Nip Bullying in the Bud

June 30, 2015

Nip Bullying in the Bud By Nora Heston Tarte Schools and bullying go together. While bullying isn’t a new trend, it does seem to be picking up traction with the help of online platforms that allow name-calling and threats to follow children home. A recent […]

The Technological Parent Trap

June 30, 2015

The Technological Parent Trap By Heather Reagan Isbil             Technology easily takes the cake, in regards to some of my trickiest parenting challenges. It’s right up there with infants successfully sleeping through the night and an officially potty trained toddler. […]

Bear Creek Aquatics

June 30, 2015

Bear Creek Aquatics By Melissa Hutsell   Bear Creek Aquatics offers San Joaquin swimmers the freedom and flexibility to be involved in different types of water sports while also balancing other interests. After recognizing that typical programs do not allow this, owner Tom Downer decided […]

Dog's Best Friend

June 30, 2015

Dog’s Best Friend By Nora Heston Tarte             My son thinks his friends are dogs. We were at a play date the other day when Hunter joyfully decided to share, a behavior I tend to encourage, especially for an only- and non-daycare-going- child. I want […]

On the Town

What Are Your Kid’s Teeth Telling You?

May 10, 2015

A Comprehensive Look at Your Kid’s Mouth and the Dangers that Could Lurk Within   According to a survey from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2012, only 82 percent of children, ages 2-17, saw a dentist in the past year and less than 62 […]

Capturing the Perfect Moment

February 28, 2015

  Taking the perfect photo is more than just a flash of the lens, it is the art of capturing a special moment and making it last a lifetime. For Heather Willey, photography is more than just a hobby or career, it is her lifelong passion. […]

Leap of Faith Parenting

February 28, 2015

Parenting, from start to finish, is one big leap of faith. All we do – from the moment someone places a baby in our eager arms to the moment we watch our grown children walk away from us under their own power – is gather […]

SJ City Guide

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 […]

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