Celebrate Family in San Diego

With Kids Free October! Gearing up for a family vacation? Head south to San Diego where kids vacation free in October! It’s all part of the city’s Kids Free San Diego promotion, October 1-31, packed with free meals, free admission, free tickets, and more. We’ve […]

Grandparents Who Babysit

Ever feel bad asking your parents to watch the little ones while you and your spouse enjoy a (long-overdue) date night? Or just so you can catch a couple hours of “me time”? It’s time to put the guilt aside. According to recent studies, grandparents […]

Top Performers

UVDC Helps Tiny Feet Make Big Moves Do you have a child who aspires to dance? A born performer with a knack for movement? At Unique Visions Dance Company in Stockton, Owner, Director, and Dance Instructor Chelsea Hill puts an emphasis on getting those tiny […]

Touring Tower Park

Ah, summer. When our beautiful Californian sunshine reaches its peak of west-coast perfection. For those along the coastline, this means warm beach weather, perfect for soaking in that lovely tan line, taking the kids out for a swim, or playing fetch with Fido along the […]

On the Town

Pet Positive

Getting a family pet is a big decision. Whether it’s a goldfish or a dog, pets come with responsibility and they can really alter a family’s dynamic. While you’re weighing the pros and cons of pet ownership, consider these positives. Responsibility The added duties associated […]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Looking for a springtime activity to enjoy with your kids? Now that the weather is warmer it’s time to break out the shovel and break ground on a backyard garden. “Everything is a teaching opportunity—the planting, the weeds, the water, the soil, the bugs, the […]

Summer Camp

Building Blocks for Successful Adults Summer camp is a timeless tradition. Whether it’s bunk beds and campfires in the forest, or daylong sports-centric activities, summer camp is the best answer to that nagging question inside, how am I going to entertain the children all summer […]

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Tower Park

Hold onto your picnic baskets! Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is open for summer reservations and all your beary best buddies are ready to greet you! Visit Boo Boo, Cindy Bear, and Yogi Bear himself along the Delta waterways at Tower Park Marina Resort. With a […]

Parents Magazine

Pacific Ballet

There is something heartwarming about the look of determination that crosses a child’s face when they set their mind on a goal—the way their eyes light up when they finally reach it, like a burst of independence and confidence. For Suzanne Lundberg, owner of Pacific […]

Family Adventure: Murphy’s, Calif.

Murphy’s, Calif. is a Gold Rush town set in the Sierra Foothills, known for its serene forest setting, variety of dining options, and recreational activities. Located in Calaveras County, it’s a manageable summer getaway destination for San Joaquin families. Stay: The Murphy’s Hotel (457 Main […]

Art from the Heart

May 10th, 2017 Soak in the view along the Delta channel at Stockton Golf & Country Club alongside one-of-a-kind works of art for a fun-filled evening of wine tasting, hor d’oeuvres, and bidding wars. Mary Graham Children’s Foundation’s 9th annual Kids Art Auction is ready […]

Mile-Long Mud Bath

May 13th – 14th, 2017 Don’t be a stick in the mud, mom and dad! This year’s Lil Mud Runner, held at Eagal Lakes Resort in Tracy, promises a weekend filled with fun for the whole family! Now in its fifth year, parents can get […]

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