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Night Zoo and Happy Hour

Activities at the San Diego Night Zoo
The San Diego Zoo is easily among our top ten list of regular outings. We've paid for the annual membership for a couple years in a row. It's an absolute steal if your family wants to get out on a regular basis but do something a bit more educational than some of the theme park options in our area. And there...

Please Weigh Me On This

Mom cleaning the shed
I was cleaning out the shed today, cursing "past me" in my head while weighing down "future me." You know the inner dialogue. We all struggle with it at one time or another.Why did I haphazardly stack boxes here? I should have known that I'd eventually have MORE children and LESS time to deal with stuff. Is this really my priority? I need to work out. My body's a...

DIY Bathtub Repair

DIY bathtub repair
When you look at this picture, what do you see?Chelsea sees this. Nothing but this. In our whole bathroom, this bathtub repair need is what her eye focuses on. Like a deranged perfectionist hawk. The previous owners chipped it.No big deal to me, but I have a Y chromosome so what do I know?I'm tired of hearing about it...so...bathtub repair...

Crushing It with a #CrushHalloween Twitter party

toddler by the shed
When it comes to Halloween, the Day family is definitely known to crush it. So we are TOTALLY stoked to team up with Crush Soda to help them #CrushHalloween. They've hired Harry the not-so-scary Scarecrow to recruit an all-star team of spooky characters to save the day at local Halloween haunts!Southern California residents can see the silly results at Lombardi Ranch's family-friendly...

House Italian Fried Broccoli

Fried broccoli - perfect little dipping fritters for a football game day. My husband and his friends loved them!
It's football season, which means it's time for lots and lots of finger foods! I don't usually mess too much with the classic dippers like wings and nachos (Nate's a purist, you know), but last week I whipped up these fried broccoli pieces and they were a HUGE hit.Crunchy parmesan melds together with classic Italian flavors like garlic, onion and red...

Get Organized With this Quick Tip

get organized with kids' clothing
Apparently, it's National Get Organized Week. I can't make this stuff up. But I'd like to know who does, because I want their job. I would declare it National Tequila and Donut Week. Every week.Last month I shared my disastrously messy office that was being overtaken by all manner of things: mirrors, papers, random boxes from UPS. But mostly kids'...

Breakfast Ideas for Kids: Sausage Pancake Bites

Sometimes we can get a little rushed in the mornings with getting ready for school and for the day. So we need great breakfast ideas for kids that not only are easy, but are something they'll eat. These Sausage Pancake Bites are something I can make ahead on a Sunday and then just pop in the toaster oven on...

On the Topic of Tissues

toilet paper
What is it about household paper goods that is SO polarizing? When Nate and I got married, there was a series of intense debates regarding what brand of toilet paper we'd use. I'm not going to say who won but suffice it to say, my bum always gets its way. I'll admit I never cared a whole lot about...

The Danger Zone at Home

It's National Baby Safety Month, which is a great time to look around your house and make sure it’s as safe as possible for your little ones! It seems a little ironic that this is the month we'd choose to start a slow remodel of our kitchen, but here we are. Shelving is being moved, storage is being shuffled...

Alphabet Balls: Play with Purpose

alphabet balls
This alphabet balls activity post is sponsored by KneeBouncers, who believe in playing with purpose! Visit KneeBouncers.com for a multitude of fun games that will help your child get ready for preschool and be sure to try their new Great Play with Purpose iPad App! 45 funtabulous games that support preschool readiness and learning. Available NOW on iTunes and coming soon for Android. All opinions...