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About Crissi Langwell

Petaluma local, blended family mom to three teens, and author of a bunch of books. Crissi started blogging for the Press Democrat with Santa Rosa Mom in 2009. Now she continues with The Village, a place for families. Visit Crissi's author website at crissilangwell.com.

Is it wrong to encourage your kids to believe in the Easter Bunny ?

If you've ever grappled with whether or not to encourage your kids to believe in the Easter Bunny and other holiday heroes, you're not alone.

By | April 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Guide to Sonoma County Egg Hunts 2018

Here’s where to take the kids to meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for Easter eggs and other holiday events throughout Sonoma County.

By | March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

How to get through the holidays after the Sonoma County fires

If you're unsure how to get through the holidays following the recent Sonoma County wildfires, here are a few suggestions to help carry you through.

By | November 13th, 2017|0 Comments

How smartphones are “destroying” today’s teens

Today's teens have grown up with smartphones, never knew life without the internet, and do almost all their socializing through social media. There's no denying that this generation of teens are different than others. But are smartphones destroying Gen Z?

By | August 8th, 2017|19 Comments

Guide to 2017 Sonoma County Easter egg hunts

Here's where to take the kids to meet the Easter Bunny, hunt for Easter eggs and other holiday events throughout Sonoma County. This list will update as I learn about more events.

By | March 29th, 2017|0 Comments

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

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