Happy Thursday Moms and Dads! Here is what’s going on over at SantaRosaMom.com this week:

Activities for Bored Kids 
Nothing makes me cringe more than the words “I’m bored”.  And if you have kids, you likely hear those words often.  Readers shared tips on how to keep kids occupied when they think they have nothing to do.  Best part?  None of it requires a TV screen or videogame controller.

Healthy, quick snacks
Kids are always reaching for the quickest thing they can grab when they’re looking for a snack.  But often, that snack is high sugar, high carb, and high fat.  I’ve included some tips on healthier options for snacktime.  But of course, your tips are always welcome in the comments!

New Cali mama! 
We have a new member in the forums who could use your friendship!  She’s moving from Georgia to Santa Rosa at the end of this week, and has only been here once.  Come on over and wish her hello, and if you can, share tips to help her out in her transition.

Cloth diapering? 
Have you ditched the disposables for cloth diapers?  A mom is looking for other cloth diapering mamas to connect with, as well as to learn where she can buy quality cloth diapers.

Kids annoying habits
Come on, we all have kids that drive us crazy from time to time.  Get it off your chest.  What’s your child’s most annoying habit?  And yes, it’s ok to list more than one!

Family Events

Saturday, Jan. 26
Digital Petting Zoo: No, there are no animals.  But there are plenty of digital readers instead.  The Sonoma County Library is offering an up close and personal experience with eReaders and eAudiobook devices, and how they can be used with the library’s eBook services. Free. 1-3 p.m. Santa Rosa Central. 211 E St., Santa Rosa. sonomalibrary.org

Saturday, Jan. 26
Bodega Bay Chowder Day: Get your chowdah on when 15 restaurants vie for the title of best chowder at this annual fundraiser for the 4th of July Fireworks. Tickets go on sale at 10:30 a.m. on day of event at the Sonoma Coast Visitor’s Center, where you will be given a map of participating restaurants. $10. 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 850 Coast Hwy 1, Bodega Bay. bodegabayca.org

Saturday, Jan. 26
Wings in Space: The Petaluma Museum presents Space Shuttle Astronaut Jose Hernandez as part of their space shuttle exhibit, with a parade at 1:30 p.m. and a presentation at 2 p.m. 20 Fourth St., Petaluma. petalumamuseum.com

P.S.  Parents of Little Leaguers, check your local league website for baseball signup times and tryouts.  Many leagues have already wrapped up their signups, but a few are still accepting applications.  And a few more are starting their tryouts this weekend and next.

Have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you on the SantaRosaMom.com forums!

Crissi Langwell