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Clubhouse J Free Open House Party!

December 23, 2015

Clubhouse J at the Osher Marin JCCMarin Mommies presents a sponsored article from the Osher Marin JCC and Clubhouse J.

You and your friends are invited to the Clubhouse J FREE Open House Party on Thursday, January 7, 2016 from 3–6 pm. It takes place at the Osher Marin JCC, 200 North San Pedro Road, in San Rafael. RSVP for the Open House Party here.
 
The open house will include fun for all with games, a bounce house, Zumba, snacks, friends, and fun, plus it's free for everyone! Parents are welcome to enjoy a cup of Peet’s coffee from the Plaza J café and take a tour of the JCC.

About Clubhouse J

Come play with us in the Clubhouse on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school from 3 to 5:30 pm. The Clubhouse is a unique place where kids from all over Marin come to make new friends, strengthen their swim skills, explore their artistic side, Zumba to their favorite songs, try new things, and have a blast. Our experienced staff will help your Club Buddy build new relationships, spark their creativity, and ignite their imagination. Let’s unplug and rediscover the magic of PLAY.

Holiday Fun at this Sunday's San Francisco Waldorf School Winter Fair

December 2, 2015

San Francisco Waldorf School Winter FairMarin Mommies presents at sponsored shout out from San Francisco Waldorf School.

We are honored to invite you to our annual Winter Fair as we celebrate 36 years of Waldorf Education in San Francisco!

Winter Fair will be Sunday, December 6 from 10 am to 3 pm. The fair is on the block of San Francisco Waldorf Grade School, at 2938 Washington Street, San Francisco.

Come spend the day at our festive Grade School campus and find fun for the whole family. There are lots of fun things to do the entire day, including:

  • Puppet shows, games and crafts
  • Castle Quest—A challenge even for older Heroes!
  • Fairy House and Cookie House

Spend Thanksgiving at Bay Club StoneTree

November 21, 2015

Bay Club ThanksgivingMarin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from Bay Club StoneTree.

If you haven’t been to Novato's Bay Club StoneTree recently, you’re missing out! Join us for our Thanksgiving Golf Shotgun at 8 am, followed by a Thanksgiving Buffet from noon to 4 pm that’s sure to please all ages. Golf is complimentary for Bay Club members, $50 for non-members. Golfing with a Bay Club member? Ask us about our special holiday offer.

The menu includes everything from breakfast favorites to the traditional savories you’d expect on Turkey Day. Add family activities (weather permitting) and football games playing on the many televisions on our Terrace and you’re sure to have a great time with us. Brunch is $25 for those participating in the Shotgun, $35 for Club West members, $40 for Bay Club members and $45 for guests. For menu specifics, questions, or to RSVP for both or either event, email us at Events.BCST@bayclubs.com or call our golf desk at (415) 209-6090.

5 Reasons Everyone Should Try Orangetheory Fitness: A High-Energy, Heart-Rate Based Interval Workout

October 26, 2015

Orangetheory Fitness GreenbraeMarin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Orangetheory Fitness Greenbrae—Marin, opening at Bon Air Center in December.

Orangetheory Fitness Greenbrae—Marin will be the ninth location in the Bay Area. We will be at Bon Air Center (just to the right of Mollie Stone’s) and are planning our soft launch for early December. There are currently over 300 Orangetheory locations worldwide.

Orangetheory is built around the physiological concept of excess-post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). During EPOC, the body continues to burn calories at a higher rate (even though the workout is over). The goal of an Orangetheory trainer is to get each one of their class participants to work for 12–20 minutes at a rate of 84% or higher of their maximum heart rate, thereby producing EPOC.

Headlands Kids Co-Op School Now Forming!

October 19, 2015

Headlands Kids

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from Headlands Kids Coop School.

Are you the parent of a 2–3 year old who believes it’s never too early to learn? Do you have the time and ideas to control your child’s education? Do you value STEM education and are ready to learn?

