Showing posts from April, 2015

Dancing DJ with the Padres Kids Crew

My little DJ's passion for dance has got him doing great things lately! Last week, DJ was able to perform as part of the Padres Kids Crew his dance studio, Studio FX.

The kids practiced for weeks getting ready for the performance.

Unlike DJ's first public performance at the Escondido Performing Arts Center a few months ago, he was now showing nervousness as the Padres performance was getting closer. As the kids were talking about performing in front of thousands of people, DJ grew more and more worried as the days came closer. But he kept focused on practicing and was excited for the day to come.

The day of the performance, when we arrived at Petco Park, DJ held on to my arm tightly as we walked through the crowds to meet up with his dance group. As the group practiced in the parking lot, DJ didn't want to lose sight of me. He kept saying "mommy, don't leave me".

Eventually, we headed inside Petco Park to get the kids ready to perform. All the parents took th…

Win a Party in a Box from Del Real Foods!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know one of my favorite things to do it eat! 
For me, eating means taking myself away from a busy day to break bread with friends and family. At work, my co-workers and I always have lunch together sharing stories about our kids and sharing funny jokes. At home, dinner is a time for our family to share how our day and check in with one another. Also,  I figure eating is a job I do well since Yelp has awarded me 'elite' status for three years on a row now. =)

Thanks to Del Real Foods, I'm hosting a giveaway for a grand prize “Party In A Box” featuring Del Real highlights like carnitas, tamales, pork al pastor pupusas, and the newest delicious addition: the Al Pastor Taco Kit. The grand prize Party In A Box will includes a Del Real picnic cooler basket, as well as a Del Real blanket. It’ll make for a great fiesta to celebrate a family milestone or spring picnic with loved ones! 
What is your favorite meal with share with friends and family…

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San Diego Kids Expo and Fair is Right Around the Corner! #SDKidsExpo

When I was younger, I remember whining to my parents "I'm bored." Admit it, we've all been guilty of this growing up. Recently, my two boys started the "I'm bored" whining also. I'd like to think I find fun and exciting things for us to do during our weekends and breaks from school, So when we actually spend a day at home, the "I'm bored" mantra begins. If your kids are "bored", here is something to do with them that will definitely get them excited and occupied for a few hours, not to mention giving you lots of ideas for future family fun!

The ever popular San Diego Kids Expo and Fair is right around the corner.This fun fair has everything with music, dance, sports demos, games, cooking classes, plus so much more at the Del Mar Fairgrounds on Saturday, April 25 and Sunday, April 26.

The San Diego Kids Expo and Fair features a ton of fun for the kids: 200 foot long ziplineEuro Bungee trampolinesLaser tagNASA astronaut training…

Mommies Always Worry

Being out in public with two little kids can be worrisome at times. My kids are easily distracted and have often separated from me at a theme park or at the mall to get a closer look at something that has caught their attention. I've taught my kids to start calling for me as soon as they realize they've lost me and to quickly find an adult who can help. 

A helpful took is a new digital children's picture book that has just been released by LadyBee Publishing entitled "Momma Don't You Worry."

It's about a boy who's almost 6 years old who believes he's too old to have his mom hold his hand when they're out in public. The story has cool rhymes and has a good message for children who get lost in public places.  

Muy kids love their digital books! Having read the story along with the pictures, coupled with conversation after the story, my boys are more apt to remember what to do when they get lost!