Pet Positive

Getting a family pet is a big decision. Whether it’s a goldfish or a dog, pets come with responsibility and they can really alter a family’s dynamic. While you’re weighing the pros and cons of pet ownership, consider these positives. Responsibility The added duties associated […]

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Looking for a springtime activity to enjoy with your kids? Now that the weather is warmer it’s time to break out the shovel and break ground on a backyard garden. “Everything is a teaching opportunity—the planting, the weeds, the water, the soil, the bugs, the […]

Summer Camp

Building Blocks for Successful Adults Summer camp is a timeless tradition. Whether it’s bunk beds and campfires in the forest, or daylong sports-centric activities, summer camp is the best answer to that nagging question inside, how am I going to entertain the children all summer […]

Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park™ Tower Park

Hold onto your picnic baskets! Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park is open for summer reservations and all your beary best buddies are ready to greet you! Visit Boo Boo, Cindy Bear, and Yogi Bear himself along the Delta waterways at Tower Park Marina Resort. With a […]

SJ City Guide

Art from the Heart

May 10th, 2017 Soak in the view along the Delta channel at Stockton Golf & Country Club alongside one-of-a-kind works of art for a fun-filled evening of wine tasting, hor d’oeuvres, and bidding wars. Mary Graham Children’s Foundation’s 9th annual Kids Art Auction is ready […]

Mile-Long Mud Bath

May 13th – 14th, 2017 Don’t be a stick in the mud, mom and dad! This year’s Lil Mud Runner, held at Eagal Lakes Resort in Tracy, promises a weekend filled with fun for the whole family! Now in its fifth year, parents can get […]

Father’s Day Heroes

A hero is often defined by courageous acts and noble character—through perseverance, selflessness, and strength. Some fly, some scale buildings. Others can be found in the bleachers during cheerleading practice, after a long day at work. Some drive iconic cars. Others hold on to the […]

Preschool Prep

5 things parents should know before enrolling kids in preschool Is preschool in your tot’s future? Don’t get caught off guard. Here are 5 Things to know before signing on the dotted line. 1.) It’s important to start your search early. For many preschools, registration […]

Parents Magazine

This For That

Snack Swaps for Kids Trying to pack a healthy lunchbox for your kids? Make these easy snack swaps to go from a sugar high to high in nutrients. Beverages A box stamped with “100 percent juice” doesn’t necessarily mean anything. Ditch the juice and instead […]

It’s Raining, it’s Pouring

25 rainy day activities to keep kids busy Looking for a way to entertain kids on a rainy day? Whether you want to stay home, or get out without getting wet, this list has everything you need to survive a day (or week!) of bad […]

First Aid 101

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, […]

Acts of Kindness For Kids

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 […]