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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.

Summer Camp and Vocal Arts Academy at Singers Marin

July 1, 2015

summer sing singers marinMarin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Singers Marin.

Does your child love singing and dancing, drama and performing on stage? Are you looking for a summer camp that offers all of this plus the opportunity to make new friends, be taught by talented, enthusiastic professionals and have lots of fun and laughter along the way?  Then this is the camp for you.

Singers Marin presents its 4th Annual Summer Camp, where children can maximize their vocal potential by learning to sing songs in a variety of musical styles, take part in daily dance routines and deliver group performances for family and friends at the end of each week’s show. During the week, the children will receive group voice instruction, choral and musicianship training and dance lessons including song choreography. Also included will be some art activities based around musical themes, campfire-style singing, body percussion, and so much more.

Date Night Yoga with Loren Altura at Pomegranate

June 13, 2015

Pomegranate Altar Marin Mommies presents a sponsored shout-out from San Anselmo's Pomegranate Prenatal Yoga & Parent Center.

Parents, get a sitter with a free $15 babysitting credit from UrbanSitter!

Love Me Like You Do

A unique way to share the love and connection in an intimate candlelit setting. Unwind and de-stress in this evening class while igniting the heat and passion from within. Bond with your partner in Loren's fun Vinyasa flow, partner poses, and deluxe savasana. Cheese and wine tasting after class.

  • Friday, June 19, 6:30–8:30 pm

A Summer of Shakespeare

April 20, 2015

Marin Shakespeare CampMarin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Marin Shakespeare Company, which offers fun Shakespeare summer camps for kids of all ages in Marin.

“I love that this summer camp is more than just fun & games. I wanted a camp where my kids would have fun AND learn something. At Marin Shakespeare summer camp, they learned about Shakespeare & developed an interest in classic literature.  It was great for them to have gentle encouragement to get on stage & perform for a small audience.  Each teacher we had was different, but each one had an extremely creative way to engage the kids. Highly recommended.”

—Nicki, Parent of two Marin Shakespeare campers

Marin Shakespeare Company has been providing fun and educational Shakespeare summer camps for years in Marin County, California. They offer camps for students ages 5–19, in locations across San Rafael and Ross. Their camps feature professional teaching artists, fun and educational Shakespeare instruction, and performance opportunities for the campers. Many of their campers come back year after year, and some even end up on stage with the professional Shakespeare company when they get older!

Unique All-Girls Sports Camp Experience for Your Daughters!

April 14, 2015

Prime Youth Sports CampsMarin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Prime Youth Sports Camps.

Is your daughter interested in becoming more involved with sports but lacks confidence? Does your child want to explore athletic activities that she has not played before? Does your daughter want to take her game to the next level? If so, Prime Youth Sports (PYSC) is the camp for her!

PYSC offers a unique experience for girls to learn, play, and have fun in an all-girls environment. In its second year, PYSC provides girls with a strong foundation of sports fundamentals and skills, knowledge, character and leadership development—and a love for athletics! PYSC emphasizes FUN and comradery in an respectful environment that drives passion for athletic activities. PYSC employs unique games and challenges that enhance skill development in and sport - basketball, soccer, softball - and more!

Pelo Fitness: Marin’s Hidden Fitness Gem

March 30, 2015

Pelo FitnessMarin Mommies presents a sponsored article from Pelo Fitness in San Rafael.

Did you know that there’s a fitness revolution happening just past the Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s in San Rafael? Pelo Fitness opened its doors just three years ago and has been quietly building a reputation as the best studio cycling (spin) class anywhere. Add in body weight strength training and a soon to be launched nutrition program and you have a complete fitness method under one roof.

Founded by San Rafael dad and avid cyclist Alan Roberts, Pelo is a complete program designed to build a lean, strong, healthy body and to help you to feel great.

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