Turkey Day Games

October 22, 2018

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for family, friends, and food . Make the most of Thanksgiving Day by maximizing family fun time with these themed games. Play Ball It’s fun to sit around and watch football  all day. Try breaking it up by […]

Willow Tree Days

October 22, 2018

Children’s Boutique Ushers in a Family-Friendly Era in Lodi Mindy Maiwald Compton has always believed in the importance of putting family before one’s career. Then again, instead of choosing between the two, Mindy has always found a way to combine them. “I wanted to have […]

Q&A About Mental Health

October 22, 2018

Jeremy Sinclair Answers the Tough Questions About Mental Health & Our Kids Mental health is a hot topic today. Not only are adults being diagnosed with disorders such as anxiety and depression, kids are commonly receiving these diagnoses as well. Sometimes there is a correlation […]

The Truth About Santa Claus

October 22, 2018

Experts often disagree about how and when to tell your kids about Santa. Does it promote dishonesty to keep the secret? Are you protecting a child’s innocence by letting them believe? There are a lot of questions for parents to consider before spilling the beans […]

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Mom’s Night Out

October 22, 2018

Let’s face it—whether you slay at home all day or are a full-time working mama, you deserve a break from the chaos of family life every once in a while. Grab your girlfriends for a night on the town! We’ve got suggestions so epic they […]

Education Alternatives

October 22, 2018

Find what’s right for your child with Visions in Education One of the most crucial choices you’ll make as a parent is deciding how your child is educated. For most people, that means choosing between sending their children to public or private school, but there […]

Sneaky Learning

October 22, 2018

For some reason when you throw the word “educational” into a conversation, kids seem to tune out. They suddenly find an activity boring. If you tell your child you are about to teach them something, you may be met with groans. It’s okay to get […]

Babysitting on a Budget

October 22, 2018

Hesitant to empty your bank account for traditional daycare, but not interested in employing the nearest pimply teenager to watch your bundles of joy? We totally get it. Check out these babysitting alternatives that will keep your mind—and wallet—happy. Friends & Family: Family is your […]


All Aboard!

October 22, 2018

It’s the perfect time of year for a magical journey, and Sacramento’s own California Railroad Museum has got you covered. Just hop on board their Polar Express and enjoy a roundtrip ride to and from the North Pole! Depending on your ticket purchase, you will […]

Beat the Back-to-School Jitters

July 25, 2018

Ever since she was a little girl, Jane Steinkamp knew that she wanted to become a teacher. She remembers helping her father, an English and German teacher at Stagg High School in Stockton, put up bulletin boards inside his classroom in preparation for the first […]

3 Must-Have Back to School Items

June 30, 2018

In addition to the laundry list of school supplies every district requires, these extras will make starting school something to get excited about! Monogrammed backpack and lunch pail Let’s face it, kids lose stuff. And sometimes classmates have duplicates. Keep your child organized—and ensure lost […]

Twinkle Toes Dance Studio

June 30, 2018

In a world where it’s too easy to plop your child in front of an iPad, TV, or smartphone, physical activity is crucial for both a child’s physical and mental development. Equally important is tending to their capacity for creative expression—fortunately, providing all of this […]

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