Tag: family

Riverside Local: Kiddos 101

Riverside Local: Kiddos 101

Kiddos 101 is the kind of place I wish was around when my curious babies were little. It’s an interactive indoor play place for kids 6 and under, filled with slides, 2-story play structures, cozy reading areas, musical equipment, blocks,…

The good life: Camping Outdoors

The good life: Camping Outdoors

“Keep close to nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir Camping has a special place in my heart. Spending every…

Doing good as a parent during the holiday season

Doing good as a parent during the holiday season

At Christmastime, it’s not about how many presents are under the tree, it’s about doing good as a parent and realizing your kids are happy and they love you.

So Cal beach adventure in the Kia Sedona SXL

So Cal beach adventure in the Kia Sedona SXL

There is nothing like a Southern California road trip down the coast in a sweet ride like the Kia Sedona SXL. I am a born and bred California girl. I can’t imagine not being able to get in my car…

Happy Father’s Dad, Pops: You’re doin’ good

Happy Father’s Dad, Pops: You’re doin’ good

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Minute Maid and DiMe Media. Minute Maid will provide this prize. Minute Maid is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with the contest – and all opinions…

Dear Mama, you are doin’ good

Dear Mama, you are doin’ good

Disclosure: This is part of a sponsored collaboration with Minute Maid and DiMe Media. Minute Maid will provide this prize. Minute Maid is not a sponsor, administrator or connected in any other way with the contest – and all opinions…

Working through life changes

Working through life changes

I’m a native Southern Californian and I’ve swam in the Pacific ocean my entire life but it wasn’t until I became an adult that I gained a healthy respect for the ocean. The ocean is immense and powerful. You can’t…

A lesson about fathers that my uncle taught me

A lesson about fathers that my uncle taught me

As a young girl growing up, my uncles were a vital part of my life. My mother is the middle child of seven siblings and she has always been close to her four brothers. Over the years, they’ve served as…

My grandmother’s hands

My grandmother’s hands

My Nana as a young girl, a young woman and as a young wife. My little brown Nana from East L.A turned 86 years young last July. As I think back on this lovely woman, scenes from my childhood flow…

Growth: Life, love, familia & blogging

Growth: Life, love, familia & blogging

When I began blogging back in the stone ages in 2006,  I was the mama to six little ones age 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 and 9. It was something I did in between dirty diapers, goldfish cracker snack breaks…