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Sandy Toes & Popsicles

Sandy Toes & Popsicles is an Orange County-based blog where the writer not only shares activities around Southern California, but the activities and recipes that she personally enjoy with her three kiddies and husband.

Jill is a winner of Top 25 SoCal Moms - 2013

What's the best part of raising a family in SoCal?

The best part of raising a family in SoCal is the weather and amazing choice of things to do. We are close to the beach and the mountains and I love that we can play outdoors all year long.

What's a great destination for a family vacation in SoCal?

There are so many great destinations in SoCal that it is hard to pick one. I would have to say the beaches and spots like Balboa Island and Crystal Cove are great for those wanting to see the ocean. I also think visiting amusement parks like Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland Resort are musts dos. An LA trip would be fun for those who want to see the historic sites of Hollywood, the Walk of Fame and Universal Studios. And the California Science Center and LACMA are great museums to see.

What do your kids love most about living in SoCal?

My kids love going camping at the beach. It is our family's favorite thing to do. There nothing better than waking up to the smell of the ocean and ocean views.

What's your family's favorite, healthy homemade summer treat that's NOT a popsicle? Please share a link to a recipe and picture if you have one.

Jill Parkin

This easy no-bake peach pie is easy and yummy:
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