Outside the Box: Farm Fresh to You Delivers Organic CSA with More Options

Outside the Box: Farm Fresh to You Delivers Organic CSA with More Options - DontMesswithMama.com

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. I was compensated to write this post, but I only do this for brands I believe in. I received a free sample of the products mentioned below for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. I’m a HUGE fan of community-supported agriculture (CSAs). Just the idea of […]

The Home Depot Genesee Grand Re-Opening

Home Depot

This is a sponsored post by me on behalf of The Home Depot. I attended The Home Depot Genesee grand re-opening event on June 19 – and wow! The folks at The Home Depot have done an amazing job. It was a fun-filled family event – with caricature drawings, scavenger hunt, product demonstrations and more. The […]

Naked Clean – Green House Cleaning Service in San Diego

Green Clean Kitchen

I have a confession: I’ve never had a house cleaner before. I’ve always wanted one but never hired one either for budget reasons or  just playing a bit of the mom martyr who thinks she can do everything (but really can’t). As my husband’s back issues have gotten a bit worse, I decided to finally […]

Wordless Wednesday: Only in San Diego

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I hate to rub it in but this is definitely the time of year I get to reap the rewards of the sunshine tax. Living in San Diego isn’t cheap (well, maybe it is relative to living in Hawaii – my original home), but compared to many other cities in the US it’s still expensive. […]

The Living Coast Discovery Center – San Diego’s Wildlife Gem

Living Coast exterior

The Living Coast Discovery Center (formerly known as the Chula Vista Nature Centers) is one of San Diego’s best kept secrets. Before I visited last weekend, I had no idea this little gem even existed. It’s a little smaller inside compared to other aquariums, but I loved that it was so much more diverse and […]

The Art of Making Salads with Chef Nancy Silverton and Macy’s Culinary Council

kale salad

This weekend I had a chance to attend a cooking demonstration at Macy’s Home Store in Mission Valley with chef Nancy Silverton, founder of La Brea Bakery and co-owner of Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza and MOzza2G0 in Los Angeles. I dined at Pizzeria Mozza two years ago with one of my dearest friends and we […]

Free Cooking Demonstration by Macy’s Culinary Council Chef Nancy Silverton at Macy’s Mission Valley on Jan. 12

Chef Nancy Silverton

This Saturday, head over to Macy’s Home Store in Mission Valley in San Diego for a live cooking demonstration by Macy’s Culinary Council Chef Nancy Silverton. Chef Silverton, co-owner of Osteria Mozza, Pizzeria Mozza and MOzza2G0 in Los Angeles, will share her favorite recipes to help you start the new year right. I can personally […]

The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged) at The San Diego REPertory Theatre

Ultimate Christmas Show San Diego REP

I cannot believe I’ve lived in San Diego for nearly 14 years and have never made it out to The San Diego REPertory Theatre. I’ve been to theatrical productions in San Diego – from musicals to drama to comedy and improv, yet I never really knew about San Diego REP. Located in downtown San Diego […]

Wordless Wednesday: Organic Apple Picking for Fall


I can’t believe it’s almost the end of October. Time has been flying by. It’s finally cooling down in San Diego, which makes me sad because I love the summers. But one silver lining is apple picking in the orchards in Julian, a quaint town about 45 minutes east of San Diego. We go there […]

Media Training Workshop for San Diego Entrepreneurs and Businesses

Angela Chee, Zen Media, Inc. Are you a San Diego entrepreneur or small business? Do you want to get TV and media exposure or build buzz for your business and don’t know where to start or feel overwhelmed? Then, check out the Win Over the Media workshop lead by local mom-preneurs, Angela Chee at Zen Media, […]

Geocaching with Kids: High Tech Treasure Hunt

geo cache San Diego

It’s a beautiful Fall day and I have taken the girls on an outing. I scan the park and look for anyone who might be staring at us. I lead the way with smartphone in hand looking for possible places where a treasure might be hidden. I stare back at the compass on my phone […]

Coastweeks Celebration at The Living Coast Discovery Center

Kayaking - The Living Coast Chula Vista

Do your kids love the ocean and wildlife? Check out Coastweeks at The Living Coast Discovery Center (formerly known as the Chula Vista Nature Center), a non-profit aquarium and zoo located on San Diego Bay in Chula Vista. The Coastweeks Celebration runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 6, featuring family-fun activities, hands-on workshops, special speakers, daily […]

La Jolla Shores Hotel – Sun, Surf & Family Friendly

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My husband and I stayed at La Jolla Shores Hotel a few months ago for an anniversary weekend getaway. We loved it and noticed right away that it was great for both couples and families. So we took our kids last weekend to for a family getaway. We had planned to visit Birch Aquarium, La […]

Anniversary Weekend at La Jolla Shores Hotel

La Jolla Shores Hotel Room

My husband and I just celebrated our 8th wedding anniversary last weekend. My mother in law offered to watch the boys, so we took the opportunity for an overnight getaway right here in San Diego. I scoured the internet and travel sites for the right hotel. Since I’m due in 2 weeks, I wanted something […]