Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Marin Horizon School, which offers education for children from toddler through 8th grade in Mill Valley.
Children as young as two years old are already beginning to build social awareness and an understanding of their place in the world. Parents often chose schools with strong character-building programs, like Marin Horizon, because they value having their children educated in a culture of integrity, respect, and responsibility. It is in the heartfelt partnership between parents and schools that children are taught the core values and skills that create strong character.
Did you know that Waldorf is the fastest growing educational model in the world, with over 250 schools in the US alone? Come see why at Marin Waldorf’s FLUID Open House on Saturday, November 5. With more and more schools beginning to integrate Waldorf’s experiential learning model into their curriculum, it is clear that the mission to raise happy, healthy children from the inside out is making a huge impact.
For over 40 years Marin Waldorf School has served families with an education that nurtures family life, fosters social and environmental awareness, and delivers academic and artistic excellence.
Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article by Shannon Chiminiello Photography. Book a Marin or Maui photo session now by calling (415) 497-6054 or visiting www.shannoncphotography.com.
Family photo essays in Maui or Marin—you choose!
Like a family heirloom, timeless images with Shannon Chiminiello Photography just get more and more valuable over time…. Book your Marin/Bay Area family session or Maui vacation session (November, December, and January) now! Gift certificates are available.
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Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from Lisa Nave, MFT.
Is your schedule so busy that therapy doesn’t become a priority until a crisis occurs? Studies tell us couples often wait six years after conflicts arise until they finally begin therapy. And they often don’t seek therapy for child or family issues until there is a crisis. But the longer you avoid therapy and addressing your issues, the more entrenched or damaging they become.
These brief therapy packages were developed for those who are too busy for traditional therapy. Brief therapy is solution-focused and addresses core issues and conflicts through education, research-based strategies, exercises and goals with action plans. You may choose from 4–8 session packages, and come to sessions in my Mill Valley office or by Skype.
Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from the WorldWideWomen Girls' Festival, taking place at San Francisco's Fort Mason on Saturday, October 15.
Do you have a daughter, niece, or granddaughter who could benefit from an event just for girls? Bring her along to the WorldWideWomen Girls’ Festival at Fort Mason in San Francisco on October 15 and give her the gift of confidence and empowerment! This event promises to be a game-changing day of exploration, empowerment and fun for thousands of Bay Area girls (of all ages) and their families.
Expert Tips to Grow Executive Function Skills at Home
"The single greatest predictor of academic success is executive function. It even trumps IQ."
—John Medina, Brain Rules
Here’s what parents can do about it.
Executive function skills are high-level mental processes that allow us to regulate behavior over time in order to achieve long-term goals. Nurturing these skills from a young age can have a bigger impact on your child’s education and long-term well-being than other factors - including IQ, school choice, or delaying kindergarten. Yes, it’s that important.
GymWorld offers fantastic Birthday Parties for little gymnasts and their friends! We also offer great programs for our youngest gymnasts ages 18 months to 4 years during the week. We have Open Gyms for Toddlers on a drop in basis three days a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10:30 am–12:30 pm. Come run, jump, bounce, swing, use the foam pit and trampoline!
GymWorld also has great instructors teaching classes for ages 2–4 years. Classes are on Tuesday and Friday mornings and at 2:45pm Mon,Tues,Thurs.
North Bay farms are now abundant with the fall harvest. Sonoma County Farm Trails, the folks who produce the world-famous Gravenstein Apple Fair, invites families to head out to the farms for Weekend Along the Farm Trails on Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25. The free, self-guided tour provides fun for the whole family.
From 10 am to 4 pm both days, visitors can tour their way through Sonoma County and stop in at the participating farms of their choice. Guests can take part in demonstrations, petting friendly farm animals, hayrides, corn mazes, games and crafts for kids, tastings, cooking demos, flower arranging, and more. Some locations charge modest fees for special tours and activities, but entry to all farms and most activities are free of charge.
Many stops will offer snacks, lunches and epic picnic sites. Farm stands will be open for fresh-from-the-source purchases. Guests are encouraged to pack a cooler for toting home farm-fresh treasures.
Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Kirsta Martino, owner of KaiaFIT San Rafael.
Sometimes in the midst of your workout routines, they get a little too routine. Having a schedule makes it easy to manage all the pieces that make up your week. But within each of your scheduled workouts, your workouts of choice can easily get…comfy. We like to know what to expect. It’s reliable, we don’t have to think about it, and we sometimes even think it’s still doing as much as it did when we first began. But while you may be “comfortable,” your body has likely not been sufficiently challenged in a long time.
The second you and your body get accustomed with certain workouts or exercises, it’s time to add progressions and learn how to mix it up on a regular basis. Here are some ways to liven up your workouts: