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Disney on Ice is Back, with Moana!

If you have a kid who is 10 and under, chances are you’ve heard the song “Let it go” more than a couple of times. And although you’ve heard it more than you’d like you admit, you probably still enjoy it because, hey, it’s DISNEY! Enter Moana, and now we’ve all been singing “You’re Welcome” on repeat for the past two years.

Why? Because it’s Disney, and Disney is magical!

Everything about it. The stories, the characters, the music. That’s why, even now in my mid-30’s, I get all giddy any time there’s an opportunity for a Disney adventure, and Disney on Ice is no exception!

This year, celebrate what’s possible as five daring Disney Princesses spark the courage inside us all in Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream!  Featuring Disney’s Moana for the first time in a live production, hosts Mickey and Minnie Mouse bring the Disney magic to life and take audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow-covered mountains in this action-packed extravaganza with beloved characters from Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Tangled and Cinderella.

In her Disney On Ice debut, see how far Moana will go in a high-seas adventure with demigod Maui, to save her island and discover her true identity.  Join Belle as she fearlessly befriends the enchanted castle staff and reveals the Beast’s gentleness.  Experience Anna’s devotion to her sister, Elsa, on her life-changing journey to stop an eternal winter.  Explore with Rapunzel, Flynn Ryder, Cinderella and friends from around the Disney Kingdom as they find the heart and determination to overcome obstacles and make their dreams come true.

Plus, fans are encouraged to arrive early to celebrate family and tradition with a special sing-along with Miguel, from DisneyPixar’s Coco in a live fiesta Disney On Ice style at the start of the show!

So what are the details?

WHEN:           January 24 – 27, 2019

WHERE:         Valley View Casino Center  (now Pechanga Arena)

3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego, CA 92110

TICKETS:       Ticket prices start at just $15 each! Reserved seating can be purchased through

AXS.com, by phone at 888-9AXS-TIX, or directly at the arena box office.

We cannot wait to experience yet another exciting performance at the Valley View Casino (recently renamed Pechanga Arena), and we are proud to share that excitement with one lucky family! For a chance to win a family 4-pack of tickets for your family to attend, just comment below with YOUR favorite Disney song. One lucky winner will be selected this Sunday, January 13th.


Ringing in the New Year, with Kids!


The library will not be open at midnight, but we will be ringing in the New Year at noon!  Enjoy noise making crafts and cake.  The event runs from 11:30am – 12:30pm, and the countdown starts at 11:59am!


$25 at the door includes admission, skate rental, large pizza slice, soda with refill, hats, horns, and a glow stick! Great for all ages with two countdowns, one at 9pm and one at 12pm.


5pm – 8pm: $79.95 per lane, which includes 3 hours of bowling for up to 6 bowlers, shoe rentals, 1 large 2-topping pizza, 1 pitcher of soda


Pajama Jam presented by the San Diego Honda Dealers is back for another year! Bring the entire family and get cozy in your jammies at the Museum. The night includes New Year’s-themed art activities, games, a dance jam, photo booth, catered dinner and our popular countdown balloon drop. Plus, parents get a free drink ticket. Close out the year with a pajama fest you won’t want to miss! Special event parking is available for $10.


Come on down to the Corvette Diner for our New Year’s celebration on Monday, December 31st.  We’ll be starting the party early as we countdown to the ball drop in New York City at 9pm. Don’t miss our Big Apple New Year’s Toast at 9pm.  Our Diner DJ will be spinning tunes and our Balloon Artist will be there for the party.


Join the Living Coast as we watch the ball drop together under the stars! Bundle up for wild animal encounters, night hikes, and so much more. This is sure to be a New Year’s your family will never forget! 7pm-9pm (celebrating the New York Ball Drop at 9pm). Tickets include 2 drinks (champagne, beer, or wine), wildlife animal encounters, DJ music and dancing, trivia and family-friendly games, a photobooth, crafts for all ages, hot chocolate bar and cookie decorating!


LEGOLAND California re-creates the Times Square ball drop with a giant LEGO brick falling 22 feet in the air at San Diego’s largest Kids’ New Year’s Eve Party! Join in the festivities with party hats and special glasses for viewing fireworks. The party concludes just in time for our countdown at 6 p.m. with a fireworks display illuminating the sky and providing a great ending to an amazing year.


Ring in 2019 at John’s Incredible Pizza from 7pm – 1am with food, rides, and games! Watch the New York ball drop at 9pm on the big screens, take pictures with IncrediBear, and enjoy beer, wine and margaritas! Packages start at just $19.99.

Taking the Wipe Beyond the Tush

If there’s one thing I’ve learned since becoming a mom, it’s that baby wipes are life. If you would have asked my pre-baby self if I thought I’d still be using wipes after my kid turned FOUR, I’d have probably given you a very confident “no way”. But here I am, two kids deep, my oldest coming up on his 5th birthday, and I should probably just buy some stock already. I use wipes for just about anything…butts, hands, faces, strollers, restaurant chairs, scuff marks, bathroom counters…you’ll find a pack with me everywhere I go.

With the amount of wipes we use in our household, I can truly appreciate a well-made, quality ingredient wipe. So I was particularly excited to have been introduced to Clearly Herbal. Not only are they bigger than the Huggies I usually use, there are more in a pack, and they smell like rainbows 🙂

If you’re wondering what rainbows smell like…they smell like the rose geranium oils used in these wipes. Talk about making a stinky experience a little more enjoyable!

Clearly Herbal sent a box of sample sized wipes for us to take to our play date, and it’s safe to say, the moms (and babies) approved! It’s no wonder they have quickly become “Amazon’s Choice” of baby wipe. Free from alcohol, parabens & phthalates, these are a great choice for even the most sensitive of skin.


Although we were given these wipes in exchange for a review, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own, and my honest opinion gives these 2 big thumbs up!




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