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.

6 ways to help your struggling middle schooler

Jr. High is hard for kids who have just left elementary. Here are a few ways you can help to make it a little easier.

By | September 23rd, 2013|2 Comments

Santa Rosa ranks in the Top Ten of what?

It seems our little town of Santa Rosa has caught the attention of the nation, ranking even higher than San Francisco on a survey about raising kids..and it's not good news.

By | August 29th, 2013|79 Comments

What to expect at this season’s Just Between Friends sale

The annual shopping event for young families takes place Sept. 6-8.

By | August 27th, 2013|0 Comments

Monitoring the online activity of your child

Should parents hack into the online accounts of their kids? Or does this violate the privacy and trust of their child?

By | August 7th, 2013|0 Comments

Writers invited to address the issue of domestic violence

Writers are invited to join forces with YWCA Sonoma County to address the issue of domestic violence at their 4th annual “Changing Hurt to Hope: Writers Speak Out Against Domestic Violence” coming up in October.

By | August 2nd, 2013|0 Comments

When your child moves in with their other parent

At the beginning of the year, I wrote a blog article on why I let my daughter move out.  She had been hounding me for months, trying to get me to agree that she could move in with her father who lived four hours away. I refused at first. I [...]

By | August 1st, 2013|32 Comments

When the royal bump makes as many headlines as the royal baby

It’s a sad day when “bravery” is the word used when a new mother is shown sporting the natural inflation of her belly one day postpartum...

By | July 25th, 2013|1 Comment

The Big Latch On Sonoma County 2013

Worldwide event The Big Latch On has two locations in Sonoma County Saturday, Aug. 3.

By | July 18th, 2013|0 Comments

Local moms develop baby book iPhone app

Two moms from Santa Rosa develop an app for their smart phone to help record their children's memorable moments.

By | June 12th, 2013|1 Comment

Summer Lunch Kick-off Week

When school ends, the Redwood Empire Food Bank steps in to feed kids in low-income families.

By | June 11th, 2013|0 Comments