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
Presence Over Presents
The holiday season is here again and many parents find themselves scrambling to shop for all of the important ...
Tips to Help Your Child Gain Confidence in the Classroom
Our children have had a rough several years of learning due to the pandemic and now it’s time to re-focus on ...
20 Reasons Why Christmas with Teens is Amazing
“Ugh, I’m out of food coloring!” I cried, peering into the cupboard. It was the last thing I needed to finish the ...
How to Create One-on-One Time with Your Kids When You Have No Free Time
One of the biggest struggles of any busy parent, especially those parenting multiple children, is finding time to ...
Winter Respiratory Issues
Winter Respiratory Issues During the winter months emergency departments often see an increase in children ...
Bay Area Holiday Event Guide
Festivity, fun and inspiration are everywhere this holiday season in the beautiful Bay Area! Whether you’re ...
Make this Thanksgiving Meaningful
Make this Thanksgiving Meaningful When we think of Thanksgiving Day, delicious food, football, and getting ...
A Nightmare on my Street
Lights illuminated our house; ten bags of candy brimmed a colossal bowl and my husband donned a Doctor Who ...