All hail the almighty summertime! Take a gander at what’s going on at, then head outdoors for some sunshiney fun!

Who’s ready for summer?
I totally am. No more school projects, bagged lunches, or commute in rush hour traffic…. But to some of you, three months cooped up with bored kids might be terrifying. Are you ready for summertime? Or are you dreading it?

Come walk with us!
We’re starting up our mom’s walking group once again, starting with next Friday, June 8th. Want to join? Be sure to let us know!

Cutest daughters
Tutu-a-Gogo is looking for the tutu-cute daughters out there. Enter your girl in their latest contest for a chance to win some great prizes, including a mini photo shoot, sweet discounts, and a Cutie Bling shirt.

The Village

The Naptime Chef
A mom created a blog-inspired cookbook to help busy moms create gourmet meals with ease. You guys, this has become my new bible! I’ve included one of the recipes we made, as well as a link where you can get your own copy.

The Messy Blending of a Family
Continuing the story on blended families, this time it was a bunch of JC students who had something to say – including one student who have her side as a stepchild.

Family Events (June 2-4)

Ride a Train!
This Saturday and Sunday, grab the kids and ride a train with Redwood Empire Live Steamers. At only $1 a ride, it’s a cheap way to get in some fun.

Petaluma Mother’s Club Tea
In its 10th year, this Sunday’s Spring Tea offers a relaxing afternoon to meet other moms, hang with friends, take part in an auction, and just enjoy a lovely afternoon.

Free Day on the River
Try out a kayak, paddle on an outrigger, or pedal a boat. The boating is all free at this annual river party that includes music, food, and more.

Bennett Valley Grange BBQ
139 years and still going strong, California’s oldest grange is holding their annual BBQ with great food, a petting zoo, live music, silent auction, and the Bennett Valley Fire Dept trucks on display.

Have a wonderful week, and I’ll see you at!

Crissi Dillon