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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.

50 things for your teenager’s Easter basket

When you think of Easter baskets, you probably think of young toddlers running out to see what the Easter Bunny has left for them. But what about teenagers?

By | March 8th, 2015|57 Comments

One of Santa’s helpers is only 15-years-old

Analycea Miranda enlisted family and friends to create a brighter Christmas for 14 Sonoma County families.

By | December 19th, 2014|0 Comments

5 cheap gift ideas

This year I've been thinking of some ways to give meaningful gifts to those I love without spending a fortune. Here are a few of the ideas I've come up with.

By | December 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

Study: Too many babies sleep with blankets

A recent study found that too many parents were still covering their sleeping babies with blankets. Did that surprise you that this is a thing? Don't worry, you're not alone.

By | December 1st, 2014|0 Comments

Halloween Safety Tips

Here are a list of safety tips and talking points to bring up with your kids before going out on Halloween night.

By | October 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

Halloween recipe: Mummy Dogs

Halloween is a spooky time of year when all things are geared towards the ghoulish and macabre. But sometimes ghoulish and macabre can be adorable too.

By | October 21st, 2014|0 Comments

The parenting rule I always break

When you have rules, you have rule breakers. And friends, I am definitely a rule breaker.

By | September 17th, 2014|0 Comments

Kids don’t require vacations

While summer break means trips for some families, for others it's just three months at home.

By | June 12th, 2014|0 Comments

‘You’re Grounded’ Points List

My son has his work cut out for him to get his Xbox back. But I think this list will make us both happy.

By | June 6th, 2014|2 Comments

Something to think about…

Feeling hurt can lead to all sorts of negative behaviors. What if we treated the hurt instead of the behavior?

By | June 6th, 2014|0 Comments