Happy rainy day Thursday!  Hope you all are staying dry – or taking a day to play in the rain. 🙂 Here is what’s happening at SantaRosaMom.com this week:

Rainy Day Boredom Busters
Take a peek into our archives for a few ideas for fun when the weather is too wet to go outside.  Be sure to also check out a few of our suggestions for rainy day crafts, as well.

Cold lunch ideas
One of our moms began to give a few suggestions for kids lunches, and the ideas have just been pouring in!  Offer your ideas for a cold lunch, or discover a few new ideas to slip into your kid’s lunch box!

Babysitter rates
A hot topic on the boards is how much to pay your babysitter.  Ever wonder this yourself? See what other parents have to say.

Mom seeks out Santa Rosa preschool
Have any suggestions?  Hop on over to the forums and share your tips!

Family Events

Saturday, April 6
Lego fun: The Windsor Library invites kids ages 6-12 for a creative afternoon with Legos. 2-3:30 p.m. Windsor Regional Library, 9291 Old Redwood Hwy. Bldg. 100, at 838-1050 or visit sonomalibrary.org.

Saturday, April 6
KidsWorx: This month’s theme is “Let’s Dig In, where kids get to learn all about the magic of seeds. Ages 3 & up. 9am–12pm. Friedman’s Home Improvement. 4055 Santa Rosa Ave., Santa Rosa friedmanshome.com/events/kidsworx-lets-dig-in-workshop

Saturday, April 6
Science Saturday: Kids can learn all about electricity and renewable energy when PG&E present hands on experiments at the Environmental Discovery Center. Free, but parking is $7 if you’re not a parks member. 393 Violetti Rd., Santa Rosa.  parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov

Sunday, April 7
Spring Feather Fest: Families with kids ages 6-12 can take a docent-led morning walk to observe nesting behavior of birds in the Petaluma Wetalnds habitat. A hot dog tailgate party will be provided for $2.50 per person. Schollenberger Park. 1400 Cader Lane, Petaluma. Sign up early to take part. Call Al Hesla at 765-9411.

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

Crissi Langwell