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Summer Fun, Outside and In

Summer Fun, Outside and In

Jane Johnson

The heat is on! Time to get planting, cooking, and enjoying summer vacation. Whole Kids Foundation has loads of cool ideas to help you and the kids do just that, including tips on how to make your garden grow and how to navigate those bulk bins at Whole Foods Market. (And shhhhh, don't tell the kids, but they'll learn a little something, too)

Plant a Seed, Watch it Grow

This month's Kids Book Club story is How a Seed Grows by Helene J. Jordan. Easy-to-understand words and illustrations show kids the life cycle of a seed and how soil, water, sun and care help it to grow properly... Read More

Rocklin Area Chamber Hosts Evening in the Park Concert Series

Rocklin Area Chamber Hosts Evening in the Park Concert Series

Every year, the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the summer concert series: Evening in the Park located at Johnson-Springview Park in Rocklin.

This free, fun, family event is open to all residents in the Rocklin and surrounding areas! Businesses are encouraged to take part of the Friday night concerts by either sponsoring the event, or by having a business booth out there. The average attendance of patrons to Evening in the Park is 500-1,000 each night.

Each concert that is hosted has a different theme and style of music. For 2014, the themes for Evening in the Park are:
 

Kids’ Hackathon – explosions, LEDs and more!

Kids’ Hackathon – explosions, LEDs and more!

During the weekend of June 14-15 Hacker Lab hosted the inaugurall Sacramento Hackapalooza and gathered local kid techies ages 12-18 for a weekend of innovation. ... Read More

Send Your Kid to Camp with Special Foods for Their Special Diet

Send Your Kid to Camp with Special Foods for Their Special Diet

Paige Brady

It’s a summertime rite of passage: hiking, swimming and hanging out in the great outdoors at a camp filled with lots of kids (and no parents). Meeting new friends and being away from home – sometimes for the first time – can be exciting and scary and oh-so-much fun.

I never wanted my daughter’s wheat sensitivity to keep her from experiencing all the joys and trials of summer camp. From packing the right snacks to getting chummy with the resident mess hall cook, here are some tips and tricks from a mom who’s hiked the path.

Note: This post is not intended to provide advice for kids with life-threatening allergies.... Read More

Parents - Beware! From One Teen To You!

Parents - Beware!  From One Teen To You!

Parents – Beware….

Depression!  You’ve seen it…heard about it…felt it…yet!  As a parent, you might not understand it through the eyes of your child. 

Depression is becoming less visible to those who can help, because of social media allowing the privacy of such thoughts, only shared to other teens. 

On social media, whom are the teens reaching out to? 

Through trending on social media networks, self-harm is becoming more and more transparent to other teens that are not in a position to help depressed students.     

For example, as a young teen, myself, when I go on Instagram, it is shocking how many teens are posting photos which are upsetting and depressing.  Teens are showing in their photos that life is horrible and not worth living. 

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts 2nd Annual Horse Health Fair

Loomis Basin Equine Medical Center Hosts 2nd Annual Horse Health Fair

The premier equine medical center in Placer County and surrounding communities is set to welcome the public as it hosts its 2nd Annual Horse Health Fair on Sunday, May 18, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event, for people interested in learning more about horses, horse ownership and horse owners, will provide information on keeping horses healthy with various interactive discussions and demonstrations on topics like hoof problems in older horses, therapeutic laser treatment, dental care, maintaining a healthy barn, and toxic plants; tours of the facility which opened last year; and vendors offering information on equine rescue, services, supplies, and medical products.

Pick the Perfect Flowers for Mom

Pick the Perfect Flowers for Mom

Diana Westcott

 

For all she’s done, mom deserves a floral gift that will really wow her. With so many choices it’s hard to pick out just the right flowers. Fear not! 

Our floral options vary by store, but you’ll be able to choose from ready-made Whole Trade® bouquets or pick your own flowers to arrange them yourself. The experts in our floral departments are ready to give you a hand. 

Here are some ideas for all types of moms.

Bohemian Mom... Read More