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.

5 tips for beating summer boredom

The kids are going to be out of school for 3 whole months... How will you survive????

By | May 21st, 2014|0 Comments

The Bully

In response to a news article on a Santa Rosa mom who is accused of retaliating against her daughter's bully, I am reposting this story of my own experience with a bully who was terrorizing my son.

By | May 19th, 2014|0 Comments

10 cheap activities for summertime

To keep you from going crazy or broke this summer, here's a list of cheap activities your family can enjoy until school gets back in session.

By | May 16th, 2014|1 Comment

Being a mom on Mother’s Day, and every day

For me, Mother's Day is not about what the kids got me or how delicious breakfast is. Mother's Day is just a Sunday when the kids might take extra efforts to be nice to me (and to each other), and when the pride in their faces means a million times more to me than the gift they've just handed me.

By | May 6th, 2014|0 Comments

Sonoma County Easter Egg Hunts 2014

Where to find the Easter Bunny, search for eggs, and celebrate Easter around Sonoma County.

By | April 11th, 2014|1 Comment

Is sailing around the world with toddlers ‘reckless parenting?’

The fact that Eric and Charlotte Kaufman, parents of Lyra and her 3-year-old sister Cora, were sailing around the world with such young children is causing a passionate debate among families across the nation.

By | April 9th, 2014|4 Comments

Swain Center celebrates Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month, a full 30 days dedicated to educating the public about autism as well as highlighting issues families with autistic members face.

By | March 27th, 2014|0 Comments

Parents perform ‘Frozen’ in front seat, toddler couldn’t care less

Adorable parents perform a flawless sync-along in their family mobile. World is in awe, while daughter is unimpressed.

By | March 13th, 2014|8 Comments

Parenting seminars and training with Dr. Gordon Neufeld

Dr. Gordon Neufeld will cover topics like emotionally protecting our children, and making sense of aggression and defiance issues.

By | March 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

The argument for SAHMs, and against Amy Glass

This week, the blogging world exploded when Amy Glass blatantly attacked stay at home moms when she wrote a blog titled "I Look Down On Young Women With Husbands And Kids And I’m Not Sorry". Well, I feel sorry for you, Amy.

By | January 28th, 2014|0 Comments