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Hit the Reset Button on Your Kids’ Nutrition

…with Healthier On-the-go Meals and Snacks By Esther Blum, Integrative Dietitian and Lifestyle Coach After a summer of fun, sun…

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Smart Start: Tips from Teachers to Kick Off the School Year Right

By Christa Melnyk Hines School bells will soon ring once again. Whether that comes as music to your ears or…

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Back to School Traditions to Start this Year

By Pam Molnar The years seem to pick up speed as your child gets older. One minute they are getting…

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Nurturing Nature in Kids

By Linda Chaiko-Lepley If you’re spending time outdoors with your children and instilling in them a love of nature, give…

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Beat the Summer Heat with These Cool Ideas!

Check out our “Cooler Than a Popsicle” Pinterest board for some excellent activities for the kids during this hot summer…

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An Age-by-Age Guide: How to Teach Money-Saving Tips

By: H. Davis If you’re like most parents, you want to raise responsible children, especially when it comes to finances.…

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Vaping 101

By Christa Melnyk Hines Just as cigarette smoking drops to its lowest level in years, e-cigarette use, a.k.a. “vaping,” is…

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What is Parent-Child Interactive Therapy?

The need-to-know for parents of kids with behavioral challenges. By Michelle Kopkash Frequent tantrums. Non-stop whining. Shows of aggression. Constant…

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Sacramento [is] International

Encourage Kids to Learn a Second Language By Stephen Muff Americans are notorious for not learning another language. Roughly three-quarters…

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Meet Paige… Bringing Imagination to Life Through Art

By Shannon Smith Paige’s mom, Sara recently wrote in to Sacramento Parent to share her daughter’s love of drawing. Paige…

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Garden Markers

By Lady DIY Some of my favorite memories from childhood are times spent helping my mom in our garden. Now…

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Top 4th of July Fireworks Shows & Festivities

Have a blast at these spectacular patriotic events. June 30th & July 1st Home Land Concert 7pm at Auburn Library…

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How to Keep Children Safe at Summer Pool and Hot Tub Parties

By Sue LaPLante As summer approaches, you might find yourself and your family invited to pool and hot tub parties…

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An Interview with the UC Davis MIND Institute

A Treasure Box of Resources for Neurodevelopmental Disorders By Michelle Kopkash Though Greater Sacramento is known for its Gold Rush…

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Being Mikey’s Dad

By Michael McDonald I remember the day Mikey was born incredibly clearly. As soon as I saw him, my world…

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Benefits of a Sandwich Family

10 Lessons My Kids Learned By Having Papa Live With Us By Jesse Neve Age 52 is too young to…

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Bookmarking the Great Outdoors

By Lady DIY If your kids are anything like mine, a camping trip typically means that we’ll be bringing home…

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Beyond the Shirt & Tie: Gifts for Dad

By Pam Molnar Shopping for Father’s Day is tough. They rarely give us hints and if they want really something,…

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Helping Your Children Cope With Allergies

By Candace Lai The season for sniffles and achoos has arrived. More than 40 percent of U.S. children suffer from…

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Hot Date Destinations

By Michelle Kopkash Dust off your best shoes, slip into your favorite outfit and head out for a romantic date…

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My Meaningful Work as a Stay at Home Mom

By Sumiti Mehta When I made the decision to be a stay at home mom, it was because I wanted…

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Mother’s Day for Every Kind of Mom

By Meagan Ruffing Who doesn’t love a good ole’ fashioned handmade card and an armful of roses? I sure do.…

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Mother’s Day Photo Box

crafty By Lady DIY Over the years, I’ve received all sorts of homemade gifts for Mother’s Day. Without a doubt,…

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Top Tips On Giving Baby a Bath

By Dr. Amy Kim Whether you’ve only been home from the hospital with your tiny bundle of joy for a…

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Sunshine, Angel and Rainbow Babies

By Amber Pryor | Photos: In The Moment Photography by Leila Pregnancy after the loss of a child is a…

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Horse Wonder: Exploring the World ​of Horses

By Diane Turner Maller ​There was a time when it was common place for parents to have at least one…

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Parenting by the Numbers: Word Problems to Show You’re Not Alone

