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Thrively.com Helps Children Pursue Their Passions

Thrively.com Helps Children Pursue Their Passions

Recently, I introduced my kids to a site that encourages kids to discover and expand their unique abilities. Thrively.com is an awesome startup website that helps children discover and pursue their passions in life and build upon their strengths and interests…

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Easter Weekend Fun in San Diego: April 18 -20

Easter Weekend Fun in San Diego: April 18 -20

All weekend, visit the Birch Aquarium to learn how the arrival of Spring affects wildlife and the sea, make crafts, and participate in an underwater egg hunt! Plus, Saturday the aquarium hosts their monthly SEA Days, this time focusing on the world’s oceans. Kids can participate in hands-on activities and scientific exploration – and it’s free with museum admission!

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Get Your Discounted LEGOLAND® and Sea Life® Tickets for Celebrate Carlsbad Day!

Get Your Discounted LEGOLAND® and Sea Life® Tickets for Celebrate Carlsbad Day!

Celebrate Carlsbad Day at LEGOLAND California and at the same time take advantage of this exciting annual opportunity for heavily-discounted tickets! LEGOLAND California admission is just $25 for this special day, (walk-in prices are normally $83 for adults and $73 for kids) scheduled for Sunday, May 4, 2014, from 1:00 – 8:00 p.m…

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Where to Celebrate Easter and Passover in San Diego 2014

Where to Celebrate Easter and Passover in San Diego 2014

Spring is in the air and that means Easter and Passover services and celebrations, brunch with the family, egg hunts, egg dying, and more! Enjoy some of my favorite go-to sites for great suggestions for holiday celebrations and activities…

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San Diego Weekend Fun in the Sun Awaits: April 11 – 13

San Diego Weekend Fun in the Sun Awaits: April 11 – 13

Ahoy, mateys! Stop by the Maritime Museum this weekend for some nautical fun, including scavenger hunts, ship-related activities like knot-tying and rope-making, and much more. Activities vary each day and are offered with regular paid admission to the museum ($8-16)….

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Don’t Get Near My Precious Nokia Lumia Icon #VZWBuzz!

Don’t Get Near My Precious Nokia Lumia Icon #VZWBuzz!

I recently had the opportunity to check out the Nokia Lumia Icon as part of the Verizon Lifestyle Blogger program with The Online Mom. I consider it a delightful upgrade from my first true love (my first smart phone). This device frankly has me feeling like I need to take a university course …

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#TouchnKnow: Test the Substance and Not the Person

#TouchnKnow: Test the Substance and Not the Person

I recollect far too many stories from my days as a teacher/coordinator/counselor that involved students whom I had helped out (in some capacity) who either dabbed in the drug scene or habitually used illegal drugs – and this was as soon as in their preteen years.  The most tragic memory for me involves a certain (ex)student, in particular, who while under the […]

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Be One With Nature: Fun Outdoor Events this Weekend in San Diego – April 4-6

Be One With Nature: Fun Outdoor Events this Weekend in San Diego – April 4-6

April is here, and we’ve already had a few spring showers – luckily, the sunshine will be back this weekend and there are tons of opportunities for family fun to start the month off strong! Here are our top picks…

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Busker Festival, Junior Carlsbad and More! Weekend Fun: March 29-30

Busker Festival, Junior Carlsbad and More! Weekend Fun: March 29-30

Juggling, unicycling, sword swallowing and MUCH more – you’ll have to see it to believe it at the annual Spring Busker Festival at Seaport Village! Watch street performers all afternoon, plus check out the many shops and restaurants that Seaport Village has to offer. The event is free, but audiences are encouraged to tip performers…

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Yes, You Should Take a Vacation: 3 Ways to Raise the Money

Yes, You Should Take a Vacation: 3 Ways to Raise the Money

Vacations are meant to refresh your mind, body and soul—with the added comfort of knowing you’re still being paid. If you can get past that first hurdle and actually use the vacation you’ve earned, you may be hung up on how you can afford it. Taking a vacation doesn’t have to be stressful, and it shouldn’t put you in the poorhouse. Consider these three options to pay for it:

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