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The Truth about Divorce & Dating

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I don’t know how to date. It has been 15 years since I went on my last date, to say the landscape has changed would be a huge understatement. There are apps that you swipe if you find someone attractive, it is bizarre to say the least. Going on dates as a grown ass woman with a child is very bizarre. We all grew up with the values our parents the baby boomers instilled in us. Find partner, marry partner, have kids with partner, grow old and die with said partner.

Sometimes life has a different plan for us and we divorce the partner. People told me divorce was difficult, but there really should be a new word to explain it, because difficult isn’t even close. So, lets add the two things that are bizarre and difficult together at the same time, dating and divorce. Seems like a great idea!

It is all so different, you have kids they have kids and the schedules, OMG the schedules. It seriously takes some imagination to make a date happen. You ask… is this your weekend with the kids? Seriously hoping it isn’t because you are kid free and want to do something, literally anything. When schedules match up and you can actually go on a date it is like a fairytale, not the kind where there is a prince and princess. The kind where you get to go out without your child! Want to go to a concert on a Thursday? Sounds fun, and it is fun. But at the end of the day you are sleeping in bed alone.

That has taken some getting used to, having slept next to someone for over 14 years, you almost instinctively go to reach for them. The person, your person who you married, had children with suddenly isn’t your person anymore. The only conversations you now have with that person are about co-parenting. It’s weird as hell, like really seriously weird. I never knew my child having enough clothing at this house or that would be as big of an issue as it is. It is children clothing, why the hell does it matter? It doesn’t.

Nothing really matters except the well-being of your child, plain and simple. If they are okay you will be okay. Some days are worse than others, but at the end of the day just remind yourself there is a reason you left. There is someone out there that will treat you right, you just have to find him, and marry him. Kidding, just Kidding! Don’t know if I will ever get married again, at this point I can say there is no way, but you can never say never.

 

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Pony Express to Del Mar Races *special discounts*

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Del Mar

Traffic in Southern California is brutal in the summer and getting to the Del Mar Racetrack is not always fun. This year try taking the Pony Express! Not only will you be able to enjoy getting there with a nice view of the ocean, but you won’t get stuck in horrible traffic. Parking at the Del Mar Racetrack is $10 for general parking or $20 for valet. There is no better way to get there (unless by limo) and the Pony Express ticket includes your admission to the races.

Through a combination ticket called the “Pony Express,” travelers can purchase a round-trip fare on the Coaster, Sprinter and Breeze, along with Stretch Run admission a free shuttle service between the Solana Beach Coaster station and the racetrack. Cost for the ticket remains at only $11, a $6 savings to racegoers. Additionally, those using the service save the $10 auto parking fee, allowing for a total savings of $16.

Tickets for the “Pony Express” special are available at all ticket vending machines at every NCTD station by pressing the “Current Promotions” button. Additionally, they can be pre-purchased on-line at http://www.GoNCTD.com/Races. “Pony Express” riders will be able to pick up their admission tickets at the track’s Diamond Club booth near the Stretch Run gate in close proximity to the double-decker bus stop.

Take the Shuttle from Solana Beach Station to the Track
Transit riders can take the COASTER or BREEZE bus route 101 to the Solana Beach Transit Station. From there, double-decker buses sponsored by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will shuttle race fans to the Del Mar Racetrack for every race.  Show your Pony Express ticket at the Diamond Club booth near the Stretch Run gate at the track to receive your race admission ticket.

The Double-Decker shuttle is FREE and leaves the track 15 minutes after every race ends.

Concert Admission
On concert days, you must enter the track gates with your Pony Express ticket before the last race.  If you do not enter before the last race, admission is $20.

Do not forget to sign up for the Diamond Club, it is free to sign up and you received discounts and special offers which include half price beer!

 

Soothe In-Home Massage delivered to you – $30 off!

