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Dad Jeans: One Man’s Journey Into Stretch Denim

My husband bought stretchy jeans from Costco for himself (accidentally).  And then he fell in love with them.  And so did I.  They became the voice-of-reason jeans.  The day he bought his very own pair of dad jeans, he came home, unloaded the $500 of groceries that we didn’t have room for, and then he […]

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Nanny’s Notes {Series}: Nanny Vs. Day Care

Nanny’s Notes is a monthly series written by our resident Guest Blogger and local Nanny. She offers perspective and insight unique to parenting from a professional childcare provider. When maternity leave ends and it is time for new mommas to return to work, parents are faced with a difficult decision: what type of child-care would […]

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2016 Guide To Restaurant Week: Family-Friendly Dining

Our Friends at Bruno’s on Fourth have kindly offered to sponsor this listing of our favorite family friendly restaurants that are participating in restaurant week. The thoughts are entirely our own! Restaurant week is upon us! It’s time to get out there and sample cuisine from restaurants you haven’t yet been to-for ridiculously low prices. […]

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Why I Bribe My Kid {And Why You Should Too}

My 4 year old stands in line at grown-up caffeine establishments waiting his turn patiently, he says thank you and please, he holds my hand when walking near cars, he rarely screams in public, and is quiet when I take a phone call. Jealous? Let me confess: occasionally, well, a little more than occasionally, I […]

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Barrel Tasting {8 Great Questions to Smart Wine Buyers Will Ask}

Barrel Tasting in Wine Country Barrel tasting is a popular local event hosted by a few different regions in the Sonoma and Napa counties at different times. The most trafficked event is the barrel tasting along wine road, held in early March. What is barrel tasting? Great question! Barrel tasting is an opportunity for you, […]

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Going Home: What Makes Sonoma Special

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. ~ T. S. Eliot There’s a saying I’ve heard about going home.  That it’s tough to return to a former version of your life once you’ve wandered the world a little […]

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How to Feed a Toddler: A Guide

  10 Steps to the Perfect Meal Prepare to make a lovely dinner for the family.  Read healthy living articles and try out a new recipe that promises to be a hit with your toddler. Be sure to include lots of leafy-green sides that will help that child grow big and strong, because you are […]

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Sonoma’s Infant, Tot & Children Storytimes

  MONDAYS 10:00 a.m.| Sonoma County Children’s Museum Storytime: We’ll read together, add in some sound effects, and experience the fun of reading together. Come share a good book with us.  1835 W Steele Ln, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 TUESDAYS 10 a.m.| Sebastapol Library Wiggle Time (2-5 years)  7140 Bodega Avenue, Sebastopol, CA 95472 10: 30 a.m.| Healdsburg […]

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