Walking The Stepmom Tightrope

February 28, 2015

When people ask me how many kids I have, I say six. Sometimes it feels like a lie. Because I didn’t give birth to my two stepsons and stepdaughter. (I hate saying- “step children” Remember the movie St. Elmo’s Fire? [Showing my age here] Demi […]

Earth Day Adventures

February 28, 2015

Just as important as nurturing our children, is preserving their environment and teaching them to do the same. The many factors and concerns influencing earth today is surely a large concept for a small child. But, fundamentals like recycling, minimizing waste, conservation, and respect can […]

Holiday Traditions

November 1, 2014

The holiday season is a time to build lifelong memories with your family. The giving and the gathering, the rituals that connect us to one another and the past…Traditions help you bond and reconnect with loved ones, friends, and neighbors. Through the generations, these Holiday rituals can be […]

Tree Lighting Ceremonies in San Joaquin

November 1, 2014

Tree lighting ceremonies offer holiday cheer so heart-warming, not even Scrooge can resist. These ceremonies are a great way to get into the spirit and bring the family out to celebrate. The Hospice of San Joaquin not only offers the county a luminous spectacle with thousands of lights at […]

Weddings

The Minimalist Family Lifestyle

November 1, 2014

In our fast-paced, technology-obsessed and career-driven society, it is becoming increasingly difficult to balance our time between all the important areas of our life.However, it doesn’t necessarily have to be hard if we are willing to shift our focus. Minimalism is a lifestyle that helps people question what things add value […]

Beat Flue Season

November 1, 2014

Last year, California experienced an unusually high flu season, peaking between December and February. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. More than 60 million Americans each year get the virus, and approximately 200,000 are hospitalized due to flu complications. It’s spread through contact […]

Christmas Pitfalls

November 1, 2014

I love Christmas. I love snow-themed everything, the nostalgic feeling the season of Christmas evokes- the smells, the music, the energy. Mostly though, I love getting together with my family- making homemade cookies, sharing memories, gossiping and laughing at each other, playing games, spending time together. I don’t; […]

An All-Natural Way to Feel Better in 30 Seconds

November 1, 2014

Kaliana Schmidt, phyto-aromatologist and owner of Kaliana Emotional Care for Kids, perfected the art of emotional healing with her blend of all-natural ingredients to turn on positive emotions and feel better in 30 seconds. Her vegan, gluten free and hand-blended batches of all natural formulas help kids ‘turn on their happy’ […]

Parents Magazine

2 Boys & Too Many Costumes

September 1, 2014

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

September 1, 2014

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

September 1, 2014

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

September 1, 2014

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 […]

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