2 Boys & Too Many Costumes

Halloween is my hands-down, favorite holiday. I have no presents to purchase and no elaborate meals to execute. Pre-kids, Halloween meant outlandish costume parties with naughty costumes and ghoulishly themed cocktails, forgetting the daily routine and embracing my inner Elvira. Then my sons came. I […]

Light at the end of the Tunnel

I remember it like yesterday; It was May, my family couldn’t wait for summer vacation. Their excitement inspired me and left me feeling hopeful. I daydreamed of spending quality time with my children, swimming, picnicking, you know, all the good things you hear about. To […]

Family Day at the Park – Literacy & Book Fair

For a family outing that is just as educational as it is fun, stop by this year’s 17th annual Family Day at the Park. Don’t miss this family-fun event featuring several activities and booths that celebrate literacy and inspire creativity. And one of the best […]

Stockton Magnificent

Join thousands of community members and organizations to help celebrate the talent and people from the great city of Stockton. It is time to turn on your civic pride and revel in all things good about the city, like the arts and entertainment, and the […]

SJ City Guide

Pumpkin Pickin’ Fun

When the leaves start to fall and the colors of the trees turn from green to orange, it is time for autumn. The beginning of fall means the Pumpkin season is now upon us, and it is time to celebrate Manteca’s Annual Pumpkin Fair in […]

Calling All Outdoorsmen

Bring the family and enjoy the great outdoors, right here in your own backyard, at the San Joaquin Fairgrounds. The Stockton-based Outdoor Expo event will feature more than 100 different outdoor activities and exhibitions, attracting tens of thousands of central-valley folk each year. The Expo, […]

Spot To Dance

Dance classes can be a great way to not only socialize your children but also teach them discipline and coordination. The Spot in Lodi specializes in a number of hip-hop classes for your kids, with fitness classes for teens and adults. Signing up for the […]

Quality Time within the Family

Making quality time with the family can definitely be a challenge. As we know, us parents or guardians must work to provide enough food, shelter, and clothing for the family. And although we want to spend more quality time with our children, we are often […]

At Home Mag


After receiving more than three hundred name ideas during the Bobcat Naming Contest held earlier this spring, the Micke Grove Zoo staff is excited to announce the winning name of its young male bobcat: “Nitro.” The name was suggested by Hannah Schneider, age 5, whose parents and […]

Looking to the future

Most children don’t have any idea what they wish to do for a career, although there will be exceptions. In order to help students work toward their future, whether they know or do not know what they plan to do, there are a few characteristics […]


Nothing screams summer like a pool party. Get the kids off the couch and in the company of friends with a great themed pool party. Include the entire family in the planning and decorating to squash summer boredom and add to the value of the experience. Spending a […]

Stockton Indoor Sports Complex

Indoor roller skating or hockey can be really fun when you find the right rink, and the Stockton Indoor Sports Complex is that place. Whether you are looking for a rink you and your family can visit on the weekend, or a place the kids […]

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