By Kerrie McLoughlin Sometimes when you’re parenting you just don’t have all the answers. Nothing makes sense and things don’t…

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Health Benefits of Summer Camp

By Suzanne Koup-Larsen While it’s not a medical diagnosis, child-advocacy expert Richard Louv coined the term “nature deficit disorder” to…

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Growing Pizzas

By Stephen Muff From the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to the Beer Gardens of Deutschland, humans have been trying to…

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Strategies to Cure a Picky Eater

By Kerrie McLoughlin Want to know how parents of young kids can kick the chicken nugget, fruit snack and mac…

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Making Room for Baby: Helping Your Child Adjust to a New Sibling

By Meagan Ruffing There’s nothing more exciting than finding out that you are expecting; again. Thoughts of tiny toes and…

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Get Ready for Rail-Related Family Fun at the Railroad Museum

The California State Railroad Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate located in Old Sacramento State Historic Park, is a family-favorite destination perfect…

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​FAQs for Parents Considering Private School Education

By Nora Heston Tarte When it comes to a child’s education, few subjects are more heavily debated. Weighing the benefits…

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More Veggies… Said Hardly Any Kid Ever!

By Chef Chrissy Marie of Fruvey Kids “I DON’T LIKE IT,” echo’s through homes of many families around dinner time—but,…

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Protect Your Child’s Identity

By Carol Wyzinski, Esq. There are so many opportunities for being victims of fraud. Most of us are savvy enough…

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Benefits of Team Sports

By Nora Heston Tarte No child is created equal. Some may thrive in athletics, while others may struggle to keep…

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Changing the World for Two

A Sacramento family shares their story of adoption  By Allison Hopkins “A mother’s love for her child is like no…

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Teen Gaming

“Not Now, Mom, I’m in Combat!” Teens Have a Hard Time Turning Off Video Games, Even After Midnight By Robert…

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Activities to Help Your Child Do Better in Math

By Janeen Lewis Is math homework giving you a headache? Do you dread hearing “I hate math!” every night? While…

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Take on Tahoe

By Shannon Smith Sacramento families know how lucky they are to be able to jump in the car, take a…

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Helping Your Child Build Friendships

By Jan Pierce, MEd For many kids, building friendships comes as naturally as breathing in air or waking up in…

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Prepare Your Child…and Yourself for Camp!

By American Camp Association For parents, the most heart-racing, adrenaline pumping moments happen when you let go and watch your…

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Getting Your Kids to Fall in Love with Reading

Written by Keira Regina Children love stories, whether they’re creating, watching or listening to them, but not every little kid…

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No Barriers to Play

Universally Accessible Playgrounds in Sacramento By Lauren Ivy Chiong If you are a parent of a special needs child, you…

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Know Your Child’s Learning Style

Like a computer, your child’s mind prefers information to be “coded” a certain way in order for him (or her)…

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Teaching Kindness

A Touch of Understanding brings lessons in tolerance to local classrooms—and beyond.  By Lisa Thibodeau As a child Leslie DeDora…

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Summer Learning Arts Activities

1. Create a living room theater: Have your child act out their favorite stories books, plays, TV shows, or even…

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Child Support 101

Most folks think they need to hire an attorney to get child support—you can, but you don’t have to. Your…

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Prepare Your Kids to Ditch the Devices at Summer Camp

Apps like Pokémon Go created a nightmare for camp directors a few summers ago. Staff, who hoped to create a…

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Seize the Day for Fun and Play– Preschooler Style

While you are chasing your toddler around the store or answering your preschooler’s question for the tenth time, an older…

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How to Help Your ADHD Child Get Organized: 5 Tips You Can Start Using Today

YOU KNOW IT. The never-ending battle of your son’s messy room. “Pick that up! How did your room get this…

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Mud—A Prescription for Healthy Kids

Kids love mud—it’s just a fact. Whether it’s the batter for fresh muffins, or the building material for mini dams…

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Education & Enrichment Resources

Sacramento Makers Academy

Sac Makers Academy is a small, non-traditional, private STEM school, serving grades 6 to 12. In the summertime, we offer…

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Capoeira Camp

Move! Studio’s Capoeira Camps are camps unlike any other. Music, dance, martial arts, and gymnastics are all part of the…

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Carmichael Presbyterian Preschool

