Flaherty’s Kenpo Karate

At Flaherty’s Kenpo Karate, a family-owned self-defense academy in Stockton, California, Black Belt Instructors Randall and Maria Flaherty stress the importance of developing confidence, discipline and respect, along with superior martial arts skills. For over 35 years, owner Randall K. Flaherty has been teaching people […]

Capturing Hearts

Micke Grove Zoo rests on five acres of land and houses animals ranging from amphibians and mammals to birds, reptiles and invertebrates. The uniqueness of the animals has captured the attention of children and adults all over San Joaquin County, and it is through their […]

Family Member

I am a blended family mom with six kids. Yes, I have a real life Brady Bunch, in which the only person missing is Alice (who is needed the most). As I write this, I am on the verge of becoming a new mommy once […]

Keeping a Loved One Alive

One of the most worrisome feelings a grieving person experiences is how to keep a sustaining memory alive after a special loved one has died. The most well intentioned condolences upon the death of a loved one often suggest that time will heal the pain, […]

At Home Mag

Get Your Kids to GO GREEN

We live in a “use it or toss it” society that leaves little room to teach our kids about the importance of caring for our environment, respecting and protecting our natural resources. Talking about how to examine value verses cost when it comes to both […]


Nearly fifty pieces of art painted by various animals living at the Micke Grove Zoo will be on display and available for purchase at the Double Dip Gallery in downtown Lodi April 4-30. This free art exhibit is a fundraiser for the zoo’s animal enrichment […]

WOW Museum Summer of Science Camps

The time has come once again to start thinking about your summer plans. What better way to keep your kids engaged than to send them to the World of Wonders Science Summer Camp! This summer the World of Wonders Museum in Lodi is offering four […]

Autism Awarness Month

Did you know one in every 88 children in American has been diagnosed with autism? In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, join the Autism Society in celebrating National Autism Awareness Month. […]


Red Rhino Orphanage Project

Born through the rugged travel experience of founders Greg and Susan Traverso throughout Africa, the Red Rhino Orphanage Project’s mission is “to enable some of the most desperate and disadvantaged children in Kenya to become contributing members of society and leaders of the next generation.” […]

Sassy Pants Boutique

Although the fight for a matching wardrobe may prove difficult, Sassy Pants Boutique is a fashionable, creative outlet for both mother and child. […]

Aging Parents: Know When to Step In

It’s something most of us will have to face in our lives—knowing what to do as our parents get older and begin to deteriorate in physical or mental health. There may eventually come a time when you need to decide whether assisted living is the […]

Robby's Story: March of Dimes Ambassador Family

Bobby and Kristal Arrigone found out they were expecting their first child on their one- year wedding anniversary. “I had the picture perfect pregnancy,” Kristal says. At 16 weeks, the couple found out they were having a boy, and Kristal’s 20-week ultrasound went by without […]

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