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The Big K - Kindergarten

By jessykaosicka

Here we are two weeks out from my son, Preston's, first day of kindergarten. I am not sure who is more anxious, me or him. I have prepared myself with a pretty pink packet of Kleenex and a camera. Have I prepared him enough? I stuck to four simple lessons in an attempt. Lesson One:   Presto... Read More

Judgments of a Mommy

By jessykaosicka

We have all done it.  Yet we all hate it.  Mommy judging.  You know what I am talking about...the thoughts that race through our mind when we see a 3-year-old with a bottle, or a kid chatting away behind a pacifier.  Or better yet the mom feeding her kid non-organic strawberries.  Gasp!! Mus... Read More

What Happened To My Memory?

By jessykaosicka

I used to pride myself on my sharp memory.  I could remember every middle school teacher I ever had and what three outfits they rotated through each week.  I could remember recipes.  I could even remember my friends' phone numbers (of course this was when you actually needed to know someone's... Read More

5 Hot Family Day Trips in the Bay Area

By jessykaosicka

We can't all take time off of work or spend the money on a lavish vacation with the family.  Fortunately we are blessed to live in the beautiful Bay Area, which offers may fun and exciting day trips for kids and grown-ups alike.   Our family has enjoyed the following trips on many occasions.... Read More

Top Spots for Girls To Go "Wine" in the Bay Area

By jessykaosicka

Did you get some spit up on you today?  Face a massive tantrum episode in the middle of the Nordstrom shoe department?  Did you find an old piece of Pirate's Booty in the bottom of your purse?   If you answered "yes" to any of these questions then you need a girl's night out.  Here are the ... Read More

How To Help A Friend In Need

By jessykaosicka

In June 2012, our almost-three-year-old son was diagnosed with Leukemia.  Finding out he had cancer was the hardest day of my life. Many people ask me what they can do for a friend in a similar situation, for someone that needs emotional or physical support.  Family is expected to help out (tho... Read More

Make Mother's Day a Real "Mother's" Day

By jessykaosicka

After spending the evening with some dear friends the other night I realized something BIG about Mother's Day. It may not truly be "Mother's" Day. As a stay-at-home mom of two preschoolers I  am blessed with spending most of the day with my children. They are fun, energetic, and loving. But they... Read More

California Wine Country With Kids - A Beginner's Guide

By MiniTime

It’s a shame to tour California with its more than 3,700 wineries without visiting a few of them—even if you have kids in tow. The good news is that wineries have got a lot for children to love, from grape-juice tastings and farm animals to castles and bocce ball.  Here are six ways to explore ... Read More

Free Information And Resource Conference For Special Needs Families Around San Francisco

By Karen Faciane

  2014 Information & Resource Conference ★     Knowledge is Power     ★ A free conference for families of children with disabilities, the professionals that work with them, and the community at large. It's on again this Saturday, March 22 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm ... Read More

Las Lomas Rummage Sale

By Allison Randall

Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek will be holding its annual Rummage Sale on March 22nd from 8am until 4pm.  Pay an extra two bucks to be an early bird and get a look at the best stuff first.  Items available range from vintage Mickey Mouse memorabilia (like a rotary phone-- remember those?) t... Read More