Mommy & Me Yoga

As a mother, it’s likely you aren’t getting out to the gym quite as often as you’d like. After all, chores and chasing after rogue toddlers can take up quite a bit of time! But your well-being is important, and that’s why, whenever there’s a […]

Let’s Get Digital

As parents of 21st century kids, we’re constantly worried about screen time. From iPads and smart phones to video games and television shows, it seems like a never-ending parade of easy entertainment. But it’s possible that electronics don’t deserve the bad rap. Sure, spending hours […]

Preschool Prep

5 things parents should know before enrolling kids in preschool Is preschool in your tot’s future? Don’t get caught off guard. Here are 5 Things to know before signing on the dotted line. 1.) It’s important to start your search early. For many preschools, registration […]

This For That

Snack Swaps for Kids Trying to pack a healthy lunchbox for your kids? Make these easy snack swaps to go from a sugar high to high in nutrients. Beverages A box stamped with “100 percent juice” doesn’t necessarily mean anything. Ditch the juice and instead […]

Weddings

5-Minute Face (or less!)

Whether you’re too tired to care or too busy to find time, as mothers, our beauty routines sometimes fall by the wayside. But have no fear, the five-minute face is here! It all starts with your skin, take care of that and the rest gets […]

It’s Raining, it’s Pouring

25 rainy day activities to keep kids busy Looking for a way to entertain kids on a rainy day? Whether you want to stay home, or get out without getting wet, this list has everything you need to survive a day (or week!) of bad […]

First Aid 101

You can’t put a price tag on being prepared. When a kid gets a scraped knee, or cooking dinner leads to a second-degree burn, you don’t want to be caught scrambling for a bandage or burn cream. Keep a well-stocked first aid kit at home, […]

Take a Good Family Photo

How many times have you tried to get a photo of the entire family smiling, and ended up with zero shots where everyone had their eyes open? The more kids you have, the harder it is to coerce good behavior out of all of them. […]

SJ City Guide

Acts of Kindness For Kids

Whether it’s purchasing coffee for the stranger in line behind you, or handing a tissue to your seatmate on the bus when they sneeze, small acts of kindness pack power. A knowing nod for the woman who is struggling with a screaming toddler at the […]

Kennetha Stevens Takes the Stand Against Bullying

SUSD Parent Empowerment Coordinator talks bullying at district-wide parent trainings When parents at Stockton Unified School District brought forward their concerns about bullying, staff didn’t hesitate to put a plan into action. “When we hear the voices of our parents… we want to move it […]

Bring Out the Batons

2017 Pan Pacific Cup Arrives at the Arena January 13 – 15 Tap along with the tempo, ladies and gentleman! This year’s internationally attended baton twirling championship is back in our Stockton county seat. Checking in at the arena, a plethora of competitors from across […]

Kids Say the Darndest Things

Kids are hilarious, especially when they aren’t trying to be! Friends of San Joaquin Magazine’s Facebook page shared some of their favorite tidbits from their littlest family members. “My baby sister told us she had a dream of walking on the beach when a big […]

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