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About Crissi Langwell

Blended family mom to three teens, author of a bunch of books, and owner of the kind of dog only a mom would love.

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

Sonoma County Easter Egg Hunts 2016

Celebrate Easter with the little ones at one of these egg hunts around Sonoma County.

By | March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

100+ things for your teenager’s Easter basket

Are you strapped for ideas of things to place in your teen's Easter basket? Here are more than 100 things they'll love.

By | March 4th, 2016|8 Comments

10 ways to unplug on National Day of Unplugging

Do your kids spend their downtime plugged into a handheld device? Are they more into connecting with friends via video games than seeing them face-to-face? And how about you? Are you perusing your Facebook newsfeed or turning on the TV to unwind? If this sounds like your family, you may [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|7 Comments

When to let your kid stay home sick from school

We’ve all seen it. The droopy eyes. The down-turned mouth. The slouching posture. The “I don’t think I can go to school today” pout. You prompt your child to get ready for school and then see how they feel. They pick at their cereal and insist they’re dying. You wonder [...]

By | March 1st, 2016|2 Comments

How to help your struggling middle school or high school student succeed

It’s been a full week since students returned from winter break. Gone are the mornings of sleeping past noon and (hopefully) staying up until the wee hours of the morning. The school schedule is back in full force, whether they like it or not. At this point, the year is almost half over, and students have just begun their second semester. If their first few months of school have been less than satisfactory, it’s not too late to offer a helping hand with organization and gaining control of their school work. Here are 6 ways to help your student if they’re struggling to make the grade.

By | January 11th, 2016|0 Comments