Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Being a parent is such a grand, albeit strange, adventure. I swear on most days my kid drives me to raise my voice at least once (and I’m not even a yeller!) and nine days out of ten we’re fighting each other on the way […]

Saving Green

Tips for saving money & the planet by creating less waste Reduce energy use: Summer in the central valley is HOT. Use fans instead of the air conditioner whenever possible, utilize window treatments to keep your home cool, and lower the temperature on your water […]

The Heart of Hapkido

How Martial Arts Can Enhance Your Child’s Life The benefits of children taking Hapkido Martial Arts go beyond the physical: students are taught to have respect both for themselves and those around them, all while being trained to practice self-discipline on and off the mat. […]

Summer Reading List

Summer is just around the corner, and kids are excited to give up homework for a few months. However, summer vacation shouldn’t equal a vacation from reading. Studies show that kids who read over summer do better in school the next year. Check out our […]

SJ City Guide

Mother’s Day Special: All About Mom

Answers to those burning questions, tips for enjoying “me time,” and more It’s Mother’s Day, and as our gift to you we’ve got answers to some of moms’ biggest questions including makeup tips, skincare secrets, tips for finding alone time, and more! Beauty How can […]

Baby Names

What is in a name? It seems silly to define somebody when they don’t have any say in it at all. Regardless, a person’s name is their first impression on the world. So, as parents, it’s pretty important to pick a good one for our […]

Q&A: New Mom Edition

If you’ve just had a baby, your body has gone through many changes in the past year. Trying to handle these changes while also taking care of your bundle of joy is a balancing act, to be sure. To make things easier, we sat down […]

5 Things To Do in L.A. That Aren’t Amusement Parks

Los Angeles is California’s theme park hub. Between Disneyland, California Adventure, Universal Studios Hollywood, Knott’s Berry Farm, Magic Mountain, and a plethora of water parks, it’s easy to visit the city multiple times without ever stepping foot outside of a park. It’s no surprise that […]

On the Town

Going for Gold

Catching Up with Stockton’s Own Karate Kid Shortly after winning all five of his matches at the Karate championships in Reno and bringing home the USA National Champion Title, 15-year-old Noah Helsby was chosen to represent the USA in the Jr. Pan-American Karate Championships in […]

How To: Plan a Family Vacation with Kids in Mind

Summer is just around the corner—have you started planning your family vacation yet? Planning a vacation is enough work on its own, but putting together an itinerary that pleases the whole family can feel downright impossible. Don’t stress. Follow these tips for planning a vacation […]

Summer Skin

Warmer weather brings different skin issues that affect our kids. Find solutions to some of summer’s biggest skin issues below. Preventing a sunburn. The biggest culprit of nasty sunburns is incorrect sunscreen use. Even with the best intentions kids can end up with peeling, aching […]

Four Days of Fun at the San Joaquin County Fair

Nothing says summer quite like a day spent at the county fair. An ongoing tradition for many San Joaquin families, these fun-filled, sun drenched days have been helping families make memories for over two hundred years. There’s something for everyone at the fair, and that […]

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