Morgan, of Little Hen House, is one of our favorite mom bloggers and she’s here to talk about all things San Diego while raising two little girls. She tackles shopping for the kids, day trips, and local kid-friendly restaurants. All while having a bunch of chickens in her backyard. Amazing. Thanks Morgan!
1. What is the best thing about living in your neighborhood?
I love how close we are to everything. We are half a mile from Downtown, a stone’s throw from Coronado, and a short drive to the Zoo and Sea World. I also love that our neighborhood is diverse and colorful. Even our flock of backyard chickens fit right in!
2. Where do you shop for your kids clothes?
I actually do most of my shopping at second-hand and thrift stores. I love Baby Go Round and Amvets for gently used children’s clothing and toys. I love the thrill of the hunt and it makes my day when I can score great finds from Baby Gap, Janie and Jack, or Mini Boden. When I have the opportunity to splurge, The Hillside Artisans Children’s Boutique in Mission Hills and Style Child in Hillcrest are my absolute favorites.
3. What is your favorite local vacation or day trips?
We love to visit the Wynola Farms Marketplace in Julian, Disneyland is always a hit, and we are hoping to rent a cabin with friends in Big Bear this New Year’s Eve. I’m all for putting the girls down and then ringing in the New Year with some adult beverages.
4. Describe a perfect Sunday with your family.
The Perfect Sunday would be hitting up the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market first thing in the morning and then heading home for a lunch of fresh local and organic produce. If everything goes according to plan, the entire household would take an afternoon nap followed by a beach walk in Coronado. While there, we would grab some frozen yogurt and picnic in the park. Then kids would go to bed early and my husband and I would spend the evening watching Mad Men reruns. I’m totally swooning just thinking about it!
5. Where do you like to catch a bite with the little one in tow?
My all-time favorite place to take the kids is The Station Tavern in South Park. It’s a hip burger joint/bar that also boasts an outdoor play area for kids. It’s heaven.