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A Review of Disney’s California Adventure

photo source: JGV A few weeks ago our family went on a little adventure, a California adventure. At Disneyland Resort’s California Adventure. Know this: I am a diehard Disneyland fan — to the core, no Disney World for this chick. I’ll take the real deal, thanks. So, while I could spend a week inside the […]

Remembering to Say Thanks

I live in a city that has played a large part in US Military history. San Diego is home to naval and marine servicemen and women. Americans who serve our country shop in my Walmart, eat in the same restaurants that I do, travel the same streets. And yet, they become part of the landscape, […]

Easy Theme Night Dinners for Summer

This is our first official week of summer vacation and so I’m getting some theme night dinners going for summer to make life — and meal times — a little easier in the coming months. This past year has been a whirlwind of activity for me personally with two new ebooks and The Cookbook, plus […]

Surviving Summer on a Budget (Frugal Friday)

Summer is just around the corner. I know because this week we ended the school year and are looking at two months of summertime bliss. You know, lazy days, laughing children, yummy snacks, cool breezes after hours of sunshine, a few splashes in the pool, and, don’t forget yummy snacks. And while we would like […]

Preparing the House Before Vacation

Vacation season is about to begin. And while packing up to hit the road is obviously top priority, there are some great things you can do to make coming home even better. Read these tips from LifeasMOM contributor, Amy: Getting ready to head out of town for quick jaunt or extended vacation? Here are a […]

Plan a Staycation in YOUR Town

Yesterday I shared all sorts of great things to see and do in San Diego — on a budget. But, if you don’t live here or haven’t already planned a trip to “America’s Finest City,” you might be interested in planning a staycation somewhere else, like YOUR town. Don’t forget to read Amy’s tips for […]

Plan A San Diego Staycation or Vacation

Our family moved to San Diego almost three years ago due to a job opportunity. We’ve been blessed by this move in so many ways. My brothers live nearby, the grandparents aren’t too far away, and we’ve come to love “America’s Finest City.” San Diego truly is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever […]

Father’s Day Gifts that Show Love & Respect

Over the coming weeks I’m delving into a series on honoring the men we know as fathers. It could be your husband, your dad, your brother, or some other man who acts as a father in the lives of the people you love. And I’m not covering the topic alone. Mandi, JessieLeigh, Amy, and Tara […]