Parenting is Like a Reality TV Show

December 20, 2017

My husband is an avid reality TV show fan.  And a few days ago, I caught a few minutes of Top Chef. When one of the contestants was asked to pack up his knives, I laughed out loud, realizing the parallels of the show and […]

Family Fun Night At Home

November 22, 2017

There’s no need to leave the house to have fun with your family members. When the dreary weather has you confined indoors, get creative. Try out some of these family activities to turn winter boredom into fun, fun, fun!   Play-At-Home Laser Tag. Love playing rounds […]

Family Vacation: Escape to Lake Tahoe

November 22, 2017

The holiday season gets busy, but finding time to escape as a family is important. Lucky for San Joaquinians, one of the best winter destinations is just a short drive away. Head to Lake Tahoe where winter activities abound—from skiing and snowboarding to dog sledding […]

The Hot List

November 17, 2017

Stumped on what to get the kids on your holiday list? We’ve rounded up the hottest picks of 2017 with everything from Christmas must-haves to local treasures.   Toddlers/Preschoolers: The New Teddy Ruxpin Bear He’s back, baby! This year’s most coveted toy is a refresh […]

Parents Magazine

Deck the Halls Together

November 15, 2017

Holidays pose as the perfect opportunity to cash in on some quality family time. Everyone seems so busy with activities, social media, school, and work. But for a moment—gasp! maybe even a week—things seem to slow down (ff course not for you though, mom.) You’re […]

Make Holiday Memories

November 13, 2017

Whether you’re looking to keep the kiddos entertained or start a lasting family tradition, here are five ideas to help you kick off the holidays.   Countdown to Christmas Forget the cheap chocolate calendars and opt for a homemade Christmas countdown. Glue 24 plastic cups […]

Birthdays & Beyond

November 13, 2017

Put away the piñatas and bid farewell to balloon animals, because birthdays just got better. After hosting over 5,000 birthday parties—and being crowned ‘Best of San Joaquin’ nearly a dozen times—Zap Zone Laser Tag in Stockton is an interactive way to celebrate. Paul Clark was […]

Run Against Hunger

November 13, 2017

The holiday season has long since focused on family traditions and a full table, so this Thanksgiving morning, the Stockton Emergency Food Bank invites you to make filling someone else’s table a new family tradition at the 13th Annual Run and Walk Against Hunger. Children […]

At Home Mag

Little Green Lies

November 13, 2017

I’m going to preface this story by saying I’m lucky; since birth my three-and-a-half-year-old has been a (mostly) healthy eater. Some nights he refuses to eat anything but hot dogs and French fries, but for the most part getting him to eat green vegetables and […]

Theatre for Families

November 8, 2017

Make theatre your family’s next tradition. For children, attending live theatre performances at a young age increases their ability to feel empathy and demonstrate tolerance. It also enhances literary knowledge in a way reading and watching movies does not. Attending as a family is a […]

Raise Thankful Kids

November 6, 2017

Raise good humans—that’s the goal. Kids can start learning how to express gratefulness at a very young age, with a little guidance from parents.   Age 1+ Integrate thankful vocabulary young. The first steps to teaching kids how to be thankful are using the words […]

It’s a Jungle Out There

November 6, 2017

A visit to the emergency room is stressful regardless of age, but it can be absolutely terrifying for young children. Adventist Health Lodi Memorial Medical Center’s ER sees roughly 12,000 pediatric patients a year, and Leadership Lodi has teamed with the hospital to ensure a […]

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