Busy mom of 4- you know the story. Most of the time, I feel like I am being pulled in 5 different directions. It is very important to me that I try to live life in the moment by being as present as possible with my children and my spouse. Not as easy as it sounds. Each person really does need that extra attention, and I work hard to give it to them. The twins are great fun, but they also require 100% of my time when I am out and about with all four kids. I often find myself struggling to spread the love when I’m in those moments, so I came up with the solution of occasional separate trips, dinners and events with just my older kids. These moments are really special to me, and I know my children benefit from the attention I am able to give them. Even if they have to share mommy with one other sibling. It’s much better than splitting it 4-ways!

Today is #IGTravelThursday hosted by Skimbaco Lifestyle, and I am sharing with you my 3-day trip to Carlsbad, California with my two older children. This was our great escape for the summer, together, and we had a truly memorable time. Thanks to our sponsors, Four Seasons Residence Club, Aviara, North San Diego, and LegoLand California.

Carlsbad, California#RSMLVCBad

Continuing on our journey, after visiting Telluride, we headed west. This time to the North County of San Diego, California to a quaint beach town called Carlsbad. My two older children and I were invited guests at the Four Seasons Residence Club Aviara, North San Diego. A beautiful, luxurious family focused resort situated on the Batiquitos Lagoon Nature Preserve. The resort itself is actually a Four Seasons Residence, which means almost all units have owners. There are 246 villas on the property, each individually owned, and all are available to rent nightly*- just like any other hotel. We loved the amenities of the pools, fitness centers and cafes. I swear I had the best truffle fries in my life at the Summits Grill, I couldn’t get enough. Both children were also invited to attend Camp at the Kids Club 760, where they were treated to an Etiquette Class. During our stay, we were also invited to experience all three parks at LegoLand California. To top off our 3-day vacation, we enjoyed our last night’s dinner at Pizza Port, a serious local’s spot. My RockStarMom travel advice: At the end of your trip, make a picture book using on-line sites like Shutterfly.com. The books I have made for my children are some of their favorites, and they have fun reliving the memories with each other. 


*Unit availability based on occupancy at time of travel.

All photos taken with iPhone 4, using Instagram.