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15 things I want my kids to know before they’re adults

There are some major values and skills I hope to instill in my kids before they hit their adult years.

By | May 13th, 2016|8 Comments

10 gap year ideas for students between high school and college

A gap year is when students decide to delay their entry to college to either catch their breath after high school, or to gather some life or work experiences before embarking on their college career.

By | May 2nd, 2016|1 Comment

Steph Curry – an MVP (most valuable parent) as well?

Stephen Curry, holding his daughter Riley, laughs with Andre Iguodala during the Golden State Warriors Victory Parade and Rally in Oakland, on Friday, June 19, 2015. (Christopher Chung/ The Press Democrat) We may root for them, but it’s not easy to like some professional athletes. There aren't a [...]

By | May 2nd, 2016|1 Comment

6 ways to get your toddler to sleep

Tips for promoting a good night's sleep for young kids.

By | April 14th, 2016|0 Comments

7 ways busy parents can create more balance in their lives

It's easy to lose your identity when you become a mom or dad. Here are a few tricks to help balance your sense of self with your busy job as your child's parent.

By | April 4th, 2016|0 Comments

10 Things I Would Tell My 18-Year-Old Self

In favor of understanding my teens a bit better, I took a stroll down memory lane and wrote a letter to my younger self. Here’s what I came up with.

By | April 1st, 2016|6 Comments

Sonoma County Easter Egg Hunts 2016

Celebrate Easter with the little ones at one of these egg hunts around Sonoma County.

By | March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

100+ things for your teenager’s Easter basket

Are you strapped for ideas of things to place in your teen's Easter basket? Here are more than 100 things they'll love.

By | March 4th, 2016|8 Comments

10 ways to unplug on National Day of Unplugging

Do your kids spend their downtime plugged into a handheld device? Are they more into connecting with friends via video games than seeing them face-to-face? And how about you? Are you perusing your Facebook newsfeed or turning on the TV to unwind? If this sounds like your family, you may [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|7 Comments

Why Checking Out Once A Week Has Made Me A Better Mom

We have a deal. Tuesday afternoons, when my husband walks in the door at around 4:30, I have the option of walking out the door and not coming back until whenever the heck I feel like. It is my "night off." I don't always choose to take it, but I [...]

By | March 2nd, 2016|7 Comments