If you’re aiming high in the school search, especially for highly selective private schools, you might consider submitting a “First-Choice” or “Top-Choice” letter. What exactly is a first-choice letter? For younger students, it’s a letter written by the parents; ...read more
Open House events are one of the best opportunities to experience many aspects of a school. At the event you will get the feel of the staff, students and administrators. You will have the opportunity to walk the halls, experience the classrooms and unique ...read more
You and your family have decided to apply to one or more private schools for the next school year. Hopefully, you have given yourself and your child plenty of time to prepare for the steps and items required for the process. The steps and requirements in this ...read more
Festivity, fun and inspiration are everywhere this holiday season in the beautiful Bay Area! Whether you’re seeking a family-friendly activity or wanting to start a new tradition, there’s a holiday event that’s just right for you — and many of them are free of ...read more
Holiday Train Experiences IT’S HARD TO RESIST THE ROMANTIC NOTION OF RIDING THE RAILS IN A CAR PULLED BY AN OLD-FASHIONED STEAM LOCOMOTIVE ALL LIT UP IN HOLIDAY LIGHTS. It’s something that cap¬tivates most kids—and many adults too. Fortunately for ...read more
Parent Approved Experiential Gifts for Bay Area Families Each holiday season parents struggle with the junk, that is, toy junk! After the holidays are over there is a struggle on where to put all of the Mr. Potato Heads, Hot Wheels, Barbie Dream Campers and Baby ...read more
13 Great Skating Venues Around the Bay ICE SKATING WILL BE MEMORABLE for the kids or a great way to revisit your own childhood. You can even romance you know who with a spin on a Bay Area ice skating rink. Skating rinks options include scenic views and range in ...read more
There’s nothing worse than browsing the aisles for hours on end or scrolling throw endless online gift guides, looking for that perfect gift for the person who seemingly already has it all. But along comes a savior in a cardboard cape, and you’re filling out the ...read more
SCHOOLS AND PRESCHOOLS
Brain Injury Prevention
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year an average of 62,000 children between the ...
Bay Area Driving Schools for Teens
Bay Area Driving Schools for Teens When working with your teen to choose a driving school that will ensure they ...
Teaching your Teen to Drive from a Teen’s Perspective
Youth Writers Teaching your Teen to Drive from a Teen’s Perspective Driving! The ultimate form of freedom and ...
Lessons from the First Job – Parents Learn as Much as Teens Do
I was sitting in my car in the parking lot of a banquet hall. I wasn’t there to attend a wedding or silver ...
The Four Emotional Growth Stages of Teenage Girls
The Four Stages of Teenage Girls I am the lucky mother of not one but two beautiful teenage daughters. When they ...
To My Teenage Son: What I Want for Mother’s Day from You
I know better than to expect a handmade card from you this year. Or a necklace made out of macaroni noodles or a ...
Book Club – Books about Mental Health for Children and Teens
Books about Mental Health for Children and Teens With all that is going on in the world here’s a selection of ...
For Mother’s Day – What This Mom Really Wants
For Mother’s Day - What This Mom Really Wants Flowers are nice. Brunch may be enjoyable but more likely, with ...