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How to Celebrate Earth Day as a Family for One Week

April 22nd is globally becoming known as the day we celebrate Earth Day. Events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. Earth Day events include political marches, gathering signatures on petitions, asking for positive change in how we treat our environment, beach clean ups, and announcements for sustainable measures. And sometimes, all it […]

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Fun and Exciting Toddler Classes in the City of Sonoma

Fun and Exciting Toddler Classes in the City of Sonoma

As a new Mama and the busybody type I am, I knew that family-friendly toddler classes were something we needed to do. So I did some research and found some toddler classes that are perfect for newborns through five-year-olds. And they’re all family-friendly, so parents and toddlers can have a blast together. {Swimming} Sonoma Aquatic […]

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4 Delightful Bilingual Books to Read with Your Child

4 Delightful Bilingual Books to Read with Your Child

Reading in Two Languages My son is growing up in a bilingual household, but he’s already chosen his dominant language – English. This doesn’t surprise me, given that the community surrounding him speaks English.  Therefore, I have to work harder to get him to engage in Spanish. It takes dedication, patience, and persistence on my part, […]

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National Arts Education Month: Inspiring Your Young Wine Country Artist

National Arts Education Month: Inspiring Your Young Wine Country Artist

The month of March is National Arts Education Month. And fortunately for us living in Wine Country, we are surrounded by the arts. Parks and wineries showcase majestic sculptures, while coffee shops, restaurants, and even hospitals display works by local artists. Whether at a brewery, farmer’s market, or festival, we are able to find live […]

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What to Do When Problems at Preschool Arise

What to Do When Problems at Preschool Arise

Like most parents, sending your child to preschool is one of the most exciting, anticipated, dreaded, and stressful milestones that occur in their first five years of life. Hours online, scheduling tours, meeting directors, filling out paperwork, and then you find the one that you think is the perfect fit. It has chickens, it’s painted […]

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5 Innovative STEAM Activities that Every Kid Will Love

5 Innovative STEAM Activities that Every Kid Will Love

What is STEAM and why is it important? STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Incorporating art and creativity into learning these subjects has transitioned STEM into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.) STEM occupations are in high demand, with computer occupations projected to see the highest growth. In fact, computer […]

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The Selfish Truth of Neglecting Your Neighborhood School

I live in a town that could be appropriately described as “bougie”. We have tiny homes costing $500k, locally sourced meats in our restaurants, and organic coffees in our cafes. We drink amazing local wines, have community parades, farmer’s markets, and support local artisans and businesses on Shop Local Saturday. Every school in the district […]

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