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.

What to expect: 10 things parenting books won’t tell you

Think you know everything about parenthood? Think again. Here are 10 things they don't teach you in the parenting books.

By | October 9th, 2019|0 Comments

‘I am taking a week off from screens – here is how it’s going’

In an effort to be more present, I've challenged myself to a digital-free week. Find out how it's going, and how you can take one, too.

By | September 25th, 2019|0 Comments

I didn’t ask: How to react to unsolicited parenting advice

There is no advice less welcome than the advice that was never asked for. So how do you sidestep these would-be experts on your life? Here are some ways to tackle this issue

By | September 11th, 2019|0 Comments

What’s for dinner? Here’s your cheat sheet to making meal planning easy.

Our family has figured out a system that makes meal planning easy. Here are some of our secrets.

By | August 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Blended families: 5 ways to be a better stepparent

When my husband and I first blended our family, things were a little rough. Luckily, things have gotten much better with time. Here are some of the things we learned.

By | August 14th, 2019|0 Comments

End-of-summer bucket list

There are about two weeks left until school starts. Here's how to make it count.

By | July 31st, 2019|0 Comments

Indoor kid-friendly spots to escape the heat

If you're looking to escape the heat and entertain the kids in an indoor environment, here are some local spots you'll love.

By | July 17th, 2019|0 Comments

Fireworks survival guide for families with sensitive kids

If you’re looking for ways to take the fear out of fireworks, or even looking for alternatives to this tradition, here are a few ideas

By | July 3rd, 2019|0 Comments

6 things I miss about the toddler years

Now that my kids are older, here are some of the things I miss the most about when they were adorable toddlers.

By | June 19th, 2019|0 Comments

How to entertain the kids and keep your sanity this summer

Your kids are finally out for the summer! Congratulations! Except…not. Before you go crazy with bored kids, here are some easy ways for everyone to have fun while school is out.

By | June 5th, 2019|0 Comments