Sometimes breaking the rules is necessary....

Happy Thursday friends! Here is what’s going on over at this week:

Kids’ annoying habits
They all have them, those annoying things our kids do that make us just want to scream “WHY ARE YOU DOING THAT???” Things like incessant humming, never being able to properly pose for the camera, putting their hands all over the walls, asking WHY about 100 times too many…. What are your child’s annoying habits?

Rules every parent should break
Going to bed on time every night, never saying a potty word, limiting TV to only 30 minutes a day… What parenting rules do you break?

Mom’s Night
One of our moms is looking to see who’s interested in getting together to meet other mom friends.  Interested?  Join the discussion in the forums.

Going rates for sitters?
Seems this number always varies. Do you have a sitter? Or are you a sitter, yourself? What is a fair rate for parents to pay sitters?

Weirdest thing in your purse
I just fished an eyeball out of my purse, no joke. And it got me thinking about all the weird things I carry around just because I have a purse and am constantly handed things by my kids. Do you have the same experience? What’s the weirdest thing in YOUR purse?

Cloth diapers
The hottest topic on the board is about cloth diapering. Several of our mamas are sharing tips on where to find cloth diapers, on trading, and more. Do you cloth diaper? Join the conversation!

Family Events

Saturday, Feb. 2
Sebastopol Guitar Festival: A day of concert, exhibits, and music. Master guitarists Stevie Coyle and Mike Dowling will make a musical appearance, luthiers will share how they make guitars, and there will be demos and workshops for all levels. $20-$40. All ages. noon to 10 p.m. Sebastopol Community Cultural Center. 390 Morris St., Sebastopol.

Saturday, Feb. 2
Love is Electric: The Children’s Museum’s KidsWorx presents another creative workshop that allows kids to learn about electricity by creating electric jewelry and crafts. Free. 3-plus. 9 a.m. – 12noon. Friedman’s Home Improvement. 4055 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa.

Tuesday, Feb, 5
ERTH’s Dinosaur Petting Zoo:  Human powered puppetry brings the prehistoric ages to life as dinosaurs roam the stage of Wells Fargo Center for the Arts in this up close and personal performance.  $16 kids, $21 adults.  6:30 p.m.  50 Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa

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

Crissi Langwell