I came across the photo tour of the Costal Living Coronado Showhouse via Derring Hall today and it’s truly everything you would hope for in a California Beach retreat.
Built by Flagg Coastal Homes and designed by Los Angeles based Betsy Burnham and Max Humphrey, the home is a true nod to fresh, elegant and casual California living. I love that they did everything they could to take advantage of the ocean views by putting the sleeping quarters downstairs and the living space upstairs.
My friend Dr. Harley Rotbart was kind enough to send me a copy of his book “940 Saturdays: Family Activities and a Keepsake Journal.” It is also a follow up to “No Regrets Parenting” and is aptly named after the 940 Saturdays between a child’s birth and the day he or she turns 18. The journal is beautiful with cover art by Lisa Congdon and is a brilliant way to stop, take a deep breath, and record what you were up to for the most important times of your life as a family unit.
The journal is such a unique way to jot down those special moments that make up the story of a family. My favorite part, tucked in back in a secret envelope, is a guide to kids developmental milestones and a fantastic list of family activity ideas. 940 Saturdays is on my gift guide list for anyone expecting a first baby, or those families that would enjoy the memories this book can help provide.
I love this book for no other reason than life seems to be moving faster and faster these days and a journal like 940 Saturdays allows me to stop and be thoughtful about how to make every day count. And, in all honesty… I will probably forget to write in my “940 Journal” every Saturday but the effort and the time to stop and enjoy my young family is what I look forward to… and I think that’s the point of this thoughtful family tool.
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