It takes more than hope to make things happen. You can hope for the things you want as hard as you can, but nothing is going to happen unless you put the work in. Trust me, I’ve been hoping for rock hard abs and buns of steel for years, and well... If you expect change, you are going to have to change your ways. But how?
50 things for your teenager’s Easter basketMarch 8th, 2015
Why I let my teen move outJanuary 8th, 2013
15 things I want my kids to know before they’re adultsMay 13th, 2016
Guide to Sonoma County Egg Hunts 2018March 14th, 2018
How to get through the holidays after the Sonoma County firesNovember 13th, 2017
How smartphones are “destroying” today’s teensAugust 8th, 2017
About this blog
There’s an old African proverb that states “It takes a village to raise a child”, and these days that proverb has never been more true. Whether we’re related by blood or by intention, families come in all forms, and are only defined by the bonds of love.
This blog, which was started by author Crissi Langwell, continues forward with new voices including Stephanie Ansley (a new mom facing the joys of first-time parenthood), as well as Paul Gullixson (a parent and coach of a team of 12-year-olds) and Meg McConahey (a mom with enough experience to have some good laughs about the whole thing).
We welcome all kinds of voices, and you may see some additional viewpoints from other Press Democrat writers and local contributors. Because it truly does take a village.