Posts Tagged ‘single mama’

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Contact Information: 2525 El Camino Real #289  Carlsbad, CA 92008 (760) 729-2975

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Inside the Westfield Plaza Camino Real Mall on the first level next to Sears is a fun play area for the young ones to romp around. There are four coin operated vehicles, a couple built in puzzle like games, and a few small structures to climb on. I like that this area is partially enclosed with a bench seating area for the parents. If your children are a little older they may enjoy playing some video games at the neighboring arcade. In addition if you actually trust them and feel they are self sufficient you could drop them at the arcade with a roll of quarters, and enjoy a pedicure at the nail salon. Insider tip: Be sure to go upstairs and explore Comics-N-Stuff and the pet shop with your children. I also recommend the carousel, Kidville, and The Disney Store on the opposite end of the mall. Contact Information: 2525 El Camino Real #100  Carlsbad, CA 92008 (760) 729-6183

Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitary

Amazingly I was able to capture this photo while chasing my toddler on our visit to the San Clemente Pier! Again this is a great spot to take the little ones, or enjoy happy hour with a few of your closest friends.

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Out and about shopping with my munchkin I came across this graphic t-shirt. I loved it, and had to share! This is not my typical post advising fun somewhat free spots to go with your little one. I do not recommend shopping with a toddler unless you aim to accomplish slim to none. It is a constant battle of hide and seek, or “mommy can I have this” said with a please if you’re lucky. In fact prior to toddlerhood I did not believe in online shopping, but it is increasingly becoming my new best friend!

Coffee... You Can Sleep When You're Dead!

Dealing with a toddler is hard enough… dealing with a sleepy, grumpy, child early in the morning when you’re stressing to get to work is another. Single mommy solution: Dress the little tike the night before. He gets to sleep in, and you get to peacefully get ready for work. Problem solved! Now please keep in mind every once in awhile this plan backfires. Loud cries may awaken you in the middle of the night. Your toddler just wet the bed. Did I mention he or she is sleeping with you in your bed, and there is no hubby around to man up and take care of things so that you can get your beauty sleep! It’s time to put on your big girl bra, and take care of business. Half asleep somewhat zombie like you take off your child’s wet clothes, and change the sheets. If you’re LUCKY your little one will fall back asleep, and if you’re luckier it will be on the floor unable to hog your space. After such a night I feel like the mama in this advertisement. Although the quote should read, “KIDS… You can sleep when you’re dead!”

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Typically this wooden train is swarming with smiling toddlers. Often parents reading magazines and sipping coffee surround the outer edges. A great place to relax and mingle with other like minded individuals! Contact information: 2615 Vista Way Oceanside, CA 92054 (760)529-0106

 

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If you’re looking for a great spot to have your toddlers next birthday… Look no further! This little gem has everything. There is plenty of playground equipment for the young ones to enjoy. A fun grassy somewhat hilly area where you may find many tikes rolling down with endless smiles. This park includes a great skatepark and roller hockey rink. You can reserve the covered picnic area for events. Restrooms and drinking fountains can be found here. Enjoy!