What’s New at the Historical Museum?

June 29, 2016

By Nora Heston Tarte The 18-acre site of the San Joaquin County Historical Museum within Micke Grove Park is home to an array of notable buildings and exhibits that celebrate San Joaquin—old and new. In its 50th year, the museum opens new attractions to keep […]

SJ Parents: July/August 209 Agenda

June 29, 2016

Compiled by Katie Kishi Kiwanis Club of Greater Lodi’s Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast July 4 Start Independence Day off right at Lodi Lake with a good breakfast! Enjoy all you can eat pancakes, music, and good company at this community-wide picnic from 7 […]

Family Vacation: Disneyland

June 29, 2016

By Erin Warkentin Deciding to take a family vacation to Disneyland can be overwhelming. You want it to be perfect and magical, and your children’s happiness is riding on whether or not you get this right. Before you panic, take a breath, and check out […]

Get Your Kicks at Senshuken Karate

June 29, 2016

By Nora Heston Tarte At Senshuken Karate, senseis work to seamlessly blend biblical principles with the classical teachings of shotokan (one of four major style of karate). However, it is far from a bible study. Rather, each typical karate lesson is accompanied by a biblical […]


Little Lies

June 29, 2016

By Nora Heston Tarte I read once that when young children lie it’s a sign of intelligence. Now, I’m not 100 percent sure if this is true, or just a little lie parents concocted themselves to feel better about their two-year-old’s ability to fib like […]

Family Date Night

June 29, 2016

By Nora Heston Tarte What better way to maximize your family time than with family dates mid-week? While kids are off for summer, take advantage of the lull in responsibility and cash in on extra bonding hours. Option 1: The Classic Sometimes dating is as […]

Ask The Experts: Back to School Edition

June 29, 2016

Q: How do I get my child back on a routine sleep schedule for school? It is recommended that you start transiting your student back to a regular routine two to three weeks prior the start of school. During this time period, incremental changes to […]

Career Academy of Cosmetology

June 29, 2016

San Joaquin County Office of Education, Career Technical Education Department The Career Academy of Cosmetology provides an exceptional learning experience to students interested in launching a career in the world of style and high fashion. Students learn hair cutting, hair coloring, facials, nails, communication skills, […]

At Home Mag

7 Memberships to Save Your Summer

June 29, 2016

By Nora Heston Tarte Don’t let your summer be dull. Pack in the fun without busting the budget by stocking up on cool memberships for kids! Pixie Woods Where fairy-themed amusement park adventure awaits Cost: $30, August 6-October 22 Perks: Unlimited admission for up to […]

The “Princess” Of The D.O.V.E.S. Guidance Program

March 24, 2016

By Copper Williams Gayle Oxford, CEO and Owner of the D.O.V.E.S. Guidance Program, provides a little insight on one of her equestrian companions and their very important role—helping children from around San Joaquin and beyond! Name: Princess Gender: Female Age: 26 Occupation: Therapy Horse Breed: […]

Keep Your Kids on Track Academically

June 30, 2015

Keep Your Kids on Track Academically By Nora Heston Tarte             It’s inherent for parents to want their kids to succeed. Despite valiant efforts, some children struggle academically each year and seem to fall behind their classmates. Getting ahead of the problem could ensure success […]

What Are Your Kid's Teeth Telling You?

June 30, 2015

What Are Your Kid’s Teeth Telling You? A Comprehensive Look at Your Kid’s Mouth and the Dangers that Could Lurk Within By Nora Heston Tarte According to a survey from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2012, only 82 percent of children, ages 2-17, […]

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