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    My Girls Are Terrified Of Divorce

    My sweet girls have suddenly developed a fear of divorce. Sadly, two friends, who incidentally also live on either side of us, have parents who just went through a divorce and are selling their homes. It’s been confusing for them. They don’t understand what divorce means. We’ve explained it the best way we can for their ages (8 and 4). Simply the mommy and daddy aren’t married anymore and will live in different places. This idea is terrifying to them. Just today, my youngest blurted out on the way home from church, “I DON’T WANT TO MOVE AND LIVE IN A SMALLER HOUSE!” Completely out of the blue. When I…

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    Carlsbad is the Perfect Spot for Families

    My hubs and I have been coming to Southern California for years and have visited many different towns – San Diego, Coronado, Mission Bay, and Carlsbad. We stayed in Carlsbad for the first time in 2016. We came for our 10 year wedding anniversary and fell in love. The entire time we were here we kept saying, “oh my gosh, the girls would love it here!” Or “we have to bring the girls here!” But three years went by before we were able to bring the girls to Carlsbad. Life and other important trips (ahem, Disney) kept pushing back our timeline to get the girls here.  When we stayed here…