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Have Your Cake and Eat it Too!

Too many weird coincidences about these photos. 1) Left Photo taken on 12/12/09. Right photo taken on 12/12/15. Thank you #OnThisDay feature! 2) Cousin Rachelle on the left, her namesake #CaleahRachelle on the right. 3) I’m happily holding dessert in

Posted in CrossFit, Fitness, Food, Health

Birthday Tea at Marlene’s Tea & Cakes

Celebrating my mom’s and mother-in-law’s birthdays at Marlene’s Tea & Cakes! It’s been a few years since I’ve been to tea. I really do miss working at an English tea room! Maybe sometime again soon. Thank you Marlene for having

Posted in Food, Restaurant Reviews, San Diego Restaurants

Tasty Halo Halo and Shaved Ice Desserts at Snoice

Disclosure: I received a complimentary custom Halo Halo and Shaved Ice Dessert to try. All opinions are my own. Their name is catchy and the Halo Halo and Shaved Ice offerings are customizable. If you’ve got Pinoy roots, you’re going

Posted in Food, Restaurant Reviews, San Diego Restaurants

Charlie’s Classic Cooking Review

Disclosure: I received a week of complimentary meals for my family to review. All opinions are my own. Photo Credits: Charlie’s Classic Cooking. After wrangling my 4 kids during the day, there are often times when I just don’t feel

Posted in Food, Food Product Reviews, San Diego Restaurants

Back on the Chick-fil-A Mom Panel for a 2nd Year!

I’m proud to announce that I have been selected to be on the #ChickFilAMoms Panel for a 2nd year! Last year was a lot of fun, as I had the chance to be more involved in submitting my input about

Posted in Chick-Fil-A Moms, Family Fun, Food, Restaurants, San Diego Restaurants
About StrongholdMom

Raquel Cusi is a wife, mother of 4, and owns The Stronghold CrossFit & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with her husband, Mike, and brother Ray. She loves to blog about Marriage, Parenting, Health, Fitness, Christian living and her love for Disney. She's also an aspiring crunchy mom who loves organic and natural products, breastfeeding and babywearing.