About Us

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Two in Tow & On The Go is a Mommy Blog featuring pictures, tips and stories about things to do with kids on California’s Central Coast. When we’re not on the go, we love to collaborate with local and national companies for honest and detailed reviews on products and travel, many of which are prominently featured on our Instagram Page.

My blog is also featured as a monthly print column in Paso Magazine and its sister publication, Colony Magazine; and as a quarterly tourism story for Visit SLO CAL where I’m one of five tourism ambassadors.

Before all that, I worked for the SLO Tribune from 2005 to 2017, primarily covering the North County as a government reporter. For more details on my journalism career, check out my LinkedIn page. Community journalism is and will always be close to my heart and I’m happiest when I’m sharing things I’ve learned with readers, no matter the platform.

Way back when I started this blog because sometimes you just have to get out of the house.

The days when you’re a short-order cook/nonstop cleaner-upper/sibling referee. The days when you have to brush your teeth in the kitchen because the small children stick their hands in the toilet every chance they get. The days when you just can’t even. Packing the car for a beach trip with kidsSo I mad grab for little person shoes and socks and snacks and waters, click the kids in their car seats and GO. And we go lots of places. Some successfully, some not.

And yeah, it’ll probably suck getting there. The kids might cry for most of the car ride (mine do). You’ll have to listen to the same 16 nursery rhymes on repeat. Your toddler will whine for the snack you don’t have or can’t reach or is the one thing you brought for yourself.

But you’re going somewhere. You’re trying. You’re the making memories. There’s laughter and sweet pudgy hands holding yours and you feel all the parenting feels.

New Red Panda Exhibit Opens at Atascadero's Charles Paddock Zoo _1So my idea with this blog is to show you our adventures – but also tell it like it is. I’ll share the good, the bad, and the just plain crazy on those no-nap days. I post pictures and all the deets so you have what you need to try the adventure, too. Overall, I’ll show you that the struggle to raise kids is real for all of us, but there’s still a ton of fun out there.

Adventure awaits!


My collection of past journalism work is posted on my other personal site, www.tonyastrickland.com.