• Diaper Bag Essentials

    I looked at so many posts like this when I was pregnant! With my first baby I used a large tote bag diaper bag. It is from Hip Cub and I love it and still use it almost daily. I would shuffle my things around all of the time sometimes throwing my phone and wallet in the diaper bag and other times switching to a cross body or something smaller. It worked out fine most of the time, but when I was planning for my second pregnancy, I really wanted to treat myself with a nice diaper bag, and get one that could double as a regular purse when I’m…

  • Thanksgiving Table Decor

    This year is the first year I really feel like we are “hosting”. I have had a lot of practice over the past ten years cooking Thanksgiving Dinner for just my husband and I, and also my sister and/or my in-laws some years. But this year we will have my mom, all of my sisters and their families/significants others. It will be 8 or 9 adults, and 4 kiddos. We recently finished our home addition which included a reno of the back deck. For us – in our small, southern California home, with no dining room- we eat our meals on our back patio. I love this gauze fabric that…

  • 3 Ways to Meet Mom Friends

    #1 – the peanut app When I moved to San Diego from New Hampshire, I knew no one! My husband had a job and he started working right away and met some friends through work and I eventually did the same when I got a job. I still only had friends from work and when you work an hour from home, that means your new friends live far away too! Then we got married and had a baby and needed to find some parent friends!! I felt so guilty- that because I didn’t have any friends here, my baby wasn’t getting playdates, and social interaction. I knew for her sake…

  • Stay at beach mom

    Hi, I’m Christina. Welcome to Beach Mama Blog! I am a wife and a mama and we live at the beach! I have been wanting to start a blog ever since I was pregnant with Carli, but  it was always so hard and overwhelming – I never even came close! I have slowly started to teach myself, and have made it this far… so I am thrilled to be to this point and see where it goes! It is such a good feeling to see the progress and to learn how to do something that you have always wanted to do.  A Creative Outlet for this Mama I am living…

  • Beach Essentials with BABIES

    What to pack for the beach with littles! Going just about anywhere with a baby is challenging, let alone multiple babies! Then factor in the beach and it can be overwhelming. It can be anything but enjoyable for a mom at the beach when you don’t have some essential items for your baby. The hot sun, salty water, sand getting in their mouth and eyes! There are so many things to think about when packing for the beach.  This year, for the 4th of July, my husband and I decided the night before to do a family beach trip. Even with some disastrous things happen, like a fussy teething baby,…

  • Summer Break in San Diego with Toddlers

    This summer we were on the hunt for fun activities to do with kids! We are coming out of a global pandemic, and slowly starting to return to normalcy. We are eager for fun and to get out and experience new things. In an effort to keep my 3 ½ year old stimulated and occupied over the summer, I wanted to make the most of the summer vacation and fill it with a healthy balance of structure and learning, but also laid back and play in the yard or play at home kind of summer. We are just at the start of August, which for us is the start of…