Then we invite you to join us to form an academic oriented co-op preschool group which will focus on the principles of STEM learning. We have the space—now we need the families!

Our goal is to run the program for 2 to 3 days a week. Our first task will be to work together on the curriculum and build the desired educational environment for our children using parental involvement with teacher support. We are building this project for our children, not as a business opportunity and welcome other Marin parents who value a high-quality, hands on, early childhood education.

Please visit our website www.headlandskids.org or email us today at headlandskids@2023place.org!

The Beautiful History of Tutoring

October 13, 2015

tutorsMarin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from Axiom Learning.

Tutoring has some very deep historical roots, even as far back as ancient times. Socrates was a tutor and his pupil, Aristotle, was the tutor of Alexander the Great. In essence, tutoring is an extremely historical method of learning and teaching.

Academies and schools have formed and flourished since ancient times and in the 19th century, tutoring eventually made its way to the budding Western culture.

Tutoring can be compared to a personal trainer but with a purpose to exercise the mind. Tutors inspire through education and open doors to the personal journey in intellectual growth.

Today, the need for tutoring is utilized for many reasons including learning assistance, standardized test preparation and to deepen understanding.

It’s beneficial to learn something new everyday at any stage in life. The world of tutoring opens many doors. The ability to learn one-on-one benefits both the teacher and student.

5 Reasons Rodan + Fields Makes Sense for Busy Moms

September 27, 2015

Rodan + FieldsMarin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Stephanie Wong and Rodan + Fields.

Hello Marin Moms! New teams are launching in Marin this fall. We invite you to join our inspired, authentic, fun, and collaborative community.

I help women to build a lucrative business at home around their little ones during the important years. Or like me, moms who are looking to step away from corporate careers to build a Plan B.  I now feel financially secure, have increased self-confidence and my skin feels more beautiful than it did in my 20s! See why the Today Show named Rodan + Fields the leader in the social commerce channel here.

  1. Lifestyle. What I love about this “Social Commerce” business is how it fits seamlessly into the nooks and crannies of my life... at school drop off, after yoga, while shopping at Whole Foods and connecting with college friends and past coworkers on Facebook.

Acing Back to School Nights

August 24, 2015

Marin Mommies presents a sponsored article from UrbanSitter.

In homes across Marin, parents are preparing to attend back to school events at their child’s school. The evening is a chance for parents to meet their child’s teachers and fellow parents, and find out about the class plans for the year. Here are helpful tips for making the most of the evening.

Find a sitter to cover for you. You wouldn’t want to miss out on seeing your child’s classroom or meeting their teacher, so find a babysitter in advance. UrbanSitter is an easy way to find, book, and pay a sitter online—and you can even find local sitters who have been reviewed and hired by other parents from your child’s school!Introduce yourself to the teacher. Even if you’ve already met, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to say hello and introduce yourself as the parent of a student they’re just getting to know. Every other parent in the room will be waiting to say hello, too, so keep it brief.

Your Baby’s Sleep Strategy

July 27, 2015

sleeping babyMarin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Brenda Evans. Brenda has been helping Marin families for more than 20 years. You can reach her at (415) 572-6333 or nightynightb@gmail.com for a free 15-minute consultation.

Did you know newborns have different sleep patterns than older babies and don’t develop the ability to self soothe until four to six months of age? As a pediatric nurse practitioner, lactation consultant, and sleep consultant, exhausted parents often ask me why their infant or child wakes up so often throughout the night. Parents often feel guilty or concerned that they have “spoiled” their newborns by nursing or rocking them to sleep. 

As a Certified Gentle Sleep Coach, my response is that you can’t over-indulge an infant. During the first four weeks of life, the range of sleep may be between 14 to 17 hours each day. It’s normal for babies at this age to have short periods of wakefulness and unpredictable sleep schedules.

At around four months of age an infant’s internal clock, or circadian rhythm, is beginning to develop. While the baby’s internal clock is developing, exposure to outdoor light and fresh air during the day can help begin to regulate their body’s natural cycle.

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