First Aid 101

January 25, 2017

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

January 25, 2017

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. […]

Acts of Kindness For Kids

January 25, 2017

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

December 29, 2016

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 […]

Parents Magazine

Bring Out the Batons

December 29, 2016

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

June 29, 2016

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 […]

How To Get a Good Kid’s Haircut

June 29, 2016

  By Nora Heston Tarte When you’re gearing up for back to school, a stylish ‘do is a must for little boys and girls. However, if you’ve been in the parenting game for long, you’ve likely had a less-than-desirable experience when it comes to cutting […]

YMCA: Little Rascals Preschool Program

June 29, 2016

When Aleza’s parents enrolled her in the Y’s Little Rascals Preschool program, they expected their child would make some new friends and gain some confidence. What they didn’t expect was for her to develop a love for reading. Every afternoon at pickup time, Aleza was […]

Parents Magazine

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 […]

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