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Soothe Massage is an on demand massage company that comes straight to you. Anytime from 8 A.M. to midnight you may request a five-star massage therapist to come to your house. There are four different types of massage including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, and Pre-Natal massage. There is also couples massage, that’s right, they will send two therapists to your home so you and your partner can enjoy a massage together.

This Mother’s Day give the gift of health and wellness to your mother, or ask your kids and husband to buy it for you! Soothe massage prices are amazing only $99 for a 60-minute massage, $139 for a 90-minute massage, and $169 for a 120-minute massage. The pricing is simple, and tip is included. Book now and receive $30 off your first massage with Soothe, making the price only $69 for a 60-minute, $109 for a 90-minute, or $139 for a 120-minute massage!

I was fortunate enough to have a little pre-Mother’s Day pampering yesterday with a 90-minute massage in my living room, My therapist Muriel was delightful, and very skilled. She brought everything with her, massage table, sheets & pillows, aroma therapy, and music. It was one of the best massages I’ve ever had, and what I absolutely adored was that when the 90-minutes were up I didn’t have to drive home, I was home! I poured myself a glass of wine, moved myself to the couch and relaxed for the rest of the night.

Soothe is now available in 27 cities with over 4000 licensed massage therapists, Soothe currently serves: Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, New York, London, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Worth, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Miami, Minneapolis, Newark/Northern New Jersey, Orlando, Philadelphia, Portland, Phoenix, San Diego, San Jose, Scottsdale, Seattle, Vancouver (British Columbia), and Washington D.C.  Both Las Vegas and Orlando will be happy to serve customers as of May 5th, 2016!

For more information or to book your first, or second, or third Soothe Massage visit their website here.

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Mother’s Day Giveaway ($2,000 value)

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We are so happy to share with you our Mother’s Day Giveaway with a retail value over $2,000! There are so amazing products we are giving away including:

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Beloforte is a new workout line that is all the rage with celebrities right now.  We are in love with everything they make, below are the pants we are giving away, but to check out their full line of clothes check out their lookbook here.

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The gorgeous rose gold bracelet below is made by Maria Shireen, not only is it beautiful but it has a purpose too! What mom doesn’t wear a hair tie around her wrist from time to time? Let’s be honest well have all done it. Problem with doing that is it is a bit of an eyesore and leaves a dent in your wrist. Maria’s husband decided to make her a bracelet so she could bring fashion to her hair tie, and the bittersweet line was born. The bracelets come in gold, rose gold, and silver and come in different sizes for different size wrists. I have one and wear it all the time, another thing I love is all you have to do is change the hair tie color and it can match any outfit you have instantly. To see the full line of what Bittersweet has to offer check out their website here.

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To enter our Mother’s Day Giveaway visit and ‘Like’ our Facebook page and enter to win here.

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Take the Pony Express to the Races

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Del Mar

Traffic in Southern California is brutal in the summer and getting to the Del Mar Racetrack is not always fun. This year try taking the Pony Express! Not only will you be able to enjoy getting there with a nice view of the ocean, but you won’t get stuck in horrible traffic. Parking at the Del Mar Racetrack is $10 for general parking or $20 for valet. There is no better way to get there (unless by limo) and the Pony Express ticket includes your admission to the races.

Every race day, after Opening Day throughout the 2015 Del Mar Racing Season July 17 – Sept. 4, you can purchase the Pony Express combination ticket for just $11, which includes Stretch Run Admission (regularly $6) and round-trip COASTER fare (regularly $11) and a free shuttle between the Solana Beach COASTER Station and the track. That’s a 35% SAVINGS!  You’ll also save $10 in parking fees. The one-day ticket is valid every race day, except opening day. It also includes rides on the SPRINTER light rail and BREEZE bus service.

Making it easier than any ever before the Pony Express may be purchased in advance online, or with the new mobile app and in the ticket vending machines in every NCTD transit station by selecting the “Current Promotions” button.