CPP will provide a warm and loving environment for your child to experience the joys and wonder of childhood. We…

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French Summer Camp @ the Alliance Française de Sacramento

Give your child a taste of French Cooking and Art! No lectures are allowed here, only interactive learning experiences to…

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National Academy of Athletics

National Academy of Athletics is all about creating confidence through Fundamentals, Fitness and Fun! Offering sports camps and clinics in…

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A Brighter Child

A large selection of books and educational supplies for parents, teachers and homeschoolers. Visit the website to browse fall classes…

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Adventure Christian School

Our award winning program will prepare your child to succeed in today’s world using strong academics, Christian values, small class…

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Amazing Animal World

We bring live, exotic animals directly to YOU in an interactive presentation!  We blend entertainment, education and humor to spice…

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Art Bistro

Where art, food and drink mix it up! Guided painting parties or Make & Take Open Studio projects for kids,…

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Art Explosion Camp: A Camp for Creativity

arts & crafts performing arts

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Tips for Parents

Smart Start: Tips from Teachers to Kick Off the School Year Right

By Christa Melnyk Hines School bells will soon ring once again. Whether that comes as music to your ears or…

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Back to School Traditions to Start this Year

By Pam Molnar The years seem to pick up speed as your child gets older. One minute they are getting…

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An Age-by-Age Guide: How to Teach Money-Saving Tips

By: H. Davis If you’re like most parents, you want to raise responsible children, especially when it comes to finances.…

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Hit the Reset Button on Your Kids’ Nutrition

…with Healthier On-the-go Meals and Snacks By Esther Blum, Integrative Dietitian and Lifestyle Coach After a summer of fun, sun…

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Beat the Summer Heat with These Cool Ideas!

Check out our “Cooler Than a Popsicle” Pinterest board for some excellent activities for the kids during this hot summer…

Learn More

An Age-by-Age Guide: How to Teach Money-Saving Tips

By: H. Davis If you’re like most parents, you want to raise responsible children, especially when it comes to finances.…

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Hit the Reset Button on Your Kids’ Nutrition

…with Healthier On-the-go Meals and Snacks By Esther Blum, Integrative Dietitian and Lifestyle Coach After a summer of fun, sun…

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Nurturing Nature in Kids

By Linda Chaiko-Lepley If you’re spending time outdoors with your children and instilling in them a love of nature, give…

Read More

Beat the Summer Heat with These Cool Ideas!

Check out our “Cooler Than a Popsicle” Pinterest board for some excellent activities for the kids during this hot summer…

Read More

Garden Markers

By Lady DIY Some of my favorite memories from childhood are times spent helping my mom in our garden. Now…

Read More

Top 4th of July Fireworks Shows & Festivities

Have a blast at these spectacular patriotic events. June 30th & July 1st Home Land Concert 7pm at Auburn Library…

Read More

How to Keep Children Safe at Summer Pool and Hot Tub Parties

By Sue LaPLante As summer approaches, you might find yourself and your family invited to pool and hot tub parties…

Read More

An Interview with the UC Davis MIND Institute

A Treasure Box of Resources for Neurodevelopmental Disorders By Michelle Kopkash Though Greater Sacramento is known for its Gold Rush…

Read More

Being Mikey’s Dad

By Michael McDonald I remember the day Mikey was born incredibly clearly. As soon as I saw him, my world…

Read More

Bookmarking the Great Outdoors

By Lady DIY If your kids are anything like mine, a camping trip typically means that we’ll be bringing home…

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Helping Your Children Cope With Allergies

By Candace Lai The season for sniffles and achoos has arrived. More than 40 percent of U.S. children suffer from…

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A Love of Learning

Crafty Corner

Garden Markers

By Lady DIY Some of my favorite memories from childhood are times spent helping my mom in our garden. Now…

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Bookmarking the Great Outdoors

By Lady DIY If your kids are anything like mine, a camping trip typically means that we’ll be bringing home…

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Mother’s Day Photo Box

crafty By Lady DIY Over the years, I’ve received all sorts of homemade gifts for Mother’s Day. Without a doubt,…

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Summer Learning Arts Activities

1. Create a living room theater: Have your child act out their favorite stories books, plays, TV shows, or even…

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