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 […]

Kids Say the Darndest Things

Kids are hilarious, especially when they aren’t trying to be! Friends of San Joaquin Magazine’s Facebook page shared some of their favorite tidbits from their littlest family members. “My baby sister told us she had a dream of walking on the beach when a big […]

SJ Parents: July/August 209 Agenda

Compiled by Katie Kishi Kiwanis Club of Greater Lodi’s Annual 4th of July Pancake Breakfast July 4 Start Independence Day off right at Lodi Lake with a good breakfast! Enjoy all you can eat pancakes, music, and good company at this community-wide picnic from 7 […]

Family Vacation: Disneyland

By Erin Warkentin Deciding to take a family vacation to Disneyland can be overwhelming. You want it to be perfect and magical, and your children’s happiness is riding on whether or not you get this right. Before you panic, take a breath, and check out […]

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Get Your Kicks at Senshuken Karate

By Nora Heston Tarte At Senshuken Karate, senseis work to seamlessly blend biblical principles with the classical teachings of shotokan (one of four major style of karate). However, it is far from a bible study. Rather, each typical karate lesson is accompanied by a biblical […]

Little Lies

By Nora Heston Tarte I read once that when young children lie it’s a sign of intelligence. Now, I’m not 100 percent sure if this is true, or just a little lie parents concocted themselves to feel better about their two-year-old’s ability to fib like […]

Family Date Night

By Nora Heston Tarte What better way to maximize your family time than with family dates mid-week? While kids are off for summer, take advantage of the lull in responsibility and cash in on extra bonding hours. Option 1: The Classic Sometimes dating is as […]

Ask The Experts: Back to School Edition

Q: How do I get my child back on a routine sleep schedule for school? It is recommended that you start transiting your student back to a regular routine two to three weeks prior the start of school. During this time period, incremental changes to […]

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Career Academy of Cosmetology

San Joaquin County Office of Education, Career Technical Education Department The Career Academy of Cosmetology provides an exceptional learning experience to students interested in launching a career in the world of style and high fashion. Students learn hair cutting, hair coloring, facials, nails, communication skills, […]

7 Memberships to Save Your Summer

By Nora Heston Tarte Don’t let your summer be dull. Pack in the fun without busting the budget by stocking up on cool memberships for kids! Pixie Woods Where fairy-themed amusement park adventure awaits Cost: $30, August 6-October 22 Perks: Unlimited admission for up to […]