Water Parks to enjoy during Spring Break.

March 21, 2017 11:27 am

Spring is finally here, which means Spring Break is upon us! If you are new in America’s finest city, it can be a bit overwhelming trying to find activities for the family. But that’s OK because we can help you out with that! When you live in a city where it’s 75 degrees in the middle of winter, you learn to get acquainted with the beach and water parks. Here are three locations for you and your family to visit for your Spring Break.

San Diego’s Waterfront Park

Bring the kid’s downtown to San Diego’s Version of Central Park. Located in downtown San Diego near Little Italy is the 12-acre park loaded with tons of activities to keep the kids entertained. The park will also allow reservations for birthday parties. (No Lifeguard on duty)

Cost: FREE

Santee Lakes

Enjoy your afternoon at Santee Lakes’ Spray grounds. The location is small and easy for you to keep a close eye on your munchkins. The spray grounds are available to kids under the age of 13. Enjoy a nice picnic by the lake. Feed the ducks as they through the beautiful lakes. Be sure to pack flip flops or water shoes to prevent those feet from getting burned or blistered. (No Lifeguard on duty)

Cost: $2 per child, $3 -$5 per Adult depending on parking

Mission Bay Park

Mission Bay Park is one of the largest aquatic parks of its kind in the country. The park contains 27 miles of shoreline and has eight different swimming locations. Families can soak up the sun, swim, or even rent boats. There is also 14 miles of bike paths along Mission Bay Park. Opportunities are endless for you and your family.

Cost: Free to Swim and Picnic

Don’t forget to pack sunscreen and water shoes!

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Back To School Recipes For The Family

January 3, 2017 11:01 am
Healthy Breakfast Pizza Recipes
PHOTOGRAPH COURTESY OF LOVE AND ZEST

It’s a new year and a new semester for the kids. Getting things back on track is all about planning ahead. Now that everyone is on a mission to lose the extra Holiday weight, time can certainly get in the way of staying on top your diet. Here are a few recipes to make sure your family stays ahead of the curve this semester.

Serve whole wheat Strawberry Banana Protein Muffins. The best thing about this recipe is that you can eat it guilt free. Rich in protein and whole grains, send the family off to attack the day with energy. You can serve these muffins for breakfast or dessert.

In a rush and need a quick breakfast? Diets usually go down hill when we allow ourselves to get too hungry. That’s when we are tempted most to grab junk food. Put the cookies down and try the Berries and Cream English Muffin Sandwich. Grab an English muffin and slice it in half, spread some Greek yogurt on a slice, add a teaspoon of honey, and a few raspberries or blueberries. Not only is it delicious but it’s also quick and enough calories to get your metabolism going for the day.

Who doesn’t like pizza? Here are seven different breakfast pizza recipes that are clean for your diet and good for the family to enjoy.

Looking for some good lunch ideas? Here are ten recipes that will get your creative juices flowing. Not only is it good for you to pack for the kid’s school lunch, but they are also great meals to keep in the refrigerator for yourself as well.

Remember, the best way to a achieve your goals is to take everything one day at a time. Happy New Year!

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Tips On How To Get Your Child Ready For School Again

December 30, 2016 11:00 am

Getting your children back in the mindset of going back to school can be tough. After a long winter break filled with gifts, gatherings, and staying up late, getting back into the school routine seems impossible to do in one night. Although the first day back to school is around the corner, you can get your children ready for their first day back sooner than you think. Here are a few ways to get prepared for school again.

Create a launch pad.

Some of us have our shoes, bags, and Jackets by the door before work the next day, do the same for the kids. Make it fun! Cut out a nice big cardboard circle and create a “Launch Pad”! Pull out the paint, crayons, and markers for them to design their own. Every night before bed, make sure that their backpack and school essentials are on their launch pad ready for school.

Start your routine a few days earlier.

Don’t wait until the day before school to get your child to bed on time. Start a few days before so that the family isn’t stressed out Sunday night. Getting up at the time that your kids would on a school day is necessary. Bedtime won't be as rough if they are up at a decent time every morning.

Make a chart

Between getting everyone dressed or deciding what to cook for dinner, it can be a little stressful. Whatever your routine would be during the week, try putting it on the chart. Planning the week out ahead of time will save money and protect you and your children from stress.

Add a fun activity to their after school schedule

Winter break may be filled with a ton of video games and TV. Create a fun activity for after school that your child can substitute to for electronics. Find other families in the community and organize a fun evening at the park. Electronics may hinder your child from getting the extra hours of sleep.

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