Make a Smaller Family Footprint

February 26, 2018

The message is crystal clear. Whether you’re tuning into the radio, watching the news, or running errands around town, it’s obvious that everyone is going green. And why shouldn’t you? After all, recycling that Kombucha bottle is much better for mother earth than the landfill. […]

Have a WILD Time

February 26, 2018

Kids love animals. Expand your child’s knowledge and exposure to animals in the San Joaquin Valley (and beyond) with exciting animal encounters for families. Micke Grove Zoo Lodi The five-acre zoo in Lodi is filled with family activities. Admire cute rodents, amazing amphibians, birds, reptiles, […]

Tough Talks – Discussing Divorce with Kids

February 26, 2018

Most divorces are filed in January, leading the month to be dubbed “National Divorce Month” “Honey, we need to talk.” The statement is rarely followed by good news. And while that phrase is likely the one that started divorce talks between you and spouse, it’s […]

Childcare with Culture

February 26, 2018

If your childcare provider is a little lackluster and you find yourself wishing you were able to show your child the world beyond the screen, hosting an au pair might be the right choice for your family. Following a growing trend of au pairs living […]

Parents Magazine

Indoor Playtime

December 21, 2017

Get the kids out of the house—while staying inside!  If Santa’s shiny new deliveries have lost some of their luster and you’re scrambling for new ideas to keep the kids entertained for the rest of the Central Valley’s rainy season, consider these five options. Ginger […]

Rub-A-Dub-Dub

December 21, 2017

January is National Bath Safety Month.  Bath tub slips are dangerous for more than just the elderly. For children under four years old, bath time has hidden risks. That’s why the American Academy of Pediatrics says that a caregiver should always be present when a […]

Kids on the Block

December 21, 2017

The show opens with two young girls talking. The first girl is telling her friend how she travels back and forth between her two parents’ houses week to week. It’s a common result of divorce in many families, and one that kids may struggle to […]

Motherhood

December 21, 2017

I write about my kid a lot because he’s my favorite thing that exists in this world, a sentiment I’m sure most mother’s share. He’s funny, bright, adorably clueless, and profoundly wise all at once. What I don’t write about often is how being a […]

Parents Magazine

What is Super Lice?

December 20, 2017

It’s a parent’s nightmare: tiny bugs infiltrating the house through your children’s hair. What’s worse? California has been identified as a super lice state. What are super lice? Super lice are a genetically mutated form of lice that resists the active ingredients in shampoos used […]

24 Hours of Family Fun in Reno

December 20, 2017

Less than three hours from San Joaquin County’s major cities, Reno is a quick winter escape perfect for families. Low-cost hotels make it budget friendly while the mountain atmosphere creates a feeling like you’re a million miles away. Follow our itinerary to make the most […]

Tough Talks

December 20, 2017

Discussing Divorce with Kids Most divorces are filed in January, leading the month to be dubbed “National Divorce Month” “Honey, we need to talk.” The statement is rarely followed by good news. And while that phrase is likely the one that started divorce talks between […]

Get Artsy with Us

December 20, 2017

For many people, art is an outlet that presents itself early in life. When school art classes just aren’t enough to allow teen’s creativity to flourish, Jagged Lines of Imagination (JLI) offers a solution. Founded in 2006 by local artist, teacher, and father—Jon Guerzon—the goal […]

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