We are Two in Tow & On The Go, 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.
Our blog is also featured monthly as a print column in PASO Magazine and its sister publication, COLONY Magazine. There, you’ll find new content featuring adventures you can have with kids on California’s Central Coast.
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/milk factory/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. So I mad grab for little person shoes and socks and snacks and waters and diapers and 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 baby might cry for most of the car ride (mine does). You’ll have to listen to the same 16 kid songs 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.
So 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’ll post pictures and all the applicable details 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.
ABOUT THE WRITER: TONYA STRICKLAND
I’ve been a writer for as long as I can remember. I’m a CPNA award-winning journalist and former government reporter. In 2017, I launched the Mommy Blog Two in Tow & On The Go and was hired as a local magazine columnist to feature family adventure content.
In Summer 2018, I was named one of five SLOCAL Storytellers for San Luis Obispo County’s tourism district to write about family-friendly fun on the Central Coast.
On social media, my writing is all about play and travel. I’m currently featuring an ongoing series of honest product, toy and destination reviews for my readers on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. My SLO County collaborations feature reviews for Give Fitness Health Club in Atascadero, The Ravine Waterpark in Paso Robles, Cava Robles RV Resort and the City of Paso Robles’ Recreation Services.
My collection of past journalism work is posted on my other personal site, www.tonyastrickland.com.