Take the Shuttle from Solana Beach Station to the Track
Transit riders can take the COASTER or BREEZE bus route 101 to the Solana Beach Transit Station. From there, double-decker buses sponsored by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will shuttle race fans to the Del Mar Racetrack for every race.  Show your Pony Express ticket at the Diamond Club booth near the Stretch Run gate at the track to receive your race admission ticket.

The Double-Decker shuttle is FREE and leaves the track 15 minutes after every race ends.

Concert Admission
On concert days, you must enter the track gates with your Pony Express ticket before the last race.  If you do not enter before the last race, admission is $20.

Do not forget to sign up for the Diamond Club, it is free to sign up and you received discounts and special offers which include half price beer!

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Join fitmob Unlimited fitness classes in San Diego!

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The newest and hottest workout that is brand new to San Diego is fitmob, which offers challenging and FUN workouts in your neighborhood!  The awesome workouts range from strength training, Pilates, dance/yoga, and cardio, there really is something for everyone.  Because every workout is different, you are using different muscles with each workout.  Why is fitmob so different?  Instead of going to one gym or studio you are offered a wide range of studios to choose from. Today I tried out Baja Body Athletic Club in Oceanside (pictured below), it was my first time visiting and I loved it. It was HARD but it was also an amazing workout. The studio offers a variety of classes from Beach Fit which includes cardio, strength, and core exercises to Anti-Gravity which focuses on increasing range of motion, flexibility, core strength, and relaxation. I am looking forward to going back next week, if you would like to try Baja Body in Oceanside, the first class is free and you will not regret it.

For only $79 per month, fitmob Passport members have unlimited access to the best studios, personal trainers and boutique gyms in San Diego.  There are options for your most loved classes at favorites like Xtend Barre, Baja Body, Club Pilates, Bird Rock Yoga, Pop Physique, and SPARKCYCLE. Passport members will also be able to work out at local gyms, including all amenities without needing a membership. Unlimited classes at the studios you love, a few gyms do have a max of 4 classes per month, but most studios do not have a limit at all. Right now and only for a limited time fitmob is offering an incredible launch offer of only $1 for the first monthClaim your first month of fitmob for $1 here.

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fitmob is redefining the gym in the digital age delivering unique group workouts with top trainers, gyms, and studios in your neighborhood. fitmob is founded by Paul Twohey, previously co-founder of Ness Computing & early engineer at Palantir, and Raj Kapoor, previously co-founder/CEO of Snapfish, MD at Mayfield Fund and Lyft’s first VC investor. fitmob’s mission is to empower an active, global community through wellness. The company is based in San Francisco and is finally in San Diego! The full list of current studios are below.

Aire Urban Fitness Gemini Fit Pop Physique San Diego Studio Barre – Mission Hills
Baja Body getKellyfit Pure Motion Fitness Studio Flo Pilates
Bam Bam Culture I am Beautiful Boot Camp Ride On Indoor Cycling The Little Yoga Studio
Barre 59 Jazzercise – College Area RJC Athletics The San Diego Boot Camp
Bird Rock Yoga Jazzercise – Mira Mesa RossFit Bootcamp Tri Power Yoga
Breakaway Jazzercise Pacific Beach Soledad Club San Diego Burn Fitness Wired Fitness
Califit Coaching Services Jazzercise Santee San Diego Core Fitness Xplicit Fitness
Club Pilates – La Mesa, Rancho Bernardo, Morena Blvd, Bankers Hill, Del Mar Kettlebell X-Training San Diego Premier Training Xtend Barre – By The Sea
Club Pilates – San Diego, Pacific Beach Kettleflex Fitness Shift Fitness Xtend Barre – Camino Del Sur
Club Pilates – San Marcos, Encinitas, Carlsbad La Jolla Wellness Studio San Diego Premier Training Xtend Barre – Scripps Poway
CrossFit TOV La Mesa Fit Body Boot Camp Shift Fitness Yoga Del Mar
Eight Elements West NXPT Studio Barre – Bird Rock Yoga with Shawna
Fathom Crossfit Point Loma Sports Club Studio Barre – Carmel Valley


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