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Dinner's Done, Now What? -  Ideas for Post-Thanksgiving Family Fun

Dinner's Done, Now What? - Ideas for Post-Thanksgiving Family Fun

After all the hours of prep work that go into Thanksgiving dinner, it seems as if it's gobbled up in no time flat. Now what? Here are a bunch of ideas for the entire family to enjoy after the big fe . . .

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10 Places to Buy Holiday Pies

10 Places to Buy Holiday Pies

If you don’t have the time (or desire) to make your own pies this holiday season, pick them up at one of these local favorite pie shops. Crafted Baked Goods2820 Historic Decatur Rd (Liberty Publi . . .

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Fun Family Board Games

Fun Family Board Games

Family Board Games! Check out these fun games for kids of all ages. Elmo's World Hide & Seek$19.99; 6 months+Amazon.comYour best friend is hiding somewhere around the house – but Elmo won . . .

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San Diego Family's 2017 Holiday Toy Review

San Diego Family's 2017 Holiday Toy Review

The San Diego Family Holiday Toy Review-2017 is here! Stumped for ideas on the perfect present to tuck under the tree or surprise your kiddos with this holiday season? Look no further than San Die . . .

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How to Have a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

How to Have a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

A celebration the kids will never forget!Make the kids’ table the best one in the house by celebrating like the Peanuts Gang in the popular movie, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving. With Charlie Brown . . .

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Thanksgiving Roundup!

Thanksgiving Roundup!

Celebrate Thanksgiving with family-friendly events and activities, festive crafts, fall recipes and more in our Thanksgiving Round-up! You'll even find Winter Break Camps in San Diego! Quick links: . . .

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teensSan Diego Family Magazine is looking for talented young writers to be published as guest columnists for our Teen Life column (ages 13-18) and Youth Voices column (ages 8-12). This is an opportunity for gifted, young journalists to write about a topic of their choosing that is relevant to teens and kids in San Diego County. 

Teen Life

We are looking for crisp writing about timely, youth-related issues of interest to middle and high school age teens (13-18) and their parents. The essay must be no more than 800 words. Only manuscripts written by teens between the ages of 13 and 18 years of age will be considered.
Submit articles via email as a text document to, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please include your name, address, age, grade, school and email address. Please put "Teen Life Submission" in the subject line and include a short one or two sentence bio about yourself (ie: John Smith is a 10th grader at Mira Mesa High School. He enjoys reading and playing football). Parental consent is required and must be included.

If you have photos or artwork that complement your story, email high-resolution jpegs with your submission.

Submitting an article does not guarantee publication. San Diego Family Magazine will pay $25 upon publication.


Youth Voices

We are looking for crisp writing about timely, youth-related issues of interest to elementary and middle school kids (ages 8-12) and their parents. The essay must be no more than 600 words. Only manuscripts written by students between 8 and 12 years of age will be considered.

Submit articles via email as a text document to, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please include your name, address, age, grade, school and email address. Please put "Youth Voices Submission" in the subject line and include a short one or two sentence bio about yourself (ie: Tiffany Jones is a 4th grader at Sundance Elementary School. She enjoys art and playing soccer.). Parental consent is required and must be included.

If you have photos or artwork that complement your story, email high-resolution jpegs with your submission.

Submitting an article does not guarantee publication. San Diego Family Magazine will reward students with an age-appropriate prize if their submission is published.

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  • San Diego Family Magazine

    San Diego Family Magazine

    Have you ever read something great in a magazine and then been frustrated because you can't remember where you put it? Well, so have we! That's why we think it's a fabulous idea to have the entire publication available to read online! Simply click the link below and use the arrows to turn the pages. You can search by area, event, location, or advertiser.

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  • Out & About

    Out & About

    All dressed up and no where to go? With Out & About, you'll never have to utter (or hear) the words "I'm bored" again!  Use this resource to find oodles of fun things to do in specific areas of San Diego County.

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  • Flourishing Families

    Flourishing Families

    Resources for Families with Special Needs

    Flourishing Families is the Parent Resource Guide for Children with Special Needs that contains over 950 resources in San Diego County. Read informative articles that offer help and encouragement to families with special needs. Sign up to receive our bi-monthly eNewsletter, keeping you connected to current and relevant information in the community. Ready to get out of the house? When you join our online community, you'll also discover fun family-friendly activities and events.

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