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“Kids Free San Diego” Returns this October with Big Savings for Families

August 28, 2017 • Cover Story, Current Issue, Entertainment, HomeComments (0)

For the 6th Year in a Row, Families Can Enjoy Special Deals at San Diego Hotels, Attractions, Restaurants, Arts and Culture Venues and More During the entire month of October, more than 100 San Diego hotels, restaurants, attractions, museums and transportation companies will offer families with children money-saving deals, so they can enjoy San Diego...

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Homebuilders Selected For New Hilltop Neighborhoods At Esencia On The Ranch

July 7, 2016 • August 2016, HomeComments (0)

The neighborhood builders have been selected and construction is now underway on model homes for the six brand new Hilltop Neighborhoods slated to debut this Fall at the inter-generational village of Esencia in South Orange County, announced Paul Johnson,...

Q&A with Al Hensling, United American Mortgage

January 1, 2015 • 2015, Expert Advice, Home, January 2015, Money MattersComments (0)

By many industry seers’ accounts, families will be back in the market for homes in 2015. Is your family one of them? Before you pull the trigger, Al Hensling, President of United American Mortgage, offers you the following perspectives – and advice....

Merry Crafty: 4 Holiday Crafts for Gifting or Keeping

December 1, 2014 • 2014, December 2014, Decor & Crafts, HomeComments (0)

MASON JAR SNOW GLOBE What you need: Wide mouth Mason jar (we recommend Kerr Brand as they are easier to see through) Fast-acting super glue Hot glue gun Small Styrofoam ball Small tree figurine Your favorite figurine (we used Olaf from Disney’s Frozen)...

The Make Revolution: A Do-It-Yourself Tsunami is Hitting Home

September 1, 2014 • 2014, Big Kids, Decor & Crafts, Home, September 2014, Teens and Pre-TeensComments (0)

There’s a movement happening. You may have participated without even knowing it. Are you a “Maker?” Who Are They? It’s pretty simple: a Maker is a person who makes things. It’s really an umbrella term for independent tinkerers. They are...

Family Mortgage Matters: Nate Kuchera of Bank of Manhattan

April 4, 2014 • 2014, April 2014, Cover Story, Home, Money Matters, People & ProfilesComments (0)

Nate Kuchera of Bank of Manhattan on helping families get the home – and loan – that’s right for them I was only half joking when I used to say that I pursued a college degree in journalism because the math requirement was minimal. As an adult,...

Getting it Together: Beating the Paper Pile-Up… Forever

February 3, 2014 • 2014, December 2014, Home, Home LifeComments (0)

When it comes to paper pile-up there’s no way you could be worse than me. Homework schedules, school events, community news, soccer contacts, dance recital costume lists, party invitations, birthday cards I feel guilty tossing, receipts, coupons, semi-junky...

Getting it Together: Organizing for the New Year and Forever

January 3, 2014 • 2014, Expert Advice, Home, Home Life, January 2014Comments (2)

Some people are natural-born organizers. Some are happy recipients of careful parental organizational guidance. Let’s just say I’m neither. As small as my home is, it seems I never quite have a handle on all there is coming and going, piling up and...