Baby in a beach cart

Beach Days: A Love-Hate Relationship

Beach days — I love them. I hate them. Overall, beach or not, I would say about half of our adventures go well. It’s totally my kids’ ages, though. Some adventures just aren’t fun with a 1 and 3 year old. Or part of the adventure is fun, but then the end goes so downhill it’s basically just a giant tumble and fall. Here’s my rant about taking the kids to the beach by myself. Keep reading if you want to read about a super embarrassing moment.

candy store with little kid

SLO Sweets Candy Store, Paso Robles

The newly-named SLO Sweets is located Paso’s historic bathhouse building at 840 11th St. It used to be called Powell’s Sweet Shoppe until this summer when the owners dropped the franchise and rebranded while also celebrating its 10-year anniversary in business. The store specializes in hard-to-find classics, an international section and an impressive Jelly Belly assortment.

girl and boy walking over an open field of green grass

Apple Valley Park, Atascadero

I plan to share the pros and cons of all of the North County’s parks, but for this post I’ll focus on the not-so-known Apple Valley Park in Atascadero.
This park is tucked into The Colony At Apple Valley, a suburban neighborhood off Del Rio Road. That’s the Highway 101 exit for Big Lots for all you moms like me who use shopping landmarks for directions.