Published on Friday, July 13, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Teaching children about the natural world should be treated as one of the most important events in their lives. – Thomas Berry
Each day is an adventure in our home...at least that's what we aspire towards. We love the outdoors, and summer is the perfect time to get out and about to explore, discover and learn about the world around us. As a child, I remember ou... Read More »
Published on Sunday, July 8, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
Over the last few months, my son has developed a fascination with LEGOS. There aren't many toys that will capture his attention for long periods of time. He enjoys building and I appreciate how this activity helps with his fine motor skills and creative processing.
Over the weekend, we took him to LEGOLAND California Resort in Carlsbad, and even though we have ... Read More »
Published on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 by Caryn Bailey
For two hours, prepare to be mesmerized by the sheer talent of a group of artists that consistently defy natural laws. Cirque Du Soleil's infamous acrobatic troupe recently made it's arrival at the Del Mar Fairgrounds for a four-week run in a show that traces the evolution of mankind. Totem seeks to explore the various facets of evolution, including those proposed t... Read More »
Published on Sunday, November 6, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
I think it should be required that each and every mom get an assigned day week afternoon to simply relax in whichever way we choose. Some women find sitting in a coffee shop with a book in hand incredibly therapeutic. Others run, meditate, or do yoga. I find bliss at the spa.
Earlier this year, I spent an evening at The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego.... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
After watching the film Night at the Museum, I walked away thinking about all the places I'd like to visit "after hours." Wouldn't it be neat to visit Disneyland, a working theater, or the zoo after dark? I think San Diego Zoo Safari Park was one step ahead of the game when they developed their Roar and Snore Safari.
You may remember that I recently wrote brief... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Marveled in wonder at the acrobats...
Were blown away by the magnificence and speed of Shiley the Cheetah...
And oohed and aahed over giraffes, rhinos, and buffalo...
I grew up in Southern California, but last week was my very first visit to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. On the contrary, I have been to the San Diego Zoo more times... Read More »
Published on Tuesday, June 21, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Music is an integral part of our family. My husband sings and I played the piano for many years. Both of my children enjoy music, particularly my daughter who literally dances every time she hears a song (even if it's simply on television). With reality shows like American Idol, many children and young adults enjoy exploring their own musical talent.
Awhile bac... Read More »
Published on Monday, February 28, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
Two weekends ago, my husband and I had one glorious weekend to ourselves, sans children. We take our children everywhere, and the number of evenings our children have been away from us can be counted on two hands...maybe. We don't use babysitters or nannies (although I am not opposed to either) and my son didn't go to preschool until after his second birthday. T... Read More »
Published on Sunday, January 16, 2011 by Caryn Bailey
While their is no shortage of fast food restaurants in the US, finding a healthy, on-the-go meal is a bit more challenging. And with many of us short on time, particularly during the lunch hour, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation (who's buffet-style restaurants include Souplantation and Sweet Tomatoes) recognized the need for a healthy, quick-serve meal option.... Read More »
Published on Thursday, December 30, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
If you can believe it, the hubby and I will get a date night this New Year's Eve alone...without kids! So now we're faced with the decision of what to do. Here are some of the ideas we've tossed around:
Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog
Disneyland: The first New Year's Eve party at Disneyland was held 30 years ago! Check out some highlights from previous cele... Read More »
Published on Monday, September 27, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Last week, we had the privilege of attending the grand re-opening of the Fetter Family Galapagos Tortoise Exhibit at the San Diego Zoo. Read all about it over at Daytripping Mom.
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Published on Sunday, June 6, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Did you know that Tuesday, June 8 is World Oceans Day? That's ok...neither did I. The day was initiated to educate and increase awareness about ocean conservation. Over the weekend, we celebrated the day in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of Dr. Seuss' classic One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish book by visiting the Sea Life Aquarium in Carlsbad.
Some o... Read More »
Published on Thursday, May 6, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Two years ago, author and holistic expert Anna Getty initiated Pregnancy Awareness Month, a month-long educational campaign designed to educate and empower women to make healthy changes that make a difference in pregnancy and parenting. I have attended all of her events, each of which is uniquely inspirational. This year, the backdrop was the beautiful TreePeople ... Read More »
Published on Friday, February 26, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Last night was the opening night of Cirque du Soleil’s KOOZA at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in sunny California! We had an opportunity to attend their media preview night on Wednesday, and I have to say that seeing it again was just as breathtaking and heart stopping as the first time.
To recap, "KOOZA is a return to the origins of Cirque du Soleil that combines tw... Read More »
Published on Saturday, February 6, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
Last week, we finally took our little boy to see Disney On Ice - Worlds of Fantasy...just before it left Southern California. The show was an amazing combination of lights, characters, ice skating, and magic. I can't wait for another year of entertainment from Feld! Check out our pics from the event.
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Published on Thursday, February 4, 2010 by Caryn Bailey
With all the money I spend at a certain coffee shop, I should own a part of it...like a table or a brick...right? I just love my coffee. Unfortunately, I like the "froofy" drinks...the mochas and lattes and ice-blended drinks that cost the most.
Last week I had the opportunity to take some latte lessons from National Barista Champ Heather Perry. This is the s... Read More »