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La Costa Resort July 4, 2017 Fireworks Show


The Fourth of July is a big holiday and La Costa Resort loves to celebrate! The La Costa firework celebration for 2017 is a full line up of activities for little ones and adults alike!

  • To start the day at 11 a.m. you may try the fun daily craft (patriotic theme) at the Athletic Club Patio.
  • Have a little lunch and then stop by the Coastal Events Center for some fun cookie decorating.
  • To cool off don’t miss the water balloon toss at the Sport Court, or the watersides.
  • My son’s favorite is the s’mores roasting over the open fire, but I assume pretty much any child is the same. Chocolate, graham crackers then add a toasted marshmallow who says no to that?

The evening comes to a close at 9 p.m. with the annual fireworks celebration, you will NOT want to miss the 20-minute fireworks extravaganza! The La Costa Resort has the best fireworks in North San Diego County!

If you live in the area like us, please remember to keep your animals indoors. To reserve a room or for more information visit La Costa’s website here.

Are Divorced Dads better dads?


With Father’s Day a few days away I wanted to share how much respect I have for the divorced dads of the world. There are so many different types of divorced dads, there are weekend dads, 50/50 dads and even FULL TIME dads!

Let me start by saying I 100% believe my ex husband is now a better father than he ever was while we were married, and he would agree with me. My ex husband has actually thanked me for leaving because his relationship with our child has changed drastically. I will also add that he wasn’t a bad dad, he just left most of the ‘kid stuff’ to me. Divorced dads don’t have someone to help with the ‘kid stuff’ which is different in each situation.

Divorced dads do all the things us moms do, they go to work, do laundry, clean house, bathe children, feed children and everything in between. Single moms have been doing this for years so what is the difference? The main difference is men are just not as good at it, don’t get mad most men just aren’t. Which is why I think divorced dads have a leg up on married dads. Divorced dads do it all and without any help.

It may just be my personal experience but I think the divorced dads of the world are unsung heroes. Whether that means coaching their kid’s soccer team, taking them fishing, being at every school play, or just having the energy at the end of the day to play with them.

Dads from the 1950’s would look at dads today and would probably think the men are foolish. Can you imagine a dad in the 50’s changing a diaper? Doing the laundry AND then making dinner? No way! That simply wouldn’t have happened then, but it happens every single day in houses across America. Dads have really stepped up and I want to say thank you, thank you to the dads who do it all.

Little girls are growing up seeing dads cleaning the house, showing our little girls cleaning isn’t a woman’s job. Gender roles are so different now, especially with divorced dads who do it all. Happy Father’s day to the divorced dads of the world, I see you, good job and keep up the hard work!




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Kids bowl free at Tavern Bowl this Summer


Summer is upon us and with that comes the dreaded statement “Mom I’m bored” If you are like me and looking for fun free things to do this summer we have it covered! Tavern Bowl is offering FREE bowling for kids this summer at these locations: Escondido (North County Fair Mall) East Lake, East Village, and Costa Mesa.

The sign up is easy, to just sign up for a  FREE JR. KINGPIN CLUB PASS click the link. This pass gets you one free game per day in June, July, & August. (Monday – Friday, Open – 4p.m. Shoes are not included.) To be eligible, children must be 14 years of age or younger. Reservations are not accepted; good for walk-ins only.

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Flash Giveaway Nitro Circus 6/17 in San Diego!


SoCal Savvy Mom is partnering with Nitro Circus for a fun giveaway! This Saturday Nitro Circus is speeding into town to Qualcomm stadium. The giveaway is for a family-four pack for June 17, 2017 in San Diego at 6 PM at Qualcomm Stadium – San Diego, CA located at 9449 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108.

Enter to win here:

If you are not lucky enough to win don’t worry you can purchase tickets right up until showtime here.

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San Diego Movies in the Park June 2017


Summer Movies in the Park is a perfect chance to relax and enjoy a safe and special night under the stars with your family. Arrive early to pick out a good seat! Bring blankets or low back chairs to sit on while you enjoy the movies. Bring a picnic dinner for your family to share as well. Enjoy Free summer movies with your family at  your local park all summer long.

Movies are all rated G or PG, and this year because of Star Wars PG-13, and the movies are all family friendly. Movies this year include Moana, Sing, Secret Life of Pets, LEGO Batman Movie, are some top favorites this year.  Each movie is at a local park all over both the city of San Diego and San Diego County.  All movies start at dusk (approx. 15 minutes after sunset, 8 p.m.). Movies are subject to change. For more information visit the event website here. See below for the movie/park nearest you for the month of June:

Friday, June 9 

Saturday, June 10

Friday, June 16 (more…)

Reading Cinemas Summer $1 Movies 2017


Reading Cinemas has a fun summer movie schedule for children for only $1 per movie! There are special prices for concessions as well, Reel Kids soda is $1, Reel Kids popcorn is $2, Reel Kids hot dog $2, and select candies are $1.50. There are six participating locations: Town Square located on Clairemont Drive, The Tower Theater in Sacramento, Valley Plaza 12 in Bakersfield, Cal Oaks 17 in Murrieta, and Rohnert Park 16  in Rohnert Park. All movies are on Wednesday and Thursday throughout the summer and begin at 10:00 a.m.

Below is a list of the dates of the movies and which movie is playing. It is the same line up for every theater, enjoy!

Wednesday June 14 & Thursday June 15


Wednesday June 21 & Thursday June 22


Wednesday June 28 & Thursday June 29

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Wednesday July 5 & Thursday July 6

Ice Age: Collision Course

Wednesday July 12 & Thursday July 13


Wednesday July 19 & Thursday July 20

Kung Fu Panda 3

Wednesday July 26 & Thursday July 27

The LEGO Batman Movie

Wednesday August 2 & Thursday August 3

The Peanuts Movie

Wednesday August 9 & Thursday August 10




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