About Amy

Amy is a devoted wife, dedicated mommy to the Three Little Mermaids, a savvy traveller, and a darn good vegetarian cook. When she’s not busy dining out at local hot spots or whisking her kiddos off to fun, healthy activities in and around San Diego, Amy writes for Beloved Atmosphere, her blog that focuses on Travel with Kids, Parenting, Education, Crafting, Cooking and other Topics du Jour. Amy also manages Sunset Vacation Rental, her family’s vacation rental business for their House at the Beach. With whatever spare time she finds, Amy loves reading, sewing, cooking, tweeting (@beloved_atmo), posting cool finds on her Facebook Page, or Pinning.
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Dealing With Depression

Postpartum depression and depression in general can be a touchy topic. However, it is finding its way into the spotlight with more and more people seeking help. Each person’s experience with the awful beast of depression is unique. However, I’m living proof there is hope! Here are a few resources I have found helpful in […]

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Staycation Destination: Julian, California

I realize it’s been sweltering in San Diego lately. So let’s beat the heat and take a visual journey to a place where you can relax and enjoy the peaceful sweetness of cool breezes, warm apple pies and friendly people. We’re heading to Julian, California in Autumn.   Imagine for a moment you’re feeling the […]

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A Guide to San Diego Beaches

Confession: I hate sand. But do you know what I love? Taking our kids out to play at the beach. San Diego’s sunny weather gifts us locals with the opportunity to hit its many beaches year-round. With our unique desert-on-an-ocean climate, we get the best of both worlds: warmth with little to no humidity and […]

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5 Beauty Tricks for Every Mommy-on-the-Go

Sandals? Check. Beach towels? Check. Water bottle? Check. Balls, toys, frisbees…? Check. As you pack up and head off to your favorite Summer adventures, toss in these 5 Beauty Tricks for Every Mommy-on-the-Go.   5 Beauty Tricks for Every Mommy-on-the-Go     #1: Remove makeup in a pinch. Squirt a small amount of lotion onto […]

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Recipe Share: Rainbow Pasta Salad

Amy’s Rainbow Pasta Salad is a crowd pleaser. It’s our family’s favorite Summer salad, for sure! The best thing about it? It’s such a simple recipe, and we create this dish together as a family – what a fun family bonding activity! There’s nothing better than watching our kids brag, “We made this!” when we […]

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May Happenings in San Diego

Grab the family and head out to enjoy what San Diego has to offer under its sunny skies and warm weather in May! Here is a list of just some of the many cool family-friendly/predominantly outdoor events and activities in and around San Diego during this sublime time of year. This list is by no […]

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Restaurant Review: La Crêpe Fraîche

If you’re a food lover like I am, be sure to get your French cuisine-loving buns over to La Crêpe Fraîche in the shopping plaza on Scranton Road located between Mira Mesa Boulevard and Mira Sorrento Place.  Click here to see a map to La Crêpe Fraîche in Google Maps.     La Crêpe Fraîche […]

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Movie Review: The Croods (PG)

Does your child love dinosaurs and all things prehistoric? Ours do, too! So we took them to see the DreamWorks movie, The Croods this week. Yes, the movie is indeed full of Adventure and Comedy, but what Honey and I like best is this film also earns its Family genre label. As you can see, […]

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Take 5 for Indoor Fun in San Diego!

Looking for fun, active and/or educational outlets for your kiddos during those (rare) dreary days where outside play is not an option?  You’re in the perfect spot!   We’ve explored San Diego over the last several weeks, and have found 5 Kid-Tested, Parent-Approved Indoor Activities for Families in and around San Diego. Yay! As parents, […]

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Meet Amy – Travel Mama

Welcome to San Diego Moms Blog! I’m Amy – a fellow San Diego Mom of three, vegetarian food lover and cook, health fanatic, and savvy world traveler. My Honey and I moved to San Diego from Ohio 14 years ago. We immediately fell in love with San Diego’s Mediterranean climate, sunny skies and low humidity. […]

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