I received tickets to attend this event in exchange for this review. Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, CA for Monster Jam The boys and I had our very first Monster Jam experience over the weekend in Santa Clara at Levi’s Stadium. Our outing was an exhilarating, adrenaline-filled rush, and we even got to get up close with these larger than life vehicles. Plus, the boys had the opportunity to meet the driver’s and get autograph’s too! Monster Jam Pit Party – Devastator We arrived at the stadium...

#LosCabos – We just landed in Mexico This year my kids were given an entire week off from school in February, and in anticipation of the time off, I booked a timeshare in San Jose del Cabo. It was the first time we were traveling out of the country as a family of 4, and exciting to get our passports stamped together. The last time (and only) I had visited Cabo prior to this trip was for a friend’s wedding many year ago, I was single then and my idea of a Mexican vacation was a little different! So, with 2 kids in tow I...

If your kids are anything like mine, when it comes to storybooks and reading, they tend to stick to one book that we read over and over for a little while before they take up interest in a new one. I get it, the repetition and familiarity is a great way for them to learn and hey, if they find a book they like, I am all for it. But let’s be honest, it can also get boring…for me! A friend of mine recently shared a book written by her father (Don Rose), and husband (Javier Lopez), “When the Day Ends… and Dreams Begin...”...

The days, months, years as a parent fly by, as much as we focus on just getting through a day and look forward to trips, events and making memories, sometimes those achievements and milestones all start to blend. So, since today is the last day of 2018, I decided I want to reflect on some of our top moments in the past year. Texas – For Spring Break we traveled to Texas and visited family and friends in Dallas and Houston. We watched a Dallas Mavericks game, went to the Houston Zoo, Space Center Houston and Kemah Boardwalk. It’s...

It’s true what they say, the holiday season seems to comes faster and faster every year. It’s like as soon as Halloween rolls around, retailers are rolling out the trees, lights and gift wrap too! When it comes to sending out holiday greeting cards, you really have to be on it, often getting your game plan in place when summer turns to fall! I’m sure you know what I mean…the most popular Christmas cards are no longer seasonal prints that you sign and ship off! These days it’s all about a holiday photo shoot with the family...

Allergies seem so much more prevalent these days among kids, and if you have school age children, you know, awareness and the way allergies (especially food allergies) are handled at school…is different from when we were in school. Okay, now I’m dating myself, but just this morning at Costco, I bumped into a Mom friend who asked me what other snacks can we send to school, since there are no nuts allowed. All this to say, even if you’re child doesn’t have allergies, it’s important to understand how serious...

I’ve been meaning to write this blog all summer…and well now we’re officially in fall, but since the A’s just clinched playoff spot, I figured it’s time to finally get it done! I’m no baseball fan, but my boys are, and their Dad definitely is. Here in the Bay Area we are fortunate to have 2 MLB teams, however the one on the SF side tends to get most of the shine…all of the time. This season however, it’s all about the “Beast Bay,” Go A’s!! We basically live in the Oakland...

Northern California will soon be home to its very own Great Wolf Lodge! They have just started breaking ground in Manteca, CA…which is in California’s Central Valley, and about a 1-2 hour drive form the Bay Area, depending on where exactly you’re coming from. It’s expected to be up and running int he first half of 2020. So, with all this Great Wolf Lodge talk, I couldn’t help but reminisce on our family’s visit this past Spring Break to their Grapevine, Texas location. If you’re not familiar with...

This year my boys turned 5 and 6…and for the past year they have been ALL about basketball, specifically our hometown Golden State Warriors who just happened to prevail as back to back champions in June. So, their birthday party these was a no brainer…a Dub Nation Birthday Celebration! My boys have been spoiled when it comes to (NBA) basketball. Not only did both of their births coincide with NBA Championships (in Miami), but in both of their lifetime’s, they have only known living in places with NBA Champions! We are...

I think Maui is a great vacation destination anytime of year, whether you’re looking to travel as a couple, with friends, family or even solo! This summer, I was so excited to take my kids for the very first time, along with their Dad who had never been…plus my sisters and Mom joined us too. For me, it was my third trip to the island, and while I had already been able to explore much of the island, there was so much more I hadn’t done, and it was my first trip with my family. When I was doing research for this trip, a...

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