What is Super Lice?

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

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

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

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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Lodi Pediatric Dentistry

Dental Care & Education for Families Anisha Ranchhod DDS, MSD, owner of Lodi Pediatric Dentistry, is a proponent of oral health education. Whether it’s during preschool visits where she performs puppet shows or at her local dental practice, Dr. Ranchhod spreads awareness of good oral hygiene […]

Eat Your Heart Out

Valentine’s Day school lunches and family dinners Make your most special little valentine feel loved this holiday with a surprise treat for your sweetie. Sure, you spend time together creating Valentine’s Day Cards for friends and classmates, but this year you can take it a […]

Just Say Yes

Have you ever heard of Yes Day, the one day a year that can compete with Christmas, where parents answer every child’s request with yes? It’s a concept that was made popular by New York Times best-selling author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, who wrote the family […]

Parenting is Like a Reality TV Show

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 […]

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Family Fun Night At Home

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

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

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 […]

Deck the Halls Together

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 […]

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