Moms are a force – that’s for sure. And our next Mom is a force for sure! We’re so happy to introduce: Licia Navarro.
Hometown: San Diego, California
Hometown Must Do’s: Sea World, Coronado, La Jolla, beautiful beaches, have a cocktail at my house.
Meet the Family: I’ve been married to my husband Sam for 11 years, we have a 4 year old daughter, Alex, and a Golden Retriever named Lucy.
Passions and Interests: My biggest passion is travel. I’ve been to about 16 countries, but still have so much to see. I love to draw and paint so I’d love to pursue that one day, also I’m a pretty fair cook so I hope to do that with my daughter when she’s a bit older. I also go to the gym about 4 times a week. Not because it’s a passion or interest, I actually hate it, but just trying to stay active enough to chase my kid.
Most Controversial Thing About You: That I chose to have a baby late in life (age 49) via surrogate in a foreign country.
Biggest Pet Peeve: Rude drivers, or when people say, “it is what it is.”
One Major Goal You’re Striving For: I envision my house being remodeled to add a second story which would better suit our family, so hopefully we can begin that project within the next few years.
Best Advice You’ve Ever Received: Dare to be different, and the world’s longest journey begins with a single step.
Occupation: Mom, Queen of the Household, and part time property manager
What are you reading? Right now I only have time to read my email, and the Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh, and Dr. Seuss Bedtime Collection.
Favorite Kid-Friendly Restaurant: We like The Habit which has great burgers and fries, shakes, etc. at a great price. We also like Kono’s at Crystal Pier to grab breakfast and sit at the adjacent picnic benches and watch the surfers.
What is your go-to family dinner? Turkey stuffed bell peppers, turkey burgers, grilled salmon and oven roasted veggies. Really, anything from Skinnytaste.com, her recipes are simple, healthy and delicious.
What kind of activities do you like to do as a family? We love to enjoy our city, so we take family bike rides around the bay, utilize our season passes to Sea World, play on the beach with kites, and we like to go camping in our motor home (read: hooptie).
What do you do when you have some alone time? Having a date night with the hubby once in a while, or a trip with my girlfriends somewhere. In a perfect world I would be getting pedicures and sipping champagne, but that rarely happens.
Are you our next “Meet a Mom?” We hope so! Tots2Tweens is always looking for mom’s to feature – take a moment and let us meet you. Just fill out this short questionnaire: http://bit.ly/2eGmerM – there are instructions on the form on how to get us a photo!
About Dani Gurrie
Dani Gurrie is the founder of Tots2Tweens, a wife to Ashley and mom to Cooper and Brodie. She spends most of her days trying to find the ultimate kids-related thing that mom's will love...just to share it with her world.