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Hitting Rock Bottom

“I remember how awful I felt, just rotting from the inside out, from an infectious case of persistent guilt and shame. Vodka in my coffee cup would surely, at least temporarily, mute the deafening screams of reality.”

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Costco’s Shamrock Ravioli Is Back for St. Patrick’s Day

The luck o’ the Irish—it’s bellissimo!

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Curious What the Most Popular Valentine’s Day Candy Is? The Answer May Surprise You

What exactly are Americans buying to satisfy that sweet tooth? Read on to find out the most popular Valentine’s Day candy by state and what candy trends to expect this year.

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Classic Festival & Fair Food You Can Make at Home

Bring home the flavors of your favorite outdoor fest with these mouth-watering recipes.

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Show Pops He’s Tops! Local Father’s Day Gifts for Delivery or Pick-Up

Craft beer, award-winning coffee, Padres memorabilia and so much more! Here’s how to treat dad this Father’s Day!

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7 Ways to Homeschool a Preschooler While a Pandemic Rages

“Parenting is neither sport nor competition. Parenting is not about us. And we often forget it’s not just a noun, it’s also a verb.”

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Costco Has Wine Popsicles & BRB We’re Starting Summer Now

Grown-up ice pops are the new summer hotness.

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There’s a Secret Menu Item at Disney’s Toy Story Land—& Here’s How to Get It

There’s a very special secret menu item at Toy Story Land’s new restaurant—and it’s just for grownups!

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pedialyte for hangovers

This Hangover Cure Is Hiding In Your Kids Nursery?

Why not grab a few bottles on your next grocery run?

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Disney Has Spiked Hot Chocolate (and More!) for the Holidays

This holiday season brings an array of festive sweets and treats to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Some Days as a Mom I Have to Remind Myself of These Things

Sometimes I think Moms have the market cornered on guilt.

When I was juggling being a mom with a demanding, around-the-clock job outside the home I felt guilty for not spending more time with my kids. And I felt guilty about all the things I just didn’t have the time or energy to do.

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Häagen-Dazs Released a Whole Line of Alcohol-Infused Ice Cream

It’s ice cream. It’s a cocktail. It’s both!

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(Barely) Surviving Spring Break with Kids at Home

Photo: Otrags
It’s the first day of Spring Break and that can only mean one thing: lots of me losing it.
Spring Break is really just for teachers. You give them a week off so they don’t murder anyone. I…

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10 Ways To Hide Your Early Pregnancy This Holiday Season

You just found out your pregnant days before an onslaught of festive gatherings begin. Here’s how to keep your news hush hush until you’re ready to share.

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Dear New Neighbor – I am NOT Crazy

Dear New Neighbor – Please Let Me Explain,
Hello new neighbor and welcome to the neighborhood. I wanted to apologize for not stopping by to say a proper hello and welcome; I feel terrible for being so rude. I saw…

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Why Being A Party Girl Will Make Me A Great Mom

The Little Things Collaboration By Niki Jones & edited by Dani Lee
Vodka on the rocks with three limes was my signature drink by the time I was 18. Some would call that drinking like a boss. Now at 32, I look…

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Just Opened: Maroni Hot Pots Delivers Italian Just Like Nonna’s

Tasty comfort food AND you get to keep that snazzy red cookware!

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Party like it’s 1980! Vintage Game Night at Elizabethan Desserts

This new Encinitas dessert shop offers vintage games, tasty cupcakes, and some sweet treats for parents too!

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Some Like It Hot: Six Spots to Celebrate National Popcorn Day

In honor of National Popcorn Day, we cooked up six scrumptious spots to pop over and pick up a bag of the good stuff.

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8 Noteworthy Summer Restaurant Openings

We’re in a familiar spring lull. Seems this time every year there’s a short stretch of anticipatory time just before several restaurants open, in time for high summer. This year there are several worth watching for, including a major Tom…

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Date Night: Holiday Cocktail Class

Do you ever wish you had the confidence in serving the perfect holiday cocktail to your dinner guests? Attend the Holiday Cocktail Class at Sun Liquor Lounge (they are a local distiller of gin & vodka) on Saturday, December 15th.…

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5 Sophisticated Spring Break Cocktails

For those of us who have long since been in college, spring break means little more than hordes of coeds, swarming sunny beaches with mixed drinks as colorful as their language. Isn’t it time the grownups take spring break back?…

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iPeed Home Pregnancy Test iPhone App

Pink or Blue? One Line or Two? Cup or stream? What woman hasn’t spent countless hours sweating it out over an innocuous white plastic stick otherwise known as a home pregnancy test (whether trying to conceive or not). Not to…

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How to Make Vintage Cocktails in Your Kitchen

Revolving 500 feet above Seattle, fine guests of The Eye of the Needle (now called Sky City) enjoyed dining and drinks in a decadent, rotating atmosphere in 1962. While the days of a full course meal for less than $7…

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Date Night: 12 Local Spirits You Must Taste

Nothing says holiday cheer more than a delicious local spirit to get you in the festive mood. Seattle Magazine has picked out 12 can’t miss local spirits, which are not only mouth-watering yummy, but make great gifts for all those…

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Date Night: Sample Spirits from Seattle’s New Distilleries

Tired of weekend winery trips? Why not call up the babysitter and slip out for an afternoon of sampling locally-produced spirits? Our friends at Seattle Magazine have done the research for us, and here is their list of local and…

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Quick & Easy Dinnertime Meal

The folks at Cucina Fresca shared with us a recipe for an easy-to-prepare family meal. By combining  their pre-packaged fresh pasta and sauce, you can skip the time-consuming process of preparing lasagna from scratch and get to the good stuff…

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