There’s something mystical about the coastline of Monterey. The Central California destination isn’t your cliché beach town, in fact, you’ll endure an odd sense of warmth from its often-foggy weather, and a sense of calm exploring its natural beauty.
Your family will be enriched visiting the area, as there’s so much to do and see- but I’m here to offer a two-day itinerary packed with activities and eateries that will have everyone begging for more.
Where to Stay
Casa Munras Garden Hotel & Spa, originally built in the 1800s as a sprawling hacienda, is the original boutique hotel and spa…
When I was two, we moved from Philadelphia to California. My dad flew cross country, and my mom decided to drive me and my older sisters. I was a toddler and my sisters were young kids, so this was quite the endeavor considering we had no cell phones, no Google, no navigation, etc. My mom somehow planned and mapped everything to a tea.
Fast forward 30+ years… we have everything at our fingertips. Somehow that go-getting travel gene runs in my blood, so my goal is to instill in parents to TAKE THE TRIP and surrender all fears of getting…
Sunriver Resort is a unique Oregon getaway set in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. The 3,000+ acre property offers everything you need to enjoy a quality family getaway- an escape that will leave you relaxed, rejuvenated, and in love with nature’s beauty.
We stayed in a Lodge Villa Suite with an upstairs loft bedroom, two bathrooms, a full kitchen, living area, fireplace, and patio.
I’m all for the movement giving “hot girl summer” a nudge and trading it for a “hot mom summer.” And so, I’ve come up with a list of things moms really need this season, and some stuff that’ll make her feel extra hot.
So Cute Charms
Don’t know how those beaded charm bracelets we once made as kids are making a comeback, but they have, and they’re oh-so-cute.
Kid-tested, kid-reviewed and kid-approved… meet Nicholas Bubeck, my 7-year-old, who helped me put together this fun list of stuff that will keep your kids entertained this summer. (Because we could use all the help we can get; right, mamas??!)
Instill in your children movie-making skills with the V-Tech KidiZoom Creator Cam digital camera. Ages 5–10 will love creating HD videos via their camera that sits atop a selfie stick-turned-tripod. …
It’s a luxury island escape in the center of San Diego- away from the hustle, bustle and business of the area’s mainstream beaches. Kona Kai Resort and Spa is a total gem, giving your family a tranquil and enjoyable escape.
The California-contemporary hotel is located at the end of Shelter Island, situated alongside Point Loma and a quick drive to Ocean Beach. The resort’s location flaunts views of the marina and bay, sitting amidst a walking path lined with fishing boats. And across the street lies another path- this one bayside- with a fantastic kid’s playground.
After this crazy year, what mom doesn’t deserve something special. My ultimate Mother’s Day gift guide has something for every kind of mama, whether she likes bling, is a nature buff, health nut, or beauty lover. Here are 12 finds sure to make mommy swoon.
Sprout Design Custom Necklace
Are you the mom that wears the same tee all the time yet buys your kids new tops for every season? Or what about the mom who lives in leggings yet craves an updated ensemble? Yeah, us moms don’t always put our fashion A-game first, but with Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time we indulge in a practical upgrade.
Here are 7 fashion finds I’m swooning over especially with summer on the horizon.
1. LIJA Style
Home is not a place- it’s a feeling… but it feels so much better when you live in beauty and order. How to transform your space to reflect your style, needs and desires? Simple! And it doesn’t take much.