a fee attached. Check o... Read More

The Flower Fields in Carlsbad

By Holli Blankenbiller

Each spring The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch burst into a rainbow of colors  as the Giant Tecolote Ranunculus bloom over 50 acres of land.  Looking for signs of spring in San Diego can be a bit tricky since we have such beautiful weather year-round.  The Flower Fields are Spring itself.  Wa... Read More

Spring Break In San Diego

By Holli Blankenbiller

Spring Break is coming up soon!  I love Spring Break because it seems like a little teaser that summer isn't too far away!  What are your plans this Spring Break?  If you are spending it in San Diego, here are my five picks for what to do. Carlsbad Flower Fields - the flower fields are in bl... Read More

"Feast" At The New Children's Museum in San Diego

By Holli Blankenbiller

The new theme at the San Diego Children's Museum downtown is "Feast: the art of playing with your food."  The museum's mission to encourage kids to "think, play and create" continues as they get creative with food. We visited the museum recently to see what this theme was all about. Artists have... Read More

9 Things to Do with Kids in San Diego

By Holli Blankenbiller

San Diego is such a kid-friendly place to be, it is hard to narrow down the list of things to do with kids here. But this is my family's list of our favorite things to do in San Diego with kids. 1. Old Town San Diego - This state historical park is one of the gems of San Diego.  You can enjoy ... Read More

The Lego Movie

By Holli Blankenbiller

This past weekend I was invited to attend the press junket at Legoland for "The Lego Movie", due to release on February 7th.  With four Lego-loving boys in our house, this movie has been on our "must-see" list since the teaser trailer.  It more than lived up to their expectations. [caption id="... Read More

Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony on the USS Midway

By Holli Blankenbiller

Take my all-time favorite sporting event - the Olympics - and combine it with one of our favorite sites to visit in San Diego, and you've got the makings of a don't-miss-event!!  The USS Midway is hosting a FREE event to celebrate opening night of the Winter Olympics!  I'm so excited, I can hardly... Read More