Shop til You Drop!

Twice a year the Parent Connection hosts a family swap meet with deals galore!

Yesterday I volunteered at the Parent Connection Family Swap Meet, as I’ve done twice a year for the past four years, and I was once again blown away by the quality and quantity of deals.

A Moby Wrap for $3! A double stroller for $20! Pedi Ped shoes for $1! Quality baby cribs for $30! Toys, baby swings, outdoor play structures, wagons, exersaucers, boppies, bumbos…anything you might need for your infant, toddler and children up to about age 6 can be found at the swap meet.

I love the Parent Connection for many reasons. I’ve been a member for nearly 6 years and on the board for the past 5. Hundreds and hundreds of swap meet shoppers might not even realize that they too love the Parent Connection because this non-profit program of Scripps Memorial Hospital is the organizer of the twice-a-year swap meet. Members and non-members set up booths to sell their quality merchandise, offering some of the best bargains you can find for your family.

Want to be in-the-know about the swap meet and other fabulous Parent Connection events? “Like” them on Facebook or, even better, join for just $20 a year. You’ll get a monthly magazine mailed to your home, invitations to fun family events as well as educational workshops led by specialists in the areas of child development, sleep, education and psychology. You’ll benefit from terrific discounts to major attractions and California theme parks, be connected with a playgroup in your community and invited to join the message boards that have more than 1,300 San Diego moms actively doling out their tried-and-true advice and recommendations for everything from pediatricians to plumbers.

For more information about the Parent Connection or to join, visit

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